Happy Holidays from KLRU

As 2013 comes to an end, we would like to thank you all of our members, viewers and community partners for their investment in KLRU. With the community’s support, we’ve been able to provide books and digital resources to children, educational workshops for parents and teachers, events to foster civic discourse, programming that reflects the uniqueness of our viewers and many other services that help build a stronger community. We look forward to another successful year in 2014!

Arts In Context Shorts: Perception

Arts In Context Shorts_PerceptionArts In Context Shorts presents an all new episode with Perception.

Every year the East Austin Studio Tour invites the public to perceive the world in a different way while wandering through the eclectic and intimate neighborhoods of East Austin. During this back-to-back weekend event, Austinites discover new perspectives as they enter into the artists’ homes and studios and become part of the fabric of this creative and close-knit community.

Highlights December 15 – December 21

KLRU Highlights

When an abandoned woman, dressed in all pink, turns up murdered in an abandoned building, Sherlock must use the science of deduction to catch the killer on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: A Study In Pink Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow presents Junk In The Trunk Monday at 7 pm with never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2011 season.

Tune in to Antiques Roadshow‘s Trash To Treasure Monday at 8 pm. This episode puts viewers in a festive mood with more than twenty incredible tales of valuable treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, roadsides, dumpsters, and demolition sites.

The lives of two young playwrights are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage on Independent Lens Playwright: From Page To Stage Monday at 9 pm.

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike Of 1913 Tuesday at 7 pm explores an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Copper Country and haunts the American labor movement to this day.

How Sherlock Changed The World Tuesday at 8 pm tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.

Israel: Facing The Future Tuesday at 10 pm analyzes what is next for the world’s only Jewish state as both the religious and the secular battle over its future.

Nature presents Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo Wednesday at 7 pm captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

NOVA‘s Extreme Ice Wednesday at 8 pm follows the exploits of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they try to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior and their potential to dive rising sea levels.

Life on Fire presents Icelandic Volcanoes Wednesday at 9 pm and tries to discern which volcano will awaken next as the 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano raised concern.

Austin City Limits presents experimental alt. pop to the stage with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes / tUnE-yArDs Wednesday at 10 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith sits down with Reza Aslan, Author And Religious Scholar Thursday at 7 pm.

Meet Allison Orr, a non-traditional choreographer that has been working with technicians, linemen and machines at a power company for a dance performance. Tune in to Arts In Context‘s PowerUp Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Christmas At Luter: Tidings Of Comfort And Joy celebrates the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luter College in Decorah Iowa Thursday at 8 pm.

National Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday at 9 pm promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment.

Southern Celtic Christmas Concert Thursday at 10 pm celebrates the high spirits and mystical beuty of Celtic and Appalachian Christmas traditions.

Christmas At Belmont Friday at 9 pm presents a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world  music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

The Daytripper Saturday at 10 am travels to Houston, Texas and heads to a Dim Sum restaurant in Houston’s Chinatown, followed by a visit to the Museum District.

Central Texas Gardener presents Small Garden Ideas With Upcycled Materials at 12 and 4 pm. Make the most of small spaces with an artistic spin using upcycled objects.

Masterpiece presents the first five episodes of Downton Abbey – Season 3 Saturday 6 – 11 pm.

 

Science Night 12/18

Nature Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo at 7 pm
Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

NOVA Extreme Ice at 8 pm
NOVA follows the exploits of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras in risky, remote locations in the Arctic, Alaska, and the Alps.The goal of Balog’s team’s perilous expedition: to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior and their potential to drive rising sea levels. In this high-action scientific adventure, NOVA investigates the mystery of the mighty ice sheets that will affect the fate of coastlines around the world.

Life on Fire Icelandic Volcanoes at 9 pm
The 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano provoked economic chaos, paralyzing air traffic for days. This eruption, however, was mild. Much more powerful volcanoes in Iceland are ready to wake up. Through spectacular aerial footage of this country, which is an accumulation of lava and ash, a maze of craters and faults, the episode tries to discern which volcano will awaken next.

 

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).

