Arts & Culture

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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Trombone
3:46 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Joseph Allesi on the Trombone

New York Philharmonic principal trombone Joseph Allesi

The University of Oregon School of Music is hosting Joseph Allesi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic as the A. Robert M. Trotter visiting professor. Allesi has two public performances this week during his residency, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

Michael spoke with Allesi in the KLCC Studio A.

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Hult Center
6:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Dance for a Reason Benefits the School Garden Project

The Lane County School Garden Project in action.

The 20th annual Dance for a Reason benefit performance brings an eclectic array of dancers together at the Hult Center on Friday, January 24th, as a benefit for the Lane County School Garden Project. Eric Alan speaks with Dance for a Reason founder Geni Morrow and John Moriarty, Executive Director of the School Garden Project.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

UO Gospel Choirs and Ensembles Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Andiel Brown and the UO Gospel Choirs

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Oregon Gospel Choirs and Ensembles will give a free concert Monday afternoon at Beall Hall. Andiel Brown, director of the UO Gospel Choirs and Ensembles, speaks with Eric Alan about the music, Dr. King’s legacy, and how it relates to the gospel choirs’ groundbreaking trip to China last spring.

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Florence Events Center
10:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Winter Folk Festival in Florence

The Brothers Four

The Twelfth Annual Winter Folk Festival will be held in the Florence Events Center this Saturday and Sunday, January 18th and 19th. Music from John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Brothers Four and 2-Bit Palomino, plus an interview with Hal Weiner, director of the the Winter Folk Festival.

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Oregon State University
6:06 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Elena Passarello, from Scream to Song

Elena Passarello wins the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest.

The tenth anniversary of Presidential candidate Howard Dean’s infamous career-damaging scream is  Sunday, January 19th. Elena Passarello honors this scream, alongside those of Marlon Brando and Roger Daltrey, and the famous Wilhelm Scream, which has been used in 350 movies. Elena Passarello is an Oregon Book Award finalist for her book of essays on the human voice, Let Me Clear My Throat. She was the first woman to win the annual Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest in New Orleans, and teaches at Oregon State University.

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