Arts & Culture

Edward Steichen exhibit at Dot Dotsons

Jan 21, 2015

Sandy and Terry talk about the photogravue exhibit bu Edward Steichen at Dot Dotsons in Eugene.

Photo by Eric Alan

The Eugene Symphony welcomes one of this era’s pre-eminent instrumentalists, as saxophonist Branford Marsalis arrives this week for a performance and educational residency. He will perform with the Eugene Symphony on Thursday, January 22nd on Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da camera and John Williams’s Escapades. He will also teach master classes for middle and high school students, lead discussions at the UO, and coach both the UO and LCC jazz bands. Branford Marsalis joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

Milagro

It's a milestone for Oregon's only professional Latino theater group...30 years of performances.  Milagro Theater comes to Roseburg next month.

(sounds of set building)

Milagro is getting a show ready to go on the road. The painted cloth, canvas and rope emulate a circus. Co-founder Dañel Malan says that goes back to the roots of Latin American peasant theater:

"The campesino came from the old tradition of carpa, so that was how they would do the shows, in a tent."

Philosopher and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore will merge her words with the music of Rachmaninoff, as performed by concert pianist Rachelle McCabe, in an event called Rage, Rage Against the Dying: Global Warming, Extinction and the Call to Life at the Corvallis-Benton Public Library on Wednesday evening, January 21st. Kathleen Dean Moore speaks with Eric Alan.

Milagro

It's a milestone for Oregon's only professional Latino theater group...30 years of performances.  Milagro Theater comes to Roseburg next month.

(sounds of set building)

Milagro is getting a show ready to go on the road. The painted cloth, canvas and rope emulate a circus. Co-founder Dañel Malan says that goes back to the roots of Latin American peasant theater:

"The campesino came from the old tradition of carpa, so that was how they would do the shows, in a tent."

Photo by Matthias Clamer

W. Kamau Bell uniquely merges comedy with perspectives on racial justice and other tough topics. His FX comedy series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell was executive produced by Chris Rock; his album Face Full of Flour made many top ten lists. He was recently named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU, and serves on the board of the racial justice think tank Race Forward.Before bringing his “Oh, Everything!” tour to the WOW Hall on January 22nd, he spoke to Eric Alan about the value of awkward conversations, what he’d say to Dr.

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach have been combining their musical talents in the roots and blues world for some years now, and after the success of their previous live album, Live from the Left Coast, they’ve decided to make another live one. They’re in the midst of recording several shows across Oregon, with a few special guests joining them along the way. Before recording at Tsunami Books in Eugene both Friday and Saturday night, January 16th and 17th, they came by KLCC for songs and conversation.

UO’s Music Today Festival celebrates new music, including student compositions. It runs from January 19th through January 31st, and features Grammy-winning soprano Esteli Gomez. She joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, along with festival founder and composer Robert Kyr.

Sister Outsider is the duo of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman, both Women of the World Slam Poetry champions, who merge poetry with activism, using their creativity to foster social change and celebrate the “other” in us all. As part of Oregon State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, they’ll perform and teach a workshop at OSU in Corvallis on Thursday, January 15th. Denice Frohman joins KLCC's Eric Alan for conversation and poetry.

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The Eugene Public Library has been selected to receive a state funded reading grant.

The Ready to Read grant will be awarded to the library in the amount of 20,000 dollars. Grants are available for libraries across the state and they help supplement libraries’ budgets.

Library director Connie Bennett says the grant helps programs that are volunteer run.

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