KAMU: Your Home for the Arts

KAMU: Your Home for the Arts

In anticipation of World Art Day coming up on April 15, we have lined up the best arts-related TV and radio programming to get you in a creative mood. Learn all about art, music and their makers all throughout the month on KAMU!


Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Elton John and Bernie Taupin

The Gershwin Prize
Streaming Now

Watch as Elton John and Bernie Taupin are presented with The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The musical icons will be granted the prize by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden during a tribute concert featuring popular musical artists and previous prize honorees.

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Next at the Kennedy Center: Ben Folds Presents Declassified
April 12 at 9 p.m.

Join host Ben Folds alongside singer-songwriters Jacob Collier, Laufey and dodie. “Next at the Kennedy Center” challenges the artists to completely reimagine their music. The program features the National Symphony Orchestra recreating the singers’ top hits as they replace their usual bands to create a new sound.

The Express Way with Dule Hill

The Express Way with Dulé Hill
Premieres April 23 at 8 p.m.

Learn more about the world of the arts from the perspective of artists across the nation. The documentary series “The Express Way with Dulé Hill” follows actor, dancer and singer Dulé Hill (“Psych,” “The West Wing”) as he shares the need for diversity and freedom in the arts.

Art Happens Here with John Lithgow
April 26 at 9 p.m.

Dive into the world of arts education and learn how it has changed the lives of students of all ages. “Art Happens Here with John Lithgow” follows the actor (“Shrek,” “Footloose”) as he learns four different art disciplines from students in the Los Angeles area while sharing his passion for arts education.

The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Get your art supplies ready! “The Best of the Joy of Painting” features renowned artist Bob Ross bringing his canvas to life while providing easy-to-follow instructions. This program encourages viewers to either follow along or sit back and enjoy his calm demeanor as he creates beautiful nature scenes.

J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom
Mondays at 3 p.m.

Bring the beauty of nature into your home with the help of “J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom.” Host J Schwanke demonstrates how to incorporate flowers into your daily life to reduce stress and bloom happiness. Learn flower arrangement techniques or food and cocktail recipes with floral twists to brighten your day.

Canvasing the World with Sean Diediker

Canvasing the World with Sean Diediker
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m.

Explore how art and humanity intertwine on “Canvasing the World with Sean Diediker,” where each episode introduces you to the people and places that inspire featured paintings. Join painter Sean Diediker as he travels the world in search of the meaning behind impactful works of art.

Sound on Tap
Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

Discover musical artists from across the state through “Sound on Tap,” featuring up-and-coming artists and introducing you to new sounds in every genre. This program streams live recordings of intimate performances bound to fully immerse you into the world of music.

Song of the Mountains - The Lincoln Theatre

Song of the Mountains
Fridays at 2 p.m.

Celebrate the culture of the Southern Appalachians through its bluegrass and old-time country music. “Song of the Mountains” showcases musicians, music and heritage live from The Lincoln Theater in Virginia. Tune in to the award-winning series and experience music from the heart of the region.


The Heart of Art

The Heart of Art
Saturdays at 2 p.m.

“The Heart of Art” is an in-house production hosted by KAMU’s own Hector Niño. This program highlights local talent, looking into their artistic journeys and sharing their art’s impact on our community. Catch up on past episodes any time on our website!

All Songs Considered
Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

Featuring the latest releases, exclusive interviews and conversations amongst friends, “All Songs Considered” covers all things music. Tune in to the weekly podcast hosted by Robin Hilton and the NPR family for the best music discoveries and recommendations.



Whether you are at school, work or home, Aggieland’s home for classical music is there. KAMU-Classical offers soothing sounds 24/7, featuring familiar favorites such as “Performance Today,” “Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin” and “Pipedreams.” Learn more about how to listen to KAMU-Classical here!

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