Celebrate the Arts This July with KNPB

Arts and Culture Abound with PBS and KNPB

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This summer, attend concerts and performances — learn about writers, performers, musicians and artists, all in your home and your hometown. Welcome to the summer arts season presented in Reno by Artown and on KNPB with PBS programming.

Welcome to July 2013 — where the arts come home. Attend Artown events throughout the month, enjoy special programming on KNPB and for even more arts-themed programming, turn to watch.knpb.org, where KNPB’s local offerings are combined with the PBS Video Portal.

Tune in to KNPB Channel 5.1 this July for these highlighted arts and culture specials:

Anthem July 1 at 10pm
The story behind Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner," the song what would become the U.S. national anthem.
A Capitol Fourth

July 4 at 8pm & 9:30pm 

A Capitol Fourth
Celebrate America’s Independence Day with A Capitol Fourth, the nation’s premier birthday party and a gala salute to our country’s independence.

American Masters: David Geffen July 5 at 9pm  David Geffen: An American Masters Special
Learn how David Geffen's widespread influence — as agent and manager, record industry mogul, producer and billionaire philanthropist — helped shape popular culture.
Austin City Limits July 6 at 11:30pm Austin City Limits: Steve Miller Band / Preservation Hall Jazz Band
ACL presents great American music with the Steve Miller Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
3 Minute Film Festival July 13 at 12:30am, July 26 at 10:30pm

3 Minute Film Festival
KNPB presents the winners of The 3-Minute Film Competition, the annual event organized by Reno’s Holland Project.

American Masters: A Letter to Elia  July 13 at 11:30pm
American Masters: A Letter to Elia
Director Martin Scorsese reveals filmmaker and producer Elia Kazan's life, his sense of himself as an immigrant and as an outsider.
Austin City Limits  July 13 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: Miranda Lambert / Jeff Bridges
ACL showcases the best in modern country with Miranda Lambert and Jeff Bridges.
American Masters: Mel Brooks  July 19 at 9pm
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise: An American Master Special
Laugh along as comedy giant Mel Brooks shares stories about his personal life and career.
Poetry Out Loud July 19 at 10:30pm, July 26 at 10pm
Poetry Out Loud (2013)
At the Eighth Annual Nevada State Poetry Out Loud Finals, Nevada high school students compete to determine the state champion, who will go on to compete in the National Finals.
Tim McGraw  July 20 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: Tim McGraw
Delight in a full hour performance special of hits and new songs from country superstar Tim McGraw.
Paris: The Luminous Years  July 25 at 8pm
Paris: The Luminous Years
In the early decades of the 20th century, a storm of modernism swept through the art worlds of the West. The epicenter of this storm was Paris, France.
Great Performances: Dancing at Jacob’s Pillo  July 26 at 9pm
Great Performances: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow
Enter a world of dance, the artists who dedicate their lives to it and a place where it flourishes.
Austin City Limits  July 27 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: The Head and the Heart / Gomez
Fresh and seasoned indie rock hits the ACL stage with the Head and the Heart and Gomez
Great Performances at the Met  July 28 at 4pm
Great Performances at the Met: Maria Stuarda
Hear Joyce DiDonato as Mary and Elza van den Heever as her rival in Donizetti's historical opera.
Lawrence Welk Show Saturdays at 6pm The Lawrence Welk Show
The televised musical variety show continues to delight and celebrate "The Welk Family" music.
Film School Shorts Sundays at 10:30pm Film School Shorts
A national half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country.
Beauty of Oil Painting Thursdays at 12:30pm

Beauty of Oil Painting
Husband-and-wife artists Gary and Kathwren Jenkins hosts of Jenkins Art Studio and Jenkins Art Workshop introduce viewers to the art of oil painting from their studio and gallery in Reno, Nevada.

Best of Joy of Painting  Thursdays at 1pm

Best of The Joy of Painting
The late Bob Ross delights and encourages the painting hobbyist in The Best of the Joy of Painting.

Sew it All Fridays at 12:30pm

Sew it All
Each episode teaches a fundamental sewing technique and a quick-and-easy project that utilizes the technique. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced sewist, you’ll love the casual, fun vibe and no-fear approach that Sew it All offers.

Sewing with Nancy Fridays at 1pm Sewing with Nancy
Public television's longest-running sewing and quilting program with innovative sewing, quilting and embroidery techniques and has inspired hobbyists nationwide since 1982.


Reno is Artown: 2013