KPFT is hosting a roast and celebration of Ray Hill, community activist, radio personality, and past longtime host of "The Prison Show". The roast will be held at 7 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the University of Houston Hilton and we invite you to come, celebrate Ray Hill's life and accomplishments, along with Mayor Annise Parker, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, and many other Houston luminaries.
The schedule of events is planned to be:
- VIP reception in a UofH Hilton suite with complimentary bar from 6-7 pm
- Ray Hill Roast and Gala in the UofH Hilton Waldorf Astoria room starting at 7 pm, Dinner will be served
KPFT 90.1 FM, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, and DocFactory Bring “Shadows of Liberty” Documentary to Houston
March 6, 7 pm -- First Unitarian Universalist Church, Houston
Friday March 6, at 7:00 PM at the First Unitarian Universalist
Church of Houston (5200 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77004 - map) there will be a
special FREE screening and panel discussion of the documentary film Shadows
of Liberty.Shadows of Liberty reveals the truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.
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highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and
academics including DANNY GLOVER, JULIAN ASSANGE, DAN RATHER, AMY
GOODMAN, DAVID SIMON, NORMAN SOLOMON, BOB BEAR, ROBERTA BASKIN, JOHN
MACARTHUR, ROBERT MCCHESNEY, DANIEL ELLSBERG, JANINE JACKSON, CHRIS
HEDGES, KRISTINA BORJESSON and JOHN NICHOLS give insider accounts of
a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed,
people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the
arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.
is dedicated to the journalists and information freedom fighters, the
heroes of our time, who dedicate their lives to our right to freedom
of information - the central pillar of a free society. Shadows
of Liberty provides
a platform for voices that have been silenced and in doing so,
attempts to inspire change and accountability. This film champions
the idea of an independent media where truth and integrity are the
norm, not the exception.
KPFT New Orleans Jazz Festival Weekend Getaway Raffle
Enter KPFT's Jazz festival weekend getaway
raffle, where the prize is a pair of weekend passes to the New
Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and 3 day Condo stay on the
weekend of May 1st to the 3rd. Proceeds of this raffle
At the festival you'll be able to see Lenny Kravitz, Elton
John, Aaron Neville, and a host of other musical acts. The
recently renovated condo, Bluegreen Club La Pension, is
located at the edge of the historic French Quarter. Club La
Pension is steps away from the food, nightlife and culture of
the Big Easy which you will experience if you win.
Tickets are 5 dollars for one and 20 dollars for five. Get
your tickets at KPFT, 419 Lovett Blvd, from 10 to 6 pm every
weekday or call 713-526-4000 and ask for Tony. Sales begin on
February 20 and will continue until April 14; the drawing will
be on April 15, 2015.
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meetings: 2nd Tuesday of Every Month @ 401 Branard St. 77006
SONG OF THE DAY: “Steel Magnolia” - Girl Friday
CALENDAR: Rice University's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership hosts Best Boards Conference. Keynote speaker will be Scott McClelland, H-E-B Houston division president. The all-day program is designed to help nonprofit board members and staff work together more efficiently. This conference will be valuable to new and seasoned board members and nonprofit executives who are working together to develop effective boards for their organizations. Starts at 9:00 a.m. Rice University on 6100 Main Street
Boheme features Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails 2015. Raise a glass to the arts at Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails. This weekly happy hour allows guests to get up close and personal with members of the arts and creative community, learning about cutting-edge work and the people behind it. Boheme Bar and Wine Cafe donates a portion of the bar tab top ArtX NonProfits, from 5:00 to 7:00 P-M. Boheme is located on 307 Fairview Street.
Octavia Art Gallery opening reception for “Meditations on Nature: Selected Works by Sherry Owens and Suzi Davidoff”. Owens and Davidoff both use natural elements as their media to explore environmental concerns and celebrate an emotional connection to the flora of Texas. Owens meticulously builds her unique sculptures using crepe-myrtle twigs, creating densely chaotic nest-like forms that read like open drawings in space. Davidoff creates drawings, paintings, prints and installations that consider intricate patterns in nature and the overlaying systems used to observe, map and define organic landscapes. On view through April 8. Opening night begins at 5:00 P-M. Octavia Art Gallery is located at 3637 W. Alabama St.
