Arts & Culture

Tim Williams is the new Executive Director of Oregon Film—more formally known as the Governor’s Office of Film and Television. He speaks with Eric Alan about the growing and shifting media industry in Oregon, at a time when the word “film” is losing its traditional meaning, as the creative form opens to new digital horizons. 

Autoharpist Adam Miller on the Saturday Cafe

Mar 21, 2015

 Folksinger, song-collector and autoharpist Adam Miller travels over 70,000 miles a year with his guitar, repertoire of over 5,000 songs, and one of three 1985 Wildwood Flower autoharps.

He talks with Frank about autoharp history and culture, children's reactions to the device (they love it) and which side of the Mississippi is more autoharp-friendly (hint: not this one).

Miller performs Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 4 pm at Tsunami Books in Eugene.

Wordcrafters in Eugene presents its annual conference at the Eugene Hilton this Friday through Sunday, March 20th through 22nd. Acclaimed novelist and keynote presenter Gail Tsukiyama speaks with Eric Alan about establishing a book’s voice, the essential nature of time and place, and always telling the truth.

The Opal Center for Arts and Education in Cottage Grove presents the School Daze Movie Festival on Saturday, March 21st. It presents the work of student filmmakers from seventeen states and four countries. Curator Allan Katz and 17-year-old filmmaker Hope Alexander speak with Eric Alan about the vibrant and changing form of movies.

Actor’s Cabaret of Eugene presents Wild Party, a musical set in 1928, during a wild party in Manhattan at the height of the jazz age. Director Colleen Darnall Dietz and actress Jenny Parks speak with Eric Alan about bringing the wild party to life.

2 Figurative shows at Emerald Art Center

Mar 18, 2015

365 Women A Year is an international theater project, with playwrights creating one-act plays about exceptional women in history. As part of the Northwest Festival of Ten Minute Plays, four readings of new plays will take place Eugene, on Saturday, March 28th. Director/playwright Connie Bennett—also Executive Producer of NW10—speaks to Eric Alan about reclaiming the voices of historically significant women through theater.

Photo by Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival


by Dorothy Velasco

March 17, 2015

I’ve got a tip for all you fun-loving guys and dolls. Put your money on the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” now playing in the Bowmer Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Photo by Eric Alan

The Oregon Guitar Trio includes David Kelley, Matt Gwinup and David Rogers. They present a performance called Music through the Ages at First United Methodist Church in Eugene on Sunday, March 15th. The repertoire will include pieces from Brazilian, minimalist, baroque, jazz and video game music traditions. The Oregon Guitar Trio stopped by the KLCC studios to share an original tune, a song from a modern Russian woman composer, and the theme from Super Mario Brothers.

Book Review: iZombie

Mar 13, 2015

I'm Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of "iZombie" by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred.