Nov
11
Sat
2017
Vienna Boys’ Choir @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join KCPT for an evening with the Vienna Boys’ Choir, celebrated by music-lovers across the globe! Known internationally for a purity of tone, distinctive charm, and diverse repertoire encompassing Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, medieval chant and popular music, the Vienna Boys’ Choir brings more than 500 years of history to every performance.

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the program Bella Italia will feature popular and classical compositions from Italy, including classical pieces by Vivaldi, Rossini, Verdi, Mascagni and other Italian composers. Listen for popular favorites such as Santa Lucia, O sole mio, Volare, and more. See the Vienna Boys’ Choir in concert inside Helzberg Hall with a contribution to Kansas City PBS today!

Your membership support of KCPT also includes offers of items from the PBS production, A Salute to Vienna: A Gala Concert for Public Television, featuring the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Learn more about the PBS production here.

KCPT provides tickets to this performance in partnership with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Straight No Chaser @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Straight No Chaser @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Straight No Chaser (SNC) is the classic-meets-contemporary sensation whose unique blend of classic pop stylings and modern pop hits will deliver a music experience of a lifetime this fall. This group’s remarkable success has attracted a dedicated fanbase who appreciate their unmanufactured talents and joyous energies on stage. Join KCPT at The Speakeasy Tour for SNC’s stylistic diversity, musical and vocal skill SNC fans have come to love.

Don’t miss your opportunity to listen to Straight No Chaser’s SIX PACK: VOLUME 3 album, cracking open a number of contemporary pop hits and rock classics, highlighted by “Sweet Dreams/HandClap” – their one-of-a-kind mash-up of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”, Fitz and the Tantrums’ “HandClap”, and their show-stopping “Beyoncé Medley”. Find this album and more below for your opportunity to support this public television station!

Dec
9
Sat
2017
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Matinee Show) @ Sprint Center
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Matinee Show) @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Kansas City with its highly-anticipated 2017 winter tour, created to deliver an updated presentation of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve rock opera. This tour will celebrate the art and accomplishments of the group’s late founder Paul O’Neill, his internationally known creation dubbed “Rock Theater,” and his contributions to the new direction for the holiday rock opera.

Join KCPT at the Sprint Center for an exciting stage experience, complete with new awe-inspiring effects, and full of fan-favorites like “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Christmas Canon,” and “This Christmas Day.” Make your contribution below to kickstart or preserve a tradition of rock theater for you and your family to experience on Saturday, Dec. 9!

By providing your support online or by phone, you allow KCPT to continue bringing you the entertainment experiences you value.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Evening Show) @ Sprint Center
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Evening Show) @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Kansas City with its highly-anticipated 2017 winter tour, created to deliver an updated presentation of The Ghosts of Christmas Eve rock opera. This tour will celebrate the art and accomplishments of the group’s late founder Paul O’Neill, his internationally known creation dubbed “Rock Theater,” and his contributions to the new direction for the holiday rock opera.

Join KCPT at the Sprint Center for an exciting stage experience, complete with new awe-inspiring effects, and full of fan-favorites like “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Christmas Canon,” and “This Christmas Day.” Make your contribution below to kickstart or preserve a tradition of rock theater for you and your family to experience on Saturday, Dec. 9!

By providing your support online or by phone, you allow KCPT to continue bringing you the entertainment experiences you value.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
Cabaret: The Musical @ Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cabaret: The Musical @ Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marchall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET.

Join KCPT and hear some of the most memorable songs in theater history, including “Cabaret,“ “Willkommen“ and “Maybe This Time.“ CABARET is John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at the cabaret.

Jan
21
Sun
2018
An Evening With 2Cellos @ Sprint Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening With 2Cellos @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT for an evening with 2Cellos, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, live in concert! The Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have forged a signature style that breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock, and know no limits when it comes to performing live. 2Cellos became an international sensation since their unique video version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” rocked YouTube with millions of hits in 2011, and continue to be as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi.

For their U.S. concert tour, 2Cellos will bring their game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television from their latest album, Score (2017). Themes include: Oscar-winning themes from James Horner’s score for Titanic (“My Heart Will Go On”), John Williams’ score for Schindler’s List, “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer song “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Nino Rota’s love theme for The Godfather, Hans Zimmer’s theme from Rain Man, and Ramin Djawadi’s melodies that score Game of Thrones — watch the video here.

See 2Cellos in concert at Sprint Center with a contribution to Kansas City PBS today!

Jan
24
Wed
2018
Evicted in Kansas City @ Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm
Evicted in Kansas City @ Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

From 1999 to 2016, records show, Jackson County logged nearly 174,000 evictions – an average of about 42 per business day. Alarmingly, the leading predictor was race. Analysis by activist Tara Raghuveer revealed a disproportionate impact on African-Americans.

The findings parallel those of sociologist Matthew Desmond, who embedded himself in two poor neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Raghuveer’s research, conducted under his guidance, was cited in the book.

Raghuveer, a native Kansas Citian and graduate of Harvard College, presents her findings and then joins a panel discussion of the issues surrounding eviction in the Kansas City area. KCPT-Kansas City PBS’ Nick Haines moderates the town hall event, which will be recorded by KCPT for later broadcast.

Co-presented by the Black Community Fund and The Kansas City Public Library. RSVP for this event at the library’s website.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
The Great British Brunch – Tenth Anniversary Celebration @ Drexel Hall Kansas City
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great British Brunch - <i>Tenth Anniversary Celebration</i> @ Drexel Hall Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join Kansas City PBS in celebrating 10 years of tea, trivia and taste-making. We’ll recognize the comedies that make us laugh and the dramas and mysteries that tug at our heartstrings, all made possible by you and other supporters of British programming. So, bring your best character impressions, don your finest accessories, and get in the competitive spirit for this special celebration of the programs we love!

Program hosts:
Nick Haines, KCPT Executive Producer of Public Affairs
Laurie Arbore, KCUR Afternoon Announcer and KCPT volunteer

Make your contribution below or call 1-888-203-1747 to reserve your seat inside the historic Drexel Hall.

Additional thanks for your support of British programming includes your name in the 2018 list of supporters shown around our BritCom programs on-air and in one KCPT Member Guide that goes to over 24,000 households.

Sponsors:
Brits
Craig Sole Designs
Kansas City Irish Center at Drexel Hall
Rimann Liquors
The English Plate Co.

Feb
9
Fri
2018
The Elders Live In-Studio Performance @ KCPT TV Studio
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Elders Live In-Studio Performance @ KCPT TV Studio | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Join KCPT as we say Thank You and Goodbye to The Elders in their last year of touring after 20 years! Be sure to attend the Meet & Greet following the performance, where you can congratulate the band in person for its 2018 induction to the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS! Or make your contribution for The Elders’ newest album True in CD and digital download formats.

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The international Irish dance phenomenon returns to North America to capture the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day to deliver an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

To witness the 20th anniversary celebration, call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for tickets in support of Kansas City PBS!

The event is presented in partnership with MagicSpace Entertainment. Tickets provided in partnership with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.