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.

Ways to Connect

Drawing by Dan Pegoda

  Fictional candidate Thomas Jerry is running to become Oregon’s first Third Senator, in the interactive murder mystery comedy Murder on the Campaign Trail.  Candidate Jerry (as channeled by actor William Campbell) visits with Eric Alan and details his unusual platform positions on oil, guns, marijuana and the Supreme Court. The play runs through April 30th at the Springfield Holiday Inn. 

Photo by Jim Lommasson

  Wars are never truly over for veterans and their families, refugees, and citizens whose homelands are devastated. Photographer Jim Lommasson has explored those issues in his books Exit Wounds: Soldiers’ Stories—Life after Iraq and Afghanistan, and What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization.

Photo by Maani Vadgama

  For the past quarter-century, MEDGE—the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene—has brought Middle Eastern dance and music to the region through performance and education.

  The classic lyric opera Eugene Onegin melds the music of Tchaikovsky with the literature of Alexander Pushkin, creating a romantic and dramatic piece. Eugene Opera will do a fully-orchestrated version with an international cast on Friday, March 11th and Sunday, March 13th at the Hult Center in Eugene. Eugene Opera general director Mark Beudert and music director Andrew Bisantz speak with Eric Alan.

  Author and philosopher Lori Gruen speaks about “Justice and Empathy Beyond the Human.” She talks with Eric Alan about the ability of chimpanzees and other animals to teach us about better relationships. She appears on Thursday, March 10th on the UO campus, as part of Oregon Humanities Center’s year-long focus on justice.

Photo by Ariel Ogden

 

  University Theatre presents Scorched, a play by  Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad that examines the nature of war survivors’ emotional realities, in a way that illuminates current conflicts. Director Michael Najjar--whose parents also fled a Lebanese conflict--and cast member Jerilyn Armstrong speak with Eric Alan. The play runs March 3rd through 13th at the Hope Theatre on the UO campus. 

  The Oregon Bach Festival welcomes its new executive director, Janelle McCoy, who is an accomplished mezzo soprano and arts administrator. Eric Alan speaks with her about her priorities and vision for moving the festival forward in 2016 and beyond.  

Photo by Brian Lanker. Used by permission of Brian Lanker's estate, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

  The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art features From the Heart: the Photographs of Brian Lanker, a retrospective of the late photographer’s work. Eric Alan speaks about his legacy with his widow Lynda Lanker, an accomplished artist herself and the subject of his Pulitzer Prize-winning series on natural childbirth. The exhibit is on display now through April 24th. 

Quetzal, Live at KLCC

Feb 24, 2016
Photo by Eric Alan

  The Grammy-winning ensemble Quetzal has come out of East L.A.’s Chicano community to create a vision that integrates music, dance and community activism in truly global ways.

  The Eugene Concert Choir presents the Burt Bacharach Songbook at the Hult Center in Eugene on Saturday, February 27th, with the Vicki Brabham Combo, Bill Hulings, Shirley Andress, and Oliver Bacharach, Burt’s son. They’ll celebrate  Burt Bacharach’s songwriting legacy, which includes over seventy top 40 hits, six Grammy awards, three Academy Awards, and more. Oliver Bacharach and Vicki Brabham visited the KLCC studios.

  

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