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Project Row Houses presents: “As Long as these Weeds and Green Grass Grow” is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by collaborators Jamal Cyrus and Walter Stanciell.
Taking its title from the poem The Signifying Monkey, the exhibition
connects black oral and literary traditions to the practice of
text-based painting. The resulting works utilize the visual elements of
Third Ward Sign painting to remember, acknowledge, or disavow important
figures and narratives within the development of American expressive
culture. Exhibition on view until June 21, 2015. Wednesday - Sunday,
12:00 P-M - 5:00 P-M. Project Row Houses on 2500 Holman.
The landmark exhibit "Heart and Seoul: Growing up in Korea" gets its world premiere at our own Children's Museum of Houston.
Put together by the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series,
this is a first-of-its-kind exploration of modern-day South Korea for
kids. There are several areas for kids to check out, including an
animation studio where visitors can try their hand at stop-motion
animation. Musically inclined kids will enjoy the K-Pop Stars Studio,
where they can get on camera and "perform" with popular K-Pop singers.
There's a taekwondo studio, where kids can practice their moves and
learn about the 2,000-year-old martial arts form. The exhibit also
includes a plaza, a restaurant, an apartment, a classroom and a hanok
guesthouse. Children's Museum of Houston is open daily from 10:00 A-M till 6:00 P-M, On Sunday from noon till 6:00 P-M. On 1500 Binz Street.
Studio Movie Grill - CityCentre presents the 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Houston
from March 3 till March 5. From spine-tingling blockbusters to
thought-provoking docs, the Indian Film Festival of Houston has gained a
well-deserved reputation for presenting the best cinema India and its
diaspora have to offer. The Festival's seventh year promises to be its most
exciting yet. Be sure to purchase tickets early for one of Houston's
finest-and most anticipated-film festivals. Tonight Opening Night VIP
Cocktail Reception from 5:00 P-M until 6:30 P-M at Studio Movie Grill in
CityCentre (Town & Country) on 805 Town and Country Lane, Beltway 8
& I-10 W.
The Menil Collection presents “TAKIS: The Fourth Dimension”.
According to scientist/artist Takis, the fourth dimension is made up of
invisible energy. This collection of fascinating and groundbreaking
artwork by the artist present a story of scientific exploration
expressed through the medium of art. To reveal the power of fourth
dimensional forces, Takis invented new forms: paintings that incorporate
three-dimensional components held in mid-air by magnets, antenna like
statues that gently collide to produce spontaneous sounds, and kinetic
sculptures, which are played by electro-magnetic currents causing
cacophonous “naked music”. The Menil Collection on 1515 Sul Ross, open
Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 A-M till 7:00 P-M. Through July
2015. Free admission, donations are appreciated.
The San Jacinto Monument is dedicated to the “heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who contributed to the independence of Texas”. The Monument was a Public Works Administration project, started in April 1936 and completed 3 years later in April 1939. The Monument contains a museum, gift shop, an elevator to the top of the Monument and a viewing of the film, “Texas Forever” which runs for 35 minutes and depicts some of the events of the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto. The San Jacinto Monument is located at 3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte Texas. Open every day from 9:00 A-M to 6:00 P-M. Entrance to the park is free.
Port of Houston Authority “Sam Houston Boat Tours”. Experience an
unforgettable voyage through one of the busiest ports in the world. Take
a 90 minute ride on the Port of Houston public tour vessel. The ride
will take you through the Port of Houston where you will see
international cargo vessels and operations at the Port’s Turning Basin
Terminal. Tours are from Tuesday through Saturday, between 8:00 A-M to
5:00 P-M. This tour is free and open to the public but reservations are
required since they book up quickly. For tour information and
reservations register online at portofhouston.com.
Museum of Natural Science: “Samuri: The Way of the Warrior”. This
exhibit is composed of a rare, one of a kind collection outside of
Japan. On display are Samuri armor and complex weaponry thought to be
some of the most beautiful works of art in addition to being
technologically advanced for its time. This exhibit also includes
writing tools since Samuri’s were known to be Japanese government
administrators. Exhibit runs through September 7th. Open from 9:00 A-M
till 6:00 P-M, daily. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located
at 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For more information visit www.hmns.org.
