Arts & Culture

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

I’d better say it right away. “Between Two Knees,” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is not about sex. The two knees referred to are two incidents: the massacre of 300 Lakota at Wounded Knee by American soldiers in 1890, and the 1973 occupation of the Pine Ridge reservation at Wounded Knee by Native American activists.

Amy Brenneman / KLCC

Saturday was the 28th Pride celebration in Lane County.

Amy Brenneman / KLCC

Friday marked Eugene’s 37th annual S.L.U.G. Queen Competition and Coronation.

Vincent Mays / Eugene Springfield Pride

This Saturday, Eugene Springfield Pride Festival will take place at Alton Baker Park.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

If you speak any Spanish you can have fun with “La Comedia of Errors,” Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s early comedy. If you speak a lot of Spanish you’ll have a rollicking good time. And if your first or only language is Spanish you’ll probably understand the show best of all.

Sarah-Kate Sharkey

Hundreds of artists are coming to Eugene to take part in Visual Arts Week, kicking off this Friday.

Melorie Begay/KLCC News

The 20X21EUG Mural Project will surpass its goal of creating 20 art installations in preparation for the 2021 World Track and Field Championships. There are currently 18 murals around Eugene and by the end of next week, there will be 23.

The Confluence Library

Greater access to indigenous culture has been made available to educators and students across the Pacific Northwest.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on the launch of The Confluence Library.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

A perceptive production of “All’s Well that Ends Well” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows how deeply Shakespeare understood women, often portraying them as persons of superior wit.

Oregon Aviation Historical Society

Cottage Grove’s Oregon Aviation Historical Society will hold the 41st annual Jim Wright Stearman Fly-In on August 3rd. The event features the powerful Stearman biplane, which has been around since the conception of American flight.

Lindsay Ellis

Lindsay Ellis, video essayist and author, spoke with KLCC's Amy Brenneman about her upcoming talk at the Eugene Public Library about how science fiction has imagined alien language over the decades.


Rachel McDonald / KLCC

KLCC's Amy Brenneman and Rachel McDonald talk with Molly McMillan from the Puppets Save the World display at the Oregon Country Fair.

Bryan Andresen is a retired rehabilitation physician who has exhibits of photos titled "The Natural World Explored" up in two PeaceHealth locations: RiverBend and the University District.
Portrait by Sandy Brown Jensen

Bryan Andresen

Link to Bryan’s web presence:

Date of Interview: Sunday, July 21, 2019

Date of Broadcast: Wed. July 24, 2019

Script: Sandy Brown Jensen

Sound and Narration: Terry Way

Location: Sacred Heart Medical Center PRN Gallery and Sacred Heart University District

Exhibition Dates: RiverBend July 9--Sept. 5; University District July 2--Sept. 3

Lane County Fair

The Lane County Fair opens Wednesday and continues through Sunday.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

No matter how many times you’ve seen “Macbeth,” it’s time to see it again at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. This astonishing production is currently playing at the Allen Elizabethan Theatre, but later in the summer it may move indoors if the air is smoky.

Since 1992, the Oregon Festival of American Music has been a feature of summers in Eugene. Each year, the festival chooses a repertoire to explore in a series of concerts and events spanning a two-week period. 

Nathan Bouquet

After more than 30 years of buying and selling all things music, Skip’s Records & CD World is closing its doors.

Rosie Richeson

Wizard rock is a sub-genre of music where it’s all about the Harry Potter series. And, it didn’t exist before brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge created it, performing in Gryffindor ties and Harry Potter glasses.

Brian Bull / KLCC

Tuesday, a large totem pole was installed at Sheldon High School in Eugene.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, the pole is the culmination of a year-and-a-half’s work by nearly a hundred carvers…most of them Native American children.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Three new live cameras have been installed at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. They feature live feeds of the open sea exhibit, seabird aviary, and the sea otter pool.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“Indecent,” Paula Vogel’s highly acclaimed drama, has now opened at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which co-commissioned the work but allowed many other productions before it landed in Ashland.

Rachael McDonald

Organizers say the Oregon Country Fair had its largest crowds in decades this weekend in Veneta.  The 3-day festival drew more than 58,474 people.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

In October, John Weber will be the next executive director for the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Oregon Country Fair

Oregon Country Fair kicks off its 50th year on Friday in Veneta. The three-day festival is expected to draw its largest crowd in history.

Harry Gross

This year, the Oregon Country Fair was designated an Oregon Heritage Tradition. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert takes a walk down memory lane with an archivist, a museum curator and an historian to reminisce on 50 years of Fair.

Oregon Bach Festival

Darrell Grant is a jazz pianist, composer, and professor of music at Portland State University. The Territory, his 2013 composition about the geographical and cultural history of the state of Oregon, will be performed on Friday July 12 at the Soreng Theater in Eugene. The concert is part of the Oregon Bach Festival.

Rachael McDonald

This June marked the 50th anniversary of an exercise program that makes most people think of leotards and leg warmers. But, Jazzercise still has a loyal following and is going strong all over the world. We visited a class in Eugene.


NAEEMEH NAEEMAEI: "DREAMS BEFORE EXTINCTION" AND "UNDER THE EARTH, OVER THE MOON"  June 15, 2019 to December 31, 2019At The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

John Nollendorfs / International Thespian Festival

Among eleven main stage performances highlighted at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) in Lincoln, Nebraska last week was a sleeper musical hit performed by South Eugene High School actors.

City of Springfield

Monday, the Springfield Library opened 2 satellite sites for returning books and other borrowed items. This is part of their efforts to make the library services more accessible.