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National Geographic Live series continues with filmmaker Pete McBride

Dave Kashinski rows through the rapids of the Colorado River's Grand Canyon in a 16-foot raft. The second installation of the National Geographic Live speaker series features acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride in a program entitled “Chasing Rivers” on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.
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IF YOU GO

What: National Geographic Live’s “Chasing Rivers” with filmmaker Pete McBride

When: Friday, April 8; 7:30 p.m.

Where: Riverwalk Center, 150 W. Adams Ave., Breckenridge

Cost: Tickets are $25 and $35, with student and children’s tickets priced at $10, and can be purchased at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at (970) 547-3100 or online at breckcreate.org.

The second installation of the National Geographic Live speaker series features acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride in a program entitled “Chasing Rivers” on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

Pete McBride is living proof that in photography, passion, hard work and guts matter more than the cost of your gear or where you went to school. A child of the Colorado, McBride grew up on a cattle ranch along the river. Now he’s an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker with over 15 years of work for National Geographic and an award-winning film, “Chasing Water,” to his credit. Along the way, he’s taken pictures from such unusual vantage points as the cockpit of a WWI biplane and the underside of an iceberg.

The stories McBride tells are important. So important that National Geographic has named McBride a “freshwater hero” for his work documenting the world’s most beloved rivers. While his perspective on freshwater draws from work in over 70 countries, his most recent big projects have been “source to sea” journeys along two major rivers: the Colorado and the Ganges. For his journey down the “American Nile,” McBride paddled the river and also took to the skies with his father, an accomplished pilot, to make images and video of the Colorado’s spectacular landscapes. Following the Ganges, India’s sacred waterway, he traveled by any means necessary, including rickshaw, helicopter and elephant.

The Breckenridge engagement of National Geographic Live is part of a performing arts series entitled BCA Presents, a program of year‐round concerts, lectures and special events presented and hosted by Breckenridge Creative Arts. Support for the series is provided by the town of Breckenridge.

The third and final event in the 2016 series features intrepid explorer and photographer Steve Winter in a program entitled “On the Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards” on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center.

Tickets are $25 and $35, with student and children’s tickets priced at $10. Tickets to the National Geographic Live series in Breckenridge are on sale at the Riverwalk Center Ticket Office, by phone at (970) 547-3100 or online at breckcreate.org.


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