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Photos: 12th Annual Whiteaker Block Party

                                Follow Rylee Marron on Instagram: @ryleemarronphotography.

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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

                                                READ MORE: Onion Music Fest: Transforming backyard performances into a premier D.I.Y. festival Follow Sarah Northrop on Instagram and Twitter: @sartakespics

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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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Emerald Recommends: the best releases of the year so far

We’ve made it. Well, almost. To celebrate the end of the school year, Emerald Arts & Culture writers compiled their favorite releases from the last few months. Celebrate summer and look back at the last year with some of the Emerald’s favorite albums and tracks. Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and …

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Review: Girls just wanna have funds in star-studded heist-comedy ‘Ocean’s 8’

Remember comedian John Mulaney’s now infamous quip that an all-woman “Ocean’s” reboot wouldn’t work because two women would sneak off to smack talk the others? Well, the A-list all-woman cast of “Ocean’s 8” just stomped eight glitzy, razor-sharp stiletto heels into that tired joke’s neck. And then they sped off …

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Double Take: Kanye West releases ‘ye’ but not without controversy

Kanye West has returned with a new album “ye,” and in typical fashion for the rapper, its release was padded with Twitter hullaballoo, hints at future collaborations and much controversy. Read the Emerald’s Double Take on West’s first new album since 2016 below. Feel free to chime in with your …

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Eugene’s largest bouldering gym offers heights for veterans and newcomers alike

When comparing Elevation Bouldering Gym to other climbing gyms throughout the Northwest, 10-year climbing veteran Jennifer Vargo said that Elevation “opens climbing up to a lot of people because it is less intimidating and people don’t have to learn ropes.” Elevation Bouldering Gym is a place for every level of …

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Review: Former FBI director James Comey profiles leadership in ‘A Higher Loyalty’

“A Higher Loyalty” by James Comey is a memoir spanning from Comey’s childhood to his days post-FBI. Detractors believe it to be a book based on bashing Donald Trump, because of his abrupt firing of Comey in May last year. But it is more about leadership, more specifically how to …

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Photos: The Flaming Lips make one stop in Oregon for a zany sold-out show

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Photos: Holi 2018 excites life and color onto UO’s Friday campus

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Triple Take: Father John Misty gets personal on ‘God’s Favorite Customer’

Last spring term, Father John Misty’s third album, “Pure Comedy,” took over the Emerald’s Arts and Culture desk. Three A&C writers broke down the album in a rare Triple Take review, each with their own opinions on the character the former Fleet Foxes drummer inhabits. A little over a year …

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Review: Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary reveals her life outside the Supreme Court

How does a U.S. Supreme Court justice become a pop culture icon in her 80s? She writes impressively lyrical, liberal-leaning dissenting opinions of the Court’s conservative decisions. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has her face printed on t-shirts, socks, coffee mugs and bumper stickers. Some people have even gotten tattoos of …

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Friday Playlist: Alt-Rock for Pride Month

June 1 is the first day of Pride Month, and we’re celebrating with an alt-rock gaylist! The explicitly sapphic (e.g. bisexual/lesbian) lyrics and dreamy guitar of these five songs pinpoint that rush of falling in love with yet another ultra cool, leather jacket-wearing goth babe effortlessly riding a skateboard across …

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