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Mind the Gap and On The Rocks hit a high note in ICCA a cappella quarterfinals

UO’s a cappella groups Mind the Gap and On The Rocks will advance to the International Collegiate of A Cappella (ICCA) West Semifinals on March 28.

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Concert review: Mat Kearney honored his hometown with a personalized performance Saturday night

Eugene native Mat Kearney played at the McDonald Theatre on March 7, putting on a personal and authentically passionate performance. To kick off the show Kearney played the song “Heartbreak Dreamer” from his new album Just Kids, which was released just over a week ago on Feb. 24. He sang the …

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WKND Calendar: Tattoo convention, MMA fights, and music from the Legend of Zelda

From a tattoo convention, MMA fights and music, this wknd calendar has something in store for anyone.

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Your guide to events in PDX, EUG, SF and LA during spring break

What’s happening in Eugene, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles this spring break?

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“Coming to understand:” How ignorance skews our ideas of the female orgasm

On Wednesday, Nancy Tuana held a lecture to talk about understanding the orgasm. The most focus on the female orgasm and why we don’t know what we should know and why.

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Concert review: J. Cole blows the roof off the McDonald Theatre

The first stop of his Forest Hills Drive tour saw J. Cole perform a mix of old and new songs, with messages coming from the heart.

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Review: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” doesn’t disappoint

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is not about Virginia Woolf. There are no grand allusions to influential modernist literature or tributes to Woolf’s novels. Woolf herself is essentially meaningless in the context of this play, but that is part of its genius. Oregon Contemporary Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s Tony …

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Wknd Calendar: Salsa festival, Parks and Rec bar quiz, and The Odyssey

The end is near, of winter term at least. With finals and dead week coming up, this is the worst time to slack off. But if you do begin to slack off, here are a couple of ideas on what to do this weekend. Organized by the Salseros Dance Company, …

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Q&A with comedian Rob Delaney, who will visit Cozmic Pizza March 2

“Rough day,” Rob Delaney tweeted back in 2012. “My cousin Tony was diagnosed with whatever the fuck it is that makes you wear those 5-toed rubber shoes.” Delaney, the Internet’s resident man-child, operates one of the filthiest, most irreverent, and downright brilliant Twitter accounts around, with a reach of more …

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The 12 most memorable moments from the 87th annual Academy Awards

If you missed the Oscars, or just need to relive your favorite moments, don’t worry. We got you covered.

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Philosophy department to host public lecture on orgasms, epistemology of ignorance on March 4

The lecture “Coming to Understand: Orgasm and the Epistemology of Ignorance,” hosted by the University of Oregon philosophy department and supported by the women and gender studies department and the Center for the Study of Women, will explore accounts of female sexuality and orgasms as a way of demonstrating the …

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13 upcoming shows you can’t miss in Eugene

Last year was a bit of a slump for Eugene’s show scene. Aaron Carter inexplicably came back twice, as did the usual mob of rappers frequenting the WOW Hall (Earl Sweatshirt, Schoolboy Q). But a promising collection of touring artists, as well as some great local acts you can’t miss, …

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Wknd Calendar: A student drag show, The Honey Whiskey Trio, a Portland jazz festival and more

Week seven gifted us with amazing weather. We’re all on the cusp of celebrating the end of winter term, itching for spring break to begin. As the beautiful weather holds up through the weekend, here are some events you can take part in: This Sunday, Feb. 22, drag yourself over …

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Review: Radio Redux's "Casablanca" is a dramatic blast from the past

We live in a world obsessed with what we can see. So many hours of every day are spent soaking up images and messages from pages and screens. Even music seems to be made for the eyes: music videos like Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” seem to …

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Asian Celebration to bring culture, food and entertainment to Lane Events Center this weekend

The 30th Oregon Asian Celebration will take place at Eugene’s Lane Events Center this Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 14-15). The Asian Celebration incorporates the different countries of Asia in an annual festival. The celebration is a platform that brings the community together through Asian culture, history, entertainment and food. The festivities …

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WKND Calendar: Valentine's Day dinners and dances, Casablanca, and beer

We’ve made it past the midway point of winter term. This calls for celebration, and Valentine’s Day couldn’t be more perfectly timed. There’s an abundance of events you and your significant other can attend in Eugene on Valentine’s Day. The 13th annual Sweetheart Ball will be hosted at the Hilton Hotel (66 …

