Arts & Culture

VizCity
4:46 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

The Golden West at White Lotus

John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:27 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Hanneke Cassel Live at KLCC

Left to right: Mike Block (cello), Hanneke Cassel (fiddle), Christopher Lewis (guitar).
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Scottish fiddler Hanneke Cassel returns to her native Oregon from the Boston area, bringing her eclectic trio to KLCC before performing at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene and a house concert in Bend on March 19th and 20th, respectively. She’s out touring behind her most recent CD, Dot the Dragon’s Eyes, along with Mike Block on cello and Christopher Lewis on guitar. They perform three eclectic instrumental tunes, and speak with Eric Alan about everything from touring in China to growing up in Port Orford.

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J. Michael's Books
6:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World

Sharon Schuman has just released a new book called Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World, which looks at our definitions of freedom and how they may contribute to divisions between us. She explores that both through literature and current topics. She speaks with Eric Alan, before a book signing at J. Michael’s Books in Eugene on Saturday, March 22nd.

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Arts & Culture
7:39 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Rosie Reyes Wins Oregon Poetry Out Loud Competition for the Second Year in a Row

Oregon Poetry Out Loud winner Rosie Reyes.
Credit Oregon Arts Commission.

For the second year in a row, the same person has been named the Oregon Poetry Out Loud state champion.

18-year-old Rosie Reyes is a senior at Gresham's Center for Advanced Learning. This past weekend she took the top honors at Poetry Out Loud competition in Salem. One of the judges called her reading spellbinding. Reyes recited "The Pomegranate and the Big Crowd," by Alberto Rios.

Reyes: "Everyone gathered, her friends and his. Everyone watched. The boys, the girls, the pigs, the chickens and more."

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Dexter Lake Club, Sisters High School Auditorium
3:30 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Martyn Joseph Live at KLCC

Martyn Joseph performs a new song, "Let Yourself Trust," which is also the name of his new nonprofit foundation.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Welsh songwriter Martyn Joseph has recorded over thirty albums in a recording career spanning over thirty years, as well as keeping a focus on global activism the whole time. He joined Eric Alan for a few songs in the KLCC studios, before performing a St. Patrick's Day show at the Dexter Lake Club in Dexter, and another concert at the Sisters High School Auditorium in Sisters on Tuesday evening, March 18th as part of the Sisters Folk Festival’s winter concert series.

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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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