Arts & Culture

Kara Walker Exhibit Opens In Eugene At JSMA

Jan 24, 2014
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.

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Joseph Allesi on the Trombone

Jan 22, 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Working on the Railroad

Jan 16, 2014
Storycatchers

Alan Murphy is a longtime Eugene resident who worked with Southern
Pacific Railroad for 38 years. Story Catchers co-founder Marsha Barr
talked to Alan about his experiences on the railroad and how things have
changed.

Edited by Evelyn Thorne.

The Language Archive

Jan 16, 2014

The Very Little Theatre presents The Language Archive, from January 17th through February 1st. The play is centered around a specialist in dying languages who has trouble with the language of his own life. Director James Aday and assistant director/actress Nancy Hopps join Eric Alan to talk about listening and the language of love.

Austin Jenckes originally hails from the small town of Duvall, Washington, although in recent times he’s been centered in Nashville, and has gained national attention this past year through his appearances as a finalist on NBC’s hit TV show The Voice. Back in the Pacific Northwest for a tour with Seattle band Cody Beebe and the Crooks, he stopped by the KLCC studios with Cody Beebe and Skyler Mehal for an in-studio performance and interview with Eric Alan.

As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, author R. Gregory Nokes reflects on the legacy of slavery in Oregon, through his book Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory. The book has just been named as an Oregon Book Award finalist. Greg Nokes will speak in Newport and Lincoln City on January 18th and 19th.  He is interviewed here by Eric Alan.

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