Arts & Culture

Live on the Saturday Cafe
11:20 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Larry Pattis

Finger style guitarist Larry Pattis uses his hands--and guitar--to paint pictures and tell stories.  He's returning to music after a long absence, performing January 11 at Creswell Coffee Company.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

American Luminosity Uniquely Merges Music, Poetry and Art

Pianist Nathalie Fortin and soprano Laura Wayte.

American Luminosity: Our Poets, Our Composers, Our Art is a multi-media concert at Beall Hall on Friday, January 10th, featuring music by soprano Laura Decher Wayte, pianist Nathalie Fortin , and a string trio. It will include musical adaptations of poems by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and others. The stage will feature related art by Helen Liu. Eric Alan speaks with Laura Decher Wayte and Helen Liu about the unique collaboration.

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
8:54 am
Thu January 9, 2014

OCT's Tribes Examines Examines Deafness, Language and Family

Oregon Contemporary Theatre begins 2014 by presenting Nina Raine’s award-winning play Tribes in the Lord Leebrick Playhouse, January 10th through February 1st. The play explores language, hierarchy and the subtle tribes of which we’re all a part. Eric Alan is joined in the KLCC studios by actor Joe Cronin, one of the founders of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre, and Tribes’ director Craig Willis, also artistic director of OCT.

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Tiny Tavern
3:23 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Kattail Live at KLCC

Kattail performs live at KLCC
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Singer/songwriter Kattail spent several years living in the Willamette Valley, and is now living in Venice Beach, California. Touring behind her self-titled debut CD, which includes a song about Cottage Grove, she stopped in the KLCC studios for a performance in advance of local gigs at Tiny Tavern, Ninkasi Brewing and Hot Mama's Chicken Wings.

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Viz City
6:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Interview with artist Sarah Sedwick

Credit Sarah Sedwick

Eugene artist Sara Sedwick talks with KLCC's Terry Way. Sedwick is showing at The Gallery at the Watershed at 3rd and Mill in Eugene through February 8th.

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Axe and Fiddle
3:32 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Whitney Monge Live at KLCC

Whitney Monge, live at KLCC.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Seattle soul songwriter Whitney Monge visited the KLCC studios to perform a few songs, in advance of her show at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Thursday evening, January 7th. Here she plays live, and talks with Eric Alan about busking in Seattle, her impending trip to the Redwoods, and refining her sound in the studio in the process of creating her new album.

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Arts & Culture
7:15 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Destination DIY: Creative Focus Shifts With Diagnosis

Andrea Leggitt holds one of her laser cut mobiles in her work space at ADX in Portland.
Kris Regentin

Andrea Leggit cranks out clever mobiles and other laser cut goods for her company, saltyandsweet design. She didn't set out to start her own business, but her life and her creative focus changed when she got some unexpected news. That was shortly after she graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in industrial design. This story comes from Julie Sabatier, host of the public radio show, Destination DIY.

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Book Review
6:58 am
Fri January 3, 2014

The Boys in the Boat Book Review

Credit danieljamesbrown.com

Eugene Public Library Director Connie Bennett reviews "The Boys in the Boat" Nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown.

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Eugene Opera
6:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Eugene Opera's La Traviata

Leah Partridge stars as Violetta in Eugene Opera's La Traviata.

Verdi’s once-controversial opera La Traviata has become an enduring standard. Eric Alan speaks with Andrew Bisantz  and Mark Beudert  about the Eugene Opera’s presentation of La Traviata, including the star power of soprano Leah Partridge, and why Verdi’s musical approach was revolutionary.

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Oregon History
6:57 am
Mon December 30, 2013

New Plan Would Preserve Oregon History

The saddle of famous Nez Perce cowboy Jackson Sundown in his 1916 Pendleton Roundup win is part of Oregon's rich western heritage. It's still on display and in mint condition, and a new Oregon Heritage Plan aims to ensure other rare artifacts also are preserved.
Credit Photo by W.S. Bowman, 1916.

Oregon needs to do more to preserve its history-- that's according to people who support a new state Heritage Plan. It would set many of the state's historic preservation priorities for the next five years.

The median annual budget for the many small museums around the state is less than a typical lower income household, and many depend on volunteers to keep their doors open. Kyle Jansson is with the Oregon Heritage Commission. He says more training for caretakers is one aspect of the plan.

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