Arts & Culture

Lincoln City
6:00 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Look Me In the Eye

Art by Lisa Sansevere, from the "Look Me In the Eye" art exhibit.

As part of Oregon Supported Living Program’s “Look Me in the Eye” educational campaign for adults with developmental disabilities, Lincoln Gallery presents an art exhibit with that theme. Resident artist Mija Andrade speaks with Eric Alan about the role of art in overcoming barriers between people.

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Axe and Fiddle, Sisters Folk Festival
3:50 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Jeffrey Martin Live at KLCC

Jeffrey Martin

Songwriter Jeffrey Martin performs live in the KLCC studios, as well as introducing the recorded title track of his brand new CD, Dogs In the Daylight. He'll perform at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on Thursday, September 4th, and at the Sisters Folk Festival September 5th to 7th. 

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History
6:00 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Historic Coin Collection Returned To Benton County Museum

The recovered Presidential Coin Collection. It's on display at the museum in Philomath.
Credit Benton County Historical Society

A collection of rare presidential coins have been returned to the Benton County Historical Society. They were recovered following narcotics raid in Multnomah County in May.

In 2005, the Benton County Historical Society acquired the Horner Collection from Oregon State University when the campus branch museum closed. The collection was missing some rare presidential coins, which were stolen sometime during the late 1960’s or early 70’s. Irene Zenev is the Executive Director for the Benton County Historical Society. She’s happy to have the coins back.

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Axe and Fiddle
3:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Rebecca Lomnicky and David Brewer Live at KLCC

Rebecca Lomnicky
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Rebecca Lomnicky is a Scottish fiddler originally from Corvallis. In 2009, she won the Glenfiddich International Scottish Fiddle Championship in Scotland, after previously winning the junior division of the US National Scottish Fiddle Competition in 2005. Joining her in duo at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on August 28th is the equally accomplished piper David Brewer, another Oregon native. He leads the Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and has played with many top ensembles, including the Chieftains.

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Oregon Wild
6:00 am
Thu August 28, 2014

The Wilderness Act Turns Fifty

A view of Oregon's Mt. Jefferson Wilderness.
Credit Photo by Alastair Rose

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act. Chandra LeGue, Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild, reflects on the law’s successes and challenges, and on Oregon’s meager wilderness protection compared to neighboring states. A week of local events will celebrate the law's fiftieth anniversary.

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Arts & Culture
4:16 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Springfield Unveils New Simpsons Mural

Voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith dedicates new mural in Springfield.
Credit Jes Burns

Springfield unveiled a brand new mural Monday celebrating the city's connection to "The Simpsons."

In 2012, after decades of speculation by fans, show creator Matt Groening revealed the cartoon Springfield was named for the Oregon city.  Springfield officials wasted little time, and commissioned a mural in a prominent spot downtown.

Yeardly Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson, was on hand for the celebration.

Smith: "We have always said that Springfield is every town in America.  But that is a dirty lie.  Springfield is obviously in Oregon."

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Dexter Lake Club
6:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Animal House of Blues

Katherine Wilson with John Belushi on the Animal House set, 1977

Animal House of Blues is a documentary film that focuses on the making of the original Animal House in 1977. Filmmaker Katherine Wilson joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios, for conversation and previously unreleased music from Curtis Salgado and John Belushi.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Oregon Printmaker Celebrated in U. of O. Exhibit, New Book

Joby Patterson

Joby Patterson of Eugene is an art historian. She has studied fine art prints for more than three decades, and recently taught the history of printmaking at the U. of O.  Patterson has just produced a book on the life and works of 20th century printmaker Norma Bassett Hall. It's called "Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk."  She joined KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher to discuss her book, as well as her role as curator of more than sixty prints by Hall at the U. of O.'s  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art opening Saturday.

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Arts & Culture
12:03 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Festival By The River

The Festival of Eugene is at Skinners Butte Park Friday and Saturday.

The Festival of Eugene is happening Friday and Saturday at Skinner Butte Park. The event came about after the annual Eugene Celebration was canceled for this year.

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Storycatchers
6:42 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Storycatchers: Remembering Mother Kali's Bookstore

Lorraine Ironplow dancing with her partner Kylene Folsom.
Credit Lorraine Ironplow

And now for another Storycatchers interview: Lorraine Ironplow and her partner Kylene Folsom, pay tribute to Mother Kali's , a feminist bookstore that impacted the lives of many people throughout its thirty-three year history in Eugene.

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