Looking for another way to be a part of the fall fun? Don’t forget to watch Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest on Monday, October 28 at 7am on KCPT: Halloween is almost here and George can’t wait for the festivities to begin: carving pumpkins, costume contests, and especially the Annual Boo Festival! Eager to get started, George and Allie visit Renkins’ Farm to pick out the perfect pumpkin. There, they are told the spooky tale of the Legend of No Noggin. As the story goes, No Noggin is a hat-kicking scarecrow who appears on Halloween to kick people’s hats off. On Halloween night, George and Allie are determined to get a picture of No Noggin and prove he’s real once and for all. Will they be able to get the proof? Only the curious will find out!
Join KCPT and Boulevard Brewery for a night of local history and local hops! Your donation to public television will secure your spot at this exclusive, fun and educational experience. Taking place at the Boulevard Brewery in downtown Kansas City, KCPT has created an event for all our viewers. Whether you are an amateur beer drinker or an expert connoisseur, this will be the perfect night to learn about the history of hops in Kansas City! The night will include Boulevard drinks, local food and a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Antenna’s Up has just been added to the program! This local group was recently named “The Best New Band in Missouri,” has shared the stage with national acts and was featured at SXSW. Now they’re ready to show their support for public media and thank you for doing the same. Antenna’s Up will be on hand to play their own original music and bring the sounds to enhance your Tapping Kansas City experience.
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This vérité documentary captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. Tracking the year after Arizona passes SB1070, its controversial “papers please” law, the film tells the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue and depicts a state and its people testing the edges of our democratic values. Watch the film trailer and learn more here.
After the screening we’ll talk with Immigration Professionals attorney Jessica Piedra; Layla Razavi, who serves as the ACLU regional advocacy and policy counsel on the Immigration Initiative; and members of the UMKC chapter of the American Constitution Society.
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.
Since the 2002 release of his intimate debut album, The Creek Drank The Cradle, Sam Beam — who records and performs under the name Iron and Wine — has established himself as one of the preeminent storytellers in music. His 2004 sophomore album, Our Endless Numbered Days, was a critical success and led to a busy 2005, in which Beam released two EPs (including one with fellow Artists Den alums Calexico). In 2007, The Shepherd’s Dog was in the Top Ten of Paste Magazine’s list of the year’s 100 best albums. January 2011 saw the release of Iron and Wine’s fourth album, Kiss Each Other Clean. The effort is Beam’s first with Warner Bros Records, and continues Iron and Wine’s evolution from its lo-fi roots to an expanded sound, featuring a full seven-piece band accompanying Beam’s signature understated vocals.
For more on Iron and Wine visit www.ironandwine.com
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
The Jewish Community Center is proud to present Les Misérables, November 17th at the White Theatre in Overland Park and two tickets can be yours when you support KCPT with a $45 donation. The Jewish Community Center is proud to support KCPT.
Donate now and come “Dream a Dream” with us at the White Theatre in November.
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.