Arts and Culture Abound with PBS and KNPB
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:
|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.
July 4 at 8pm & 9:30pm
A Capitol Fourth
|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.
|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.
|July 13 at 12:30am, July 26 at 10:30pm
3 Minute Film Festival
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
|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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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
| 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.
|Saturdays at 6pm||The Lawrence Welk Show
The televised musical variety show continues to delight and celebrate "The Welk Family" music.
|Sundays at 10:30pm||Film School Shorts
A national half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country.
|Thursdays at 12:30pm||
Beauty of Oil Painting
|Thursdays at 1pm||
Best of The Joy of Painting
|Fridays at 12:30pm||
Sew it All
|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.