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The Afternoon of Conversation: Cameron Carpenter

Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


2015 Harman-Eisner artist-in-residence Cameron Carpenter. Continue


35 Years of the July 4th Concert at the U.S. Capitol

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A Capitol Fourth
PBS


Executive Producer Jerry Colbert takes a retrospective look at the origins of A Capitol Fourth and its evolution over the last 35 years. Continue


The Gospel Tradition: Promo

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In Performance at The White House
PBS


The Gospel Tradition: A PBS music special showcasing an evening of celebration with President and Mrs. Obama at the White House in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. The concert broadcast premieres Friday, June 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. Continue


Poldark, Season 1: Episode 2

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Masterpiece
PBS


Determined to open his risky copper mine, Poldark seeks backers. Verity’s big chance leads to a showdown. Continue


Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2015: Original ACL Crew

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Television doesn’t produce, direct or film itself - it takes a group of dedicated people to bring us the sound and images we love. The hardworking crew of Season 1 not only brought skill and professionalism to the creation of Austin City Limits, but also vision, breaking ground in the way music is presented on TV. Some members of the original crew continue their work on the show today. Continue


Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2015: Townes Van Zandt

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Townes Van Zandt is a songwriting legend who set the standard for legions of Texas troubadours. He continues to be an inspiration to modern-day singer/songwriters. Continue


Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2015: Guy Clark

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Austin City Limits
PBS


After several appearances on Austin City Limits and penning a catalog of classic songs, Guy Clark joins the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Continue


National Gallery: Adoring Saints

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National Gallery
PBS


Journey to the heart of a London institution, with Frederick Wiseman's National Gallery. In this excerpt, a museum guide has visitors imagining themselves inside the painting The San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece, by Jacopo di Cione and workshop. Continue


GP at the Met: The Merry Widow - Renée Fleming & Nathan Gunn

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Great Performances
PBS


Renée Fleming (Hanna) and Nathan Gunn (Danilo) perform an excerpt of their Act II duet "Hello, Here's a Soldier Bold" from Lehár's The Merry Widow. Costumes are by William Ivey Long and the new production in English is directed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Susan Stroman. Continue


Twilight: Los Angeles - The Beverly Hills Hotel

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Great Performances
PBS


Elaine Young, a real estate agent to Hollywood stars, and Henry "Keith" Watson, a co-assailant of Reginald Denny, are two of the real people depicted in Anna Deveare Smith's one-woman show Twilight: Los Angeles, about the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots in 1992. See Smith transform from one person to the next, using Young's and Watson's own words. Continue


The Sound of Tomorrow

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


The groundbreaking virtuoso organist and 2015 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence will speak with entertainment-industry leader Michael Eisner about his meteoric career rise and vision for the future of his instrument. Accompanied by live performance. Continue


“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House”

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In Performance at The White House
PBS


“The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House” showcases an evening in honor of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. Featured performers include Bishop Rance Allen, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Rodney Crowell, Aretha Franklin, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Darlene Love, Lyle Lovett, Tamela Mann, the Morgan State University Choir and Michelle Williams. Continue


Capturing Grace

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PBS


It seems like two separate realms. One is occupied by acclaimed dancers from Brooklyn’s world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group, the other by people with Parkinson’s disease. CAPTURING GRACE is about what happens when those two worlds intersect. Filmed over the course of a year, Dave Iverson’s documentary reveals the hopes, fears, and triumphs of this newly forged community. Continue


Great Performances at the Met: The Merry Widow

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Great Performances
PBS


The lavish new staging of Lehár’s effervescent operetta The Merry Widow is the Met debut of Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman. Soprano Renée Fleming adds a new character to her Met repertory as Hanna, the rich widow. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the cast that also includes baritone Nathan Gunn as Danilo; tenor Alek Shrader; baritone Sir Thomas Allen; and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara. Continue


Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2015: Asleep at the Wheel

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Austin City Limits
PBS


A national as well as Texan institution, the Grammy-winning Austin band Asleep at the Wheel has kept the Western swing flame burning with “Boogie Back to Texas,” “Choo Choo Ch’boogie” and “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read.” Still led by Ray Benson, the band taped the first regular episode (following the pilot) of Austin City Limits, and have gone on to appear eleven times. Continue


Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2015: Flaco Jimenez

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Appearing multiple times on Austin City Limits since the very first season, Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jimenez joins the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Continue


Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2015: Loretta Lynn

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Austin City Limits welcomes Loretta Lynn into the ACL Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class of inductees. Continue


Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration

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Great Performances
PBS


Natalie Portman hosts Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil on Great Performances Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Itzhak Perlman is the special guest in a gala opening night concert paying tribute to the prolific film composer. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts. Continue


GP at the Met: Kelli O'Hara and Chorus in The Merry Widow

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Great Performances
PBS


Broadway star Kelli O'Hara makes her Met Opera debut as the Baron’s coquettish wife Valencienne in Lehár’s effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. O'Hara and the women's ensemble perform the Grisettes' Song from Act III, with a dance choreographed by the production's director, Susan Stroman. Continue


GP at the Met: Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle, a Double Bill

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Great Performances
PBS


Polish film director Mariusz Treliński makes his Met debut with the new production, inspired by noir films of the 1940s. Valery Gergiev conducts the two rarely performed one-acts: Tchaikovsky’s lyrical fairy tale Iolanta and Bartók’s harrowing Bluebeard’s Castle. Iolanta stars Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala and Aleksei Markov. Bluebeard's Castle stars Nadja Michael and Mikhail Petrenko. Continue


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