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Transatlantic Sessions

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PBS Specials
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Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and more than 28 artists gather in the Scottish Highlands to perform folk favorites from the Americana and Celtic traditions. Continue


DSO: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Leonard Slatkin conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s heart-wrenching final symphony. Continue


Through a Lens Darkly

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Independent Lens
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For the last 170 years, pioneering African American photographers — men and women, celebrated and anonymous — have recorded the dramas and aspirations of generations. Through a Lens Darkly traces their spiritual transformation from slavery to economic mobility and social stability, and shows how these photographers helped their communities reclaim self-worth and humanity. 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


National Geographic photographers teach under-served youth

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer reflects on National Geographic’s “Photo Camps,” a program that teaches photography to under-served youth around the world. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Web special. Join us for this annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. These top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes! Audience members will also get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award. Andrew Grams, conductor. Continue


500 photographs of Detroit in 500 days

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographer Amy Sacka captures the beauty and stories of Detroit in daily pictures. Video produced by Detroit Public Television. 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


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


Time-lapse artist shows us his vivid California dreams

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Sacramento photographer Justin Majeczky has a knack for capturing beautiful scenes in and around his city over time. Continue


Thomas A. Harris Goes Through a Lens Darkly

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Independent Lens
PBS


First documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly probes recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost. The filmmaker talks about his relationship with photography and what he hopes viewers will gain from seeing the film. Continue


AFROPUNK presents the Triptych: Mutu and Biggers

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AfroPop
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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


18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition - Broadcast Version

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Web special. Join us for this annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. These top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes! Audience members will also get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award. Andrew Grams, conductor. Continue


National Geographic photographers teach under-served youth

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Photographers Amy Toensing and Matt Moyer reflects on National Geographic’s “Photo Camps,” a program that teaches photography to under-served youth around the world. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art Continue


Deaf since birth, artist explores the social rules of sound

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist who has been deaf since birth. Art Beat met up with her at Artisphere in Virginia to learn more about her installations and her explorations of the social rules governing sound. For more Art Beat: http://www.newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


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


King Lear with Christopher Plummer

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


King Lear is universally acknowledged as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragic roles. Christopher Plummer has played the role under the direction of Sir Jonathan Miller. an McKellen and Simon Russell Beale share their insights into this often-difficult character. And Plummer examines what inspired Shakespeare to write a play about a kingdom divided. 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
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