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Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

Full Episode

An American favorite for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric personal odyssey filmed on location in New Orleans. Let Them Talk is Laurie’s personal journey into the heart and soul of the mixture of blues and jazz that grew […]

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

Download the Track “Police Dog Blues” For Free

Download “Police Dog Blues,” the tenth track on Hugh Laurie’s debut album Let Them Talk. Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk

About the Concert

An American favorite for his award-winning role in the hit TV series House, the versatile British actor Hugh Laurie showcases his musical side in an atmospheric personal odyssey filmed on location in New Orleans. Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk – A Celebration of New Orleans Blues airs on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, September 30 at […]

Harry Connick Jr., In Concert on Broadway

Interview with Harry Connick, Jr.

Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first Broadway solo concert, the three-time Grammy winner returns to the Main Stage with a roster of fan favorites. Great Performances – Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway premieres Wednesday, March 2, 9:30PM (check local listings).

Organizers for Students

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Procedures for Teachers

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES: Time Allotment: 20 minutes 1. Ask the students to define the term “the blues” by brainstorming ideas as a group and recording them on the board/overhead. 2. After all ideas have been listed, share some specific information about blues music by reading and distributing the essay “What Is the Blues?” available at http://www.pbs.org/theblues/classroom/essaysblues.html, […]

Overview

Grades: 9-12 ERIC CLAPTON CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL CHICAGO brings together guitar legends from blues, country, rock, and pop music in the blues capital, Chicago, in a salute to this American musical tradition. Time Allotment: Approximately two 45-minute class periods Subject Matter: Music, History, and Language Arts LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Students will: 1. Brainstorm as a group […]