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Milwaukee Ballet
12:55 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Peter Pan - the ballet

On Friday, April 18 at 9pm, tune into Rocky Mountain PBS for the Milwaukee Ballet's production of Peter Pan. 

Michael Pink's adaptation of J.M. Barrie's most famous work is performed by the Milwaukee Ballet. This production, taped at the Marcus Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, brings to life Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and many of the notable characters, including a larger than life alligator that crawls along the orchestra pit. 

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Trials of Muhammed Ali
10:36 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Trials of Muhammed Ali

Tonight at 9pm, tune in to Rocky Mountain PBS for The Trials of Muhammed Ali. 

This film covers Muhammad Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. It explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Here's a preview of the Independent Lens program:

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Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
1:26 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Centenarian’s Work Serves As A Gallery Of Memory

Artist Marian Busey discusses her work inside her studio..
Paul Cywilko, Arts District

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 5:01 am

Photographs hold time still. At 102 years-old, Marian Busey could have walls clad with copious snapshots. Instead, the artists’ memorable moments were captured by her own hand with paint and paper.

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The Address
11:22 am
Thu April 10, 2014

The Address - a new film from Ken Burns

The Address, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns, will air on Rocky Mountain PBS on Tuesday, April 14 at 8pm.

The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, 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.

Here, Burns talks about this new project:

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Community Cinema
12:03 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Medora: Community Cinema from Rocky Mountain PBS

In Indiana, where life revolves around high school basketball, what happens to a community when their beloved team can no longer win a single game? Medora follows the down-but-not-out Medora Hornets varsity basketball team over the course of the 2011 season, capturing their stories both on and off the court. Riding a brutal losing streak when the film begins, the team’s struggle to compete bears eerie resemblance to the town’s fight for survival.

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