Arts & Culture

The unhealed wounds of the Vietnam War still persist, as do the bonds between those who served there. Both are explored in the film Tripwire!¸which focuses on the experiences of local veteran Marc Waszkiewicz and his fellow Marines.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “Avenging the Owl” by Melissa Hart.

Thirty-Five Years of Hult Center Memories

Sep 5, 2017

Thirty-five years ago, the Hult Center in Eugene opened its doors, forever changing the city’s cultural landscape. In celebration, the venue will host a day of free events on September 16th. Joining KLCC’s Eric Alan to look ahead and look back are general manager Theresa Sizemore, and ticket office manager Marcia James, who has worked at the Hult Center since 1982.

Honoring Elders with a Grandparent's Pioneer Tea

Aug 31, 2017

History and the present merge in Singing Creek Educational Center’s Grandparent’s Pioneer Tea. The event honors elders on National Grandparents Day, September 10th, in a one-room schoolhouse in Junction City. Singing Creek’s Executive Director, Karen Rainsong, speaks with Eric Alan about honoring elders, and the relevance of pioneer values in the modern day.  

Ila Rose in her home studio in Eugene, Oregon
Sandy Brown Jensen

Show: Viz City

Subject: Ila Rose, Muralist

Date of Interview: Aug. 16, 2017

Noah Strycker set a world record by seeing 6,042 species of birds in one year. Stories from his global adventure are collected in his new book, Birding without Borders. He talks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about the memorable journey, before speaking at the Oregon Shorebird Festival in Charleston on Labor Day Weekend.   

Photo by Karen Rainsong

Eugene’s 35th and newest SLUG Queen is Queen Santa Frida Babosita, the patron slug of arts and culture. She’s also known as Mija Andrade. She talks with KLCC’s Eric Alan about her goals as the city’s unofficial ambassador, including how it relates to her passion for the arts and her Mexican heritage. 

Photo by Paul Carter

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt (A Parable), explores nuanced aspects of doubt, faith and the power of stories, whether truthful or not.

Vincent Mays

The Eugene/Springfield LGBTQ community, along with sponsors and allies, will gather this Saturday for the 26th Annual Pride Festival. The event at Alton Baker Park is expected to draw thousands.

More storm drains will become murals in the City of Springfield’s Second Annual UpStream Art Installation this Friday, evening August 11th. 

Photo by Eric Alan

The North American Jaw Harpists host the 22nd North American Jew’s Harp Festival, at the Cottage Grove Armory on Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th, presented by the nonprofit organization Music Money.

Katsunori Hamanishi
Sandy Brown Jensen


  Mezzotint is one of the most difficult print forms in the world, and the White Lotus Gallery is hosting one of its masters at this month, Mr. Hamanishi from Tokyo, Japan.

Roasting Garden Veggies Brings Out The Flavor

Aug 8, 2017
John Fischer

We put a lot of work into our gardens so we can eat- fresh delicious vegetables.

Photo by Jenny Graham

Dorothy Velasco reviews the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Off the Rails, the first play by a Native American to be performed at OSF.

This is KLCC. I’m Dorothy Velasco with the Ashland Theater Review.

“Off the Rails,” the first play by a Native American to be performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is a mishmash — part comedy, part musical, part history lesson, and part morality tale loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.”

Brian Bull / KLCC

Summer means camping, which can bring up images of drooping tents, wet sleeping bags, and swarms of mosquitos. But many campsite owners are offering amenities to make the experience more comfy, even luxurious.  And while critics say “glamping” defeats the purpose of getting away from it all, others say the trend has always been around.  KLCC’s Brian Bull visits some glamp sites in Oregon.  

For only the third time in the past century, a total solar eclipse will shadow Oregon, beginning in Lincoln City on Monday, August 21st at 10:15 a.m. KLCC's Eric Alan speaks with particle physicist and astronomer Dr. Jim Brau, former director of the UO Center for High Energy Physics, and the Philip H. Knight Professor of Natural Science.

This is KLCC.  I’m Connie Bennett, Director of Eugene Public Library, with a book review of “Wildman” by J.C. Geiger.

I’ve never been a teenaged boy.  Never been in a ’93 Buick.  So, it was with a little trepidation that I picked up “Wildman,” Eugene author J.C. Geiger’s debut novel.  Though the book has received quite a bit of buzz in the teen market since its colorful “road-trip” launch last spring, I wasn’t sure how accessible – or interesting – it might be to older readers.

slugqueen.com

The Society for the Legitimization of Ubiquitous Gastropods or SLUG Queen competition gets underway this week. The deadline for aspiring Eugene Slug Queens to apply for the honor is this Friday, August 4th.

George Braddock / Ritz Sauna and Showers

Earlier this year, the Oregon Country Fair axed plans to display the Story Pole…a 36-foot tall wooden carving done in a distinctive, Native American style.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, its fate is still being decided.  

Dorothy Velasco reviews the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Rachael McDonald

The City of Eugene is commissioning 20 murals to be painted throughout the city by 2021 in time for the IAAF World Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field. Next week, they’ll host 8 artists from around the world to paint 7 murals in 7 days.

City of Eugene

A storied Eugene tradition is coming back with familiar themes this weekend. The “Eug” Parade is part of Eugene Sunday Streets downtown.

Roger Weise is showing more than two dozen of his paintings at the Maude Kerns Art Center in a show called "Boats and Bathers"
Sandy Brown Jensen

Show: Viz City

Subject: Roger Weise

Date of Interview: July 18, 2017

Date of Broadcast: Wed. July 26, 2017

“Bathers & Boats” Exhibit Dates: July 21 - August 25, 2017

You’re listening to Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review program.

Dorothy Velasco reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, the first play by Jiehae Park.

Dorothy Velasco reviews Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of UniSon, a musical based on the poetry of August Wilson.

OCF Scavenger Hunt

Jul 13, 2017

One way to experience the Oregon Country Fair is to wander aimlessly.  Another way is to be on a mission.  The "Stewardship Scavenger Hunt" gives attendees the chance to learn about the land -- and to win a prize! 

The Oregon Country Fair is approaching its 50th anniversary. Planning is underway for how to celebrate. KLCC’s Angela Kellner spoke with Norma Sax, who has been involved with the fair since 1977.

Mark Seder

A Eugene architect involved in Lane Community College’s original design in the 1960s has died.  KLCC’s Brian Bull has this remembrance of Grant Seder.

Painter Bets Cole has a show at the Karin Clarke Gallery during the month of July 2017
Sandy Brown Jensen

Bets Cole: “Line, Value & Color” at the Karin Clarke Gallery, July 5 - July 29, 2017

 

A short video featuring Bets Cole

Dorothy Velasco reviews the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's production of The Odyssey, adapted for the stage by Mary Zimmerman.

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