From April 1 to May 1, 16 pianos will hit the streets of Austin as part of Art Week Austin hosted by Art Alliance Austin. Located throughout downtown in public parks, streets and squares, the pianos are for any member of the public to play. The pianos are also for the public to decorate and personalize.
Get a map to all the piano locations here.
In Vine Talk, actor-writer-director Stanley Tucci leads a wine-tasting and a lively and engaging conversation among an eclectic group of celebrities and celebrity chefs. Vine Talk airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. starting April 5. This ever-changing panel sniffs, swirls and sips wines while discussing wine, food and culture. Then, they blindly pick their favorite wine and compare their choice with that of the studio audience. Featured guests include: John Lithgow, Lidia Bastianich, Rosie Perez, Jennifer Coolidge, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi and the irrepressible Nathan Lane. Food & Wineexecutive wine editor Ray Isle, along with a rotating group of experienced sommeliers, take turns introducing the names, labels, origins and retail price-points of varietals, and answering celebrity and studio audience questions.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. uses his skill as a lawyer to work as a high-powered and high-profile environmentalist. He’s the son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, and he uses his own political skills to advance an issue that’s his passion. Kennedy works to protect water worldwide through the Hudson Riverkeeper group and the international Waterkeeper Alliance. He has also worked to protect the lands of indigenous groups in Canada and Latin America, and he reaches out to a wide audience through a radio show, books, articles and political activism.
Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks – great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard <http://www.klru.org/overheard>
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Calvin Trillin. RSVP here
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
Time: 11:45 am, doors open at 11:00 am
Reception Immediately Following the Taping
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map) RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.
Immediately following the taping will be a reception and book signing, brought to you by KLRU and the Texas Tribune. Copies of Trillin’s book, Trillin on Texas, will be available for purchase and signing.
Calvin Trillin has written countless words for The New Yorker, The Nation, Time and more than two dozen books. His latest project is a book-length collection of pieces he’s written about Texas – a state he somehow seems to understand even better than the locals do. Seems strange, until you realize that the Kansas City-born Trillin has done the same in his articles about New York for more than forty years.
Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks – great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard
For more than forty years, Sesame Street continues to stand out as the most thoroughly developed and researched preschool television program. Beyond television, the Sesame Street Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms and develops initiatives to help children and families gain critical skills and build emotional strength. Miles Ludwig, Managing Director of the Content Innovation Lab at Sesame Workshop, will the share how Sesame Street keeps evolving to meet the needs of today’s child.
Miles Ludwig oversees creative production for interactive and digital initiatives at Sesame Workshop. He has led the design and development of interactive educational experiences and educational software titles for every significant technology-based platform of the last 15 years, including product lines for Mattel, V-Tech, Hasbro, Electronic Arts, Jakks Pacific, Scholastic, Nintendo, and Sony. Miles heads a team that has been awarded Emmys, Webbys and a Peabody Award for Sesame Street’s broadband website.
Be sure to join us April 24th, for an insightful discussion about education in America as Miles Ludwig shares his ideas on the impact of shows such as Sesame Street in aiding to develop children’s critical skills at a young age.
Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for free Community Cinema screenings on the first Tuesday of the month at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr). Screenings will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow each of the films. The next screening will be Bhutto on April 5th. As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, Benazir Bhutto led a life of Shakespearean dimensions. Her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to a martyr in the hearts of her people.
Our guest speakers will be:
Gail Minault, University of Texas Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and editor of The Extended Family: Women and Political Participation in India and Pakistan
Khotan Shahbazi-Harmon, Khotan Shahbazi-Harmon, host of Idea Lounge on KOOP
Each month, KLRU chooses a program for your family to enjoy together. This month’s Family Choice program is:
Backyard Butterflies Sunday, April 3rd at 6 p.m.
This program features fun facts about these delicate, spry creatures and demonstrates how to successfully create a garden that attracts them. Viewers also learn how to identify common butterflies, select favorite butterfly plants and how to catch and raise a butterfly indoors. Watch the life cycle crom caterpillar to butterfly to know hat’s eating your garden up. Along with ideas for a habitat-friendly garden, see how to catch a butterfly on your finger and raise a butte fly yourself for a close-up look at nature’s wonder. Marla Bean hosts .
Sunday, April 17, 4:30-5 p.m.
Without a second thought, most people squash or spray all insects that fly, flit or stroll through their yards. However, BACKYARD BUGS, reveals why some bugs may actually be beneficial to have around. The 30-minute program steps out the backdoor to help you determine if a garden insect is friend or foe.