Around 800 BC, Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. This unlikely chapter of history has been buried by the Egyptians and was belittled by early archaeologists, who refused to believe that dark-skinned Africans could have risen so high. Now, in the heart of Sudan, archeologists are finding indisputable evidence of an advanced African society with powerful armies, vast reach and spiritually-driven imperial aspirations to rival the Egyptians’.
The star-studded special celebrates the trailblazing music series’ 40th anniversary. With guest hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, the two-hour broadcast features memorable moments from the show’s remarkable run, anchored by some of the brightest stars in the show’s history returning to the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage for incredible performances. Highlights include legends Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Foo Fighters, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Alabama Shakes, Buddy Guy and more performing in celebration of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS’ legacy as an American music institution over the last four decades.
Watch a preview:
Leon Fleisher, conductor, *Jonathan Biss, piano
MENDELSSOHN: “The Hebrides” Overture
*BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2
*BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3
[COR Encore: RESPIGHI: Three Botticelli Pictures (Robert Shaw, conductor)]
Roger pays tribute to the Prairie Ensemble and Kevin Kelly, founding conductor and the driving force behind the group. Kevin has moved to the Chicago area. Kevin was also the host of Live and Local on WILL-FM.
Republican Rodney Davis of Taylorville and Democrat Ann Callis of Edwardsville, candidates for Congress in the 13th District, will meet in the WILL-TV studio for a debate hosted by Illinois Public Media in collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Champaign County, the News-Gazette, WCIA-TV 3/WCIX-TV 49 and the NAACP of Champaign County.
WILL-TV, WILL-AM 580 and WILL-FM 90.9 will broadcast the hour-long debate live at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, as will WCIX-TV 49. WEIU-TV (Charleston) will air the recorded debate at 8 p.m. the same night.
WCIA news anchor Jennifer Roscoe will moderate, with questioning by a panel of journalists including Tom Kacich of the News-Gazette, and Illinois Public Media News reporter Hannah Meisel.
The 13th Congressional District stretches from Champaign-Urbana west to the Mississippi River and to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis.
WILL-AM 580 and WILL-FM 90.9 will broadcast another 13th District debate, hosted by WUIS-FM in Springfield, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21.