Arts & Culture

The Elixir of Love

Dec 30, 2014
Photo by Cliff Coles, Eugene Opera

To launch its 38th season, Eugene Opera presents Donizetti’s romantic comedy The Elixir of Love. Metropolitan Opera star Marco Nistico plays Dr. Dulcamara , the purveyor of this elixir. He speaks with Eric Alan, along with Eugene Opera’s musical director, Andrew Bisantz.

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The controversial Sony picture "The Interview" will open Christmas Day at several Oregon independent theaters.

The Bijou in Eugene and Darkside Cinemas in Corvallis are among the theaters planning to open "The Interview" Thursday. Lane County's newest Movie Theater, City Lights, in Florence also plans to show the movie.

Meeting Date: December 19th, 2014

Air Date: December 22nd, 2014

Gifts to the City returns for another year. The City Club of Eugene's annual program features local luminaries giving the city their gifts, ranging from a song to a lump of coal.

This year we are pleased to announce that our Mistress of Ceremonies is Leigh Ann Jasheway.

Photo by Eric Alan

The Caldera Songwriters present their third annual group concert as a benefit for the Egan Warming Center, at Tsunami Books in Eugene on Friday, December 19th at 7:30 p.m. As well as featuring a large array of local songwriters, plus haiku and holiday cheer, the annual event gathers needed supplies for the homeless. In the KLCC studios, Beth Wood performed live, including a new song about Major Thomas Egan, for whom the Egan Warming Center is named; and Charley Harvey of St.

Master violinist Darol Anger presents his 2nd Annual “Keepin’ It In the Family” Holiday Show with the Cascadia All-Stars at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Sunday, December 21st. Darol talks with Eric Alan about the West Coast acoustic sound, as applied to winter spiritual holidays and the Grinch. The Cascadia All-Stars include Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Alex and Tatiana Hargreaves, Wes Corbett, Jake Joliff, Mila Phelps-Friedl and Ethan Jodziewicz.

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It's Hanukkah, and Rabbi David Zaslow of Ashland takes a few minutes to correct misunderstandings by both Christians and Jews about their own -- and each others -- religions.

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The Simpsons animated TV series is 25 years old this week. Matt Groening  is believed to have based the fictional home of the Simpsons family on Springfield, Oregon, in his home-state.

Lane County's tourism agency has created a self-guided tour of landmarks believed to be the inspiration for places in the show. Lisa Lawton is with Travel Lane County.

“Sound of Nature, Sound of Art” will merge live chamber music from the Three Centuries Ensemble with live painting by three visual artists, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. Eric Alan speaks with violinist Jonathan Dubay, creator of the unique celebration.  The interview includes excerpts of music from Gabriel Faure's Piano Trio Opus 120 and Oregon composer Bryan Johanson's "The Wave Sings Because It Is Moving."

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Greg Anton is best known as a drummer in the band Zero. He's also a composer and and attorney. Greg's latest creation is "Face the Music", his first novel. Greg talks with KLCC's Tripp Sommer.

Greg Anton will be in Eugene Friday night at Cozmic to sign books and play in his band "The Rock Collection."

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