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

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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 […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

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Now Streaming: Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, hip-hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop captures the energy […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas on Collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas reflects on partnering with the Kennedy Center to perform a symphonic rendition of his album “Illmatic” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. National Symphony Orchestra Conductor Steven Reineke discusses branching out into hip-hop and rap for the first time as a classical orchestra conductor. Great Performances — Nas Live From the Kennedy […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas on Performing at the Kennedy Center

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas describes his experiences writing “Illmatic” in the projects of NYC and performing it twenty years later at the Kennedy Center. Two decades after the album’s release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

Nas Performs “One Love” with the National Symphony Orchestra

Critically acclaimed hip-hop artist Nas performs “One Love” alongside the National Symphony Orchestra. Two decades after its release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The new concert film Great Performances — Nas Live From the […]

Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop

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GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents Nas Performing “Illmatic” With the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center on February 2 on PBS Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, hip-hop artist Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history. The […]

Hitman: David Foster & Friends

Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee sing “The Prayer”

Andrea Bocelli and Katharine McPhee sing “The Prayer” in an all-star concert honoring songwriter and producer David Foster. This special encore presentation celebrates Foster’s remarkable career achievements – including 14 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades.

Hitman: David Foster & Friends

Michael Bublé and Blake Shelton Sing “Home”

Michael Bublé and Blake Shelton sing “Home” in an all-star concert honoring songwriter and producer David Foster. This special encore presentation celebrates Foster’s remarkable career achievements – including 14 Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades.

Hitman: David Foster & Friends

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Premieres nationwide beginning November 25 on PBS (check local listings) A chart-topping songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the biggest hits in popular music, and collaborated with a veritable “Who’s Who” of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades.  In this special encore presentation, Foster’s remarkable achievements—including 14 Grammy […]

The Moody Blues: Days Of Future Passed Live

Moody Blues Perform “Tuesday Afternoon”

The Moody Blues perform “Tuesday Afternoon” at Toronto’s Sony Centre during their 2017 “Days of Future Passed” tour. The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live from GREAT PERFORMANCES premieres nationwide beginning November 25 on PBS (check local listings).