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.
On March 13th, a cast of celebrated Texas musicians including Raul Malo, Augie Myers, Shawn Sahm and more will join together for the broadcast of Texas Music Extravaganza. Against the backdrop of the famous the Austin City Limits studio, these musicians will play for the studio and broadcast audiences. RSVP here
Our studio audience will be featured as part of this live broadcast to all KLRU viewers. Those in the studio will also have the opportunity to get signed copies of the CDs and books available as membership thank you gifts. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the live broadcast event begins at 7 p.m. We ask that all studio audience members be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. RSVP here
About Texas Music Extravaganza:
The extraordinary impact of some of South Texas’ most celebrated musicians is the focus of this documentary musical journey. Filmed in High Definition, the Texas Music Extravaganza includes performances from a pivotal concert on Aug. 27, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas that featured alumni of the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados with Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Shawn Sahm, Jack Barber, Ernie Durawa and others.
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.
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.
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.
KLRU will be taping several episodes of Texas Monthly Talks in February. Come be part of the live studio audience for this award winning statewide series. Each taping features an interview with the guest and then a short audience q&a. Please RSVP for each taping you’d like to attend. All tapings take place in KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A.
Newsweek editor Jon Meacham 2/8 at 2:45 p.m. RSVP Here
Meacham’s interests and expertise reach across a broad range of American culture: political history, foreign affairs, the Civil Rights movement and the role of religion in American history and contemporary society. Meacham is in Austin as part of The University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs Center for Politics and Governance Perspectives Series. Taping starts promptly at 2:45 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. RSVP Here
David Brancaccio 2/16 at 10:30 a.m. RSVP Here
Brancaccio is host and senior editor of NOW on PBS, public television’s award-winning newsmagazine of investigative reporting and in-depth interviews. Among his beats: politics, human rights, national security, the environment, health care, and science policy. Taping starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. RSVP Here
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro 2/17 at 10:15 a.m. RSVP here
Castro took office just eight months ago after taking 56 percent of the vote in a nine-way race. At 35 years old, he’s the youngest mayor in any of the 50 largest U.S. cities but he’s already nine years into a political career that to many seemed almost inevitable. Taping starts promptly at 10:15 a.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. RSVP here
Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for a conversation with Augie Garrido, head baseball coach for The University of Texas at Austin on Monday, January 25. RSVP here
The Longhorns start their season on February 19 with a number one pre-season ranking and high hopes for the year. Garrido’s record gives fans good reason for big expectations. He has more wins than any other baseball coach in NCAA history, taking teams to the College World Series twelve times and leading five national championship teams.
Taping starts promptly at 11:15 a.m. Doors open at 10:30 a.m.
Go to Austin City Limits’ new blog at austincitylimits.org/blog for details about ticket giveaways for Them Crooked Vultures taping on 9/30, Mos Def followed by K’naan taping on 10/1 and Pearl Jam simulcast party on 10/3.
KLRU will be taping a performance by M. Ward on Wednesday, August 5, at 8 p.m. Please visit the blog at austincitylimits.org for more details and to register for Space Available tickets.
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.
Giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winners!
You’ve watched the Celtic Women specials on KLRU, now see them perform live in Austin. Celtic Woman will perform Isle of Hope live in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at the Frank Erwin Center. KLRU and the Erwin Center are giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Enter your email address between now and April 15. Winners will be chosen at random. You will need to be able to pick up your tickets on April 16 or 17 at KLRU.
Celtic Woman ushers Celtic music into the 21st century, putting a distinctively Ga’lic twist on ethereal contemporary songs (Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow,’ “May It Be,’ the theme from ‘Lord of the Rings’) and timeless classics (‘Ave Maria,’ ‘Somewhere’), a modern flair on traditional Irish songs, and their own personal stamp on spellbinding original songs, all with exciting new arrangements.