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. He joined KLCC in 2010 as a host of the music program Fresh Tracks. He then became the host of the music, arts and culture program Living Large, which brought 800 performances and interviews to the airwaves in 2011-2013. 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 also served there as editor and primary feature writer for The Jefferson Monthly magazine, Morning Edition host and producer of The Questing Feast (a food show). 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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Hult Center
6:00 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Dance for a Reason Benefits the School Garden Project

The Lane County School Garden Project in action.

The 20th annual Dance for a Reason benefit performance brings an eclectic array of dancers together at the Hult Center on Friday, January 24th, as a benefit for the Lane County School Garden Project. Eric Alan speaks with Dance for a Reason founder Geni Morrow and John Moriarty, Executive Director of the School Garden Project.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

UO Gospel Choirs and Ensembles Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Andiel Brown and the UO Gospel Choirs

To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Oregon Gospel Choirs and Ensembles will give a free concert Monday afternoon at Beall Hall. Andiel Brown, director of the UO Gospel Choirs and Ensembles, speaks with Eric Alan about the music, Dr. King’s legacy, and how it relates to the gospel choirs’ groundbreaking trip to China last spring.

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Florence Events Center
10:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Winter Folk Festival in Florence

The Brothers Four

The Twelfth Annual Winter Folk Festival will be held in the Florence Events Center this Saturday and Sunday, January 18th and 19th. Music from John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Brothers Four and 2-Bit Palomino, plus an interview with Hal Weiner, director of the the Winter Folk Festival.

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Oregon State University
6:06 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Elena Passarello, from Scream to Song

Elena Passarello wins the Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest.

The tenth anniversary of Presidential candidate Howard Dean’s infamous career-damaging scream is  Sunday, January 19th. Elena Passarello honors this scream, alongside those of Marlon Brando and Roger Daltrey, and the famous Wilhelm Scream, which has been used in 350 movies. Elena Passarello is an Oregon Book Award finalist for her book of essays on the human voice, Let Me Clear My Throat. She was the first woman to win the annual Stanley and Stella Shouting Contest in New Orleans, and teaches at Oregon State University.

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The Very Little Theatre
6:00 am
Thu January 16, 2014

The Language Archive

The Very Little Theatre presents The Language Archive, from January 17th through February 1st. The play is centered around a specialist in dying languages who has trouble with the language of his own life. Director James Aday and assistant director/actress Nancy Hopps join Eric Alan to talk about listening and the language of love.

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WOW Hall
3:27 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Austin Jenckes Live at KLCC

Left to right: Michael Canning, Cody Beebe, Austin Jenckes, Skyler Mehal, Eric Alan.

Austin Jenckes originally hails from the small town of Duvall, Washington, although in recent times he’s been centered in Nashville, and has gained national attention this past year through his appearances as a finalist on NBC’s hit TV show The Voice. Back in the Pacific Northwest for a tour with Seattle band Cody Beebe and the Crooks, he stopped by the KLCC studios with Cody Beebe and Skyler Mehal for an in-studio performance and interview with Eric Alan.

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Newport Visual Arts Center
6:00 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Slavery On Trial In the Oregon Territory

Author R. Gregory Nokes

As Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches, author R. Gregory Nokes reflects on the legacy of slavery in Oregon, through his book Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory. The book has just been named as an Oregon Book Award finalist. Greg Nokes will speak in Newport and Lincoln City on January 18th and 19th.  He is interviewed here by Eric Alan.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

American Luminosity Uniquely Merges Music, Poetry and Art

Pianist Nathalie Fortin and soprano Laura Wayte.

American Luminosity: Our Poets, Our Composers, Our Art is a multi-media concert at Beall Hall on Friday, January 10th, featuring music by soprano Laura Decher Wayte, pianist Nathalie Fortin , and a string trio. It will include musical adaptations of poems by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and others. The stage will feature related art by Helen Liu. Eric Alan speaks with Laura Decher Wayte and Helen Liu about the unique collaboration.

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
8:54 am
Thu January 9, 2014

OCT's Tribes Examines Examines Deafness, Language and Family

Oregon Contemporary Theatre begins 2014 by presenting Nina Raine’s award-winning play Tribes in the Lord Leebrick Playhouse, January 10th through February 1st. The play explores language, hierarchy and the subtle tribes of which we’re all a part. Eric Alan is joined in the KLCC studios by actor Joe Cronin, one of the founders of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre, and Tribes’ director Craig Willis, also artistic director of OCT.

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Tiny Tavern
3:23 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Kattail Live at KLCC

Kattail performs live at KLCC
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Singer/songwriter Kattail spent several years living in the Willamette Valley, and is now living in Venice Beach, California. Touring behind her self-titled debut CD, which includes a song about Cottage Grove, she stopped in the KLCC studios for a performance in advance of local gigs at Tiny Tavern, Ninkasi Brewing and Hot Mama's Chicken Wings.

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