Live performances for children and adults every Saturday, 2pm in Northwest Mall
phone: 713 682 5044
Cirque du Soleil presents Amaluna. Amaluna invites audiences to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. 8 P-M at Sam Houston Race Park on 7575 North Sam Houston Parkway W.
Houston Museum of Natural Science "Shark!"
The exhibit with special focus on sharks found in the Gulf of Mexico, gives visitors an alternative view of what most people consider a deadly predator. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 A-M till 6:00 P-M. Exhibits is on show until March 22. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive.
One Allen Center Gallery : Tunnel of Love by The Art Guys. Arts Brookfield has commissioned The Art Guys to exhibit a never-before-seen Tunnel of Love in One Allen Center Gallery from February 12th through May 9th. Inspired by fun houses, carnival tunnels of love, circus sideshow experiences, black holes and unicorns, ‘The Tunnel of Love’ is a fantastical, pleasurable and funny interaction for tenants and visitors to the Allen Center. One Allen Center on 500 Dallas Street.
INPRINT M.R.B. READING SERIES: Mary Szybist & Kevin Young
26 February 2015, 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm)
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center:: 510 Texas Avenue
Photographer of the Year’ exhibit “Glimpse of the Underworld” by
Christian Vizl at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For the 50th
year the Natural History Museum in London and the BBC Worldwide have
organized photo competition. In 2014 some 42,000 images were submitted
from 96 countries. The exhibit, on a worldwide tour to six continents,
features the top photographs from both adults and young people. The
exhibition will be on display through May 31, 9:00 A-M to 5:00 P-M
daily. Houston Museum of Natural Science on 5555 Hermann Park Drive.
Center of Houston presents the exhibition Shahla Rosa: A Journey Beyond
Subconscious Surrealism. The composition of Shahla Rosa, a Canadian –
American Surrealist artist, are inspired by Andre Breton, Sigmond Freud,
and Dante Alighieri, and deal with themes of human nature and the
subconscious. She paints her deepest thoughts on canvas in an attempt to
shed light on her inner self, searching through what she calls the
Awaken Subconscious and interpreting her emotional reactions to the
world’s beauty and falsity in a search of universal truths. The
exhibition is on view through February 26. Jung Center of Houston 5200
The annual photography exhibition Eye on Houston:
High School Documentary Photography offers a unique view of Houston
through the eyes of local high school students. This year's presentation
features 54 photographs by juniors and seniors from three schools: Jack
Yates High School, César E. Chávez High School and Bellaire High
School, who have been covering Third Ward, East End and city of
Bellaire. The young photographers were challenged to create images that
capture the distinctive personality of each community and its
inhabitants. At the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, on 1001 Bissonnet Street.
Join KPFT's Board
Seeking candidates for vacancies
KPFT's Local Station Board is looking for interested members to fill vacancies on our board of directors.
Interested KPFT members should submit a letter of interest to email@example.com and have a willingness to attend the March 11 LSB meeting, during which candidates can speak to their qualifications.
Please drop a short note with some reasons for your interest in joining the board, along with some of your qualifications and background to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions of interest by KPFT members should emailed no later than midnight, Wednesday, March 4.
Seeking PM Engineer
Resumes accepted through March 11
KPFT has an opening for an afternoon operations coordinator at its studios near downtown Houston.
Successful candidates will have a diverse skillset. Essential functions of the role include engineering/board operating during national and local programming; digital production of announcements and programming via tools like Audacity; providing IT support and maintenance; and taking responsibility for building safety and integrity while on duty.
The afternoon operations coordinator is a part-time role, working with minimal supervision, on a 2:45-6 p.m. shift. Applicants must on a typical day be able to run their own board, edit audio for air, serve as an on-air presence in various capacities, and hit posts with ease.
Please submit a short resume with relevant experience and contact information to Business Manager Markisha Venzant-Sampson at email@example.com. Please, no phone calls. Deadline March 11.
Jay Dooling Passes
Longtime Irish Aires host
Jay Dooling, longtime host of KPFT's Irish Aires show, lost his battle with cancer in a Dallas Hospital. Jay was involved with any and every Irish political, cultural or musical organization in Houston, and served on many of the boards of these organizations . Jay and his wife Bertha, who was always at the station to answer phones, spent the last few years between traveling the world...and relaxing at their little cottage south of Dublin. We will miss you Jay!
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