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Review: Best albums released this summer (so far)

As the summer nears its end, the Emerald looks back at some of the best albums released during the time of the year when car windows stay rolled down and music means everything. Displayed chronologically, these are the albums the Emerald thinks are must-listens for the summer of 2018. Kanye’s …

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Review: Animal Collective takes a psychedelic scuba dive on ‘Tangerine Reef’

“Tangerine Reef,” the latest musical project from psychedelic pop group Animal Collective, is akin to a drugged-up ocean documentary. The audiovisual album combines ambient musical explorations with vibrant footage of coral and various other reef creatures. It is not only a meditative journey down to the ocean floor but a …

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Tribute to the ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin

At the 1998 Grammy Awards, opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti unexpectedly dropped out of his scheduled performance of the classic aria “Nessun dorma” minutes into the beginning of the awards ceremony. There was one person who Grammy director Ken Ehrlich had confidence in to take Pavarotti’s place with two hours of …

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Photos: Big Bounce America brings the world’s biggest bounce house to Eugene

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Photos: A night of reggae at the Cuthbert Amphitheater with Rebelution, Stephen Marley and more

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‘Sober Thoughts’ – local stand up comedians find humor in staying sober; this Friday at The Drake Bar

At the age of 22, comedian and Eugene native Max Brockmann began performing stand up comedy as a way to overcome social anxiety and depression. He was also dealing with an ongoing struggle with substance abuse problems, which continued for several years before he made a commitment to change and …

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Photos: Panic! At The Disco ‘Prays for the Wicked’ at the Moda Center with guests ARIZONA and Hayley Kiyoko

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Photos: 27th Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival marks first official Pride Day of the cities

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Photos: Rex Orange County Performs in Portland

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Photos: 12th Annual Whiteaker Block Party

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Nerd Art Night returns to Game Pub in downtown Eugene this Friday

Game Pub in downtown Eugene will once again be hosting Nerd Art Night this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Nerd Art Night, which Game Pub hosts once every two months, features pop culture artwork and jewelry made by local artists and is part of Eugene’s monthly First Friday …

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The evolution of Eugene’s anarchist movements

Rioters ran through the streets of downtown Eugene, blocking traffic and resisting arrest on June 18, 1999. The event had escalated from an international protest named “Carnival Against Capital” earlier that same day. People went to the nearest bank and started smashing windows according to John Zerzan, a prominent, Eugene-based …

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Photos: Onion Music Fest connects PNW style and sound

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Onion Music Fest: Transforming backyard performances into a premier D.I.Y. festival

Three years ago, in the halls of Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, then 19-year-old music student and Onion The Man lead singer and keyboardist Ian Harris hatched an idea that would take advantage of his parents going out of town in the coming weeks.  “Dude, we can totally do …

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Photos: Wet Hot Emerican Summer Skates to Eugene

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Photos: Eugene dog owners gather to Hops for Hounds

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Photos: Endless Summer Tour with G-Eazy and Lil Uzi Vert

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Preview: Summer SOUP dishes up free performances this weekend

Whether you’re looking to plan an inexpensive date night or just wanting to escape the heat for a few hours this weekend, look no further than Summer SOUP’s rendition of “Wondrous Strange.” Summer SOUP is the University of Oregon’s summer theater program that challenges students to audition, rehearse and perform …

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Photos: 49th Oregon Country Fair offers a whimsical weekend between the trees

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The Emerald Recommends: Summer in Eugene with and without a car

Eugene in the summertime: Students vacate campus, air conditioning is sacred and freedom reins for those remaining with few to no classes. Work and internships aside, the summer offers an invaluable opportunity to explore the local outdoors, try new things and have fun with friends. The one thing that changes …

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Eugene celebrates Grateful Dead’s lasting local impact at recent Autzen performance

In June of 1978, thousands of Dead Heads made their way to Eugene for The Grateful Dead’s first performance at Autzen Stadium. Many were in search of a spiritually transformative musical experience — others just came for a good time. Santana, Eddie Money, and The Outlaws joined The Grateful Dead …

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Vance Joy plays musician and storyteller at sold-out Edgefield show

Vance Joy graced his Australian pop and locks to a packed house at the Edgefield Amphitheater Tuesday evening. Truth be told, it wouldn’t have worked anywhere else. Free from vaulted ceilings and cramped seating, the open lawns were filled with signs of summer – shorts, tees and freshly unfurled blankets. …

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Photos: Vance Joy brings ‘Nation of Two’ to sold-out Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn

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Photos: Dead & Company brings music and a lot of tie dye to Autzen Stadium

Dead & Company consists of former Grateful Dead band members Bob Weir (guitar/vocals), Mickey Hart (drums) and Bill Kreutzmann (drums), accompanied by  John Mayer (guitar/vocals), Oteil Burbridge (bass/drums) and Jeff Chimenti (keyboard). The last time Grateful Dead members played at Autzen Stadium was June 1994 — 24 years ago. Autzen …

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Sasquatch! Music Festival announces its discontinuation

After 17 years of inspiring music performances backgrounded by the breathtaking views of Washington’s Columbia River Gorge, Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced that it is ceasing operations and will not hold its annual festival next spring, Willamette Week reports. Sasquatch! founder Adam Zacks announced the festival’s end on June 28th …

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Friday Night Magic: Players gather at local game shop

It was 6 p.m. The low hum of the room began to develop into animated chatter. Players trickled in and mingled with familiar faces before checking the event list for their seat assignment and settling in. Decks were laid out and adjusted for precision. One player in a green, zipped …

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Photos: 2018 Festival of Balloons raises wonder to Oregon skies

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Podcast: Spotlight on Science: 3D prosthetics with the UO Biomechanics club

In this episode of Spotlight on Science, Arts and Culture Writer Frankie Lewis speaks with Jordan Bailey, the president of the UO Biomechanics club. Within their conversation are the specifics on the prosthetic arm the club is 3D printing, as well was some more information on the field of biomechanics. …

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Glenn Brown exhibit at the JSMA features accessible, captivating works of art

This summer, people walking past the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will see a banner with a striking image of a painting that is on display It depicts a girl, no more than six years old, with haunting blue eyes gazing out of the frame. Her tilted face, the curls …

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