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Jonas Kaufmann: "Pourquoi me réveiller" from Werther

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Great Performances
PBS


In this excerpt from Act III of Massenet's opera, Jonas Kaufmann sings the aria, "Pourquoi me réveiller." Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm). Continue


Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl

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Great Performances
PBS


The acclaimed outdoor performance celebrating the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth is interspersed with archival footage and features Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and internationally acclaimed soloists Julianna Di Giacomo, Michelle DeYoung, Vittorio Grigolo and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. Airs on Great Performances on Friday, August 1 at 9 pm. Continue


Jonas Kaufmann Sings Werther's Aria "O Nature"

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Great Performances
PBS


Jonas Kaufmann sings Werther's aria "O Nature" in this excerpt from Act I of "Werther" by Jules Massenet. Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm). Continue


GP at the Met: Werther

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Great Performances
PBS


Tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars as the tortured poet in the Met’s new production of Jules Massenet’s Werther on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm). Sophie Koch, a leading interpreter of the role Charlotte, plays opposite Kaufmann after their prior appearances together in Paris and Vienna in same roles. Continue


A Capitol Fourth 2014 Sneak Preview

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A Capitol Fourth
PBS


Join us Friday, July 4, LIVE on PBS from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET for the 2014 A Capitol Fourth concert. Hosted by Tom Bergeron, the show will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Michael McDonald, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Kendall Schmidt, Sara Evans, John Williams and the National Symphony Orchestra. Continue


GP at the Met: Prince Igor

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Great Performances
PBS


Borodin's Russian epic Prince Igor, performed by the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years, comes to Great Performances at the Met on June 22, 2014. The acclaimed new production by director Dmitri Tcherniakov, in his Met debut, stars Ildar Abdrazakov as the title character, a 12th-century ruler who defended Russia against invading Polovtsian forces. Continue


Menopause The Musical

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To The Contrary
PBS


Watch this video on the hit show Menopause the Musical for a chance to win 4 tickets to opening night, June 13th, at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC. Continue


Tom Scholz: The Start of It

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tom Scholz is an MIT-trained engineer and inventor who also happens to be the mastermind, songwriter and lead guitarist of the band Boston. Boston has sold something like a bajillion albums and Tom continues to record, tour and invent equipment for himself and other musicians. Continue


Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia Concert

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PBS Specials
PBS


Musical icon Billy Joel is captured at his electrifying best in this series of stadium concerts taped in 1987, the first fully staged, high-energy rock show ever presented in the Soviet Union. The program features hits including “Only the Good Die Young,” “Big Shot,” “Uptown Girl,” “A Matter of Trust,” “Innocent Man,” “Honesty,” “Allentown” and a cover of the Beatles’ “Back in the U.S.S.R." Continue


Singer Jessye Norman on the importance of arts education

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Award-winning singer Jessye Norman has a big problem with declining arts programs in America’s schools. “It is a big issue and it makes me completely crazy,” Norman told correspondent Jeffrey Brown, when they sat down to discuss her new memoir, “Stand Up Straight and Sing.” Continue


Elaine Stritch: "I'm Still Here" at Sondheim Tribute

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Great Performances
PBS


Broadway legend Elaine Stritch (1925 - 2014) performs "I'm Still Here" at Great Performances' “Sondheim: The Birthday Concert,” which aired November 23, 2010. Continue


Charlotte's Aria from GP at the Met: Werther

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Great Performances
PBS


French mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch (Charlotte) sings Charlotte's aria from Act III of Massenet's "Werther." Also on stage is Lisette Oropesa (Sophie). Great Performances at the Met: Werther airs Sunday, July 20 at 12 pm on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN airs the opera at 12:30 pm). Continue


Full Episode

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Sunshine by the Stars
PBS


Harry Connick, Jr. hosts a musical journey that features major music stars performing Louisiana’s state song “You Are My Sunshine,” originally recorded by country star and former Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis. Continue


Making music from Detroit's vacant homes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Reclaim Detroit is a nonprofit organization that dismantles vacant buildings to re-use their materials. That’s music to the ears of Michigan luthier Gary Zimnicki, who is using reclaimed floorboards and ceilings to craft ukuleles and mandolins. Filmmaker Roy Feldman from WTVS Detroit Public Television takes us inside Zimnicki’s studio. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Tom Scholz: Sound Machine

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tom Scholz is an MIT-trained engineer and inventor who also happens to be the mastermind, songwriter and lead guitarist of the band Boston. Boston has sold something like a bajillion albums and Tom continues to record, tour and invent equipment for himself and other musicians. Continue


Tom Scholz: One In A Million

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tom Scholz is an MIT-trained engineer and inventor who also happens to be the mastermind, songwriter and lead guitarist of the band Boston. Boston has sold something like a bajillion albums and Tom continues to record, tour and invent equipment for himself and other musicians. Continue


Tom Scholz: 30 Seconds on Guitar Solos

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Tom Scholz is an MIT-trained engineer and inventor who also happens to be the mastermind, songwriter and lead guitarist of the band Boston. Boston has sold something like a bajillion albums and Tom continues to record, tour and invent equipment for himself and other musicians. Continue


Miss Nikki & The Tiger Girls preview

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Global Voices
PBS


If you think it's hard making it as an all-girl band, try being the first to do it with a military dictatorship breathing down your neck. Continue


Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls

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Global Voices
PBS


A spirited young Australian band manager tries to empower Myanmar's first all-girl band to speak out in one of the world's most repressive regimes. After an audition of 100 hopefuls, five girls are chosen to be the Tiger Girls. The film follows Nikki and her band as they fight for their right to sing in a country where freedom of speech carries enormous risk. Continue


Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014: Willie Nelson

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Austin City Limits
PBS


There would be no Austin City Limits without Willie Nelson. His performance on the show's 1974 pilot episode kicked off four decades of the award-winning series, and has culminated in over sixteen appearances (and still counting!). He represents the best of Austin and the heart and soul of Austin City Limits. Continue


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