Arts & Culture

Inside Science with Radiolab's Robert Krulwich

Jan 19, 2017

Radiolab has become one of this era’s most inventive radio programs and podcasts, bringing a sense of discovery and curiosity to big ideas from science to philosophy. Co-host Robert Krulwich speaks with Eric Alan about orchestrating the news, snail sex, and what it means to keep your stupid on.

Islam and American culture are explored in Sandow Birk’s exhibition, American Qur’an, on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the UO campus, January 21st through March 19th. The exhibition integrates ink and gouache paintings, calligraphy and the verses of the Qur’an, with scenes of American life to explore and express our shared humanity. Sandow Birk speaks with Eric Alan.

  

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "Froelich's Ladder” by Portland writer, Jamie Duclos-Yourdon.

Begin with a baker's dozen of lively characters, sift in two parts magical realism, a pinch of fantasy, and mix in the historical setting of early days in Oregon Country.  And you might end up with an entertaining tall tale, not unlike Jamie Yourdon's debut novel, "Froelich's Ladder."  

Oregon Contemporary Theatre presents The 39 Steps, a comic thriller adapted in part from the Alfred Hitchcock film. It kicks off the Big Read, a community-wide celebration of Hitchcock and film noir. 

An extended version of this conversation is now available as a podcast. Stream or download it from Pop Culture Happy Hour.

Photo by Tracy Ilene Miller

  On Tuesday evening, December 13th, KLCC presented a special hour-long broadcast with one of the new small ensembles of the Oregon Mozart Players. Violinists Della Davies and Alice Blankenship and cellist Eric Alterman performed a variety of music (listed below) for a live in-studio audience in KLCC's SELCO Performance Hall. The broadcast celebrated OMP's candlelight baroque concerts at the First Christian Church in Eugene on Friday, December 16th through Sunday, December 18th. Co-hosting the broadcast were KLCC's Eric Alan and OMP's Kelly Kuo. Here is the broadcast in its entirety. 

Over the Rhine, Live in the KLCC Studios

Dec 16, 2016
Photo by Eric Alan

  Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist have been making music together as Over the Rhine for over twenty-five years . 

The African Folktales of Dr. Muabilai Tshionyi

Dec 9, 2016

  Dr. Muabilai Tshionyi, also known as Dr. T, authors books of African folktales for children and adults. They reflect the traditions of oral storytelling in the Congo, where he was born. He speaks with Eric Alan about preserving those tales, and translating their meanings to modern Oregon. Dr. T will be a featured author in the Lane Authors and Artists Fair at the Lane County Fairgrounds this Saturday, December 10th.

  The Eugene Symphony welcomes the first of its three finalists to become the symphony’s next conductor and music director. Quebec native Dina Gilbert has arrived from Montreal, where she was assistant conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal , as well as founder and artistic director of chamber orchestra Ensemble Arkea.

The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet

Dec 6, 2016
Photo by Jerry Gowins

  The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet merges a sacred story from Christian and Jewish texts, with original choreography from Ballet Fantastique and live music from the UO Gospel Singers. It’ll be presented at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater December 9th through 11th. 

Good Gardening: Gifts For The Gardener

Dec 5, 2016
John Fischer

 If you are looking for a gift for the gardener in your life, I have a few ideas that will make the garden more productive, the gardener more comfortable, and the house quieter.

Photo by Eric Alan

  “Twobadours on the Run” is the name of David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon’s current tour, which stops at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Friday, December 2nd, and in Bend at the Astro Lounge on Monday, December 5th.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "The Small Backs of Children” by Lidia Yuknavitch.

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge

Nov 29, 2016

  

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge begins in Eugene at the Very Little Theater on Friday, December 2nd and runs through December 11th. In Mark Brown’s play, Scrooge has brought charges of attempted murder and kidnapping against the Spirits of Christmas and Jacob Marley.

KLCC's Night Jazz presents a three hour Thanksgiving Gypsy Swing special on Thursday November 24 at 9 pm, with host David Gizara.

Midnight North, Live in the KLCC Studios

Nov 18, 2016
Photo by Eric Alan

  Midnight North has been building a following in recent years with their three-part harmonies and eclectic grooves. As well as regular touring across the landscape and recorded releases that include the latest ones Scarlet Skies and Stayin’ Single, Drinkin’ Doubles, they hold down a weekly gig at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael California, webcast to the world. 

Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage

Nov 18, 2016

  Kristin Collier’s new book Housewife: Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage examines the complex dynamics of being married to someone who undergoes gender transition. She will speak in Eugene at the Hult Center as part of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 20th after a book launch event at Tsunami Books the same day. She talks with Eric About the nature of love, identity, communication and family.

  Music has been a part of war almost as constantly as weapons have been, throughout history. Its role in war is changing as the world changes too—something that’s examined in Lisa Gilman’s new book, My Music My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Eugene Comic Con Is Back For Its Second Year

Nov 10, 2016
Desmond O'Boyle/KLCC

The largest convention of comic book lovers happens over the summer in San Diego. But Eugene has its own version of Comic Con this weekend at the Lane Events Center.

Photo by Eric Alan

  Community Alliance of Lane County marks fifty years of working for peace and justice with a gala event at the UO Ford Alumni Center on Sunday, November 13th. Program Director Michael Carrigan and Johanis Tadeo, Community Organizer for CALC’s Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect, speak with Eric Alan about the work, and how the election of Donald Trump is already impacting the Willamette Valley’s Latino community.  

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Daylight saving time happens early Sunday.  Many will sleep through the transition, but if you’re tending – or hitting bars – the rollback from 2 to 1-am means another hour…another round.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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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