Eric Alan

Music, Arts & Culture Host

Eric Alan is KLCC’s music, arts and culture host. The music performances he hosts on KLCC air during Q; his interviews and features air during The Takeaway, The World and other programs. Previously, he spent seventeen years at Jefferson Public Radio in Ashland, where he was music director and host of the daily music show Open Air. He is a nationally published author and photographer with three books to his credit, ranging from nature spirituality to major league baseball. He also works with National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones, regularly contributing words and photographs to the project “Celebrate What’s Right with the World.” He is an accomplished lyricist as well, with credits ranging from international recording artists Gypsy Soul to the Oregon Cabaret Theatre.

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Dr. Muabilai Tshionyi, also known as Dr. T, authors books of African folktales for children and adults. They reflect the traditions of oral storytelling in the Congo, where he was born. He speaks with Eric Alan about preserving those tales, and translating their meanings to modern Oregon. Dr. T will be a featured author in the Lane Authors and Artists Fair at the Lane County Fairgrounds this Saturday, December 10 th .

The Eugene Symphony welcomes the first of its three finalists to become the symphony’s next conductor and music director. Quebec native Dina Gilbert has arrived from Montreal, where she was assistant conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal , as well as founder and artistic director of chamber orchestra Ensemble Arkea.

Photo by Jerry Gowins

The Book of Esther: A Rock Gospel Ballet merges a sacred story from Christian and Jewish texts, with original choreography from Ballet Fantastique and live music from the UO Gospel Singers. It’ll be presented at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater December 9 th through 11 th .

Photo by Eric Alan

“Twobadours on the Run” is the name of David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon’s current tour, which stops at the WOW Hall in Eugene on Friday, December 2nd , and in Bend at the Astro Lounge on Monday, December 5 th .

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge begins in Eugene at the Very Little Theater on Friday, December 2 nd and runs through December 11 th . In Mark Brown’s play, Scrooge has brought charges of attempted murder and kidnapping against the Spirits of Christmas and Jacob Marley.

Photo by Eric Alan

Midnight North has been building a following in recent years with their three-part harmonies and eclectic grooves. As well as regular touring across the landscape and recorded releases that include the latest ones Scarlet Skies and Stayin’ Single, Drinkin’ Doubles , they hold down a weekly gig at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael California, webcast to the world.

Kristin Collier’s new book Housewife: Home Remaking in a Transgender Marriage examines the complex dynamics of being married to someone who undergoes gender transition. She will speak in Eugene at the Hult Center as part of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 20 th after a book launch event at Tsunami Books the same day. She talks with Eric About the nature of love, identity, communication and family.

Music has been a part of war almost as constantly as weapons have been, throughout history. Its role in war is changing as the world changes too—something that’s examined in Lisa Gilman’s new book, My Music My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Photo by Eric Alan

Community Alliance of Lane County marks fifty years of working for peace and justice with a gala event at the UO Ford Alumni Center on Sunday, November 13 th . Program Director Michael Carrigan and Johanis Tadeo, Community Organizer for CALC’s Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect, speak with Eric Alan about the work, and how the election of Donald Trump is already impacting the Willamette Valley’s Latino community.

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