Giveaway: Paul Byrom tickets

Paul Byrom, one of the original soloists in Celtic Thunder, will be performing live in Austin on Feb. 20th. Our friends at One World Theater have given us a limited number of tickets for our viewers! Email giveaways@klru.org by 5 pm Monday, Feb. 10th.  Winners will be notified by email and will receive two tickets to the concert (dinner is not included). We’ll choose winners at random.

Paul Byrom at One World Theater Feb. 20th at 7 pm. Tickets for dinner and the concert are available for purchase now.
Paul Byrom is often hailed as one of Ireland’s premier tenors. From an early age, his special vocal talent brought him to the attention of music coaches and talent spotters. Byrom’s talent as a tenor has taken him far and wide since he became a professional singer at the age of 12 when cast in his first opera with the National Concert Orchestra of Ireland. He recorded his first album The Golden Voice as a boy soprano at 14. His second release, entitled Velvet reached number two in the Irish music charts and Byrom became one of the original soloists in the show Celtic Thunder. Fans call Byrom “The Swanky Tenor” for his suave and romantic style in performing, which is stamped on such numbers as “Remember Me, Recuerde Me” and “She.” His I’ll Be Home for Christmas charted in the Classical Billboard Charts. His latest album This Is the Momentdebuted at number one on the World Billboard Charts and he was named Irish Tenor of the Year by the Irish Music Association in 2010.

Celebrate New Year’s with KLRU

It’s a KLRU and PBS tradition to show Great Performances From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014 on New Year’s Day. This year, we’ve partnered with the Long Center to provide you a unique experience!

The Long Center will present a live concert on January 5th of Salute to Vienna. Tickets are on sale now! The Long Center has given KLRU a few passes to offer our members and viewers. Email giveaways@klru.org. On Dec. 27th, we will randomly choose winners to get two passes each to the event. Winners will be contacted via email.

Great Performances From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2014 January 1 at 7 pm
Great Performances continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Daniel Barenboim and featuring everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. In addition to the Musikverein concert setting, the program features a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.

Salute to Vienna at the Long Center January 5th at 2:30 pm Buy tickets now
Salute to Vienna celebrates 19 years of New Year’s tradition, rounding off the holiday season with its famous simultaneous concert series. The Long Center’s performance this year will be Austin’s premiere of the show. It will feature the Strauss Symphony of America conducted by Viennese conductor Alexander Steinitz, along with soprano Iva Mihanovic and tenor Valeriy Serkin. Dancers will include International Champion Ballroom Dancers and dancers from the Europaballett–St. Pölten (Austria).

 

KLRU presale for Rodriguez

Sixto Rodriguez, the folk musician at the center of the Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” will perform at The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center for one night only Saturday, May 4. Our partners at the Frank Erwin Center have offered KLRU viewers a special presale starting now until Sunday, March 3, at 10 pm. Just enter the code, KLRU, at the Texas Box Office link There is an 8 ticket limit.

Rodriguez
Sat. May 4
The Theatre at the Frank Erwin Center
TexasBoxOffice.com Enter the code, KLRU

Rodriguez was discovered in the late 1960s. In 1970, Rodriguez released his debut album “Cold Fact” followed by “Coming from Reality” in 1971. Both received little reception in the U.S., and Rodriguez decided to retire from music and settle down in Detroit. Unbeknownst to him, Rodriguez had become an icon in South Africa. Four decades later, the talented singer-songwriter is captivating audiences worldwide with his story and his music through the documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.” The hype from the film has revitalized Rodriguez’s music career, sending him on a worldwide tour, including the stop in Austin!

Local arts and adventure Thursday night on KLRU

We’ll be live from Studio 6A tomorrow night for an exciting evening of local arts and adventure !

Starting at 7pm, we’ll be live in studio 6A with a great line up of KLRU Collective highlights. If you haven’t visited our online arts portal, KLRU Collective, then tune in tomorrow to see our favorite videos of local movers and shakers in our creative community. And we’ll literally be moving and shaking with special guests from the Austin Samba School joining us!

Austin Samba School from KLRU Collective on Vimeo.

Following our mix-tape of KLRU Collective, we’ll premiere the brand new Arts in Context episode,  All My Friends Are Vampires, which documents Fantastic Fest,  the largest genre film festival in the country, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and just plain fantastic movies from around the world held each year in Austin, TX at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar. We’ll have Tim League, founder of Fanstastic Fest and the Alamo Drafthouse, in studio with us and we’ll giveaway a 2013 Fantastic Fest badge and an Alamo movie theater experience for you and your friends.

All My Friends Are Vampires Trailer from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

You’ll probably be hungry at 8:30pm, so we’ve planned a special Daytripper hour of the best in Texas BBQ. Chet joins us with the inside scoop on taking daytrips and brings some great gifts when you support the station, like a 2013 Daytripper BBQ Calendar, Daytripper Koozies, and a subscription to Texas Highways magazine.

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Giveaway: 40 Hour Film Fest 9/24

48 Hour Film Project Austin from KLRU Collective on Vimeo.

Our friends at The 48 Hour Film Project are hosting a best of screening on Monday, Sept. 24, at the Long Center at 7 pm.  At this screening they will announce the winners of the 48 Hour Film Project which has filmmaking teams create a short film in just 48 hours. They’ve given us a few pair of tickets to give to our fans, just post a comment by noon Friday, Sept. 21. Or you can buy tickets online

About the 48 Hour Film Project:
The 48 Hour Film Project’s mission is to advance filmmaking and promote filmmakers. Through its festival/competition, the Project encourages filmmakers and would-be filmmakers to get out there and make movies. The tight deadline of 48 hours puts the focus squarely on the filmmakers—emphasizing creativity and teamwork skills. While the time limit places an unusual restriction on the filmmakers, it is also liberating by putting an emphasis on “doing” instead of “talking.”

