The newest edition of KLRU’s Lone Star Emmy nominated show, SXSW Flashback, premieres this week! We go back to March for a half hour of SXSW highlights, featuring interviews with 50 Cent, Ian Somerhalder, the Captains from Deadliest Catch, Bruce Campbell, Fred Armisen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aisha Tyler, and more! And, most importantly, (drum roll, please) Grumpy Cat. Learn about their experiences here in Austin this year, and about their current projects.
This year we have also added a familiar voice to help guide you through the madness. KUTX Program Director and Afternoon Host, Matt Reilly, lends his pipes as our show’s narrator.
This week, KLRU Collective presents the Masked: Changing Identities exhibition. Mexic-Arte Museum brings together over 200 traditional masks from various eras & regions in Mexico. The collection illustrates a people’s history that blends real life & myth & emphasizes the continued importance of masks in Mexican culture. While some consider them works of arts & some see them as part of traditional dance costumes, others revere them as religious symbols. However interpreted, these masks serve as inspiration for contemporary art & are a unique feature of Mexican tradition.
Masked: Changing Identities is on exhibit at Mexic-Arte Museum from January 25 – May 25, 2013. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, Collective will be available in both English and Spanish during the day and provide links to traditional dances.
“The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Rumania to Scotland to the Alps to Tunis to the Robot Planet and finally to Imperial Zygon to defeat a terrible threat to the very future of humanity: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians.”
This month’s episode of Arts In Context will take us inside the unique production of the Live-Action Graphic Novel that is the Intergalactic Nemesis. Projecting the artwork from the original comic-book story panel-by-panel, while three actors voiced the characters, one performer created sound-effects, and a keyboardist performed the score, The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: Target Earth was an instant sensation when it debuted in the Long Center in 2010. Since then it has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Conan,” and is now on a world tour.
Arts In Context has been closely following the Intergalactic Nemesis crew behind the scenes of their rising production of Book One: Target Earth for the past few months. Full of striking images and interviews, this episode captures the creative process of the Intergalactic crew. But on this episode Arts In Context is trying something new. The crew is collaborating with documentary filmmaker Anton Curley, using footage from his upcoming film, Nemesis Rising. Nemesis Rising is a feature length film on the Intergalactic Nemesis that follows the crew through their history, their first national tour, and into their future from Volume 2 and beyond. In combination with the documentary that Arts In Context has been working on, this episode will tell the story of the the Intergalactic Nemesis crew from their small beginnings to their debut in Broadway earlier in April. This collaboration will make for a unique episode of Arts in Context that cannot be missed.
Make sure to tune in on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 pm to take an intimate behind the scenes look at the Live-Action Graphic Novel on Arts in Context: Intergalactic Nemesis.
To see if the Intergalactic Nemsis is coming to you check out on their tour schedule.
Film School Shorts showcases short student films from across the country featuring quirky comedies, slice-of-life dramas and hard-hitting thrillers from cutting edge filmmakers. KLRU will present two episodes of the series featuring films from The University of Texas at Austin on April 30th and May 7th. The series will air on KLRU Q later this year.
Spark airing April 30th: Two kids try to kill time while the adults have an affair. A short film by Annie Silverstein. Northeast Front airing May 7th: A single mother must come up with $5,000 before the end of the day to save her family. A short film by Angela Torres Camarena. Both Spark and Northeast Front will be available for a limited time on the Film School Shorts YouTube and PBS Video channels in their uncut, original versions:
Spark is currently available until Sunday, April 28 at 11 pm.
Northeast Front will be available starting Monday the 29th until May 5th.
(Be advised that Northeast Front features profanity in Spanish and English subtitles.)
Complete details for the Film School Shorts episodes airing on KLRU.
4/30 – Fire And Fury Fireworks (Columbia University) – A group of young teens try to impress some girls. A short film by Victor Hugo Duran.
Pearl Was Here (California Institute of the Arts) – A bratty young girl hides from her mother in a claw machine. A short film by Kate Marks.
Spark (The University of Texas at Austin) – Two kids try to kill time while the adults have an affair. A short film by Annie Silverstein.
Ideastream, Cleveland’s PBS, will be airing KLRU Collective’s Architects of Air. The Collective short will air on Applause, an Emmy Award-winning show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Architects of Air
Architects of Air seeks to bring a visual surprise and excitement into the environment and to create the optimum conditions where people can be moved to a sense of wonder through the particular phenomenon of luminous colour. Since 1992, over 2 million visitors in 37 countries across 5 continents have immersed themselves in the spectacular, luminous world of Architects of Air.
Each April, the city of San Antonio, Texas honors the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto with a week-long celebration that includes several beautiful parades. And through the generosity of our sister station KLRN/San Antonio, they are providing us with online streaming of the “Big Three” Fiesta Parades:
Spray-can art started as an underground, street art movement. Today, graffiti is as relevant as any other art form, and Emerge ATX brings these artists into the gallery. With live graffiti painting and performances from DJs, MCs & B-boys, this annual art show uncovers the culture and process behind Austin’s street art.
Art Seen Alliance is a group of artists that come together to make art and produce events
Celebrate the new season of On Story with KLRU and the Austin Film Festival, airing Saturdays at 7:30 pm starting April 20th.
Austin Film Festival’s On Story is a half-hour series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of the country’s most beloved movies and TV shows. The show is a mash-up of footage of screenwriter and film-makers discussing their craft and films. Each episode is thematically paired with one or two short films, with an introduction from the film’s writer or director.
New episodes include:
4/20 – A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator Of The X-Files
Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology. Lost and Prometheus writer, Damon Lindelof, speaks with Carter on how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become staples of popular culture. Followed by Todd Somodevilla and Marysia Makowska’s surreal short film, Sea Pavilion, about a picnic outing by an abandoned seaside dwelling, that ends up encompassing more than just sand dunes and forgotten memories.
4/27 – Explosive Action!
The writers behind Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Con Air, and Snitch discuss how they use action scenes to further the plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax. Followed by Lucas Martell’s animated short film, Pigeon: Impossible, about a trained CIA agent faced with an unexpected sudden threat to national security.
5/4 – Re-imagining the Classics
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as Ghost, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Twins and Snow White And The Huntsman deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey’s short film Jack & Jill, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive way to contact her father, a soldier stationed in New Guinea during WWII.
Discover the ways films influence how we think about energy, and in turn, how we influence energy policy with Energy At The Movies on April 18th at 9 pm. From the gushing geysers of Giant, to the plutonium-powered time machines of Back to the Future, Hollywood has entertained us with unforgettable, often iconic images of energy. Whether intentional or not, films frequently serve as a snapshot of society, capturing sentiments of each time period. Many films have themes that memorialize collective optimism, fears and observations about energy. Using film clips as a historical road map, Energy at the Movies is an entertaining lecture by energy expert and University of Texas at Austin professor Dr. Michael E. Webber.
Turning your love of photography into more than a hobby is not an easy task. With the rise in popularity of apps like Instagram, everyone has the ability to be a photographer, but it takes more than just having the right equipment. We’ve got some tips from Austin professionals at the Texas Photo Roundup on how to develop your photography.