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Christopher Plummer on the Different Versions of King Lear

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


For nearly 150 years, Shakespeare’s Lear vanished from the stage and in its place audiences saw a version with a happy ending. Christopher Plummer speaks with theatre historian Tanya Pollard on a different ending of King Lear. In a script by Nahum Tate, Cordelia and Lear are rescued by Edgar and they all live happily ever after. Continue


Columbus photographer manipulates images with her smartphone

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Amy Leibrand, an environmental researcher by day, spends her free time creating art and manipulating images with her smartphone. Since 2009, she has become a leader in the global mobile-photography movement. Continue


Shakespeare Uncovered Series II | Preview

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Series II of Shakespeare Uncovered continues on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. and continuing the following two successive Fridays. The series investigates A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew and combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated host Continue


California artist prints her activism

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Favianna Rodriguez is a visual artist and community organizer who merges her artistic practice with her political activism. Through her bold, vivid artwork, she has become a leading voice in raising awareness about immigration, women's issues, globalization and economic injustice. Continue


Molding an identity for dinosaurs and human ancestors

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Equipped with data from dissections and the study of fossils, award-winning John Gurche reconstructs the identity of dinosaurs and human ancestors through art. His work has appeared in National Geographic, on postage stamps, in Continue


Golub: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
PBS


Filmmakers Gordon Quinn and Jerry Blumenthal discuss their 1990 film Golub. Continue


Jeff Koons on Art as Empowerment

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Jeff Koons, whom the New Yorker has called "the most original, controversial, and expensive American artist of the past three and a half decades," talks to Charlie Rose about how he hopes viewers feel empowered by his artwork. His first ever New York retrospective ran recently at the Whitney Museum. Continue


Collaging painful memories from a childhood in foster care

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Tyanna Buie turned her childhood in foster care into an exploration of art, using screen-printing and collage to reinterpret old photographs and memories. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


A graphic designer by trade, Eric Rieger, better known as HOTTEA, uses the inherent grid of chain-link fence as the backbone for his non-destructive, yarn-based instillation art. Rieger shares his history with the art form and explains how he became HOTTEA. Eric Rieger, or HOTTEA, ties yarn to chain link fences to create street art installations. Continue


Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Brahms' First Symphony

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Leonard Slatkin begins his 7th season as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Brahms’ magnificent First Symphony. Continue


Ricky Jay and Art Spiegelman in Conversation

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American Masters
PBS


This web-extra feature is a Hammer Conversation with Ricky Jay and Art Spiegelman, from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles on November 17, 2007. Sleight-of-hand magician Ricky Jay and cartoonist Art Spiegelman discussed works from "Extraordinary Exhibitions," featuring over eighty 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century ephemeral advertising sheets known as broadsides, from Ricky Jay's own collection. Continue


Christopher Plummer on Shakespeare's Dramatic Storm Scene

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Christopher Plummer examines the different adaptations of Shakespeare's dramatic storm scene in King Lear. Continue


The Godfather

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The Italian Americans
PBS


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New Year's Eve with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Led by DSO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, the orchestra performs an evening of Motown, New Orleans Jazz, and Viennese favorites featuring the legendary Byron Stripling on trumpet and vocals as well as Bobby Floyd on B3 Hammond organ and piano. When the clock strikes midnight, guests sing along with a full orchestral performance of Auld Lang Syne! Continue


Turning plywood into dynamic sculptures

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Using a self-taught technique, David Knopp carves plywood laminate into fantastically abstract shapes, imbuing the rigid nature of wood with the fluidity of water. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Golub

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POV
PBS


The role of art in America has been debated everywhere from the Halls of Congress to the local shopping mall. Golub is more than a portrait of the socially committed painter Leon Golub, whose massive canvases are intended to provoke viewers. It is about media and contemporary society, social responsibility and creativity, art and information. Continue


DSO: Neeme Järvi conducts ‘Zarathustra’

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Music Director Emeritus Neeme Järvi returns to conduct Strauss’ epic Also sprach Zarathustra, plus some crowd-roaring encores! Continue


DSO: Rachmaninoff's 3rd Piano Concerto with Garrick Ohlsson

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Detroit Arts
PBS


The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's performance of Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Continue


Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence

Image of Turning yarn into graphic design on a chain-link fence
PBS NewsHour
PBS


A graphic designer by trade, Eric Rieger, better known as HOTTEA, uses the inherent grid of chain-link fence as the backbone for his non-destructive, yarn-based instillation art. Rieger shares his history with the art form and explains how he became HOTTEA. Eric Rieger, or HOTTEA, ties yarn to chain link fences to create street art installations. Continue


Fusing a marriage with metal and glass

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Artists Barbara and Larry Domsky of Domsky Glass have been married for two decades and have been working side-by-side for even longer. Their work is know internationally and now, in a new studio, with a new gallery, their relationship and their art continue to grow and thrive. Continue


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