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Deborah Voigt: "Liebestod" in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

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Great Performances
PBS


As Isolde in Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, Deborah Voigt sings "Liebestod" (Love Death) after Tristan's death and before Isolde's own. Deborah Voigt is also the host of Encores! Great Performances at the Met, airing in December 2014 on PBS stations (check local listings). Continue


Preview American Voices, with Renée Fleming

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Great Performances
PBS


World-renowned American opera singer Renée Fleming convenes a festival of special guests to celebrate the diverse range of America’s vocal artistry. Young artists receive mentoring from respected singers including Ben Folds, Dianne Reeves, Sutton Foster, Eric Owens, Kim Burrell and Alison Krauss. Also see performances by Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Kurt Elling, and Norm Lewis. Continue


Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Preview

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Gershwin Prize
PBS


“Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize” is a PBS music special honoring singer-songwriter Billy Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The evening will include performances by Joel, as well as Tony Bennett, Kevin Spacey, LeAnn Rimes and many more. The program will premiere Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. Continue


Roberto Alagna and Elīna Garanča: Final scene of Carmen

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Great Performances
PBS


The deadly rage and passion of Don José, played by Roberto Alagna, is unleashed upon his former lover, Carmen, played by Elīna Garanča, in this final scene of Bizet's Carmen. Deborah Voigt hosts Encores! Great Performances at the Met, featuring 19 unforgettable arias and duets selected from the past eight seasons of broadcasts, airing in December 2014 on PBS stations (check local listings). Continue


Bing Crosby and Maurice Chevalier Duet

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American Masters
PBS


Legends Bing Crosby and French entertainer Maurice Chevalier sing "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" from the film "Gigi" on Bing Crosby's television special in 1961. This film outtake is from American Masters - Bing Crosby Rediscovered, directed by Emmy Award-winning director Robert Trachtenberg. Continue


Curtain Up: The School of American Ballet Workshop

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Live From Lincoln Center
PBS


Meet the ballet stars of tomorrow, rehearsing and performing in four of George Balanchine's most celebrated works. The program includes rare behind-the-scenes glimpses of the rehearsal process featuring some of SAB's illustrious faculty members, including Darci Kistler, Suki Schorer and Susan Pilarre. Continue


Kate Davis isn't all about that bass

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Kate Davis, a 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and an ASCAP award-winning songwriter debuted her artistry in a recently released EP. Davis explains her relationship with the upright bass, where the inspiration for writing her own music comes from and what she plans to do next. Continue


Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga on Reputation and Audiences

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Great Performances
PBS


In this exclusive interview, Tony Bennett and Gaga speak about being polarizing and respected public figures, as well as the importance of trusting your audience. Continue


Web Exclusive: Bing Crosby Roasts Film Director Raoul Walsh

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American Masters
PBS


In this exclusive outtake from Bing Crosby Rediscovered, hear never-before-released audio of Bing Crosby singing the lyrics he penned to roast Hollywood director Raoul Walsh. The filming of "Going Hollywood," starring Crosby and Marian Davies, had its obstacles. When Bing poked fun at the director and film, Louis Mayer at MGM Studios banned Walsh and Bing from future MGM productions. Continue


Bing Crosby Performs "The Second Time Around"

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American Masters
PBS


In this web exclusive, see Bing Crosby's full performance of "The Second Time Around" (music by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn). A clip of this song from Crosby's television special in 1961 is seen in American Masters - Bing Crosby Rediscovered, which after its premiere on December 2, comes around for its second time on Friday, December 26 at 9 pm for a holiday encore (check local listings). Continue


Guitarist-singer-songwriter Lindsey Buckingham

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer talks about reuniting with the iconic band, Fleetwood Mac, for its "On With The Show" concert tour. Continue


Behind the Scenes: The New Rainbow Room

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PBS Arts
PBS


Michael Feinstein hosts two all-star musical evenings at the newly renovated historical New York City space, the Rainbow Room, after its October 2014 reopening. Watch Michael Feinstein New Year's Eve at the Rainbow Room 12/31 at 10pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Patricia Racette in Puccini's Madama Butterfly

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Great Performances
PBS


Patricia Racette performed the role of Cio-Cio-San in the 2009 Met production of Puccini's tragic love story opera, Madama Butterfly. Racette sings the heartbreaking aria of hope, “Un bel dì vedremo,” in this excerpt. Deborah Voigt hosts Encores! Great Performances at the Met, featuring 19 arias and duets, airing in December 2014 on PBS stations (check local listings). Continue


Deborah Voigt in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

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Great Performances
PBS


As Isolde in Richard Wagner's opera, Deborah Voigt sings "Liebestod" (Love Death) after Tristan's death and before Isolde's own. Deborah Voigt is also the host of Encores! Great Performances at the Met, airing in December 2014 on PBS stations (check local listings). Continue


DSO: Red Violin Concerto with Elina Vahala

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Detroit Arts
PBS


Finnish violinist Elina Vahala makes her Detroit debut with John Corigliano's cinematic "Red Violin" concerto Continue


Inside Melissa Etheridge's guitar case

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge shows the NewsHour's Gwen Ifill her extensive collection of guitars and told the story behind a few special instruments. Continue


Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga on Making Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

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Great Performances
PBS


Lady Gaga calls the PBS concert Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE "my favorite television performance that I've ever done." She describes the quality of the musicianship on stage under jazz legend Tony Bennett's leadership, and Bennett gives her career advice for the future. Continue


Exclusive Interview: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga on Jazz

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Great Performances
PBS


"This is the most important album of my career," says pop star Lady Gaga about Cheek to Cheek. In this interview with footage from recording sessions, Lady Gaga says that she actually sang jazz before she sang pop. Jazz legend Tony Bennett says, "For jazz artists, there's no school you can go to. It's a gift. It's an improvised art. It's about individualism, and how they feel about life." Continue


Dave Grohl & Terry Lickona Q&A

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Austin City Limits
PBS


On November 6, 2014 - the eve of the premiere of the Austin episode of "Sonic Highways" - Dave Grohl returned to Austin and sat down for a conversation with ACL executive producer Terry Lickona in the original Studio 6A where ACL began 40 years ago. It was the same location where the Foo Fighters spent a week in March 2014 filming and recording a song for their latest release. Continue


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