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This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.

  Live music, abstract art and improvisational dance will merge into one art form at the Jazz Station in Eugene on Thursday, November 10th. “Sound In-Sight” will feature Torrey Newhart’s Obsidian Animals performing while Bob Newhart paints alongside dancers and a poet. Eric Alan speaks with Torrey Newhart about the impact of live multi-media collaboration.  

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KLCC's Tiffany Eckert sits down with Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia and George "Hardly Visible" Walker to talk about their experiences as Merry Pranksters with Ken Kesey, Neal Cassidy and the Grateful Dead. The 50th Anniversary of the Acid Test Graduation Commencement is this Halloween night.

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This Halloween marks an auspicious occasion: the 50th anniversary of the Acid Test Graduation. The acid tests were a series of psychedelic parties held in the mid 1960’s and hosted by author and Oregon son Ken Kesey with his Merry Band of Pranksters. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert caught up with some of the original pranksters as they gear up for an all-night celebration in Eugene this Friday.

  Native American storyteller Thomas Doty presents Doty and Coyote: Stories from the Native West at the UO Baker Center on Friday, October 28th. 

  Guitarist Bill Frisell turns his attention to the beauty and emotion of film and television music on his new release When You Wish Upon a Star. 

  “Use the Time You’re Given” is the theme of TEDx Veneta Women, featuring nine women speakers at Applegate Regional Theater on October 28th. Organizer Jennifer Chambers is an author and traumatic brain injury survivor. She speaks with Eric Alan about the universal need to use time wisely. 

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  Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Leyla McCalla has focused on her solo career since leaving the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. 

  “Every Body Deserves Respect” is the title and topic of a discussion to be hosted by Eugene Musicians Against Sexual Violence, at Shadowfox Gallery on Broadway in Eugene on Tuesday, October 18th at 5 p.m., launching a new series of Tuesday Talks there. 

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