Celebrity Lecture Series

Kari ByronFriday, October 10, 2014 • 7 p.m.
KARI BYRON
Chat with Kari: Insights and Q&A from a MythBuster

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Kari Byron has trained to be on MythBusters since she was a child. By the age of 5 she was experimenting on her sister and using dolls as crash test dummies. After graduating from San Francisco State University, Kari began her career as a sculptor and painter. Her sculpting skills and love for odd jobs soon led her into the field of model-making and toy-prototyping, which led to a job at M5 Industries with MythBusters. Kari brings a unique perspective to the show as an artist, a science chick and a working mom. Book signing to follow. Tickets are $20 for guest, $18 for members.


Barry LordThursday, October 23, 2014 • 7 p.m.
BARRY LORD
Art & Energy: How Culture Changes 

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In his new book Art & Energy, Lord argues that human creativity is deeply linked to the resources available on earth for our survival. By analyzing art, artists, and museums across eras and continents, Lord demonstrates how our cultural values and artistic expression are formed by our efforts to access and control the energy sources that make these cultures possible. In Lord’s words, “energy transition is a powerful engine of cultural change.” Tickets are $12 for guest, $10 for members.


Jodi MagnessThursday, November 6, 2014 • 7 p.m.
JODI MAGNESS
Samson in Stone: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee 

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Since 2011, Professor Magness has been directing excavations that have brought to light the remains of a monumental Late Roman synagogue that is paved with stunning and unique mosaics. Join this award-winning author and distinguished scholar as she describes her current research, work and her involvement with the IMAX film Jerusalem.
Tickets are $12 for guest, $10 for members.


Krys BoydThursday, February 19, 2015 • 7 p.m. 
KRYS BOYD
The News in America: Fact, Fiction and Opinion 

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As managing editor of KERA-FM’s Think, Boyd will give an overview of American journalism--from the lead-up to the American Revolution through the age of Twitter and “citizen journalism.” Boyd will talk about the relatively recent expectation that the very best reporters should strive for objectivity, about why telling “both sides” of a story is rarely enough to tell it completely.
Tickets are $12 for guest, $10 for members.


Purchase tickets in advance online, or by calling 817-255-9540.

Fun Fact

The OMNI sound system has 50 speakers, driven by 8 amplifiers that produce over 24,000 watts of sound through 6 channels and a giant sub-bass stack to give the audience that “you are there” feeling.

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