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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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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WOW Hall
3:18 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

David Wilcox Live at KLCC

David Wilcox att KLCC.
Credit Photo by Isabel A. Zacharias

Songwriter, storyteller and dedicated bicyclist David Wilcox has hit the road from North Carolina, to celebrate the release of his 18th album, Blaze. He begins his West Coast tour on Friday night, February 21st at the WOW Hall in Eugene, with Justin Farren opening. David Wilcox joined us live in the KLCC studios, for songs and conversation.

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The Belfry
6:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Suzy Bogguss, Interpreting Merle Haggard

Suzy Bogguss

Country music vocalist Suzy Bogguss interprets the songs of Merle Haggard on her latest CD Lucky, continuing a long career that has featured platinum and gold albums, a Grammy award and a command performance at the White House. She’ll perform at The Belfry in Sisters on Friday, February 21st, and joins Eric Alan to talk about all things Merle.

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UO School of Music and Dance
6:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Imani Winds

Imani Winds

The Grammy-nominated classical quintet Imani Winds takes a musically adventurous approach, including elements of jazz, African, Latin and other musical traditions. Music from Stravinsky and beyond illustrates, as Valerie Coleman speaks to Eric Alan about the quintet’s vision, in advance of their concert at Beall Hall on the UO campus on Sunday, February 16th.

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Old Mill District, Bend
6:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Oregon Winterfest

Artisan fire pits at last year's Oregon Winterfest

The annual Oregon Winterfest will be held in the Old Mill District of Bend this weekend, from Friday February 14th through Sunday, February 16th. It includes three days of winter-themed events, from a rail jam for snowboarders and skiers, to snow warrior races, artisan fire pits, music, food, and more. It’s all a benefit for Saving Grace, an organization that provides comprehensive family violence and sexual assault services. An interview with Aaron Schweitzer, producer of Oregon Winterfest.

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