Oct
2
Sat
2021
Sesame Street in Communities | Heroes: Helping, Healing and Moving Forward @ Virtual
Oct 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sesame Street in Communities | Heroes: Helping, Healing and Moving Forward @ Virtual | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Registration is now open for Sesame Street in Communities 2021 Heroes: Helping, Healing and Moving Forward.  This year the workshop will be virtual.

Download Session Descriptions (PDF)

To register click on the green register button in the upper right hand corner. 

The following are the sessions titles, remember you may only choose two.

HEROES: Self-care Compassion Fatigue: Celebrating You! Pampering yourself to prevent burnout. 

HELPING: Using Picture Books to Cope with Anxiety & Big Feelings

HEALING: When Trauma meets Trauma in the Classroom

MOVING FORWARD:  What’s next? What have kids missed out on learning (social-emotional) these past 15 months?

Attendees can receive 1 clock hour for each session attended.

Oct
14
Thu
2021
LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: An Introduction @ Virtual
Oct 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LETRS for Early Childhood Educators: An Introduction @ Virtual

Welcome to Kansas City PBS’s first Raising Readers workshop for the 2021-2022 year. LETRS for Early Childhood Educators on October 14 will be virtual.  Registration is now open.

This session will provide an introduction to the research of Lucy Paulson and Louisa Moats called LETRS. Designed to empower teachers with an understanding of the what, why, and how involved with early literacy instruction and use this information to prepare young learners on their journey towards reading and writing. We will examine the foundations of literacy development and what early childhood professionals need to know.

Presenter:  Nancy Heathman, The Family Conservancy

 

Oct
25
Mon
2021
CANCELED: David Foster in Concert @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
CANCELED: David Foster in Concert @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Update: This event has been canceled. If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show and would like to request a full refund, please call 816-398-4279.

Update: This event has been rescheduled from Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to Monday, October 25, 2021.  

For the health and safety David Fosters’ fans and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, David Foster has made the decision to reschedule the performance scheduled for May 19, 2020 at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The new David Foster tour date is scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021.  If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored.

Please read this important update from David Foster regarding the Hitman Tour. 

Kansas City PBS is pleased to offer you this exclusive opportunity to meet David Foster and watch him perform live in concert at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on October 25, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in this Kansas City PBS and The David Foster.  Tickets are no longer available through Kansas City PBS.  Please check back for future opportunities to continue supporting Kansas City PBS!

Click here to purchase tickets directly from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts or call 816 -994-7222 to speak with the box office.

Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster is embarking on an extensive North American tour  with a performance planned for the  Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on October 25, 2021. The tour, An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour, is an extension of his highly successful and sold-out 2019 tour.

Foster, who is one of the biggest musical forces of our time, created this jaw-dropping musical extravaganza that includes the greatest hits of his career. Thrilling, humorous and refreshingly honest, David Foster performs songs he wrote or produced from his four decades of hits and includes fascinating storytelling about the songs, artists, and moments of his life. Delivered by powerhouse performers, the hits include Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me,” Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard,” Earth Wind and Fire’s “After The Love Is Gone,” Chicago’s ”You’re The Inspiration,” Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up,” Michael Bublé’s “Home,” Natalie Cole’s “Unforgettable,” and many more.

Joining the 16-time Grammy Award-winning writer/producer this time around will be singer/actress Katharine McPhee. Katharine joins David fresh off her Broadway and West End run of the hit Broadway musical Waitress. Katharine will join David for a number of his well-known songs including The Prayer.

Dec
18
Sat
2021
New Date: Tommy Emmanuel @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
New Date: Tommy Emmanuel @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Update: This event has been rescheduled from Thursday, April 16, 2020 and Friday, April 23, 2021 to Saturday, December 18, 2021. 

For the health and safety of Tommy Emmanuel’s fan and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Tommy Emmanuel has made the decision to reschedule the Thursday, April 16, 2020 performance. Tommy Emmanuel’s performance date has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

Please read this important update from Tommy Emmanuel for more information. If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored.

Thank you for your interest in Kansas City PBS and Tommy Emmanuel.  Tickets for this event are no longer available through Kansas City PBS.  Please check back for future opportunities to continue supporting Kansas City PBS!

Click here to purchase tickets directly from the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland or call 816-283-9900 to speak with the Box Office. 

Arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite, Certified Guitar Player and two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel delivers a dazzling performance with flair, unforgettable showmanship, flawless guitar skills and a voluminous repertoire that never fails to amaze and engage his fans. To date, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year, from Nashville to Sydney to London.

Joining Emmanuel on tour is Joe Robinson, a self-taught virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter whose six-string ability and compositional insight have earned him a worldwide following.

