In the Studio: Texas Monthly Talks with Jake Silverstein 3/26

Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks on Friday, March 26, at 10 a.m. for a conversation with Jake Silverstein, Editor of TEXAS MONTHLY and author of a new book, Nothing Happened and Then it Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction. RSVP here. Silverstein was previously a reporter at the Big Bend Sentinel in Marfa and a 2002 Fulbright Scholar in Zacatecas, Mexico. He is a Contributing Editor to Harper‘s magazine and an essay for that magazine earned him the 2007 PEN/USA Journalism Award. He joined TEXAS MONTHLY as a Senior Editor in 2006 and was named Editor in 2008.

Taping starts promptly at 10a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
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In the Studio: Halperin and Heilemann on Texas Monthly Talks

Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for a conversation with political journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin on Friday, March 5, at 10:15 a.m.  RSVP now

Halperin and Heilemann know as much about American politics as anyone. And they share their insights and inside knowledge with a wide audience through Heilemann’s work for New York magazine and Halperin’s with Time and the political blog, The Page. They’ve co-authored the bestselling book, Game Change, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 presidential election.

RSVP now Taping starts promptly at 10:15 a.m. Doors open at 9:45 a.m.

In the studio: Two of Austin's "Busiest Virtuosos" perform for In Context

As part of KLRU’s commitment to presenting local art to Central Texas, In Context will tape a performance by two notable musicians and we’d like for you to join us as part of the studio audience on Feb 22. RSVP here

The Austin American-Statesman calls cellist Bion Tsang and pianist Anton Nel “two of Austin’s busiest virtuosos,” and their newest live CD, featuring Brahms Sonatas for Cello and Four Hungarian Dances, is the latest chapter in their two-decade musical kinship.

To celebrate this new CD, available on Feb. 23 from Artek Recordings, Bion and Anton will be taping a performance for KLRU’s In Context on Monday, Feb 22, at KLRU’s Austin City Limits studio. The duo has selected some of their favorite pieces for cello/piano from Brahms, Boccherini, Grieg, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich.

Taping Details:
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Monday, February 22
KLRU Studio 6A
(Austin City Limits Studio)
Taping starts promptly at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
The audience is invited to a reception immediately following the performance.

Funky Chickens visit KLRU

KLRU often has famous guests visit the sixth floor studios; on any given week you’ll find a variety of musicians, writers, even politicians making an appearance at a taping for one of our local programs. With so many famous faces you’d think the KLRU staff would be used to rock stars in the studio but the appearance of some local chickens proved that to be incorrect.

Special thanks to Judith Haller with the Austin Funky Chicken Coop tour for bringing her special guests. To learn about the chicken coop tour watch Central Texas Gardener on Saturday, January 23rd at noon and 4pm.

Attend the TMT taping with Michael Williams 12/17

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Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for a conversation with Michael Williams, who holds a seat on the Railroad Commission of Texas, on December 17 at 12:15 p.m. One year ago, Williams announced his plan to run for a seat in the United States Senate. His hope is to take Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s place in a special election if she leaves Washington but he’s also widely considered to be a likely appointee to fill a vacancy until an election can be held. Williams is a staunch conservative who would become the lone African-American Republican in the Senate, and he’s gained attention nationwide. Join us to learn more about the candidate and his views.

Madeleine Albright & Gail Collins TMT tapings

Join KLRU in the studio for two Texas Monthly Talks tapings on Friday, October 30.

First, Evan Smith talks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. This taping starts at 9:45 a.m.; doors will open at 9 a.m. RSVP for the Madeleine Albright taping here.

Nest, Smith sits down with New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins. This taping starts at 11:45 a.m.; doors will open at 11 a.m. RSVP for the Gail Collins taping here.

Yanni ticket giveaway

Giveaway is now over. Congratulations to our winners.

You’ve watched the Yanni specials on KLRU, now see him live in person here in Austin.  Yanni will perform the Yanni Voices: Live in Concert on Friday, June 12, at 8 p.m. at the Frank Erwin Center. KLRU and the Erwin Center are giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to this show. Enter your email address here between now and June 10. Winners will be chosen at random. You must be able to pick up your tickets at KLRU in Austin on June 11 or 12. Please do not enter if you are not in the Austin area.

Long known for his spectacular live performances, Yanni is thrilled to continue what he calls his “biggest musical production to date” featuring his most popular fan favorites accompanied by dynamic visuals, dazzling choreography and show-stopping vocal performances.  The tour also features Yanni’s global orchestra comprised of some of the finest musicians from around the world.

TMT tapings with Rollins, Brinkley and Conradt

Texas Monthly Talks will be taping several episodes on May 4 and 5.

Sonny Rollins
Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for an interview with legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins. Monday, May 4, 2009. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Taping starts at 2 p.m. (MUST arrive by 2 p.m. to guarantee admission) in KLRU’s Studio 6A  Sonny Rollins RSVP here

Douglas Brinkley
Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for a conversation with historian Douglas Brinkley, called “the best of the new generation of American historians” by Stephen Ambrose. Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Doors open at 9 a.m. Taping starts at 9:30 a.m. (MUST arrive by 9:30 a.m. to guarantee admission) in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Douglas Brinkley RSVP here

Jody Conradt
Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for an interview with Jody Conradt, who spent 38 years coaching women’s basketball teams to 900 career victories, three NCAA Final Four appearances, and an undefeated NCAA championship team in 1985-86.  Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Taping starts at 11 a.m. (MUST arrive by 11 a.m. to guarantee admission) in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Jody Conradt RSVP here