Hult Center -- Eugene
Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the podcast S-Town. In his talk, Brian walks his audience through the process of how he and his collaborators developed an entirely new kind of storytelling, taking techniques from literature and merging them with journalism in ways that hadn’t been done before.
This live comedy show is more than just the book. The actor in the show relates to the audience as someone, who resisted the Mars/Venus work for years, but then he meets John Gray – now his experience leads him to share with others how he sees the relationships of men and women from a very humorous perspective.
This hysterical 90-minute show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Presented via different vignettes, topics will cover everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom!
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Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This year “The Daily Show” has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.
The play “Doubt” by John Patrick Shanley has been called a parable. A story set in the 1960’s, it is a powerful drama that deals with many themes such as skepticism versus faith, abuse of power, and of course, the concept of doubt. Critics have hailed the play as:
“A beautifully balanced drama. Shanley is a writer working at the top of his craft, making the most of a muted but evocative palette in the pursuit of truth’s shadows. Here, for the first time in a long time, is a play that is about something.” –The Chicago Tribune
Created by Bradlee, the rotating collective of Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing more than 690 million YouTube views and 2.6 million subscribers, performed on “Good Morning America,” topped iTunes and Billboard charts and played hundreds of shows to packed-house crowds around the world. As NPR put it, they’ve done this by “taking current Top 40 hits and re-imagining them as coming from older eras of popular music.” In one such remake, Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox turned Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a doo-wop ditty that’s garnered nearly 17 million views.
Considered one of Beethoven's supreme achievements, the "Solemn Mass" follows a traditional format, yet it's highly personal and direct. When it premiered, audiences had never heard anything like it. Ultimately, the new musical language set the stage for an era of Romantic composers. Called "divine" by NPR's Weekend Edition and a "miracle" by the Los Angeles Times, the joyous mass was accounted by Beethoven as his greatest work.
Join an exciting, family-friendly, interactive demonstration of the powerful Japanese taiko drums, as On Ensemble intersperses cultural background information with dynamic, live music. Learn about traditional and contemporary influences and participate in the oral tradition of taiko by vocalizing. Selected audience members will join a hands-on attempt at playing the big drums on stage!
One of the most respected taiko (Japanese drumming) corps in the world, On Ensemble is recognized for infusing the powerful rhythms of taiko with a wide range of musical influences from jazz and rock to central Asian overtone singing. Their fearless musical exploration has expanded the artistic range of the taiko and has taken these ancient instruments into new realms.