What do you get when you mix up a marketing genius that does video, a studio engineer that writes music, a pianist that has a successful solo career, and a cellist that does pretty much everything? ThePianoGuys: a miraculous meeting of “guys” with the same intrinsic purpose – to make a positive impact in the lives of people all over the world through music videos.
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Featuring founding members Steve Mac and Jason Sawford, the band has been performing the Pink Floyd classics for more than 20 years and has played to more than three million fans worldwide. Lovingly curated, the band’s live sets are packed with the fans’ favorite Floyd classics from across the years that otherwise would simply not be heard together in a concert setting.
Join us for Community Cinema’s October film MAKERS: Women in Space.
Part of the MAKERS series, which highlights the stories of trailblazing ladies, “Women in Space” explores females in the final frontier.
Afterwards we’ll discuss the film with community partners, including women that have been part of aviation history and groups working to inspire today’s young women to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
Please note: The program and film starts at 11am, so please plan to arrive at least a few minutes early.
Community Cinema is a free monthly screening series presents fascinating documentaries from the Emmy-Award winning PBS series Independent Lens followed by lively discussions that connect films to local organizations and resources. Films are shown from September to June every second Saturday of the month at 11am.
The Elders joined KCPT during our Fall Funding Drive to share some exciting news: from new songs, upcoming shows, to a new fiddlist, Colin Farrell. Support KCPT and join The Elders for their CD release party at Knuckleheads Saloon on October 11 in Kansas City. The Elders will take the stage in the evening after local country rockers The Grisly Hand.
Though work as a journalist carried Charles across the globe, it’s a small, simple cabin on a country road in the Northern Ozarks that never fails to bring him pleasure and respite.
For the last five months, videographer Dave Burkhardt has spent hot days, misty mornings and chilly evenings with him in St. Clair County, recording the rhythms of life in and around the rustic structure.
From fishing expeditions on Lake Katie (named for Gusewelle’s wife) or hunting for morel mushrooms, to the annual gathering of old friends who wouldn’t dream of missing turkey season, “Away From It All” gives us an intimate glimpse at the little clearing in the woods where the author’s heart lives.
“I’ve led a remarkably lucky life,” Charles likes to say, and the stories he’s compiled attest to that. With this visually rich production he graciously reveals to those who’ve only been able to read about “the cabin,” the many ways it has inspired and nurtured his writing, his family, and friendships as well.
Support KCPT and experience the farm for yourself on October 25.
Spend an evening with Minnesota writer and public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor.
How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber?
In Evolution of a Criminal, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to pull a heist as a teenager in Texas, and returns to the scene of the crime. By interviewing family members, close friends, and mentors, we learn about his transformation from a joyous childhood to the moment he realized the severity of his family’s financial problems, and how their struggles changed his outlook on his own life.
Returning to his neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe creates an incredibly intimate and personal journey of reflection and forgiveness while beautifully examining lower class struggles, the desperation of a teen under pressure, and the emotional impact that rippled in the aftermath of that day.