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Review: Meiko wins the weekend at the Doug Fir Lounge

Aug. 23, Meiko played an intimate acoustic show at the Doug Fir Lounge in East Portland. Starting promptly at 9:30 p.m., Meiko took the stage in a black acid-wash babydoll dress and black leggings with just her guitar, a microphone and a rum and coke – her signature pre-show drink, she …

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Preview: Singer-songwriter Meiko to play Portland’s Doug Fir

Most Georgia musicians have their roots in Athens, the hip home of several alt-rock bands, such as R.E.M., The B-52s and Of Montreal. The latter shares a producer with Meiko. But Meiko Sheppard comes from Roberta, a 1000-person town whose motto claims it to be “A small town with a big …

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11 hidden gems of this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival lineup

TWO. MORE. DAYS. As you impatiently create your schedule for Sasquatch this weekend, be sure to check out the following artists who are not quite as well-known as some of the headliners , but just as talented. You know, the kinds of artists you may hear on the radio later and cooly say to …

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“Time to Go Home” proves that Chastity Belt’s party never ended

Chastity Belt grows past the college dorm room but holds the theme of a party with their second album “Time to Go Home”.

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Q&A: Scott Hansen of Tycho

Scott Hansen of Tycho talks about his creative process along with his current album Awake.

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Mom jeans, grandma’s pearls and granddad’s clothes: Is fashion doing a #throwback?

By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank When Macklemore sang, “I wear your granddad’s clothes / I look incredible,” he was not just making a joke about used clothes, but commenting on the phenomenon of recycling older fashion styles. While this “throwback” trend can be found throughout popular culture, it is arguably most prevalent …

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UO’s Free & For Sale Facebook Page is a treasure trove of oddities

By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank The Facebook page Free & For Sale is a great resource for students looking to sell or give away textbooks, iClickers (seriously, so many iClickers) and the other random items that can only be acquired by college students who move every 9-12 months. While the page is …

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Arts & CultureCover Story

Your guide to flying solo on Valentine's Day

So, you’re single and Valentine’s Day is in two days. Don’t act like you forgot. Don’t act like you aren’t just a little excited for the ultimate excuse to consume a whole box of chocolates and have a bottle of wine to yourself. You can binge on corny rom-coms in …

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Correction: University Theatre's 'love & information' preview

The Emerald would like to clarify a preview that ran Wednesday online about University Theatre’s show love and information. The story that ran was intended to be a simple, objective summary of the play and its showtimes, but included the writer’s opinions about a dress rehearsal, creating a review of a production …

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No job after graduation? Check out these alternative post-grad plans

Spring graduation is six months away. If your holiday break, first day of class or conversation with your grandma is filled with the question: “Do you know what you’re going to do after graduation?” Consult this list. As appetizing as an unpaid internship or moving in with your mom and dad sounds, …

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Comedian Carly Aquilino to ignite the McDonald Theater

Stand-up comedy has been sneaking its way into Eugene college culture for awhile now. This year alone, Kevin Hart, David Sedaris and Chris D’Elia have performed, the Buzz hosts a weekly Open Mic comedy night, and the University of Oregon Quackin’ Me Up Comedy Competition hosts its final round this week. …

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Johnson Hall rally continues for second day in protest of Oregon administration transparency in sexual assault case

Protestors supporting the UO Coalition To End Sexual Violence  gathered at Johnson Hall for the second day in a row to protest the University of Oregon’s lack of transparency surrounding the rape case involving men’s Basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. UO President Michael Gottfredson addressed the …

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Roller derby, ‘Buffy’ parody, Bicycle Film Festival and more coming up this weekend

In Eugene This Saturday night, WOW Hall will host four artists who will be performing in this year’s Sonic Bloom Festival, which takes place June 19-22 in South Park, Colo.  Sonic Bloom caters to lovers of electronic music and the Colorado mountains. Artists lined up to perform are on the …

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‘The Bachelor’ finale recap: A ‘controversial’ ending

SPOILER ALERT The last words America’s least-favorite bachelor mumbled were, “Don’t get cranky,” as he embraced Nikki after choosing not to give her the ring in his pocket. “The Bachelor” wrapped up its 18th season last night. Soccer star Juan Pablo didn’t offer a ring to either Nikki Ferrell nor Clare …

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Cinema Pacific prepares for its fifth annual film festival

Come April, the University of Oregon will be hosting Cinema Pacific, an annual film festival and University-wide collaboration of film screenings, multimedia, art and culture. The festival, which is in its fifth year, takes place April 23-27. Every year, the festival focuses on a Pacific-bordering country or two. Past focuses have …

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Wknd Calendar: March 7, 2014

On Friday, the electronic band EOTO will play at the McDonald Theatre. EOTO is composed of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, two members of the 1990s progressive bluegrass/psychedelic rock group the String Cheese Incident. In 2006, Travis and Hann jumped on the electronic bandwagon without abandoning their musical roots. For …

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Twitter is moving television ‘water cooler’ talk to real time

Twitter has a continuously growing presence when it comes to conversations about television. Just last Sunday night, Twitter crashed temporarily due to the huge number of people retweeting Ellen’s Oscar celebrity selfie and the Twitter account “@SochiProblems” went viral, gaining more followers than the Olympics’ official Twitter account. For many …

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Oscar recap: Selfies, pizza and Lupita Nyong’o’s lip balm

Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizzas and Meryl Streep gave the world her best selfie face. Welcome the a recap of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Ellen carried the show with a confidence that only a truly respected comedian who has been in Hollywood for 20 years could have. She gracefully mocked Hollywood, …

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Academy Awards roundtable: Who will win big at tonight’s Oscars?

The 86th Academy Awards are this Sunday night. Regardless of how many movies you’ve seen, this award show has something for everyone, whether it be the red carpet, the performances or the music that cuts people off during their acceptance speeches. Sports fans had the Super Bowl a few weeks …

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Best of Campus: Best Duck Fan — Cody Karlin cooks up the best school spirit

Nobody questions Duck fans’ spirit. The University of Oregon has the coolest mascot, state-of-the-art athletics facilities and an entire student section that believes that on any given Saturday during Oregon’s fall, it will never rain. Senior Cody Karlin is more than just a fair-weather football fan. He attends games and …

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Two students spill about studying abroad in Seville and Siena

This past fall, juniors Maya Zimmerman and Claire Sanguedolce studied abroad in Seville, Spain and Siena, Italy, where they experienced everything from strange mustard pasta salad to being mocked for scrambling eggs. Spain offered the challenges of dinners stretching from 10 p.m. to midnight, while Italy proved a difficult place …

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Events in Eugene and Portland this weekend

In Eugene On-Campus Jan. 12, Chamber Music: The London Haydn Quartet with special guest Eric Hoeprich is coming to Beall Concert Hall, giving students the opportunity to de-stress and hear Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart; Beall Concert Hall(961 E. 18th Ave.), tickets range from $17-$39, 3 p.m. Off-Campus Jan. 10, Chance …

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Check out what movies are coming out this term

Winter for the movies brings a variety, featuring everything from stolen art masterpieces to dystopian societies. Escape the cold and use those Fandango gift cards grandma gave you for Christmas at Eugene’s cinematic establishments. JANUARY Lone Survivor: It’s 2005 and four U.S. Navy SEALs are on a mission to capture …

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Q&A: Aaron Carter talks with the Emerald, still wants candy

The Emerald had a chance to chat with Aaron Carter on the phone prior to his performance in Eugene this Thursday, to talk about his new tour. Carter released three albums before even hitting puberty, including “Aaron’s Party,” which went platinum and features “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I …

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