 

Holiday Programming for Vme

Sting

Great Performances Sting: Winter’s Night
December 22 at 8 pm and 11 pm
December 24 at 10 pm and midnight

Composer, singer, actor, activist – Sting has won universal acclaim in all of these roles, but he defies easy labeling. Recorded on location at the magnificent Durham Cathedral near his hometown of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England, Sting: A Winter’s Night… conjures the moods and spirits of the season with a diverse collection of songs, carols and lullabies spanning the centuries.

A Wonderous Christmas with David Archuleta
December 24 at 11 pm
Christmas carols are interpreted by David Archuleta and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

A Decade of Christmas
December 24 at 11:30 pm
A selection of Christmas carols are played by artists such as David Archuleta, Natalie Cole and Renée Fleming among others, along with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Q Night at the Movies 12/14

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

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 #409 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 Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs at 7:30
Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG, LETHAL WEAPON) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie – raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Great Train Robbery at 8 pm.
Michael Crichton directed this adaptation of his novel chronicling the first robbery of a moving train in 1855.

Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes at 9:55 pm
The Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes is a compelling documentary about one of Britain’s most notorious crimes and the subsequent 10-year manhunt. Ronnie Biggs became Britain’s most wanted man after fleeing prison following the most iconic crime in British history: The Great Train Robbery of 1963. The Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes sheds new light on the crime that still echoes around the walls of Fleet Street and Scotland Yard, combining an intriguing crime story with dramatic reconstructions of key events, first person testimony, and strong production values to transport viewers across three continents.

KLRU/ACL Holiday Sale 12/16

KLRU featured event

Hunting for the right gift for the music fan in your life? We’ve got what you need at our annual Holiday Gift Fair!

This year’s event on Dec. 16th, features special deals on limited edition posters, Austin City Limits T-shirts and much, much more. Vintage posters including Radiohead and Coldplay as well as posters from all artists featured in season 39, 38 and 37 will be on sale. Many of these have extremely limited availability.

The Season 38 DVD and photobook plus other commemorative items will be available for purchase. KLRU-TV, the PBS station that produces Austin City Limits, will also have PBS items for sale so you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Austin City Limits/KLRU Holiday Gift Fair
Mon. Dec. 16 from 5-7 p.m
KLRU’s Studio 6A (corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keeton Streets).

We’ll have performances by local DJs to get everyone in the holiday mood

If you’re not in Austin, check out our online shop to get ACL items in time for the holidays.

In the Studio: Neil deGrasse Tyson tapes Overheard 12/17

Overheard taping announcement

*This event has now reached capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Date: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 5:30pm (Doors open at 5:00pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. Sorry this event is now at capacity.

neilByDavidGamble-800Neil deGrasse Tyson holds the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Harvard University and his PhD from Columbia University in Astrophysics. He hosted NOVA ScienceNow on PBS for 5 seasons.  In 2001, Tyson was appointed to serve on a commission to study the US Aerospace Industry by President George W. Bush and again in 2004 on a commission referred to as the “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” commission.  He has been awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal and received eighteen honorary doctorates. Currently Tyson is working to reboot Carl Sagan’s series COSMOS to air in spring of 2014. He is in town for an event at the Paramount Theatre.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins 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. Watch interviews and Q&A segments at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Amy Tan tapes Overheard 12/17

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Amy Tan

Date: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 4:15pm (Doors open at 3:45pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
**The studio audience will be cleared immediately after the Tan taping to accomodate check-in for the Neil deGrasse taping at 5:30pm**

photo credit Rick Smolan

photo credit Rick Smolan

Amy Tan is the author of three best-selling novels including her 1989 novel The Joy Luck Club. Her newest novel, The Valley of Amazement, was published in November and is already on The New York Times best-seller list. The editors of The New York Times Book Review also named it a 2013 Notable Book. Tan co-produced and co-wrote the screenplay of The Joy Luck Club movie, released in 1993. Millions of copies of her books are in print and they have been translated into thirty languages. Tan is in Austin to speak and sign books at Book People following our taping. Book People will sell signed copies of The Valley of Amazement through the holidays.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins 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. Watch interviews and Q&A segments at klru.org/overheard