 

Jan
10
Mon
2022
Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness @ Virtual Event
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness @ Virtual Event

Are your Kansas City kids getting ready for kindergarten? Join us for Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness, a four-week virtual program for parents of kids ages 4-5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using PBS Kids and Sesame Street resources, ensuring your little one is ready to head off to school. Weekly activities will include a Zoom meeting to introduce parents to each week’s topic, followed by optional storytime for children.

This program is being repeated and was previously offered January – May 2021 entitled “Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness”

Registration for Kids in Your Neighborhood is only available for local Kansas City residents.

Topics include:

  • Letters
  • Colors & Shapes
  • Rhyming Words
  • Counting to 20

Each participating family will receive a Kids in Your Neighborhood: Kindergarten Readiness
packet with materials and more information before the beginning of their session. For further questions, please contact education@kansascitypbs.org.

Program Support Provided By:
Stanley H. Durwood Foundation
R.A. Long Foundation

Jan
13
Thu
2022
I AM Noticed Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Event
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm
I AM Noticed Workshop for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Event

Participants will experience an interactive and creative training hosted by the founders of I AM Noticed, Amy Johnson and Jaime Lyon. Together, you will explore communication and relationship building skills that lead to confidence. These practices enable practical social and emotional support for students, staff, and families. All attendees are eligible to earn 2 clock hours.

Funding provided by the Francis Family Foundation

Mar
31
Thu
2022
KCPBS’ Raising Readers Presents: When Do Multicultural Young Children First Experience Prejudice and Racial Issues? @ Virtual Event
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Kansas clock hours are pending.  

Although we strive for diversity and inclusion in our current day nation and world – racism, and prejudices still plague us heavily. Our nation is still steeped in negative beliefs, mindsets, and actions that stagnate progress and growth amongst humankind. These relationships between different ethnicities and cultures continue to suffer. But most importantly, how does this continued dedication to separatism and biases affect young children? How does it affect their social/emotional and physical development and overall school life? This workshop will dig deep to find answers to these questions while offering research-based analogies and education, life experience testimonies while discussing what we all can do to create a culturally competent life for children that is built on equity, inclusion, objectivity, and love.

Presenter:  Phyllis Harris, President

Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC

Sponsored by:

 

May
12
Thu
2022
KCPBS’ Raising Readers: Growth Mindset in the Early Childhood Setting @ Virtual
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
KCPBS' Raising Readers: Growth Mindset in the Early Childhood Setting @ Virtual

What is a growth mindset?

In this workshop, we’ll define the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset, understand why it’s important, and learn how to implement a growth mindset in the Early Childhood setting. We’ll also take a look at your own mindset (language and interactions) to discover how it affects the children in your care and explore resources to support developing a growth mindset as a professional in early care and education.

Trainer: Mary Williams, The Family Conservancy
Age Focus: All Ages

Jun
8
Wed
2022
New Date: Brit Floyd in Concert @ Arvest Bank Theatre
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Date: Brit Floyd in Concert @ Arvest Bank Theatre | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Update: This event has been rescheduled from June 9, 2020 and June 9, 2021 to June 8, 2022. 

For the health and safety of Brit Floyd’s fans and to minimize the spread of COVID-19, Brit Floyd has made the decision to reschedule the performance on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 and Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.  If you previously made a contribution to Kansas City PBS to attend this show, your tickets will be honored by Kansas City PBS and the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland for the Wednesday, June 8, 2022 date.

For more information about the performance and tickets, visit the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland website by clicking here.

 

Brit Floyd’s, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” brand new 2020 production Includes  highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show-stopping 23 minute ‘note-for-note’ performance of the iconic era
defining song Echoes, written 50 years ago, and from Pink Floyd’s
breakthrough 1971 album Meddle.

Jul
22
Fri
2022
Josh Groban: Harmony Tour @ Starlight Theatre
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Josh Groban: Harmony Tour @ Starlight Theatre | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Thank you for your interest in Kansas City PBS and Josh Groban.  Tickets for this event are no longer available through Kansas City PBS.  Please check back for future opportunities to continue supporting Kansas City PBS!


Josh Groban: Harmony Tour
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Show begins at 7 p.m.

Multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban hits the road for his Harmony Summer 2022 tour. This tour will be the first time Josh has played songs for a live audience off his latest album, “Harmony,” released in November 2020 via Warner Records. The tour will be held at mainly outdoor venues and includes a stop at Starlight Theatre Friday, July 22.  

Tony®, EMMY®, and four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist Josh Groban possesses one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music. Moreover, he continues to captivate fans everywhere as both a powerhouse vocalist and dynamic renaissance man. He has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, headlined legendary venues on multiple continents, and entertained audiences with acclaimed film and television appearances.  

Groban remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate, and his Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education and cultural awareness.