Ike: A Documentary screening

What: Ike: A Documentary The Story of A Torn City Rebuilt By Everyday Heroes
When: Friday, June 12; doors open at 6 p.m., screening starts promptly at 7 p.m.
Where: KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A
Free, but limited seating. RSVP required by June 11 to rsvp@ikedocumentary.com

Seven months after Hurricane Ike devastates Galveston, Mr. Robert Weiss’s Ball High Advanced Media Technology Class dedicates a story of hope to the Island and continues to give back to the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation.

Since the students return, following the wake of Hurricane Ike, the BHS Advanced Media Technology Class has spent numerous hours, on foot and in cars, having conversations with members of the community. The students, who call themselves the “Hurricane Story Tellers”, have conducted interviews with people who have lost everything, citizens who resided in the government-provided “Tent City”, top Galveston and Houston officials, numerous volunteer recovery workers, and individuals who rode out the storm.

“We started out the project with the intention of giving back to the community, but I was surprised to see how the students were healing their own pain through making this film,” says Mr. Weiss “The students have certainly found a stronger connection to the community of Galveston.”

Highlights 6/7 to 6/13

When the colleague of an exiled war refugee is found murdered, Foyle is called upon to investigate on Masterpiece Mystery! Foyle’s War series 5: Broken Souls at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Renowned violinist Gil Shaham appears on From the Top at Carnegie Hall at 9:30 Sunday joined by 10-year-old violinist and Red Sox fan Alice Ivy-Pemberton from New York City.

Ballet Austin's Hamlet

Program: In Context Special Ballet Austin’s Hamlet
Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 8 p.m.
Additional air date: June 10th, Wednesday, at 7 p.m.

KLRU continues the station’s commitment to presenting the arts to Central Texas with a special presentation of the Ballet Austin’s Hamlet. Taped earlier this year, In Context will showcase this interpretation of Shakespeare’s iconic story at 8 p.m. on May 14 with a repeat on May 24 at 4:30 p.m.

In 2000, Ballet Austin premiered Stephen Mills’ contemporary and distinctive interpretation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, hailed by The Dallas Morning News as “dance theater at its best”. Since its debut, five other companies around the country (BalletMet in Columbus, Dayton Ballet, Ohio Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Milwaukee Ballet) have performed it to rave reviews. Nine years after delighting Central Texas audiences, Mill’s production of Hamlet was again performed in Austin and recorded by KLRU. more

Texas Monthly Talks with Bud Shrake

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, June 4
Also airs: Sunday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks or klru.tv

Austin writer Bud Shrake passed away earlier this year. Shrake taped an episode of Texas Monthly Talks in January 2008 during which time host Evan Smith said “If the assemblage of undeniably talented outlaws, renegades, malcontents, and misfits who emerged from the iron triangle of Paschal High School, Texas Christian University, and the Metroplex newspaper business amounts to a Fort Worth mafia, this week’s guest is surely the don: the most talented outlaw, renegade, malcontent, and misfit of the bunch — the one with the longest life in the world of writing at various levels and in various media, and the one whose work, more than that of any other, continues to surprise and delight.” Read more of Smith’s comments on Shrake here or watch the complete interview:

Writer Bud Shrake | Texas Monthly Talks from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

Yanni ticket giveaway

Giveaway is now over. Congratulations to our winners.

You’ve watched the Yanni specials on KLRU, now see him live in person here in Austin.  Yanni will perform the Yanni Voices: Live in Concert on Friday, June 12, at 8 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. KLRU and the Erwin Center are giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to this show. Enter your email address here between now and June 10. Winners will be chosen at random. You must be able to pick up your tickets at KLRU in Austin on June 11 or 12. Please do not enter if you are not in the Austin area.

Long known for his spectacular live performances, Yanni is thrilled to continue what he calls his “biggest musical production to date” featuring his most popular fan favorites accompanied by dynamic visuals, dazzling choreography and show-stopping vocal performances.  The tour also features Yanni’s global orchestra comprised of some of the finest musicians from around the world.

Crafts in America documentary series

Program: Crafts in America back-to-back
Date: Wednesday, June 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Additional airdates: Sunday, June 7, starting at 2 p.m.

KLRU presents back-to-back episodes of the documentary Craft in America on Wednesday.

The first episode takes a personal tour through craft’s history in America. The intimate stories of some of the country’s most prominent craft artisans are set against the larger historical context of craft itself. The episode includes visits to woodworker Sam Maloof, furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett, basket makers Mary Jackson and Pat Courtney Gold and metalsmith Tom Joyce.

The second episode examines the relationship of craft artists with their physical environment, which serves as a source of materials and inspiration. The program spotlights Timberline Lodge, woodworker George Nakashima and his daughter Mira, jewelers Kit Carson and Jan Yager and ceramicists David Gurney and Richard Notkin.

The final episode focuses on the spiritual connection between artisans and their communities. The personal stories of gifted artisans reveal the deeply held belief that craft is about more than just the making of an object. The episode profiles Pilchuck School of Glass, Penland School of Craft, Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, potter Sarah Jaeger, jewelry maker Denise Wallace and the team of basket maker Dona Look and master jeweler Ken Loeber.

ACL Space Available ticket giveaway

Austin’s Heartless Bastards will tape an episode of Austin City Limits on Wednesday, June 3, at 8 p.m. KLRU will be giving away 75 pair (150 total) of Space Available tickets. Submit your name and email between now and noon Tuesday, June 2. Winners will receive 2 tickets each and be chosen through a random drawing. Please be in Austin or the surrounding community. These tickets do NOT guarantee admission. Space Available ticket recipients will receive an email notification with details about the taping. Register for your chance to get tickets on the Austin City Limits blog here