PBS Arts Festival: Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore 10/14

Attention art lovers of all ages, there is a new series that may strike your fancy coming to KLRU this October. In an effort to give you a weekly exclusive pass to eclectic art around the nation, PBS Arts Fall Festival will showcase full-length performances, artist and performer profiles, behind-the-scenes documentaries and mini-films about the art scenes in Miami, San Francisco, Cleveland, Chicago, the Blue Ridge Mountains and more.

The festival debuts Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. with a spectacular new production of the beloved Gilbert and Sullivan classic from the Guthrie Theater. Directed by Joe Dowling, the theater’s Artistic Director, PBS Arts from Minnesota: Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore features renditions of Sullivan’s most memorable tunes, ranging from big band swing to classic pop.

After HMS Pinafore, stay tuned for a half-hour, mini documentary tour to discover other facets of Minnesota’s unique arts scene.

Then find out the unique history behind the cohesive collection of public art that truly enriches the University of Texas campus. Landmarks, a public art program affiliated with the University, has turned the 350-acre area into a campus-wide classroom for over 70,000 faculty, staff and students. Landmarks’ projects aim to beautify the main campus, engage visitors and the university community, and improve shared public spaces with art of the highest quality.

Cap off the evening with the R&B grooves of Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears on Austin City Limits at 10:30 p.m. Saadiq highlights songs from his old-school soul LP Stone Rollin’. Lewis & his Honeybears rock their bluesy soul nuggets from Scandalous.