Life update, Tuesday, March 31: Following the news, crisis and otherwise
Paying attention to all news in the arts, entertainment and activity world, as we battle the health/economic crisis:
• The hills of Willamette Valley wine country will soon be alive with the sound of ... classical music.
All Classical Portland will begin broadcasting on KSLC 90.3, the radio station at Linfield College in McMinnville.
The new affiliation will reach more than 100,000 residents in McMinnville and surrounding communities. It begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 2.
The 24-hour programming will include classical music and dynamic regional arts coverage. The station's International Children's Arts Network Channel will also be available in wine country through All Classical Portland's HD2 channel.
Said Joe Stuart, a Linfield student and KSLC's general manager: "Although student radio has been a staple of the college experience for decades, we at KSLC are excited about this new era of digital student media that will help journalism students inform and engage with their community in the constantly evolving modern media landscape."
Added Suzanne Nance, president and CEO of All Classical Portland: "We are excited to engage with and showcase Oregon's Wine Country. Stay tuned!"
About three million listeners in Oregon and Southwest Washington have access to All Classical Portland broadcasts.
• The 50th Annual Next Generation Jazz Festival, put on by the Monterey Jazz Festival, will be held online April 3-9. It was originally scheduled to be held live in Monterey, Calif., until the crisis forced it go online. For more: www.education.montereyjazzfestival.org/NGJF.
• Disjecta Contemporary Art Center has worked to bring art to your living room (via computer). The exhibit "What Needs to Be Said: Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts" can now be experienced online at www.disjecta.org. There's a video tour produced by Eric Mellencamp, as well as interviews, articles and more.
• Portland resident Marianne Worth Rudd, a cross-country cyclist, has put out a new memoir, "Pedal Pushers Coast-to-Coast: A Cross-Country Bike Tour Fueled by Kindness," in which she details how acts of kindness by strangers helped her and her husband finish their expedition.
For more: www.thepedalpushers.net.
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