Giveaway: Texas Tribune Festival 9/21-9/23

Our friends at the Texas Tribune present the second annual  Texas Tribune Festival Sept. 21 to 23 featuring PBS’s Gwen Ifil and many others. The Tribune has given us a pair of tickets to give to our fans.

Post a comment below about your favorite public affairs program on KLRU. We’ll randomly pick the one person to receive two tickets. Post your comment by noon Thursday, Sept. 20. You can buy tickets on the festival site

About the Festival:
Texas Tribune Festival, a full weekend of debate, discussion and dialogue featuring some of the biggest names in the world of politics and public policy, including chairs of major committees in the Texas House and Senate on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Among the festival’s confirmed participants — more than 120 as of this writing — are a range of federal and state elected officials, public policy professionals, issue activists and advocates, leaders from academia, and more. They include Gov. Rick Perry; Texas House Speaker Joe Straus; Attorney General Greg Abbott; San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro appearing alongside Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Cruz; Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples; former gubernatorial candidate and We Texans executive director Debra Medina; Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins; Kyle Janek, incoming executive commissioner of health and human services; criminal defense lawyer Rusty Hardin; Donna Nelson, chairwoman of the Public Utility Commission; U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar and Blake Farenthold; Renu Khator, chancellor of the University of Houston System; Al Armendariz, former regional Environmental Protection Agency administrator; and Gwen Ifill, moderator of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour senior correspondent.

In addition, seven celebrated Texans will speak at exclusive, intimate breakfasts on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 23. They include Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio; state Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon; state Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, the chairwoman of the House Public Health Committee; and congressional candidate Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso.

Watch and Win! Celebrate Julia Child tonight at 7pm

We have been looking forward to this night for a very long time! In celebration of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, some of the best chefs and foodies in Austin will be joining us LIVE in studio during a special presentation of three classic episodes of The French Chef featuring Julia’s take on omelettes, boullaibase, and roasted chicken, tonight at 7pm on KLRU.

If you call in during the evening with your support for KLRU, you might be talking with one of these wonderful people on the phone: Rene Ortiz (La Condesa, Sway), Laura Sawicki (La Condesa, Sway), Philip Speer (Uchi/Uchiko), Aaron & Stacy Franklin (Franklin BBQ), Karla Loeb (Slow Food Austin), Larry McGuire (Lamberts, Perla’s, Elizabeth Street Cafe, Fresa’s, Jeffrey’s), John Bates (Noble Pig), Sonya Cote (Hillside Farmacy, Homegrown Revival) and Casey Wilcox (Justine’s), and Patty Cater (Central Market).

This is the perfect opportunity to support the great history of cooking shows on public television and celebrate the incredible culinary scene here in Austin. We love when we can connect the awesome programming on KLRU with our local community and who better to showcase the KLRU vision of inspiration and creativity than Julia herself.

Every gift made tonight (or made online here) will automatically be entered to win one of several gift certificates to the places above and others: Olive & June, Parkside, OliviaThe Back Space, Foreign & DomesticLenoir, Chez Nous, Trace, Dai Due, Second Bar + Kitchen, and Barley Swine. A gift of just $25 could mean a dinner at a critically-acclaimed Austin restaurant – and you’ll be supporting Austin’s only locally owned and operated television station at the same time – what’s not to love about that?!

KLRU needs your support during this August pledge drive – if you love food, you won’t want to miss out on tonight’s special tribute to Julia Child beginning tonight at 7pm. Thank you for celebrating with us.

What if you put a dollar amount on how much you value KLRU?

What if every parent who trusts KLRU with their children….

What if every concerned citizen who tunes into KLRU for election coverage…
What if every artist who sees inspiration in KLRU Collective and Arts in Context…
What if everyone who laughs with Brit-Coms or cries with Masterpiece…

gave a gift to KLRU today?

This August, we’re trying to raise $240,000 to remain a strong and beneficial service in this community. Many of you have already put a price on what you love about KLRU and we’re $30,000 closer to our goal. Thank you for doing your part. But we need everyone who can to support KLRU right now.

What if you took this opportunity to think about what you value in KLRU and made adonation today?

Your tax-deductible gift of $5, $35, $50, $100 or any amount that is right for you, ensures that KLRU will create possibilities, trust, knowledge, inspiration, and entertainment for everyone in Central Texas…right now and for generations to come.

For supporting during this August pledge drive, choose from some great thank you gifts including t-shirts, DVDs, CDs, and posters!

Create culinary masterpieces withThe French Chef!

We’re celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday tomorrow night at 7pm with classic episodes of The French Chef and Austin chefs from incredible restaurants like La Condesa, Franklin BBQ, Uchi/Uchiko, and more! Consider making a gift and get automatically entered to win one of 20 gift certificates to some of the finest dining Austin has to offer!

British Beat to British Drama

Going through some London Olympics withdrawal? We’ve got you covered with British Beat, a fun and funky concert featuring the Zombies, the Animals, and many more UK legends, Thursday at 7pm. And for all you Downton Abbey Fans, get your costume drama history lesson this Sunday at 8pm with Story of the Costume Drama.

Sing it, Tony!

Tony Bennett is joined by a tour-bus-load of talented musicians for Great Performances: Duets tonight at 9pm! Guests include Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Lady Gaga. You won’t want to miss this beautiful concert – and get the CD for your own collection!