Join KCPT for May’s Community Cinema film, Limited Partnership.
Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple fell in love and took on the US government to fight for marriage and immigration equality.
Filipino American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan met in 1971 in Los Angeles and quickly fell in love. In April 1975, thanks to a courageous county clerk in Boulder, CO, they became one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married. Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual married couples who easily file petitions and obtain green cards, Richard received a denial letter from the Immigration and Naturalization Service stating, ”You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.”
To prevent Tony’s impending deportation, and outraged by the tone, tenor, and politics of this letter, the couple sued the U.S. government. This became the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history. Over four decades of legal challenges, Richard and Tony figured out how to maintain their sense of humor, justice, and whenever possible, their privacy. This tenacious story of love, marriage, and immigration equality is as precedent-setting as it is little-known – until now.
After the film, we’ll discuss issues of immigration and marriage equality with community partners.
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Please note: The program and film start at 11 a.m., so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes early.
Known as the “Ambassador of the American Songbook,” Michael Feinstein, a multi-platinum selling, award-winning entertainer, has devoted his music career to the uniquely American sound and stories captured in the “Golden Age” of American popular music.
Inspired by Frank Sinatra, the infamous Rat Pack, and the cool, mod big band sound of the 1960s, Feinstein has selected songs that span the gamut of a sultry and swingin’ music set perfect for a swanky nightclub act that would make Sinatra proud.
The Grammy award-winning musician, actor and New York Times bestselling author Rick Springfield will join KCPT supporters at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Rick Springfield’s Stripped Down tour includes music, storytelling and a special question and answer session with the audience.
Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd, from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, The Endless River; this amazing new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd’s biggest selling albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises.
Each donation includes a DVD copy of Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks.
Combining breathtaking vocals, humor and cowboy charm, this charismatic and talented trio performs great music from the worlds of country, folk, opera and Broadway. John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring this unique mix to Kansas City.
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.
Join KCPT for Tommy Emmanuel at the Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland!
Arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite, Australia’s “Entertainer of the Year” and two-time Grammy nominee, Tommy Emmanuel delivers a dazzling performance with flair, unforgettable showmanship, flawless guitar skills and a voluminous repertoire that never fails to amaze and engage his fans.