All posts by Melissa Major

will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special

Full Episode

International superstar will.i.am performs from London’s historic Royal Albert Hall in a one-night-only concert event. The Grammy-, Emmy- and Latin Grammy-winning artist, writer and producer reunites with members of the Black Eyed Peas on stage for the first time in over six years, plus special guests Pia Mia, Eva Simons and Lydia Lucy (“The Voice […]

Great Performances: The Opera House

About the Documentary

Premieres Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) Great Performances: The Opera House, the new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke (Grey Gardens; Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton) surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen […]

GP at the Met: The Exterminating Angel

Composer Thomas Adès Discusses Surreal Influences for The Exterminating Angel

Composer and Conductor Thomas Adès and Librettist and Director Tom Cains discuss the influences for The Exterminating Angel, including the classic Luis Buñuel film. They also analyze the opera’s dramatic music, set and costumes. Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues on PBS on Sunday, March 25, at 12:00pm with the American premiere of […]

will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special

About the Concert

Landmarks Live In Concert Returns to Great Performances with will.i.am and Friends Featuring the Black Eyed Peas, Premiering Friday, April 20 on PBS (check local listings) The Grammy-winning superstar performs at London’s Royal Albert Hall with the Black Eyed Peas and friends Blending the boundaries between hip-hop, pop, electronic dance music and contemporary R&B in his […]

GP at the Met: The Exterminating Angel

About the Opera

Premieres Nationwide Sunday, March 25, at 12:00pm on PBS (check local listings) Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues on PBS on Sunday, March 25, at 12:00pm with the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. The Exterminating Angel […]

Movies For Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine

About the Movies For Grownups® Awards with AARP the Magazine

Broadcast and streamed for the first time, AARP The Magazine’s 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards celebrates 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognizes the inspiring artists who make them. Co-produced by THIRTEEN’s GREAT PERFORMANCES series, Movies for Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine premieres […]

Movies For Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine

Helen Mirren Receives Career Achievement Honor

Helen Mirren receives the Career Achievement Honor at AARP’s 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. Mirren, an Academy ®, Golden Globe®, Emmy®, Tony®, BAFTA® & Olivier® Award-winning actress accepted Movies for Grownups’® highest honor on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills. Available to viewers for the first time ever, Great Performances presents the broadcast premiere […]

Movies For Grownups Awards with AARP the Magazine

Laurie Metcalf wins Best Supporting Actress

Laurie Metcalf wins Best Supporting Actress for Lady Bird at AARP’s 17th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards. Available to viewers for the first time ever, Great Performances presents the broadcast premiere of the Movies for Grownups® Awards with AARP The Magazine on Friday, February 23 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and PBS apps. ”Lady […]

Your GREAT PERFORMANCES Valentine’s Day Mixtape

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re feeling amorous! To help set the mood for your perfect date, we’ve compiled some of the most romantic songs from GREAT PERFORMANCES programs – from Broadway to jazz, and more. 1) “Cheek to Cheek,” Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE Moviegoers swooned when Fred Astaire and Ginger […]

Movies for Grownups® Awards Winners

  The complete list of the 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards Winners: Career Achievement: Helen Mirren Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Best Actress: Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool) Best Actor: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) Best Supporting Actor: Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water) Best Director: Guillermo del Toro […]