Arts & Culture

Viz City
6:21 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Shraeger & Clarke Gallery

Show dates: July 16 - August 16

Five Artists, work by Susan Applegate, Thanhbinh Duong "Tea," Susan Lowdermilk, Craig Spilman, and Betsy Wolfston

Sam Bond's Garage
3:21 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Sweet Ghosts Live at KLCC

Sweet Ghosts at KLCC. Left to right: Colin Shook, Ryan Alfred, Katherine Byrnes.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Sweet Ghosts is a band led by Katherine Byrnes and Ryan Alfred, with beautiful harmonies and atmospheric textures merged with acoustic roots, on their deubt CD Certain Truths. Ryan Alfred is best known for his work as the bassist in Calexico, and Katherine Byrnes has sung in Amos Lee’s touring band, as well as leading the University of Arizona’s big band, and maintaining her own solo career. Before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Wednesday, August 6th, they performed in the KLCC studios in trio form, joined by Colin Shook on the bass.

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Arts & Culture
2:59 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

54th Annual Scandinavian Festival Receives Award

Credit Scandinavian Festival Association

The 54th Annual Scandinavian Festival kicks off Thursday in Junction City. Recently, the festival was honored with an award for its ongoing legacy.

The “Oregon Heritage Tradition Designation” was awarded to the Scandinavian Festival this year. The award is bestowed to festivals and fairs that have been running for 50 years or longer. Mark Crenshaw, president of the Scandinavian Festival explains it’s not just the age of the festival that makes it stand out.

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Oregon Festival of American Music
6:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Siri Vik and Shirley Andress Interpret the Songs of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland

Shirley Andress and Siri Vik

As part of the Oregon Festival of American Music 2014, Siri Vik  and Shirley Andress interpret the songs of Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland. Their interview with Eric Alan includes recorded music from both Monroe and Garland, and a live a cappella taste of “Get Happy.”

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Ashland Review
12:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Ashland Review: Family Album

REVIEW OF FAMILY ALBUM

by Dorothy Velasco

for broadcast on KLCC, Aug. 5, 2014

This is KLCC. I’m Dorothy Velasco with the Ashland Review.

“Family Album” is a new rock musical commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Written by the artist known as Stew and his partner Heidi Rodewald, and directed by Joanna Settle, the show features excellent performers, many of them from the New York music scene.

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Tower Theatre
6:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Shawn Colvin, from Steady On to the Simpsons

Shawn Colvin
Credit Photo by Michael Wilson

Grammy-award winning songwriter Shawn Colvin speaks with Eric Alan about music from Steady On to her new release All Fall Down, as well as her collaboration with Steve Earle and her appearance on The Simpsons. She will perform at the Tower Theatre in Bend on Tuesday, August 5th.

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Book Review
6:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Book Review: Physics for Rock Stars

Credit christinemckinley.com

First the disclaimer.  I’m a physicist’s daughter.  And, I have two brothers and two nephews who are engineers.  So, it was with at least a bit of skepticism that I cracked the cover of Portland author Christine McKinley’s new book, “Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You.”

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:21 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit Live at KLCC

Left to right: Paul Benoit, Jarrod Kaplan, Chris Chandler, Eric Alan
Credit Photo by Tiffany Eckert

Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit have uniquely merged performance poetry and storytelling with roots music, over the course of countless shows and two CDs together, the latest of which is Matadors. Chris Chandler also has a new book collection out, called Avoiding Godot. They performed live in the KLCC studios along with percussionist Jarrod Kaplan of My Father's Ghost, before appearing at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Thursday, July 31st.

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Arts & Culture
1:10 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Springfield Chooses Artists For Simpsons Mural

Credit Matt Groening

Springfield’s city committee has chosen the artists who will be transforming the west side of the Emerald Arts building into a mural, honoring the longest-running scripted T.V. show, the Simpsons.

The firm Old City Artists was chosen from among eight other groups hoping to paint the city’s newest mural depicting the Simpsons. Springfield city spokesman Neil Laudati explains how the finalists stood out among the rest.

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Create Eugene
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

#Instaballet: Choreography for the Twitter Age

#Instaballet is a creation of dancers Suzanne Haag and Antonio Anacan, featuring choreography and instant performance of a ballet based on audience instructions. Antonio Anacan speaks with Eric Alan about the process, about why children’s questions often drive it, and how the dance relates to everyday life.

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