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2019 ACC InVenture Prize
Wednesday, April 17 at 8:00pm
ACC InVenture Prize is a collaborative effort by the Atlantic Coast Conference to stimulate undergraduate entrepreneurial activity.. Students can work independently or in teams to develop and present inventions which will be judged by experts.
The competitors introduce their inventions in the preliminary round, and the judges' scores determine who will advance to the quick-pitch semifinal round. Six finalists are then selected to advance to the final round for cash prizes. The final round is shown live.
Fridays at 9:00pm
AMERICAN MASTERS, which pioneered the television biography genre, continues to offer insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life. Winner of the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
April 12 - Joseph Pulitzer
Discover the man behind the award. A journalist who became a media mogul with an outspoken, cantankerous editorial voice and two best-selling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy.
April 19 – Garry Winogrand
Discover the life and work of Garry Winogrand, the epic storyteller in pictures who harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s-70s. His “snapshot aesthetic” is now the universal language of contemporary image making.
Antiques Roadshow – NEW EPISODES!
Mondays at 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 23rd season with a new look in 2019.
April 1 – Hotel del Coronado, Hour 3
Wrap up ROADSHOW's three-part visit to Hotel del Coronado with even more fantastic finds such as a Dr. Seuss-illustrated program and drawing, Seth Kinman's Colt Model 1851 presentation pistol, and a 1920 John Fery oil. Which is appraised for $50,000?
April 8 – Philbrook Museum, Hour 1
Travel to Tulsa for ROADSHOW treasures appraised at Philbrook Museum of Art, including a 2006 J.K. Rowling-signed "Harry Potter" book, the first "Yield" sign with documentation and a 1949 Model 4500 Rolex and box. Which is valued at $71,000?
April 15 – Philbrook Museum, Hour 2
Experience outstanding Oklahoma appraisals at Philbrook Museum of Art, such as a Charles Wilda "The Hour of Prayer" oil, a 1950 Gibson SJ-200 guitar and a baroque bureau brise from about 1690. Learn which is a $30,000-$50,000 find.
April 22 – Philbrook Museum, Hour 3
Tremendous Tulsa treasures abound when ROADSHOW visits Philbrook Museum of Art, including a Dali "The Art Institute" etching, a 1964 Frank Sinatra letter and a Mississippian culture effigy pot, 900-1500 AD. One's valued at $20,000-$30,000.
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Mixing intimate performance with personal interviews and behind the scenes footage, BackStage Pass is your front-row center seat for diverse music from Michigan and the Midwest's most talented artists. Whether the style is rock, jazz, folk, country, classical or R&B, BackStage Pass delivers outstanding entertainment.
April 6 – Sias
After attending Berklee College of Music, childhood friends return to their native city of Detroit and produce music out of their self-made studio, where they write and record their own music. Unlike other electronic artists, SIAS performs their electronic music live. Songs include "Stand Tall," "HEIRLOOM," "Aura," and music from their EP Origins.
April 13 – Karen Lovely
Winner of the Muddy Award for Performance of the Year, Karen Lovely delivers a strong blues/Americana performance at the outdoor Michigan BluesFest. Ben Rice, winner of the 2015 St. Blues Best Guitar award, completes the sound with his skillful guitar solos. Highlights includes "Hade's Bride" and "Punk Rock Johnny Cash."
April 20 – Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
World-renowned Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials have been performing for nearly 30 years. Led by front man Lil' Ed with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, this group is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets. The Chicago Sun-Times says, "Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor."
April 27 - Sister of Your Sunshine Vapor
Based in Detroit, this guitar, bass, and drums trio revives the psychedelic rock of the 60s and delivers it to WKAR's Studio A. Their album Spectra Spirit rocked its way onto 18 "best of 2011" lists