Ticketgiveaway: Black Watch 2/17

*giveaway is now over*

KLRU has a commitment to presenting the arts to Austin. As part of this commitment we team up with local arts organizations to bring you television programs like In Context and online arts features on KLRU Collective. We also bring you the best of performance art from PBS with Great Performances and Live from Lincoln Center.

Today, we’re teaming up with Texas Performing Arts to bring you tickets to a live performance of Black Watch. Post a comment on this blog post for your chance to get a pair of tickets to the Feb. 17 show at 8 pm. The winner will be chosen at random on Feb. 15. Black Watch runs from Feb 16-20 at the Bass Concert Hall. Tickets can be purchased at texasperformingarts.org

PLEASE NOTE: Black Watch contains strong language, loud explosions, and strobe lighting. Not recommended for audiences under 16.

Presented in partnership with Fusebox Festival and the Department of Theatre and Dance, Black Watch is written by Gregory Burke and directed by John Tiffany.

This rare tour of Black Watch by the National Theatre of Scotland stops in Austin following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, performances around the globe, and unanimous critical and popular acclaim. For this groundbreaking presentation, Texas Performing Arts is putting the audience on the Bass Concert Hall stage in a rare and intimate seating configuration.

Black Watch is a stirring play based on interviews conducted by Scottish playwright Gregory Burke with veteran soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror — and what it means to make the journey home again.

Hailed as a cultural landmark of the 21st century, John Tiffany’s production makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music, and song, all to create a visceral, complex, and urgent piece of theatre — compounded by your seat on stage, next to the action.

PLEASE NOTE: Black Watch contains strong language, loud explosions, and strobe lighting. Not recommended for audiences under 16.

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.

Celtic Woman live ticket giveaway

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.