ACL Soundwaves auction

KLRU and Austin City Limits have teamed up with UK artist and new Austinite Tim Wakefield to showcase his art collection Soundwaves celebrating 40 years of Austin City Limits. Each stunning piece of artwork in this exclusive collection captures the soundwave of a famous recording. Wakefield then customizes the soundwave image into finished piece that represent his interpretation of each song. On April 14th to April 26th, select art pieces will be auctioned online with net proceeds benefiting KLRU and Austin City Limits. The online auction features:

KLRU News Briefs: East Austin Revealed

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This week during PBS NewsHour Weekend we preview part of Civic Summit: East Austin Revealed. On Saturday, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and former State Representative Wilhelmina Delco discuss why many African Americans are leaving East Austin, an area where they were once required to live by law. Today, many African Americans are moving to Austin’s suburbs.

Delco, who has lived in East Austin for more than 50 years, says the city can do more to highlight the region’s rich history.

“We as a city ought to be more conscious of the preservation and the need for saving what was good and important to our people,” Delco said. “We don’t have nearly enough historical markers to mark all of the things that made black East Austin a unique community that thrived in spite of all the obstacles that were put in our way.”

On Sunday, our story delves into rising property values and tax rates in East Austin. Again, we’ll hear from Delco, Mayor Leffingwell and current State Representative Dawnna Dukes.

The entire Civic Summit: East Austin Revealed airs Thursday, April 24 at 8:30pm, immediately following a documentary about East Austin’s Civil Rights history.

In the Studio: Ira Kaplan & Georgia Hubley tape Overheard 4/16

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo. 

DATE: April 16
TIME: 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).  
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

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Husband/wife duo Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley formed the band Yo La Tengo in 1984 in Hoboken, New Jersey. James McNew joined the band in 1992. Yo La Tengo has been called “the quintessential critics band,” known for creativity, independence and an eclectic approach to indie rock. Rolling Stone calls them “one of the most restless and most consistently good bands of the past 25 years.” The group has recorded 13 albums. Their most recent is Fade, released in 2013. They are in town for “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller.” Yo La Tengo will provide live music accompaniment to Sam Green’s latest “live documentary” on April 17 at the Stateside at the Paramount.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview.

Q Night At The Movies 4/12

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KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #513 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story War at 7:30 pm
War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind RED DAWN, BORN ON THE 4th OF JULY, and APOCALYPSE NOW. Featuring Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Platoon at 8 pm
Two sergeants and a private join others lost in war along the 1967 Cambodian border. Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen.

20th Century Battlefields: Vietnam at 10 pm
Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. He was ITN’s Diplomatic and Defense Correspondent from 1966 to 1979, and presented Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme, from 1980 to 1997. His son and partner, Dan Snow, won a first-class degree in history at Balliol College, Oxford, where he developed a passion for military history, specializing in the First World War. Since graduation he has written articles on military history and sailing, and together with his father, he researched, wrote and hosted the BBC series Battlefield Britain. This program takes a look at the conduct of the war in Vietnam, covering the Tet Offensive of 1968, in particular the fighting at Saigon and Khe Sanh, but the main focus is on the Battle of Hue.

Highlights April 13 – April 19

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An undisputed master of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964, in Great Performances Sunday at 2 pm.

Sister Julienne and Trixie assist a pregnant prison inmate who’s worried that social services will deem her an unfit mother and take her baby on Call The Midwife Episode 3, Sunday at 7 pm.

The start of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the male staff. Ladies organize a benefit for refugees on Masterpiece’s Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 – Part 3 Sunday at 8 pm.

The women reunite in order to establish the innocence of one of their own in Bletchley Circle‘s Blood On Their Hands, Part 1, Sunday at 9 pm.

The mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete and Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted in The Mayor And The Magician, Sunday at 10 pm.

Doc Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?, Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Kansas City, Missouri and visits the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to learn about the photography of Dorethea Lange, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Minneapolis and visits the American Swedish Institute to discuss Mora clocks, beautiful tall case timekeepers cherished by many Swedish-Americans who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Monday at 8.

Independent Lens  The Trials Of Muhammad Ali  covers Ali’s toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service, Monday at 9 pm.

1910 Harris County Courthouse documents the courthouse in downton Houston, Monday at 10:30 pm.

Pioneers Of Television Standup To Sitcom reveals how America’s top standup comedians made the transition to the sitcom format, Tuesday at 7 pm.

Address showcases the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, where students grappling with an array of learning challenges use the Gettysburg Address as a tool for success, Tuesday at 8 pm.

Rebels With A Cause spotlights a group of dedicated conservationists who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife, and establish public parks near San Francisco, Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

Plainspirits features the first-hand paranormal experiences of dozens of Kansans, on Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Nature  Touching The Wild displays Joe Hutto different idea of research, Wednesday at 7 pm.

Discover it would be like to go inside the mind of an animal with NOVA‘s Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses Wednesday at 8 pm.

Your Inner Fish explores the key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents The Art Of Playing where indie video game developers push games to news frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design, Thursday at 7:30.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy Of Song With Katherine Jenkins celebrates the centrality and universality of music in everyday life, Friday at 8 pm.

Hands-on gardeners reveal distinctive personalities as Central Texas Gardener presents Master Garden Tour, Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

Austin City Limits presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers, Saturday at 7 pm.

 

ACL Soundwaves art project

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KLRU and Austin City Limits have teamed up with UK artist and new Austinite Tim Wakefield to showcase his art collection Soundwaves celebrating 40 years of Austin City Limits. Each stunning piece of artwork in this exclusive collection captures the soundwave of a famous recording. Wakefield then customizes the soundwave image into finished piece that represent his interpretation of each song.

Later this month, portions of the ACL Soundwaves collection will be displayed at various locations across Austin. Follow #ACLSoundwaves on Facebook and Twitter for additional details as they become available.

On April 14th to April 26th, the art will be auctioned online with net proceeds benefiting KLRU and Austin City Limits. Featured songs include (click on song title for more about each painting).

Additional ACL Soundwaves pieces will be auctioned at the invitation-only Austin City Limits Hall of Fame event on April 26th.

ACL Soundwaves: Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson – “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”
This piece is available for auction on ebay
An American music legend, Willie Nelson starred in the pilot for Austin City Limits and appeared on the show – as headliner, as songwriters special anchor, as a special guest – sixteen times. Originally recorded by Waylon Jennings, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” comes from the soundtrack to the film Electric Horseman.

Willie Nelson – “Whiskey River”
An American music legend, Willie Nelson starred in the pilot for ACL and appeared on the show – as headliner, as songwriters special anchor, as a special guest – sixteen times. Originally from the album Shotgun Willie, “Whiskey River” kicked off the pilot, thus becoming the first song ever played on Austin City Limits.

ACL Soundwaves: SRV & Double Trouble

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Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Pride and Joy”
When Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble first took the ACL stage in 1983, nobody knew how iconic he would be come. This and his second show in 1990 are now considered classic performances. Possibly the group’s most famous tune, “Pride and Joy” comes from the debut record Texas Flood and was performed on the show in 1984.

ACL Soundwaves: Lyle Lovett

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Lyle Lovett – “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)”
Longtime ACL favorite Lyle Lovett first performed as a backup singer for Nanci Griffith in 1985, headlining his own show in 1987 and going on to appear on the stage 14 more times. He performed his satirical anthem “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” on a 1994 songwriters special and a 1997 headlining episode, as well as on his album The Road to Ensenada.