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Posted on: July 6, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Eugene@150 Kick Off Includes Beatles Tribute Band Concert and More!

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Eugene’s mayor, city manager and police chief will take to the stage to play featured roles in a fanciful accounting of the founding of the City of Eugene performed by Fred Crafts’ Radio Redux Players during the first “Summer in the City” concert of this year on July 11: Celebrating Eugene@150 with Abbey Road LIVE and Radio Redux.

The event, presented by the City of Eugene, is the first major public celebration in a series of civic activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Eugene; the entire celebration series is dubbed Eugene@150.

Radio Redux’s 15-minute comedy will occur during intermission (around 6:50 pm.) of a July 11 concert by Abbey Road LIVE, a Beatles tribute band, from 6-8 p.m. at Kesey Square, at Willamette Street and Broadway in downtown Eugene. The event is free and open to the public.

Radio Redux’s production—staged in the manner of a 1940s radio broadcast, with actors reading from scripts and doing live sound effects—is a take-off on the radio series “You Are There” in which news reporters travel back in time to cover historical events. In this case, the subject is Eugene Skinner’s journey to Oregon.

Celebrating Eugene@150 with Abbey Road LIVE and Radio Redux also offers a children’s area with “What’s Your 150?” activities by Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) and ShelterCare and more. In addition, the food carts and a beer garden serving Ninkasi and local wines are open.

Eugene@150 website
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