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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Bijou Art Cinemas
6:00 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Walking the Camino

Modern pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain for twelve hundred years, particularly the five-hundred mile route known as Camino Frances. One person whose life was changed by taking the pilgrimage is Oregon filmmaker Lydia B. Smith, who first felt compelled to make the journey, then later to return and make a documentary following the journeys of six other pilgrims. Her film Walking the Camino has won awards and audience acclaim, and is currently on an extended run at the Bijou Art Cinemas in Eugene.

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Sam Bond's Garage
3:25 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel Live at KLCC

Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel in the KLCC studios.
Credit Photo by Eric Alan

Craig Chee is celebrating the release of his new CD, Life in the Key of Chee, produced by Tyler Fortier. It places Craig's ukulele playing in some non-traditional contexts of songwriting and performance. Before his CD release concert at Sam Bond's Garage in Eugene on Friday, November 29th, Craig Chee and Sarah Maisel brought their ukuleles and good spirit to the KLCC studios, for two live songs and one from the CD.

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Orchestra Next
6:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Orchestra Next's Unique Mentorship Model

Brian McWhorter (left) and members of Orchestra Next

In just two years, Orchestra Next has established a training orchestra in the Willamette Valley, and become the resident orchestra for the Eugene Ballet. Music director Brian McWhorter speaks with Eric Alan about the orchestra's unique mentorship model, pairing student and professional players.

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John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
11:03 am
Wed November 20, 2013

The Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project Celebrates the Legacy of Miles Davis at the Blackhawk

The Miles Davis band of 1961 was melodic, subtle and built on the grooves of one of the best rhythm sections in jazz. In April of that year, they played and recorded two classic concerts at the legendary Blackhawk jazz club in San Francisco, which were eventually released in full as a four-CD set. The Carl Woideck Jazz Heritage Project will bring the spirit and music of those nights to the stage of the Jaqua Concert Hall in Eugene on Thursday, November 21st.

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Eugene Symphony
8:50 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Counterpoint Festival: Romeo and Juliet, with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Terri McMahon

As the Eugene Symphony's month-long, city-wide Counterpoint Festival continues, the symphony and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival prepare to collaborate on a groundbreaking version of Romeo and Juliet on November 23rd. It combines a full symphony orchestra performing music from Prokofiev with Shakespeare's classic text, brought to the stage by three actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Eric Alan speaks with Terri McMahon, who directs OSF's participation.

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KLCC Live Performance
3:51 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Mary Gauthier Live at KLCC

Mary Gauthier at KLCC
Credit Photo by Isabel A. Zacharias

Mary Gauthier's redemptive songs have had great impact, over the course of more than half a dozen CDs and an endless string of live performances. After a rough childhood in Louisiana and young travels elsewhere, she's settled into Nashville and become a songwriting force there over the past decade.  Before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on Monday, November 18th, she stopped in at KLCC to perform a new song co-written with Fred Eaglesmith and two of her pervious classics, in a performance hosted by Eric Alan.

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OSU Spring Creek Project
6:06 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Kathleen Dean Moore: The Moral Urgency of Climate Action

Kathleen Dean Moore

Environmental philosopher and author Kathleen Dean Moore will present a talk in Corvallis on Sunday, November 17th entitled, “For the Beauty of the Earth: The Moral Urgency of Climate Action.” She speaks with Eric Alan about that topic, and her new book Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril. That book, co-edited with Michael P. Nelson, gathers the perspectives of the world's moral leaders on what actions we need to take and why.

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Blue Door Theatre
10:27 am
Thu November 14, 2013

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

A scene from In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play.

LCC’s Blue Door Theatre presents In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated play based on the Victorian-era use of vibrators to treat “hysterical” women. Director Willow Norton returns from New York City to the Willamette Valley, to talk with Eric Alan about medicine, intimacy and electricity, and why it’s all relevant for modern relationships. 

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Eugene Symphony
10:21 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Eugene Symphony's Counterpoint Festival Explores Love and Fate

The Eugene Symphony presents its second Counterpoint Festival, partnering with a variety of community and arts organizations to explore the themes of “Love and Fate,” in events across the spectrum of the creative arts. That includes two performances by the Eugene Symphony: Symphonie Fantastique on November 14th, then Romeo & Juliet and Porgy & Bess on November 23rd, including collaboration with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Eric Alan speaks with the symphony’s executive director Scott Freck, and music director and conductor Danail Rachev. 

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Eugene International Film Festival
10:56 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Antarctica: A Year on Ice

As part of the Eugene International Film Festival, Anthony Powell's award-winning documentary Antarctica: A Year on Ice screens at the Bijou Metro on Friday evening, November 8th. In this interview, Eric Alan speaks with Ben Bonnet, who appears briefly in the film, and has worked at Antarctica's McMurdo Station for several years. He talks about the strong community found there, the unexpected effects of constant winter darkness on sleep, and why polar residents dream of guacamole.

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