Kansas City PBS and Mid-Continent Public Library, with support from KFKF, will present a sneak peek of the new Ken Burns’ documentary series, Country Music, on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Midwest Genealogy Center Community Hall. In addition to the screening, the free event will include a discussion of country music’s greatest songs with author David Cantwell (Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, Heartaches by the Number: Country Music’s 500 Greatest Singles) and musician Scott “Rex” Hobart (Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys) who will also provide musical accompaniment.
Join KCPT, the American Jazz Museum and the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a preview of Ken Burns’ Country Music and a demonstration of country music’s shared roots with blues and jazz by D Black (drums) and Sean Ewbank (banjo). After the program, cross the street to the Mutual Musicians Foundation for a performance by the Mutual Musicians Foundation Quartet led by James Hathaway.
From the Carter Family to Bill Monroe, from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks today, a succession of 20th-century performers – stars and lesser-knowns – have laid down the rich, uniquely American soundtrack known as country music. It gets the inimitable Ken Burns treatment in the filmmaker’s new documentary series Country Music, which premieres September 15 on PBS outlets including Kansas City’s KCPT. The Library and KCPT offer a preview screening, plus three short videos exploring Kansas City’s connections to the genre’s history and style. A subsequent discussion is led by local music connoisseur Chuck Haddix, director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Marr Sound Archives and radio host of KCUR’s signature show The Fish Fry, and longtime KFKF radio host and contributor Joy Peterson.
Gear up for Ken Burns new documentary series, Country Music, with Kansas City PBS and 90.9 The Bridge at Knuckleheads’ honky-tonk jam session featuring local musicians Dave & Jimmy Nace, Carl Butler and Bobby DeMoss. This free event will also feature sneak peek clips from the upcoming Ken Burns’ documentary series.
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.
When families support child development and student achievement, positive outcomes are more likely. What can we, as educators, do to improve children’s experiences and gains? The challenge is to help families learn how to support their own child’s education. Family engagement helps families build partnerships with their child’s teacher and school.
Family engagement expert Phyllis Harris presents this training for early childhood providers focused on developing innovative techniques attendees can use to engage hard-to-serve families, including using community resources to help them meet personal and household needs so that they can focus on their child’s education. Attendees will also discuss ideas on how to bridge families, schools, and communities and gain resources they can use in their everyday work.
Presenter: Phyllis Harris, President at Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC
Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.
Participants will earn two clock hours and a light meal will be provided.
Mark your calendars: KCPT’s third Sesame Street in Communities early childcare providers workshop will take place October 12, 2019.
Every day, you make a difference by helping kids and families grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Organizations like yours unite communities, foster families’ and kids’ resilience, nurture their physical and mental health, and provide critical early learning opportunities. You’re an important part of the “circle of care” that surrounds the families and kids who need it most.
KCPT partners with Sesame Street in Communities to support you in this critical work. Sesame Street in Communities builds on a 50-year commitment to addressing kids’ developmental, physical, and emotional needs with resources that have been proven to have a measurable impact in the lives of parents and children.
Choose from Home Care Providers or Childcare Centers learning tracks at this upcoming workshop. Two clock hours (Kansas and Missouri) can be earned.
Registration opens September, 2019. Visit KCPT Education to connect with KCPT’s Education newsletter and Facebook group or contact Gary Brock for more information and updates.
Join KCPT and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a preview of a new American Masters featuring artist Mark Rothko on Friday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the T. Atkins Auditorium. Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous explores the life of the celebrated artist whose luminous color field paintings helped define the abstract expressionist movement, which shifted the art world epicenter from Paris to New York. View Rothko’s “Untitled No. 11, 1963” in the museum before or after the screening.
Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians of today. As a
two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist who earlier this year achieved his 20th #1 album on the Billboard
Blues Chart, British Blues Explosion Live, only in his early 40s he’s already become a living legend with an
astounding multi-genre catalogue of music. Collectively, Bonamassa has over 30 albums to date with studio
and live recordings, collaborative albums with vocal powehouse Beth Hart, and the adventurous side
projects Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party. A prolific writer who is always on the hunt
to expand his eclectic musical horizons, Bonamassa has a limitless work ethic whether it’s in studio, on the
road, or working with other artists to spur new music. He’s been featured in every publication from Esquire
and Parade to Rolling Stone and American Songwriter, as well as on the covers of Guitar Player, Vintage
Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, and Classic Rock magazine.
Do you remember the first time you heard Mannheim Steamroller Christmas? Celebrate 35 years of holiday magic with Mannheim Steamroller as they bring their annual tour to fans throughout the country. Experience the performance of the top Christmas music artist of all time, and for the first time ever, witness live the entire album that started it all – Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!