Arts & Culture

Oregon Country Fair
12:24 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Arson Suspected In Fire At Oregon Country Fair Site

The dragon at the Oregon Country Fair was damaged by a suspected arson.
Credit Charlie Ruff

A suspected arson fire did extensive damage to a large wooden dragon sculpture at the Oregon Country Fair site in Veneta late last week.

The dragon near the entrance to the Oregon Country Fair is familiar to people who've visited the annual three day festival. OCF General Manager Charlie Ruff says the dragon's head and tale are still intact but the middle of the wooden structure was destroyed. Ruff says it's a blow because the dragon is an important feature at the fair.

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Cozmic Pizza
3:32 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Aloha Friday with Keoki Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr., and Chino Montero

Left to right: Keoki Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr. and Chino Montero
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Herb Ohta Jr., Chino Montero, and Keoki Kahumoku, along with hula dancer Christina Wong, are on tour, bringing their Made in Hawaii tour to the mainland. Before performing at Aloha Friday at Cozmic in Eugene, they stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few songs, and talk about Hawaiian culture, including sustainable pig farming.

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Eugene Opera
12:39 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Emily Pulley, The Girl of the Golden West

Emily Pulley

Eugene Opera presents Puccini’s The Girl of the Golden West at the Hult Center in Eugene, starring the Metropolitan Opera’s Emily Pulley. The opera is part of a larger citywide celebration of the women of the pioneer American West. Emily Pulley speaks with Eric Alan about her role, the cinematic score, and the universal themes of the Wild West.

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Eugene House Concert
3:41 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Wes Corbett and Jacob Jolliff Live at KLCC

Jacob Jolliff (left, on mandolin) and Wes Corbett (right, on banjo) perform live in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Wes Corbett and Jacob Jolliff have been playing together for a decade on banjo and mandolin, respectively, most recently in the Boston string band Joy Kills Sorrow . Jacob Joliff also won the National Mandolin Championship in 2012. Wes Corbett teaches banjo at Berklee College of Music, where Jacob was the first full-scholarship mandolin student. They stopped by the KLCC studios to perform a few songs before presenting a duo show at a house concert in Eugene.

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Wildish Theater
6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Sprout Film Festival Breaks Down Barriers, Furthers Inclusion

Full Access Community Outreach Coordinator Laura Weil-Noppenberger and client Nickolas Kaasa in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Sprout Film Festival features short films about people with intellectual disabilities, at the Wildish Theatre in Springfield on Friday, March 14th. Laura Weil-Noppenberger, Community Outreach Coordinator for Full Access, and client Nickolas Kaasa talk with Eric Alan about the festival’s role in breaking down barriers and furthering inclusion.

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City Club of Eugene
5:35 am
Mon March 10, 2014

The Girl Of The Golden West: A Strong Woman In The Gold Rush Era

City Club of Eugene. Meeting Date: March 7, 2014

KLCC Air Date: March 10, 2014

Guest Speakers: Mark Beudert, General Director, Eugene Opera, and Director of Opera Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame; Emily Pulley, Metropolitan Opera soprano

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Book Review
6:38 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Book Probes Fate of Rockefeller Heir

Credit Harper Collins

The book I’m reviewing this month – Carl Hoffman’s “Savage Harvest” – is a bit of a departure for these KLCC reviews.  For one thing, this is the first time I’m reviewing an advanced copy – the book won’t be available until later this month.  For another, award winning journalist Carl Hoffman, perhaps best known for his book, “The Lunatic Express,” isn’t a Pacific Northwest writer.  However, he will be speaking at Eugene Public Library in a free talk on March 27th as part of his book tour.  So I thought it well worth bringing this fascinating book to your attention.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Mick Moloney at the Irish Cultural Festival

Tenor banjo master, vocalist and Irish folklorist Mick Moloney.

Mick Moloney opens the 11th annual Irish Cultural Festival in Eugene on Friday, March 7th. Moloney has recorded over forty albums of traditional Irish music, and was the recipient of the National Heritiage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mick Moloney speaks with Eric Alan about Irish music and culture, traditional and modern.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

The Big Read for 2014: The Great Gatsby

The Eugene Public Library is partnering with the Springfield Public Library, Oregon Contemporary Theatre and others for 2014’s Big Read—a month-long series of events around F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby. Historian David Turner talks about how Willamette Valley culture compares to Fitzgerald’s 1920s, while Big Read coordinator Allison Arnold details the month’s events. 

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University Theatre
6:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Ecstasy: A Water Fable

A scene from University Theatre's production of Ecstasy: A Water Fable.

Egyptian-American playwright Denmo Ibrahim based her play Ecstasy: a Water Fable on an ancient Sufi tale. At the UO, it’s directed by Michael Najjar , and includes live music from the band Americanistan. Ibrahim and Najjar talk with Eric Alan about how an ancient fable is relevant to modern immigration issues, and to repairing a sense of disconnection shared across cultures and eras.

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