Arts & Culture

Cozmic
3:27 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Tyler Fortier Live at KLCC

Tyler Fortier
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Eugene musician Tyler Fortier has been busy lately, both as a producer and a songwriter. He’ll celebrate both aspects this Saturday, June 14th at Cozmic in Eugene. It’s a CD release party for his own new CD, Black and White Heart, and for Beth Wood’s new release, Sometimes Love, which he produced. He visited the KLCC studios for two live songs and one from his new CD.

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Jaqua Concert Hall
6:00 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Chamber Music Amici Merges Dvorak with Lane County History

Chamber Music Amici

Chamber Music Amici brings an unusual multi-media presentation to the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene on Wednesday, June 11th and to a house concert in Cottage Grove on Thursday, June 12th. They’ll perform Dvorak’s American String Quartet, synchronized to slides from Looking Back: Lane County and the Lane Historical Society.  They'll also perform music from Gershwin and Mozart. Violinist and artistic director Sharon Schuman joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios to share music and descriptions of the slides.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Lindsay Hill, Sea of Hooks

Lindsay Hill
Credit Photo by Anna Daedalus

Portland-based author Lindsay Hill has created an unusually structured novel called Sea of Hooks that follows his protagonist through a series of traumas and transformations, taking him from youth in San Francisco to an adulthood search in Bhutan. The book’s spiritual insights and literary power have brought it national acclaim, including being named by Publishers Weekly as one of the ten best books of 2013. Lindsay Hill speaks with Eric Alan, before giving a reading at the Downtown Eugene Public Library on Wednesday, June 11th.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
4:44 pm
Sat June 7, 2014

Dorian Michael on the Saturday Cafe

  Dorian Michael has been playing guitar for forty-six years.  He says folk, blues, jazz, rock, all have found their way into his music.

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Eugene House Concert, Paulina Springs Books
3:26 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Nathan Brown Live at KLCC

Nathan Brown
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Nathan Brown is the current Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, as well as a musician, photographer, workshop leader and teacher. His latest book is Less is More, More or Less; and his most recent CD is Gypsy Moon. He stopped by the KLCC studios for songs, poetry and conversation before a  house concert in Eugene with Beth Wood on Friday, June 10th, and a reading at Paulina Springs Books in Sisters on Saturday evening, June 11th.

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Book Review
10:03 am
Fri June 6, 2014

KLCC Book Review: “He’s Gone” by Deb Caletti

In her first adult novel, Seattle writer Deb Caletti has crafted a mesmerizing internal journey for her protagonist, Dani Keller.  The story grabs us with the first sentence:   "I used to imagine it sometimes, what would happen if one day I just didn't come home."   But it isn’t Dani who disappears.  She wakes one morning to find her husband gone – from their bed, their Lake Union houseboat, just vanished from her life – with no explanation. 

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Jacobs Gallery
6:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Sculptor Jud Turner and the Art of Repurposing

"Blind Eye Sees All (No Secrets Anymore)" by Jud Turner

Sculptor Jud Turner speaks with Eric Alan about "The Art of Repurposing," particularly in connection with his recent sculpture "Blind Eye Sees All (No Secrets Anymore)," created in response to recent surveillance issues in America. Jud Turner will launch the Lane Arts Council's new ArtTalk series as part of the First Friday ArtWalk in Eugene on Friday, June 6th.

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
3:23 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

A Spirited Bourree at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Left to right: David Rogers, Maddy McBride, Laura Wayte, Julianne Graper and Kelsey Gregory.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the UO campus in Eugene presents “Placing Pierre Daura,” an exhibition of work by the Catalan-American artist, curated by students from the university. In conjunction with that, music and dance instructor Laura Wayte and her students present an event on Saturday afternoon, June 7th called “A Spirited Bourree,” joined by Nathalie Fortin on piano and David Rogers on guitar. It includes songs in Catalan and Spanish that highlight prominent themes in Pierra Daura’s work.

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University of Oregon
6:00 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer

Peter Laufer

Peter Laufer discusses his new book Slow News: A Manifesto for the Critical News Consumer, which parallels the Slow Food movement and Michael Pollan’s guidelines in that arena. Peter Laufer is the James Wallace Chair in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, and has led a distinguished career as an author, journalist, and broadcaster.

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Springfield
11:00 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Simpsons Mural To Be Painted In Springfield

Credit NPR.org

The Simpsons are coming home to Springfield. Well, on a mural at least. The city is partnering with Simpsons production crew with input from series creator Oregon native Matt Groening. Springfield Community Relations Manager Niel Laudati says the show is a cultural icon now, and it's great the City has a role to play.

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