Taking a chance on dance

At age 12, Jose Cruz started dancing. Cruz was born and raised in El Salvador, and after moving to the U.S., he turned dance into his profession. This year...

‘Just like heaven’

TheXplodingboys’ bassist, Michelle Pecchia finds her groove during her band’s performance at Old Nick’s Pub. The band performed The Cure’s 1985 album “The Head on the Door” in its entirety, as well as...

Dancing for a cause

Dance Northwest’s Down 4 It 2018: The Final Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Lane Community College’s Ragozzino Performance Hall. The concert will be the finale of a...

Shake, shimmy and swing

Track Town Swing volunteers, teachers, and dance-attendees get together for a group photo near the end of Saturday night’s social dance. The social dances are a monthly event that are open to the...

Lane students shine at art walk

“Queen of Wands,” by Frédérique Cháteau was on display at the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Eugene on April 6, 2018. Lane Arts Council presents First Friday ArtWalks, year-round art tours that visit multiple...

Ending Black History Month with a BAM

Lane Community College’s Black Student Union is hosting the BAM Slam event at the Longhouse on March 2, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is centered around celebrating 400 years of Black...

Crossroads of cultures

An attendee makes a donation to the Chinese American Benevolent Association during the Lion Dance at the 33rd Annual Asian Celebration. “It goes to a good cause,” he said. The 33rd Annual Oregon Asian...

Asian celebration prepares for thousands

A dancer in a Buddha costume poses with lion dancers at a rehearsal on Feb. 3. According to most versions of the legend, the Lion Dance Tradition began after villagers dressed like lions...

Flash mob thrills

A couple dozen zombies shuffled into Whirled Pies in downtown Eugene during the Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene’s annual Fall Festival on Oct. 15 as part of a flash mob. The group is...