Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
9:26 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Long Time Eugene resident Virginia Hendrickson Shares Memories

Virginia Hendrickson and Janet Heinonen.
Credit Storycatchers

Storycatchers helps local folks share stories and preserve memories from the Eugene community. Virginia Hendrickson has lived in Eugene since 1915 and became a respected journalist at the Register-Guard. Her long time neighbor, Janet Heinonen, sat down with Virginia to capture her story. Edited by Evelyn Thorne.
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Eugene Symphony
10:25 am
Wed December 11, 2013

Pink Martini with the Eugene Symphony

Pink Martini

Pink Martini and the Eugene Symphony will join forces for a unique, multi-denominational holiday concert at the Hult Center on December 14th. Music from Pink Martini’s Joy to the World and Get Happy CDs, as Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale speaks with Eric Alan about collaborating with Phyllis Diller, why everyone should have a doppelganger, and why young people can’t sing well about love.

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Book Review
7:55 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Book Review: Bad Houses by Sara Ryan


Connie Bennett, Director of the Eugene Public Library, reviews "Bad Houses,” a graphic novel written by Sara Ryan and illustrated by Carla Speed McNeil.

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Cozmic Pizza
3:45 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Tony Furtado Trio Live at KLCC

Tony Furtado (left) and Luke Price.
Credit Photo by Isabel A. Zacharias

Tony Furtado is one of the Pacific Northwest’s finest banjo and slide guitar players, with his eclectic mix of Americana, rock and beyond. He’s also an excellent sculptor. Live performance is where his music shines most, and before his performance in trio at Cozmic in Eugene on December 5thhe stopped in to play a few songs in the KLCC studios with his trio. The trio includes Luke Price on fiddle and Sam Howard on acoustic bass.

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Lane Library League
6:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Peculiar Pioneer

The 14th annual Authors and Artists Fair takes place at the Lane County Fairgrounds on December 7th. Howard W. Robertson will be there with his novel Peculiar Pioneer. He draws from his ancestors’ wagon trail journal and his Cherokee heritage, in creating a fictional account of the racial and cultural clash between Oregon settlers and indigenous peoples. He speaks with Eric Alan about his unique bi-cultural perspective.  

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The Very Little Theatre
10:25 am
Tue December 3, 2013

A Man Who May Be 14,000 Years Old

The Man from Earth was science fiction writer Jerome Bixby’s philosophical final work, a piece about immortality completed on his death bed in 1998. It was later made into a film that succeeded in unusual ways, and was adapted for the stage by Richard Schenkman. The Very Little Theatre in Eugene now offers a Stage Left production of the play, directed by Jay Hash, and starring David Mort as the central character, John Oldman. The play will run from December 6th through 15th. Jay Hash joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

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Bijou Art Cinemas
6:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Walking the Camino

Modern pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain for twelve hundred years, particularly the five-hundred mile route known as Camino Frances. One person whose life was changed by taking the pilgrimage is Oregon filmmaker Lydia B. Smith, who first felt compelled to make the journey, then later to return and make a documentary following the journeys of six other pilgrims. Her film Walking the Camino has won awards and audience acclaim, and is currently on an extended run at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:25 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel Live at KLCC

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Craig Chee is celebrating the release of his new CD, Life in the Key of Chee, produced by Tyler Fortier. It places Craig's ukulele playing in some non-traditional contexts of songwriting and performance. Before his CD release concert at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Friday, November 29th, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel brought their ukuleles and good spirit to the KLCC studios, for two live songs and one from the CD.

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Human Interest
7:22 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Daredevils Woo Twin Falls To Recreate Evel Knievel Canyon Jump

Snake River Canyon. Evel Knievel’s 1974 launch ramp is the hump on the rim, top right.
Credit Tom Banse

A passel of daredevils aim to succeed where the king of stunt performers once famously failed. They want to attempt Evel Knievel's jump over the Snake River Canyon. But first, one of the modern stuntmen has to secure the rights to both a launch and a landing spot on opposite sides of the canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. That has the potential for another wreck in the making... a bureaucratic one.

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Orchestra Next
6:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Orchestra Next's Unique Mentorship Model

Brian McWhorter (left) and members of Orchestra Next

In just two years, Orchestra Next has established a training orchestra in the Willamette Valley, and become the resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet. Music director Brian McWhorter speaks with Eric Alan about the orchestra's unique mentorship model, pairing student and professional players.

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