Arts & Culture

 

The Society for the Legitimization of the Ubiquitous Gastropod’s latest leader, S.L.U.G. Queen Markalo Parkalo, a.k.a. Mark Roberts, will preside over  S.L.U.G. Queen Markalo Parkalo’s 3rd Ball at the Vet’s Club in Eugene on Friday, November 13th. It’s a benefit for LILA, the Lane Independent Living Alliance, and is a masquerade ball featuring a wide variety of other entertainment and activities. Markalo Parkalo oozes into the KLCC studios to speak with Eric Alan. 

  “Mortal Sphere” is a multi-media presentation to be brought to life by vocalist Laura Wayte, sculptor Lillian Almeida, pianist Natalie Fortin, and saxophonist Idit Shner. It is inspired by reflections on childhood and society stemming from the path taken by Laura Wayte’s family out of partitioned post-World War II Germany, to avoid engineering secrets reaching Soviet hands. It will be performed in Beall Hall on the UO campus on Friday, November 13th. Laura Wayte and Lillian Almeida speak with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios. 

  The movie Forgotten Heroes: An Honor Flight Story, documents the journey of aging Willamette Valley veterans to Washington DC to visit the war memorials there. It will screen at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Tuesday evening, November 10th. Eric Alan speaks with Shawn Trotter, a team leader and guardian with South Willamette Valley Honor Flight.

I was excited to come across “Jackaby.” Not just because it’s an award winning, best-selling YA novel.

  Alaskan artist Ray Troll uniquely combines art, science, music and fish. His exhibit The Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago opens at the Museum of Natural Cultural History in Eugene on Thursday, November 5th. He speaks with Eric Alan about one of Earth’s strangest prehistoric creatures, and sings about it too. 

Jacobs Gallery

  Artist Henk Pander has been one of Oregon’s  foremost artists for the past half century, since arriving from his native Netherlands. His vivid and intense work has ranged from depictions influenced by a childhood growing up under the Nazi occupation of his homeland, to official portraits of Oregon Governors Tom McCall and John Kitzhaber. In conjunction with the Lane Arts Council’s First Friday ArtWalk in Eugene on November 6th, he’ll give the month’s Art Talk at the downtown Lane Community College campus at 6 p.m. He speaks with Eric Alan.

  Eugene native Elizabeth Rowe has gone on to national prominence as a flutist, including her current role with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, where she holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair. She has also held key positions within the orchestras of Baltimore, Washington DC and Fort Wayne, and currently teaches at both the New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center. She’s returned to her hometown for a week-long residency that includes performances at Beall Hall on Wednesday, November 4th, and with the Oregon Mozart Players on Saturday, November 7th.

Hult Center

"The City of the Arts and Outdoors" is losing another visual art space. Jacobs Art Gallery at the Hult Center in Eugene has announced plans to close. They say the community gallery doesn't receive the financial support necessary to operate.

The last few days have been tough for Alex Brokaw. After being a part of the decision to close, the Jacobs Gallery Board President is still coming to terms.

Photo by Eric Alan

  Peter and Will Anderson are identical twins from the jazz world of New York City, where they have performed on sax and clarinet as headlining performers in venues ranging from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Blue Note. They’re graduates of Julliard who have four albums out as bandleaders, and many credits as collaborators. Their trio includes Alex Wintz on guitar, and before performing at the Wildish Theater in Springfield on Friday, October 30th, they stopped by the KLCC studios to play a few classics and talk about the healthy state of modern jazz. 

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