JAMIE DEKLIN has a long history of booking short-term rentals. The actor learned the ins and outs while touring with a Broadway show. “I traveled with two dogs, so I’d check Vrbo for places allowing them,” she said. Later, after she and her husband had children, their priorities changed. They
The thread that connects American popular music from 1619 to the present is Black. Scholars know that, as do some fans. Skylight Music Theatre makes it explicit in “Forgotten Voices,” a spirited show that goes from traditional West African rhythms to The Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” in 84 minutes.
On the collaborative 2019 project Songs of Our Native Daughters, Amythyst Kiah wrote and sang “Black Myself,” leading her bandmates Allison Russell, Rhiannon Giddens, and Leyla McCalla in a potent anthem about ingrained racism and resilience. The group was creating on the fly, re-centering black stories in roots music.
North Eugene High School’s curriculum has gained attention recently regarding the music by rapper Kendrick Lamar not being included this year, prompting questions from some people in the community about whether 4J’s curriculum is culturally relevant and inclusive of Black students’ experiences.
Lamar’s album “DAMN.” won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize