The Priests (three priests from Northern Ireland — Eugene O’Hagan, his brother Martin O’Hagan and David Delargy) are practicing Roman Catholic priests who were brought together by their faith and passion for music and who grew up singing together while also studying for the priesthood. All in their late forties, they have spent their lives using music to spread the word of God, finding time between their busy jobs to sing together. In an amazing twist of fate, they were asked to record a demo which landed in the lap of Epic Records’ Managing Director Nick Raphael, who signed them on the spot, ultimately giving The Priests a worldwide audience to spread their message and music.
KCPT would like to thank these generous sponsors, who made this event possible:
John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring a unique blend of country, gospel, classical and Broadway to the Helzberg Hall stage in The Texas Tenors: Deep in the Heart of Christmas with The Kansas City Symphony. The holiday concert features breathtaking vocals, plenty of humor and cowboy charm.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, “The Lost Christmas Eve.” Show YOUR support for KCPT, and secure your seats for this exciting performance!
TSO, whose phenomena has grown year after year, has played over 1,500 shows for more than 10 million fans in the past fifteen years, and quietly became one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts. The unprecedented fan driven growth is a testament to TSO founder Paul O’Neill’s vision of “Rock Theater,” the perfect amalgamation of Broadway storytelling with the spectacle of rock, delighting audiences of all ages year after year.
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No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special – so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!
Join us for Community Cinema’s January film Las Marthas.
Dating from the aftermath of the U.S.-Mexican War, the annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other. Las Marthas follows two Mexican American girls carrying this gilded tradition on their shoulders during a time of economic uncertainty and tension over immigration.
Afterwards we’ll discuss the film with community partners.
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.
Star violinist David Garrett not only presents pieces that stir the soul but also sets new standards in the virtuosity and versatility of his violin playing. With arrangements of the great composers from Beethoven to The Beatles, Coldplay to Clementi, David captivates his audience with different elements from the world of music and wows them with stunning visual backdrops and pyrotechnics.
Join KCPT and UMKC for a sneak peek screening and discussion of “American Promise,” a documentary that was over 13 years in the making.
Directors Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, New York, turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Manhattan’s Dalton School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.
After viewing clips from the film, we’ll examine how each of us – as parents, teachers and members of a larger community – play a role in shaping the identities of our nation’s black boys.
RSVP here, for this FREE event.
This event is co-sponsored by the UMKC School of Education, UMKC Black Studies Program, and the UMKC Urban Education Research Center.
“American Promise” is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Join us for Community Cinema’s February film, “The Trials of Muhammad Ali.”
A story of the famed boxer’s toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The film explores Ali’s exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.
Afterwards, we’ll discuss the film with community partners.
Please note: The program and film starts at 11am, so 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.