THE SUMMIT: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 is one of the most unique and thrilling musical collaborations ever assembled. With 20 GRAMMY Awards between them, these two musically iconic groups have joined forces to perform together. Unlike other music co-bills or meetings, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 were not content to sing a set and simply join each other for a finale. They have created musical moments on-stage – singing and performing nearly a dozen songs together – during this show. You will experience the creativity, excitement, and renowned performances that only two phenomenal groups can bring to one stage, in-the-moment.
Join KCPT for an exciting night of vocal versatility, style, and genius. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets to witness this much-anticipated collaboration! Alternatively, make a contribution to KCPT for these newly released albums, The Junction by The Manhattan Transfer and Iconic by Take 6.
View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts.
The Manhattan Transfer: Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s greatest and most innovative vocal groups. The four-part harmony group founded by Tim Hauser now consists of Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor), Cheryl Bentyne (soprano), and newcomer Trist Cureless (bass) who replaced Hauser following his passing on October 16, 2014.
Take 6: Recognized as the pre-eminent a cappella group, these six virtuosic voices unite in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. Currently consisting of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley.
A protégé and friend of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval has evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged jazz trumpeters, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist, and composer. Sandoval’s dynamic performances, talent, and versatility have been recognized by Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the Billboard Awards and President Barack Obama, who awarded Sandoval with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2013).
Hear the lively sounds of jazz, Latin jazz, classical, and more performed by Arturo Sandoval on April 27. The event features a pre-show “JAZZTALK” with Ron Jones of KCUR 89.3 FM at 7 p.m. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for tickets in support of Kansas City PBS.
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We all know and expect that each child will be a unique individual and we design our classrooms and our teaching to support and embrace all children. Yet, when it comes to adults, one of the hardest things is to know ourselves well; The next hardest thing is to work with those who are different from us… And we are ALL different! This session will look at some of the generational differences among workers. For the first time in American history there are three generations in our workforce, born in different eras and working together in an ever-changing workplace. How can we learn from one another and create workplaces of learning and collaboration? How is a leader to manage all of these different expectations?
Leanne Hilligas, Early Care and Education Training Coordinator, Nancy Heathman, Early Care and Education Specialist – The Family Conservancy
Participants will earn 2 clock hours for either Missouri or Kansas.
A light dinner will be provided. Doors open at 6:00 PM
In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business. This event will also include performances by bluegrass group Chatham County Line.
Experience the spontaneous moments, roasts and laughs crafted by these two long-time friends and comedians for what Martin intends to be ‘the best show the audience ever saw.’ Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS.
View seating chart for KCPT ticket locations. Tickets provided in partnership with AEG Presents.
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage with its most ambitious and best production yet, an extraordinary 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall. Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters, The Wall remains one of the biggest selling albums of all time and an important moment in rock music history. The concert includes a host of musical highlights from The Wall, as well as classic gems from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell plus lots more.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make your contribution for Brit Floyd’s Live at Red Rocks album, featuring songs from The Wall and more, in CD format.
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Engaging in dialogue with those who are different than us is becoming more and more common and in a world where language continues to evolve, navigating the social landscape is becoming more challenging. Participants will engage in an identity mapping exercise designed to explore the different ways our socialization leads us to view the world and influences how we interact with those similar and different from us. Understanding how we think about and discuss our identities and how our unconscious biases manifest is the first step towards mindfulness and self-awareness.
Presenter: Tabari A. Coleman, MPA
Education Director, ADL Heartland
In “Supernatural Now,” the three-month concert celebration will commemorate two essential milestones in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist’s Carlos Santana’s career: the 20th anniversary of the 9-time Grammy Award-winning album, Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of Santana’s famed performance at Woodstock. The setlist will include performances of new tracks from Santana’s newly released EP, In Search of Mona Lisa, as well as tracks from an upcoming full-length album. Santana shares the stage with The Doobie Brothers, known for their roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll set, for this event.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make a contribution for Santana’s live recording at the House of Blues Las Vegas in 2016, Santana IV, in CD and DVD formats.
View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with Live Nation.
Campers will learn about Asimov’s “Laws of Robotics” and applications of robotic technology and make their own “Puppet Robot” to take home in this fun-filled program for students in grades 1-5.
Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.
JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!
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Arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite, Certified Guitar Player 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. To date, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year, from Nashville to Sydney to London.
Joining Emmanuel on tour is Joe Robinson, a self-taught virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter whose six-string ability and compositional insight have earned him a worldwide following.
Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make a contribution to KCPT for Emmanuel’s Accomplice One (2018) album or Heart Songs (2019), featuring collaborations with Jason Isbell, J.D. Simo, Amanda Shires, Certified Guitar Player John Knowles and more, in CD format.
View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with AEG Presents.