Arts & Culture

"Transcendence" exhibit at The Gallery at the Watershed
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Rachael McDonald

Thanksgiving is made for eating and drinking good wine. KLCC’s Rachael McDonald stopped in at Authentica Wines in Eugene. She asked shop-owner Steven Baker what to drink with your Thanksgiving meal.

Photo by Eric Alan

The band Black Prairie began as a spin-off from the Decemberists, but has developed an equal life of its own. The band’s sound has moved from instrumental string-band roots into edgier rock territory and vocals in recent times, especially on their fourth and newest CD, Fortune.

Tango Mike is a play developed from the stories of local veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and their families’ struggles with PTSD upon their return. Writer and director Dan Stone speaks with Eric Alan, as the play opens at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany.

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Artist and architect Maya Lin will give a free lecture at the University of Oregon on Thursday, Nov. 20. Lin will discuss her two newest projects in the Northwest involving outdoor installations.

The Confluence Project stretches 438 miles along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon. It’s comprised of six outdoor installations that began in 2005 and will be complete in 2017.

Confluence Executive Director Colin Fogarty says native leaders and elders from Columbia River tribes asked Maya Lin to do the project.
 

Photo by Hugh Hamrick

Humorist David Sedaris speaks with Eric Alan about such varied topics as the differences in optimism between the British and Americans, his judgments about a tour guide in the Mekong Delta, and why Eugene is such a great place to get a haircut. David Sedaris appears at the Hult Center on November 20th, touring behind his new book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Photo by Alan Messer

Mississippi native Steve Forbert has been crafting albums since 1978’s Alive on Arrival first announced his arrival in New York. It’s now been thirty-five years since the follow-up Jackrabbit Slim brought his greatest hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” and he’s celebrating that anniversary with a tour that stops at Tsunami Books in Eugene this Saturday evening, November 15th. He dropped in to perform live in the KLCC studios.

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Robert Leo Heilman, from down Myrtle Creek way, did some commentaries and baseball playoff reporting for us back in the day. He's in town to herald the 20th anniversary of his book of essays, "Overstory Zero: Real Life in Timber Country."

There will be a pre-release party at "While Away Books" in Roseburg Sunday, November 16th from 2-4 pm.

KLCC's Tripp Sommer has this interview.

John Stark

NPR's Howard Berkes got his start in radio at KLCC more 35 years ago. He's back for a visit and a conversation with KLCC News Director Tripp Sommer. Berkes's new investigative series on mine safety begins on All Things Considered Wednesday.

On the eve of her first solo performance with the Eugene Symphony, violinist and concertmaster Searmi Park speaks with Eric Alan about Barber’s Violin Concerto, including how soccer helped her to learn its difficult passages, and why relaxation is vital.

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