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LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE TO  BROADCAST LIVE FROM
THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The live radio show comes to Muriel Kauffman Theatre on January 12

Kansas City, MO – An acclaimed national radio show will broadcast live from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts this winter, when Live from Here with Chris Thile brings its variety show format to Muriel Kauffman Theatre. The live radio broadcast will happen on Saturday, January 12, 2019, as part of the 2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents series.

A Saturday night destination for radio audiences everywhere, Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly A Prairie Home Companion) features a unique blend of musical performances, comedy and audience interaction. Musician and songwriter Chris Thile welcomes a wide range of well-known and up-and-coming talent to the stage for a beautiful listening experience. Special guests for the Kansas City broadcast will be announced closer to the show date.

Tickets for the event range from $49 to $89 plus applicable fees and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

Media support for Live from Here at the Kauffman Center is provided by KCUR 89.3 FM and Kansas Public Radio.

ABOUT LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE

Each episode of Live from Here with Chris Thile includes music from Thile and the show band, thoughts from Out In America from comedian correspondent Tom Papa, comedy sketches and much more. Live from Here is produced by American Public Media and is heard by 2.6 million listeners each week on nearly 600 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam.

By the time Live from Here host Chris Thile turned 15, he had already been playing mandolin for a decade. He’d also started Nickel Creek with Sara and Sean Watkins, and released his first solo recording, 1994’s Leading Off. This GRAMMY winner and MacArthur Fellow teams up with numerous musicians in myriad styles and leads acoustic quintet Punch Brothers. His albums include Thanks for Listening, 10 studio recordings originally written as Live from Here Songs of the Week. He is now in his second season hosting the show.

Live from Here website

Chris Thile press photo

KAUFFMAN CENTER PRESENTS SERIES SCHEDULE*

The Kauffman Center Presents series features extraordinary and diverse artists from a variety of musical genres and performance styles. Upcoming events include:

2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents events:

  • Wednesday, October 3 – Black Violin – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Sunday, October 7 – iLuminate – 7 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Wednesday, October 24 – Chanticleer – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall
  • Tuesday, November 13 – Brian Wilson: Greatest Hits Live – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Wednesday, December 12 – George Winston – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall
  • January 8-9 – National Geographic Live: Social By Nature – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Saturday, January 12 – Live from Here with Chris Thile – 4:45 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Tuesday, February 19 – National Geographic Live: Life On The Vertical – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Wednesday, March 13 – Anoushka Shankar – 7 p.m., Helzberg Hall
  • Tuesday, March 19 – National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled The World – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Saturday, March 30 – The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Tuesday, April 30 – National Geographic Live: Day To Night – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre
  • Tuesday, June 4 – National Geographic Live: Adventures Among Orangutans – 7:30 p.m., Muriel Kauffman Theatre

*Events announced to date. Additional performances will be announced throughout the 2018-2019 season. Updates are available at www.kauffmancenter.org/events-tickets/kauffman-center-presents/.

ABOUT THE KAUFFMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – a major not-for-profit center for music, opera, theater and dance designed by Moshe Safdie – opened in 2011. Serving as a cultural cornerstone for Kansas City and the region, the Kauffman Center delivers extraordinary and diverse performing arts experiences. Honored as one of the World’s 15 Most Beautiful Concert Halls, the Kauffman Center attracts some of the world’s most renowned performers and entertainers.

Through educational outreach programs and community enrichment, the Kauffman Center supports Kansas City as a cultural destination. More information on the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is available at kauffmancenter.org.

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