Arts & Culture

Hult Center
6:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Boz Scaggs, on Memphis and More

Boz Scaggs

Nearly fifty years into his recording career, Boz Scaggs is making some of his best soul music. He’ll appear at the Hult Center in Eugene on February 8th, touring behind his new CD Memphis. Music new and old from Boz, mixed with his conversation with Eric Alan about the magic of recording where Al Green did, forays into jazz, and the mix of music in Saturday’s show. 

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Tsunami Books
6:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Winter Songwriter's Showcase with Phoebe Blume

Eugene songwriter Phoebe Blume.

Seven local songwriters will perform during the Winter Songwriter’s Showcase at Tsunami Books in Eugene on February 9th, hosted by Phoebe Blume. She’s also releasing her new CD, Congregation of One. Music from her new release, and conversation with Eric Alan.

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Newport Performing Arts Center
6:00 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Grammy-winning Lady Rizo Returns to Newport from New York

Lady Rizo

Grammy-winning cabaret vocalist and comedienne Lady Rizo returns from New York for a performance in her hometown of Newport, on February 9th. She has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and Moby, and leads her own band on the new CD Violet. She speaks with Eric Alan about her homecoming concert.

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
5:37 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Mamo: Hawaiian duo on the Saturday Cafe

Mamo's Jeff Peterson and Nathan Aweau in the KLCC studios.

Jeff Peterson grew up with slack-key guitar as the child of Paniolos, Hawaiian cowboys.   Nathan Aweau grew up with jazz and classical music, only coming to traditional music later.   Performing together as Mamo, they show that island music is so much more than steel guitars and Don Ho.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:43 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, Live at KLCC

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

The Michigan band Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys merge bluegrass, swing and other elements, with beautiful vocal harmonies and exceptional instrumental skill. On the road on their Here Between tour, they visited the KLCC studios a couple of songs in the midst of gigs in Lincoln City, Cottage Grove and Eugene.

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Axe and Fiddle
8:48 am
Fri January 31, 2014

The Moonshine, Live at KLCC

The Moonshine join Eric Alan in the KLCC studios for a live performance.

The acoustic Portland quintet called The Moonshine stopped into the KLCC studios before a performance at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove and a California tour. They played two original songs from their debut CD "And Now... The Moonshine," along with a take on the traditional "Cuckoo," as well as sharing a song from their CD.

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Dowtown Initiative for the Visual Arts
6:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Short Films by Oregon Filmmakers at Open Lens Festival

A still from Eugene filmmaker Henry Weintraub's dark comedy "Killing Me."

The 10th annual Open Lens Festival brings Oregon filmmakers and their short films to the UO Baker Center in Eugene on February 1st. Film reviewer and seminar leader Doug Hennessy speaks with Eric Alan about the changing filmmaking landscape, and his controversial list of the best films ever made. 

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Oregon Humanities Center
6:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Craig Childs, Apocalyptic Planet

The Oregon Humanities Center presents speaker Craig Childs, author of Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth, and a regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition. He talks with Eric Alan about beginnings and endings, and why Iowa was the most extreme landscape of extinction he found.

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Piece of My Mind
12:04 am
Mon January 27, 2014

A Piece Of My Mind -- Routines And Ruts

Credit KLCC

This is "A Piece of My Mind."  I'm Claude Offenbacher.     

Much of what we consider to be daily pleasures may be merely routines and not, in fact,  pleasurable at all.     

This notion hit me one morning while completing a dozen crossword puzzles.  I'd clipped them from newspapers delivered after I came home from California.

Was this word-solving orgy a boon to my life,  I wondered, or simply a conditioned compulsion to leave no puzzle undone?  And how much of the rest of my day would be filled with rituals more habitual than necessary, or even satisfying?

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Art Museum
3:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Kara Walker Exhibit Opens In Eugene At JSMA

Kara Walker silhouette
Credit courtesy of JSMA

A new exhibit by Kara Walker called "Emacipating The Past: Kara Walker's tales of slavery and power" opens at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art this weekend. KLCC's Michael Canning talks with Jessi DiTillio, the exhibit curator.

copyright 2014 KLCC

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