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Richard Tucker Opera Gala: A New Century

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Live From Lincoln Center
PBS


Last year the Richard Tucker Music Foundation commemorated the 100th anniversary of Richard Tucker’s birth. This year it looks to the future, with current Richard Tucker Award winner Michael Fabiano, Angela Meade, Joseph Calleja, Elena Bocherova and other surprises. Continue


Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

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American Masters
PBS


This portrait of the inimitable magician Ricky Jay delves into the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand and its small circle of eccentric devotees. Jay is also a best-selling author, historian, actor and a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts. Told largely in Jay’s own distinctive voice, the documentary traces the story of his achievement and that of other master magicians. Continue


The Black Keys "Fever"

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Austin City Limits
PBS


The Black Keys return to ACL to perform songs from their latest release Turn Blue. Continue


Behind the Scenes: Jenny Lewis

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Jenny Lewis performs on Austin City Limits; we go behind the scenes to bring you shots from backstage and rehearsals. Continue


Sam Smith "Money on My Mind/Finally"

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Sam Smith performs "Money on My Mind/Finally" on the ACL stage. Continue


Sam Smith / Future Islands

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Austin City Limits
PBS


ACL features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands. UK sensation Smith sings “Stay With Me” and others from his debut. Future Islands features their single “Seasons (Waiting On You)” as well as other tunes from Singles. Continue


Le Nozze di Figaro: Marlis Petersen and Ildar Abdrazakov

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Great Performances
PBS


Ildar Abdrazakov, an acclaimed Figaro at the Met in the past, sings the title role and pairs with Marlis Petersen, who plays Figaro’s quick-witted bride-to-be, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. This excerpt from the opera was filmed at its final dress rehearsal in 2014 at the Metropolitan Opera. See the entire opera on Great Performances at the Met, January 16 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Ricky Jay on Ways of Learning: Books and Teachers

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American Masters
PBS


"I’ve collected thousands of books in my life about magic technique. But I believe that the real key to learning is personally. It’s almost like the sensei master relationship in the martial arts--that the way you want to learn is by someone that you respect showing you something." -- Ricky Jay. Learn more about Jay's scholarship and mentors in Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice, Fri., Jan. 23 at 9 pm. Continue


Behind the Scenes: J. Roddy Walston & The Business

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Get an inside look as J. Roddy & The Business make their Austin City Limits debut. Continue


Ryan Adams / Jenny Lewis

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the ACL stage. Adams features songs from his self-titled album. Former Rilo Kiley star Lewis comes in support of her LP The Voyager. Continue


Grantchester: Episode 2

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Masterpiece
PBS


Sidney’s former flame throws an engagement party that leads to murder. To crack the case, Sidney and Geordie must break a code of silence. Continue


Behind the Scenes: Ryan Adams

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Ryan Adams returns to Austin City Limits after almost ten years. We go behind the scenes to bring you footage from rehearsal and backstage. Continue


Downton Abbey Season 5: Episode 4

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Masterpiece
PBS


Lord Merton delivers a bombshell to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death. Robert and Sarah lock horns. Continue


GP at the Met: Macbeth

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Great Performances
PBS


Verdi’s powerful Shakespearean tragedy stars Serbian baritone Željko Lučić in the title role; Russian star soprano Anna Netrebko in her North American debut as Lady Macbeth; German bass René Pape as Banquo, one of the victims of Macbeth's bloody rise to the throne; and Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja as Macbeth's heroic rival Macduff. Airs Feb 1 at noon on PBS (at 12:30 pm in New York). Continue


Behind the Scenes: Future Islands

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Austin City Limits
PBS


Get an inside look at Future Islands' visit and performance to Austin City Limits. Continue


Ricky Jay Remembers Mentor Dai Vernon

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American Masters
PBS


"If I had never seen him do magic he'd be the most remarkable person I ever met," say Ricky Jay of his friend and mentor, the magician Dai Vernon (1894 -1992), also known as "Professor." A remarkable observer is one way Ricky Jay describes the sleight of hand artist, whose lifetime spanned a century. Continue


Ricky Jay on His Mentor: Charlie Miller

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American Masters
PBS


Ricky Jay learned much from magician Charlie Miller about how to refine his practice and make a move better each time he performs it. Despite the extreme repetition and level of questioning Miller demanded, Jay describes working on sleight-of-hand moves with Miller "as close to pure joy as anything that I can imagine." Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice premieres Friday, January 23 at 9 pm on PBS. Continue


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