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Preview: Dance 2015 showcases collaboration and imagination

This Valentine’s Day weekend, the University of Oregon Department of Dance will present its annual faculty show, Dance 2015. This show is a special part of the department’s schedule of performances, and this year’s production is especially unique. The show will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb. 12, 13, and 14 …

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Love, Dice and Dragons: Q&A with student-playwright David Gallagher

Rolling For Charisma, written and directed by David Gallagher, a University of Oregon student and theater arts major, opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in the Pocket Playhouse and runs for two additional shows on Feb. 14 at 2 and 5 p.m. The Emerald spoke with Gallagher about Rolling for Charisma, …

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Review: Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias fills the Hult Center with non-stop laughter

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias walked into the Hult Center on Sunday night with a mission: To unite the world through laughter. Eugene, OR. was a on fire tonight!!! #UnityThroughLaughter pic.twitter.com/2GKBy8XQ2G — Gabriel Iglesias (@fluffyguy) February 9, 2015 Iglesias kicked off his world tour a few months ago, and this is Iglesias’ second …

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Bob Marley's Birthday, running for chocolate and the veterans, film festivals

Week five is supposed to be reserved for midterms. But in reality, midterm week is any time from week four to week eight. If you did have one or more midterms this week, blow off some steam at WOW Hall. WOW Hall will be celebrating what would be Bob Marley’s …

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Daggers and foam: Nerdiness at its furthest — and finest

Admit it. You’re reading this article because you saw the picture of live-action role player dressed up in homemade medieval garb, armed with a foam sword, shields, spear, armor and helmet. The Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a nerdy sport — plain and simple. Anyone who competes in it and …

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The most buzzed about commercials from Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl Sunday is the one time of year when all of America moves their bathroom break to during the game, just so they won’t miss any of the commercials. These creative and hilarious little acts run around 30 seconds each and cost advertisers $4.5 million per ad. Yet, the …

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UO Poetry Slam Team to compete at Nationals in March

The team at the University of Oregon encourages students of all experience levels to express their creative voices on both competitive and non-competitive platforms.

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Review: 'God of Carnage' entertains with chaos and wit

The small stage of the University of Oregon’s Pocket Playhouse was transformed into a living room on Friday night. The lights rose to reveal two respectable looking couples engaged in polite conversation. Any semblance of normalcy ended there. The Pocket’s production of God of Carnage is tense and absurd, but deliberately so. The …

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Wknd Calendar: Big name comedians, Scottish dinner and comic con

This weekend, your funny bone will have a great time — even though a hit to the funny bone is no laughing matter. In Eugene, Paula Poundstone is paying the Hult Center a visit. Poundstone is known for saying “no two shows I do are the same.” The material she …

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Preview: University Theatre's 'love & information' to begin Jan. 22

The set for University Theatre’s love & information looks like a piece of modern art. Electric blue paint covers the small, intimate theatre’s floor and walls, a row of soup cans sits on a shelf and lamps hang upside down from the ceiling. Looking at it, you recognize that it’s beautiful, …

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Review: 'Other Desert Cities' tells a relevant story with plenty of emotion to spare

An air of nostalgia and quiet excitement filled Eugene’s Very Little Theatre Friday night. Audience members mingled and sipped free coffee as the local community theatre company prepared to open their production of Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities. The atmosphere of the VLT is simple and quaint, with poster tributes to …

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Preview: UO Gospel Singers to celebrate MLK Day in Beall Concert Hall

Every Tuesday and Thursday night, a small yet diverse group of students trickle into Gospel Singers rehearsal. Bags are pushed under chairs to a soundtrack of improvised piano and excited chatter. At 6 p.m. sharp, director and University of Oregon alumnus Andiel Brown takes his place at the front of …

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Wknd Calendar: Textile art, home grown metal music and Dirty Dancing

After what has been a crazy week, it just might be comforting to settle down and relax a little. The Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene is dedicated to serving the public, and their new exhibit, A Color Runs Through It: Textile Group Show, reflects those values. The exhibit opened …

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Forget it's cold with these winter workout essentials

Wondering what to wear for outdoor workouts in winter? This guide will help you put together a warm workout outfit to battle the cold. Leggings will continue to be hot this year. In fact they are getting even crazier. If your feeling it try a crazy pattern mixed with a …

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