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La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema - Full Program

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Great Performances
PBS


Conducted by Alan Gilbert, selections include music by Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov and other composers, performed by the New York Philharmonic and featuring Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban. The concert includes video projection with animated graphics and film clips related to the films such as La Dolce Vita, Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Il Postino. Continue


Lew Klein

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


Lew finds the humor in everything, even a cancer diagnosis. He talks about coming out to his friends with cancer and how his favorite responses are not what we would expect. Continue


Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

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PBS Specials
PBS


Shirley Jones presents rarely seen performances by legendary stars from Broadway’s Golden Age, including favorite songs from beloved musicals My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, Camelot, Sweet Charity and more. Continue


My Yearbook: 1960-1963 (My Music Presents)

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PBS Specials
PBS


Travel back with hosts Bobby Vinton and Tina Cole to a golden time of joy and romance with songs of hope and heartbreak. Archival performances include the Everly Brothers, Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Neil Sedaka, Patsy Cline and Rick Nelson. Continue


Julianne Moore on Alzheimer's and "Still Alice"

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Actress Julianne Moore talks about working with caregivers and Alzheimer's patients — including one diagnosed at age 45 — to research her Oscar-nominated role in the film "Still Alice." Continue


Josephine and the Roach - Film School Shorts

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Film School Shorts
PBS


A tiny cockroach falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests. A short film by Jonathan Langager. Continue


Creating live cinema with puppets and shadow

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


With puppets, projectors and live performances, Manual Cinema creates surreal movies as the audience watches the process unfold. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, Panel Discussion

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American Masters
PBS


After showing highlights from August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand on February 9, 2015, the film's director and producer, Sam Pollard, moderated a panel with actors Phylicia Rashad and Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Constanza Romero, Wilson’s widow and costume designer, and Rich Blint, Ph.D., of Columbia University. Co-presented by THIRTEEN and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Continue


AFROPUNK presents the Triptych: Barron Claiborne

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AfroPop
PBS


Artist Barron Claiborne invites the AfroPoP audience into his life and process in this short exploratory piece about art, vision and identity. Continue


Romeo and Juliet with Joseph Fiennes

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Fiennes has a unique perspective on Romeo and Juliet. He played Shakespeare – both writing and performing as Romeo – in the film Shakespeare in Love. Now he wants to examine why it remains the most-performed of all Shakespeare plays. Continue


Ken Jeong

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


Film and television actor Ken Jeong found out that his wife had breast cancer when he started shooting The Hangover. Continue


Terrence Howard

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


Academy Award-nominated actor Terrence Howard talks about his emotions around his mother’s death and vows to destroy cancer in her honor. Continue


Soundstage: Blues Summit in Chicago

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PBS Specials
PBS


Thrill to the music of blues legends Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Pinetop Perkins and others destined for fame, including Mike Bloomfield, Buddy Miles, Johnny Winter, Dr. John and Nick Gravenites in a concert not seen on TV for 40 years. Continue


"Se" from Cinema Paradiso with Groban, Fleming and Bell

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Great Performances
PBS


"Se" by Andrea and Ennio Morricone, from the film Cinema Paradiso, is performed by Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell, with conductor Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema will air on Great Performances Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. (Check local listings.) Continue


Filmmaker Sam Pollard on His August Wilson Documentary

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American Masters
PBS


Filmmaker Sam Pollard's latest documentary for American Masters is August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand. In this filmmaker interview he speaks about Wilson's relevance, interviewing actors and more. The film premieres Friday, February 20 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). Continue


The Lovers Untangled

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


The mixed-up story of the young lovers Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius, and Helena in Shakespeares’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream can be quite confusing. This two-minute animation sums up what you need to know. Continue


Angelo Merendino

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


Angelo Merendino took a series of poignant photographs over the final weeks of his wife’s life. Continue


AFROPUNK presents the Triptych: Mutu and Biggers

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AfroPop
PBS


Two very different and innovative arists - Wangechi Mutu and Sandford Biggers - renowned in their own right, provide the inspiration for director Terence Nance as he paints a visual odyssey of their art, vision and what inspires their creations. Continue


La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema

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Great Performances
PBS


Conducted by Alan Gilbert, selections include music by Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, performed by the New York Philharmonic and featuring Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming and Josh Groban. The concert includes video projection with animated graphics and film clips related to the films La Dolce Vita, Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in the West, Il Postino and more. Continue


Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Cattrall has played Cleopatra twice. Now she explores the real character of the great Queen of Egypt, and travels to Rome, ironically Marc Antony’s city, in her quest to find out more about the historical Cleopatra. She also meets with her director, Dame Janet Suzman, who herself made an iconic Cleopatra at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1973. Continue


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