Arts & Culture

John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
6:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett stands as one of the all-time legends of comedy, and at 81 years old she’s still as vibrant as ever. Before her May 7th Hult Center show, she speaks with Eric Alan about her comedic career, including the time a Tarzan yell nearly got her killed, and what she would’ve done if she was Osama bin Laden for 24 hours.

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McDonald Theatre
3:55 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Shook Twins Live at KLCC

Katelyn Shook, under the looking glass.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Identical twins Laurie and Katelyn Shook are celebrating the release of the new Shook Twins CD, What We Do, with a performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Friday, May 2nd. They dropped by the KLCC studios to perform a few songs, along with Anna Tivel on violin and Niko Dauossis on mandolin (on Niko's birthday). A good time was had by all, especially with the magnifying glass.

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Book Review
8:47 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Thing With Feathers - Book Review

Credit courtesy of noahstrycker.com

The Thing with Feathers,” released at the end of last month, is a new book by South Eugene graduate and self-described bird nerd, Noah Strycker.  The book’s been getting rave reviews from the birding community, but I think that sells it short.  While Strycker begins each chapter with bird watching anecdotes and fascinating facts, he never stops there.   

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Cozmic
3:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Matt Andersen Performs Live at KLCC

Matt Andersen at KLCC
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Matt Andersen hails from the tiny Canadian village of Perth-Andover, and now spends much of his life touring with his acoustic blues music. His newest CD is Weightless, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on Wednesday, April 30th, he dropped by the KLCC studios to play a few soulful songs from Weightless and talk to Eric Alan about working with Steve Berlin, his collaborative songwriting process and a recent experience he had performing for prison inmates.

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Hult Center
6:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Trumpeter Chris Botti Comes Home

Chris Botti

Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti returns to the Willamette Valley with a performance at the Hult Center in Eugene on May 1st, not far from where he grew up in Corvallis. He speaks with Eric Alan about collaborating with Mark Knopfler and Frank Sinatra, and how growing up in Corvallis helped him as a young player.

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Viz City
6:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

2 shows at the JSMA

Lalla Essaydi, Les Femmes di Maroc, #21C

Sandy and Terry talk about 2 big exhibits at the JSMA:  Contemporary Oregon Visions: Jo Hamilton and Irene Hardwicke Olivieri  and The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection

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A Piece of My Mind
6:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

A Piece of My Mind: Letting Go

LETTING GO
Credit wikimedia.org

At a recent discussion with a Eugene audience, a playwright was asked what he found most difficult with respect to his work.  “Letting go,” he answered. Those who create performance pieces must leave them for others to interpret.  They must learn to “let go” of their play, song, opera or symphonic opus. Those who stage the piece may have a concept that differs from theirs.

Similarly, parents need to accept their children will one day pursue independent lives. They will go their own way, regardless of what their elders prefer.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Bill Sullivan, The Oregon Variations

Bill Sullivan and some of the many books he's authored.
Credit Photo by Dean Rea

Author Bill Sullivan, best known for his definitive Oregon hiking guides, has a new book of short stories out about Oregon's most quirky places and people. It's called The Oregon Variations, and its literary structure parallels the musical structures of Bach's Goldberg Variations. He speaks with Eric Alan before bringing his related slide show Oregon for the Curious to Eugene, Bend and Sunriver. 

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Live on the Saturday Cafe
6:08 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Ungar/Mason Family Band on KLCC

Ruthy Ungar Merenda, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason and Mike Merenda

Jay Ungar, his wife Molly Mason, daughter Ruthy and son-in-law Mike Merenda are continuing a great folk music tradition: the traveling family band. With two small children and any number of musical instruments in the mini-van, the Ungar/Mason Family Band bring good times and music to the Shedd in Eugene.  Awaiting their arrival: a double bass and a babysitter...  

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McDonald Theatre
3:30 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Jake Shimabukuro Live at KLCC

Jake Shimabukuro
Credit Photo by Isabel A. Zacharias

Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro stopped by the KLCC studios for a live performance and interview before his appearance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene on Friday, April 25th. He played songs ranging from traditional Hawaiian and Japanese music, to his signature cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." He talked about adapting music to the ukulele, and the odd experience of being the subject of the documentary film Life on Four Strings.

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