Local Family Brings Back Cowboy Music

VENETA, Ore. — Old school western cowboy music is making a comeback. A local family is taking their show on the road entertaining audiences and winning awards. Their next stop: Florence. Meet the Hanson Family Singers. They’ve been performing together since they were kids. Lisa is on the violin, Theresa is on the guitar, and … Continue reading »

Out & About: May 24th-26th

There are a lot of ways to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend. Here are some ideas from 104.7 FM KDUK’s Valerie Steele: Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to get out to your local wineries; and, the Willamette Valley has plenty of them. Wineries will be hosting open houses all weekend for tastings, music … Continue reading »

Amateur Musicians Play it Again

EUGENE, Ore. — Amateur musicians are picking up their instruments, and with guidance from the Eugene Symphony they’re playing again. In its first year, 52 musicians ranging in age from 18 to 80 plus took part in the play it again series. This is the second year. After months of practice, they’re prepared for concert … Continue reading »

Oregon Bars Could Get New Restrictions

EUGENE, Ore. — New restrictions could soon be placed on patios at bars and taverns across Oregon. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is set to vote on some blanket restrictions on Thursday. The rules would limit how late alcohol can be served and amplified music be played in outdoor seating areas. This proposal surfaced because … Continue reading »

Record Store Day Boosts Business

EUGENE, Ore. — A local record store saw a major boost in business Saturday, as music fans across the country celebrated National Record Store Day. Skip’s Records had a line wrapped around the building before the store opened at 7 a.m. The owner said he got to the store around 3 and the line formed … Continue reading »

UO Marching Band Prepares for Sweet 16

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Marching Band spent this winter fighting funding, but the University of Oregon won’t have to pony up any money to get the band to Indianapolis. The NCAA pays for all the teams’ bands to travel for the tournament. The band is taking 29 students to help bring a little bit … Continue reading »

UO Marching Band Gets 5% Increase

EUGENE, Ore. — The budget battle between the University of Oregon’s student leadership and the marching band has ended for now. The ASUO considered cutting the band’s budget, but band members spoke out. So instead of a cut, OAB got a 5-percent raise compared to last year. However, going forward, the ASUO says it will … Continue reading »

Eugene Drum Shop Settling In

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene musicians can now lean on the expertise of a man with more than 20 years in the business. Sam Adato’s Drum Shop recently made the move from San Francisco to Eugene. The owner said he was stuck in a rut, tired of the big city stress and more than ready for … Continue reading »

UO Performers Celebrate MLK, Jr. Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Looking for a way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Then you might want to join others at the University of Oregon for music and dance. The UO’s School of Music and Dance will host several concerts this week in honor of the holiday. On Monday, Jan. 21, the UO Gospel … Continue reading »

Students Prepare for Hult Center Event

EUGENE, Ore. — New this year at several after-school programs–Link Up, a program in which Eugene Symphony musicians teach students how to play music. A local class is doing its final preparations before their big finale of performing at the Hult Center. Kristen Halay knows music. She’s a flutist and can play just about any … Continue reading »

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