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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 …


Controversial ordinance could close Kesey Square at night to force out homeless people

Eugene Police Department proposed an ordinance at the May 27 City Council meeting that would close Kesey Square between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m every day, to reduce vandalism. After another public comment session on June 9th, the council hasn’t made a decision yet. Kesey Square, technically named Broadway Plaza, is located at the …

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Food: Voodoo Doughnuts' Easy Peasy Lemon Kesey helps UO to buy Ken Kesey papers

Free coffee and Voodoo Doughnuts drew hordes of people to the University of Oregon’s Knight Library north-wing second floor at 10 a.m. today. It was in celebration of the company’s special donation to the UO’s Special Collections and University Archives’ fundraiser, “Are You On The Bus?” The donation allows the …


Financial push from Voodoo Doughnut and others to help keep Ken Kesey collection at UO

Voodoo Doughnut will be giving the University of Oregon Libraries a check on Nov. 16 as part of a fundraiser to purchase the Ken Kesey collection. The Kesey collection is not owned by the UO, but is part of the Kesey family estate. The collection will likely be up for …


Ken Kesey, who called Eugene home, helped the world transition into the hippie generation

Ken Kesey wrote “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and he called Eugene home.