Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the “Singing River,” as Native Americans called it, Muscle Shoals is the birthplace of some of the most important and influential songs of all time, by artists ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones to Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys to the Civil Wars.
Peter Pan from the Milwaukee Ballet
Fri. Apr. 18, 8PM
The Milwaukee Ballet performs Michael Pink’s adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s most famous work. This production brings to life Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, and other notable characters, including a larger-than-life alligator.
The Address, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, will air April 15 on KUED at 8:00 pm. The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermon, the Greenwood School, where each year students are encouraged to memorize, practices, and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context, and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
How did the human body become the complicated, quirky, and amazing machine it is today? Your Inner Fish, a cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth, and the legacy of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Based on the best-selling book by program host Neil Shubin, the series travels from Africa to the Arctic Circle to uncover the 3.5 billion year history of the human body — and how a colorful cast of ancient characters made us who we are today.
We have all gazed into a creature’s eyes and wondered: What is it thinking about? What does it know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions.
The use of animal prosthetics is on the rise.
Animals that have met with misfortune, whether from a birth defect, accident, disease or even human cruelty, are now getting a second chance at life due to human intervention and technological advances. Left disabled without limbs, fins, flippers, beaks or tails, these creatures face a grim future, if one at all. But innovative prosthetics can change those survival odds if someone comes to their rescue.
Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House will be a celebration of American women artists whose work has left an indelible and profound impact on our national musical culture, across Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll. The evening will pay homage to trailblazing female artists and their memorable songs. It premiers Monday, April 7 at 8:00 PM.
Amy Pace of Bicknell, Utah Recognized for Use of Digital Media and Technology in Classroom
James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman
Fri., April 4, 8 PM