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. In 2014, he was awarded second place in the "Best Interview" category for his story "Vietnam: An Inner View" at the national convention of the Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated in Washington, DC. 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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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Mick Moloney at the Irish Cultural Festival

Tenor banjo master, vocalist and Irish folklorist Mick Moloney.

Mick Moloney opens the 11th annual Irish Cultural Festival in Eugene on Friday, March 7th. Moloney has recorded over forty albums of traditional Irish music, and was the recipient of the National Heritiage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Mick Moloney speaks with Eric Alan about Irish music and culture, traditional and modern.

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University Theatre
6:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Ecstasy: A Water Fable

A scene from University Theatre's production of Ecstasy: A Water Fable.

Egyptian-American playwright Denmo Ibrahim based her play Ecstasy: a Water Fable on an ancient Sufi tale. At the UO, it’s directed by Michael Najjar , and includes live music from the band Americanistan. Ibrahim and Najjar talk with Eric Alan about how an ancient fable is relevant to modern immigration issues, and to repairing a sense of disconnection shared across cultures and eras.

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WOW Hall
3:35 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Martin Sexton at KLCC

Martin Sexton
Credit Eric Alan

Singer/Songwriter Martin Sexton first made a name for himself playing on the Boston streets, after moving there from his initial home of Syracuse, New York. More than twenty years and ten albums later,  he's built a loyal following for his expressive and inventive vocals and fine guitar playing. He stopped by the KLCC studios to perform a few songs before his show on March 5th t at the WOW Hall in Eugene.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:49 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Vasen Live at KLCC

Vasen performing live at KLCC. (Left to right: Mikael Marin, viola; Olov Johansson, nyckelharpa; Roger Tallroth, 12-string guitar.)
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

The Swedish trio Vasen is celebrating twenty-five years of making instrumental music together. They’re touring behind their most recent CD, Mindset, and before  performing in the Jaqua Concert Hall of the Shedd Institute in Eugene, they joined Eric Alan live in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios, including Olov Johansson on nyckelharpa, Mikael Marin on viola, and Roger Tallroth on 12-string guitar.

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Oregon Humanities Center
6:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Slow Medicine with Dr. Victoria Sweet

Dr. Victoria Sweet

Dr. Victoria Sweet, author of God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, spent twenty years in practice at the last almshouse in the country. She speaks with Eric Alan about the differences between an almshouse and a hospital, and the lessons from “slow medicine” relevant to the modern healthcare system. She speaks at the UO on Wednesday, March 5th, presented by the Oregon Humanities Center. 

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
6:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Jazz at Lincoln Center has been dedicated to the performance, education and preservation of jazz for over 25 years, all with Wynton Marsalis as Artistic Director. Wynton Marsalis joins Eric Alan for conversation and music, before the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs at the Hult Center on March 5th.

 

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Eugene Hilton
6:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Wordcrafters in Eugene

Elizabeth Engstrom

The first Wordcrafters in Eugene writers’ conference will be held at the Eugene Hilton from March 7th through 9th, with a particular focus on fiction. Author Elizabeth Engstrom, a conference organizer, joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios to preview the conference.

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Hult Center
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Faure's Requiem, with the Eugene Concert Choir

Eugene Concert Choir

The Eugene Concert Choir presents Faure’s Requiem   at the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday, March 1st, joined by the Oregon Mozart Players and guest vocalists Sharla Nafziger and Anton Belov. Diane Retallack, Artistic and Executive Director of the Eugene Concert Choir, speaks with Eric Alan.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
3:19 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly at KLCC

Grace Kelly with Eric Alan in the KLCC studios.

Saxophonist, vocalist and songwriter Grace Kelly has already had a very accomplished career. She’s released eight albums, and played with a range of jazz luminaries from Dave Brubeck to Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. Now, at the age of 21, her new album Live at Scullers is her most vocally-oriented release, and finds her stretching more beyond jazz. Before performing at the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene, she joined Eric Alan in the KLCC studios for music and conversation.

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Florence Playhouse
6:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ned Hickson, Humor at the Speed of Life

Ned Hickson displays his credentials.

Syndicated humor columnist Ned Hickson has been awarded “Best Local Column” from both the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. He celebrates the release of his book, Humor at the Speed of Life, with a roasting at the Florence Playhouse on February 28th. He speaks with Eric Alan about the Winter Olympics, the Academy Awards, and how blowing things out of proportion helps give perspective.

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