“A Message of Hope”
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“A Message of Hope”

I’ve had some experience with depression, which I highlighted in my review of Not Alone: Stories of Living with Depression, so I was very interested when I received an invitation to an upcoming lecture on “Depression, Anxiety, and Spirituality,” at Central Lutheran Church in Eugene. I met with the organizer—an old friend from my days in … Continue reading

“Japanese Banjo”
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“Japanese Banjo”

Folk music of northern Japan comes to Eugene in a rare USA performance BY DAVID OZAB ON FEBRUARY 16, 2012 Renowned “shamisen” virtuoso makes his American debut at UO “A three-string fretless Japanese banjo.” That’s how local composer and University of Oregon (UO) doctoral candidate Simon Hutchinson describes the shamisen. For those who’ve never seen … Continue reading