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 “Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train”
“Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train”

Watch the Narrator (Stew) and the ensemble of Passing Strange perform "Church Blues Revelation / Freight Train," a scene where The Youth (Daniel Breaker) gets his first taste of The Real.

 Preview the Rock Musical
Preview the Rock Musical

The show universally applauded for its originality, deep emotional resonance, and powerful, high-octane score, makes its broadcast debut on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances on PBS. Passing Strange, the Spike Lee-directed film featuring the award-winning Broadway rock musical of the same title, will air in primetime on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at ...

 Preview the Concert
Preview the Concert

Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as she hosts From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2010 on Friday, January 1 at 2:30 and 9 p.m. (ET) on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on PBS (check local listings). Joining her for the annual Vienna Philharmonic holiday extravaganza ...

 Preview of the Opera
Preview of the Opera

A new production of Puccini’s Tosca starring Karita Mattila opens THIRTEEN’s Great Performances at the Met’s fourth season on PBS. Mattila sings the title role of Tosca for the first time outside her native Finland, opposite Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze is Scarpia and Paul Plishka is the Sacristan. ...

 Preview of the Film
Preview of the Film

The pairing of one of the most beloved operas of all time with a contemporary “dream team” of singers sets the stage for a silver screen romantic blockbuster. Released theatrically in October, the lush new film version of La Bohème makes its U.S. television debut on Great Performances during the ...

 Creating the Concert
Creating the Concert

In this short video, Sting explains his creative process in choosing songs for "A Winter's Night...," the process of recording one of his quietest albums with the largest band he's ever worked with, and the experience of performing live in the Durham Cathedral. In between the conversation with Sting, also ...

 Production Announcement
Production Announcement

Following a London West End run in December 2007, a sold-out limited engagement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2008, and a subsequent eight-week run on Broadway, director Rupert Goold’s gripping stage production of Macbeth—starring Patrick Stewart in a triumphant, Tony-nominated performance—will be filmed for television in a ...

 In Conversation With Sting
In Conversation With Sting

By Jennifer Melick. Originally published for WNET.org's SundayArts blog.

I’ve been obsessively listening to “The Hounds of Winter,” one of the tracks on “If on a Winter’s Night,” Sting’s latest CD, a winter-themed album. The song isn’t new—it first came out more than a decade ago on Sting’s Mercury Falling—but it’s ...

 Preview of the Concert
Preview of the Concert

Composer, singer, actor, activist – Sting has won universal acclaim in all of these roles, but he defies easy labeling. He’s best described as an adventurer and risk-taker. As he himself has said, “I love to put myself in new situations. I’m not afraid to be a beginner.” Recorded on ...

Andrea Bocelli and David Foster My Christmas

Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas

Preview of the Concert

Everyone’s favorite “Hitman” David Foster joins Great Performances superstar Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics airing on Thanksgiving night. Showcasing Bocelli’s unmistakable soaring vocals are lush new arrangements infused with the distinctive Foster touch. The inspiring concert performance, recorded at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, ...