In recognition of Earth Day, this eco-friendly marathon will show us how trees beautify our surroundings. Prepare green leafy vegetables and build garden structures that are beneficial to the earth. Premiere gardener P. Allen Smith, chef Christina Pirello and others will show you how to go green.
CREATING BLUE MAN GROUP is an inside look at what makes one of the world’s premiere entertainment concepts/acts work. Great performance footage and insights by the original Blue Men (done in high tech/animation digital style) leads viewers though a fun exploration of the creative process that makes BLUE MAN GROUP an audience hit around the world.
Finally this week, we welcome Jacqueline Chanda to the show. Don’t recognize that name? She’s the new head of the Kansas City Art Institute that has been making news of late and not just because it is eyeing up plans to open a downtown location.
She’s the 23rd President of Kansas City’s venerable art school and she took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with Randy Mason.
Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with Edgar Snow, as portrayed by actor Robert Gibby Brand. Filmed on the Lyric Opera set for Nixon in China in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Snow, born in Kansas City in 1905, was a journalist best known for his writings about China in the 1930s, most especially Red Star Over China, a largely favorable account of Mao and his Communist Red Army guerrilla forces. The book introduced Mao and his “agrarian reformers” to the western world and made Snow famous.
Watch Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 8pm.
Major funding for this season of Meet the Past has been provided by the Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, Ken and Cindy McClain, and the J. B. Reynolds Foundation.
A new season of live theater is about to get underway at Starlight Theatre. The Swope Park theater with its iconic towers has been entertaining Kansas Citians under the stars for more than 60 years.
Starlight is one of only three outdoor theatres of its size and type still operational in the United States. The Muny in St. Louis and Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia are the others. With the curtain about to rise on another season of top Broadway shows and big name concert performers, we caught up with Starlight’s man in charge, Denton Yockey.
Here is a look at the upcoming Broadway Shows:
In The Heights
La Cage Aux Folles
August 28-September 2
The 2012 Concert Season is also filling up with artists such as Barry Manilow, James Taylor, Crosby, Stills & Nash, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, Phish, B.B. King, Il Divo and many, many more.
7 am: Curious George: The Movie
8:30 am: Curious George Follow That Monkey
10 am: Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
On June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in Montana Territory, General George Armstrong Custer ordered his soldiers to drive back a large army of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors. The battle pitted two larger-than-life antagonists against one another: Sitting Bull, the charismatic and politically savvy leader of the Plains Indians, and Custer, one of the Union’s greatest cavalry officers and a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage. By day’s end, Custer and nearly a third of his army were dead. This biography of one of the most charismatic and contradictory American leaders of the 19th century takes viewers on a journey from Custer’s memorable charge at Gettysburg, which turned the tide of the battle, to his lonely, untimely death on the windswept plains of the West. Along the way, viewers learn how, time and time again, the supremely ambitious son of a blacksmith ricocheted from triumph to disaster, from battlefield heroism to impetuous escapade. In the end, Custer’s reputation was saved by the wife he adored, who almost single-handedly turned the Battle of the Little Bighorn into one of the most iconic events in American history and mythologized Custer’s role, turning it into a tale of heroic sacrifice against all costs in the service of a country with only the most noble of motives.
Custer’s Last Stand: American Experience
Watch Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7pm.
Daniel O’Donnell celebrates his 11th PBS special from the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Watch Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 5:30pm.