TMT Texas Book Festival Tapings with Smiley, Aldrin & Branch

Please join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks as we interview three authors from this year’s Texas Book Festival: novelist Jane Smiley, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and historian Taylor Branch. You’re invited to these special tapings at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday, October 31. Each taping will last approximately 45 minutes, including audience Q&A if the guest’s schedule permits. Once taping begins, no entry or exit will be allowed.

Jane Smiley
Taping room doors close at 9:10 a.m.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Capitol does not open to the public until 9 a.m. To reach the room in time for the taping, you will need to be at the Capitol door by 9 a.m.

Pulitzer-winning author Jane Smiley is known for her novels and essays about relationships, animals, politics and modern life.
RSVP for the Smiley taping here


Buzz Aldrin
Taping room doors close at 10:00 a.m.

Just over forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the moon – a fact known to virtually anyone who hears his name.
RSVP for the Aldrin taping here

Taylor Branch
Taping room doors close at 11:30 a.m.

Historian and author Taylor Branch earned a Pulitzer Prize for Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.
RSVP for the Branch taping here

LOCATION

Capitol Annex, Room LCC-E2.002 on Level E2.

Take any Capitol elevator to level E2 and proceed down the hallway. Keep walking, and Room LCC-E2.002 will be on your right (LCC stands for Legislative Conference Center).

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.

ACL Space Available ticket giveaway

Austin’s Heartless Bastards will tape an episode of Austin City Limits on Wednesday, June 3, at 8 p.m. KLRU will be giving away 75 pair (150 total) of Space Available tickets. Submit your name and email between now and noon Tuesday, June 2. Winners will receive 2 tickets each and be chosen through a random drawing. Please be in Austin or the surrounding community. These tickets do NOT guarantee admission. Space Available ticket recipients will receive an email notification with details about the taping. Register for your chance to get tickets on the Austin City Limits blog here

ACL Stage Left taping: Brazos 5/8

What: ACL Stage Left taping
When: Friday, May 8; Doors open at 6:30, taping starts at 7 p.m.
Where: KLRU’s Austin City Limits studio map

RSVP Here

KLRU is starting production for a new Web-only music series called ACL Stage Left. This show will premier on the Web this summer.

We’ll be taping a performance by Brazos on Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the KLRU’s Studio 6A. RSVP by Thursday, May 7, here

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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

ACL Stage Left taping: Leatherbag 4/30

What: ACL Stage Left taping
When: Thursday, April 30; Doors open at 6:30, taping starts at 7 p.m.
Where: KLRU’s Austin City Limits studio; map
RSVP here to attend

KLRU is starting production for a new Web-only music series called ACL Stage Left. This show will premier on the Web this summer.

We’ll be taping a performance by Leatherbag on April 30 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the KLRU’s Studio 6A. RSVP here

Leatherbag is the vision of songwriter Randy Reynolds, who creates “an intelligent blend of pop and rock” (Big Diction). Through several releases including 2006’s “haunting and beautiful” (Austin Sound) Love Me Like The Devil and 2007’s Nowhere Left To Run featuring songs “bristling with energy and vivid images” (Austin Chronicle), Reynolds has explored a wide variety of musical territory while steadily gaining fans.