When Eve Crane walked into the A’Kasha Gallery in Beaverton with her portfolio, owner Steve Smith said he felt like he was looking at buried treasure. Crane’s stunning black-and-white images take us inside some of the 1960’s most intimidating groups. She relied on her good eye, great timing and well-connected friends like Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver to tell her what was going on and where, so she could go there and take photos. With subjects like the Hell’s Angels, Huey Newton, Bobby Seals and David Hilliard, her photos reveal the heady excitement of turbulent times. Forty years later, Eve herself is the subject of a retrospective. Tune in to the stations of Oregon Public Broadcasting on Thursday, October 21 at 8pm.
Scott Garred has two jobs. He’s a music therapist by day at Oregon State Hospital. By night he’s prolific singer-songwriter Super XX Man. Garred has written hundreds of songs and released more than a dozen albums. He grew up in the Northwest. But the story of his music career begins in the mid ‘90s in Austin, Texas where he fronted indie rock band, Silver Scooter until 2001. (This segment was produced by OPB Tuttle intern Alex Lewis.)
Most people don’t recognize the name Gary Ogan although he’s shared the stage with many superstars. He’s a mainstay of the Portland music scene. Inspired by the Beatles, he developed his talents early with his high-school basement band. Just after graduation he recorded for his first major record label. But despite his association with the likes of Leon Russell and Michael McDonald, he’s spurned the short cut to fame, choosing instead to stay true to his music. OREGON ART BEAT visits Gary to find out what keeps him making music and why fame has eluded him or maybe — why he’s eluded fame.
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About OREGON ART BEAT
OREGON ART BEAT, Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Emmy-Award winning local arts series, is in its 12th season. ART BEAT profiles Northwest artists, musicians and artisans — from an operatic baritone to a bit-and-spur craftsman to everything in between. The program airs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 1am and 6pm. In the Mountain Time Zone of Eastern Oregon, the program airs at 9pm Thursdays and repeats at 7pm on Sundays. Funding for OREGON ART BEAT is provided in part by James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation and the Kinsman Foundation. More information is available online at opb.org/artbeat.
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