Eugene Ballet Company presents The Sleeping Beauty

Jennifer Martin and Yoshie Oshima in The Sleeping Beauty

Eugene Ballet Company presents the timeless tale of The Sleeping Beauty, considered one of the greatest ballets of all time. The story of Princess Aurora is one made famous both by the Brothers Grimm’s “Little Briar Rose” and, of course, Disney’s animated feature film. However, the story of true love’s kiss first came to be told through dance. Eugene Ballet Co. Continue reading 

Mirror Mirror

Snow White dives into the underbelly of pysch rock

Snow White

Standing apart in a genre as progressively popular as psych-rock isn’t an easy feat. With more and more artist elbowing their way into the mix, local band Snow White is angling to stand out among the crowd.  All the customary traits are there: a dream-like, experimental sound paired with passionate melodies. Not so customary is Lauren Hay. With hair glimmering every shade of blue and deep mauve lips, Hay reaches into your soul with her haunting yet tender voice.  Continue reading 

Student Q&As

Brandon Hosea Major: Economics and public relations Year: Senior Age: 21 Hometown: Bend, Oregon   Would you vote for Donald Trump? Yeah. Why? Because I respect his ambition. Honestly, I agree with some of the stuff he says, some of it I don’t — you can’t agree with everything. Continue reading 

Witch Glitch

Purity Ring

Purity Ring

On Oct. 4, newcomers to the electronic world domination, Purity Ring, will take over McDonald Theatre.  The Canadian duo, made up of Megan James (vocals) and Corin Roddick (instrumentals), has been on a steady incline since their 2012 record deal (following a separation from former band Born Gold). Continue reading 

Pop-punk Nostalgia

Bowling For Soup

Bowling For Soup

Bands come and go, whether it be the dramatic fallout of One Direction or the breakup and subsequent makeup of No Doubt. But there’s one band we can count on to stay with us through it all, (with tough love) guiding generations through horrifying high school years with “High School Never Ends,” a rollercoaster relationship with “The Bitch Song” or a crappy day with “Shut Up and Smile.”  Bowling For Soup has put a smile on our faces for 20-plus years, and the band isn’t easing up. Continue reading 

Belle of the Ball

Mad Decent Block Party returns to Cuthbert with DJ Brazzabelle


Mad Decent Block Party, the traveling circus of dirty bass selling out shows nationwide and making Rolling Stone’s list (again) of “Summer’s 50 Must-See Music Festivals,” returns to Cuthbert Sept. 12 to ensure you end your summer with a bass drop.  (And if last year is any indication, expect neon rave-wear, DayGlo furries, high-waisted shorts and the resulting sea of butt cheeks. Oh yeah, and maybe six attendees over the age of 22.)  Continue reading 

The Eyes of a Poet

Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan

At 24, Shane Koyczan quit his job to become a spoken-word artist full time. He had discovered his voice. And not just any voice, but a voice people stop and listen to. Koyczan moves through line by line, transitioning like the ocean, with soft articulation and a powerful yet affable tone, speaking about the world and its shortcomings.  Continue reading