Front and Center
Utilizing state-of-the-art production techniques, this concert series caters to the live music fan, with each episode delivering powerful performances from some of the top names in music.
Front and Center Previous Broadcasts
Cyndi Lauper (Episode #307H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 25, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of her Grammy-winning smash debut, She's So Unusual, Lauper performs the album from start to finish. She became the first woman to record four Top 10 singles on a debut album, including "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," "Time After Time," "All Through the Night" and "She-Bop."
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 26, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Alt-J (Episode #306H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
This English indie quartet and 2012 Mercury Prize winners bring their hypnotic sound to perform tracks from their critically acclaimed debut release, An Awesome Wave, including "Tessellate" and "Breezeblocks."
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Christina Perri (Episode #305H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Christina Perri performs her brutally honest ballads about love and heartbreak at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. Named as iTunes' "Breakthrough Pop Artist of 2011," Perri performs her hit "Jar of Hearts," "Arms" and "A Thousand Years" from the Twilight: Breaking Dawn soundtrack, as well as new songs from her latest release, Head or Heart.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
Ginger Baker (Episode #304H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
Best known for his work with Cream and Blind Faith, and often referred to as "the world's greatest drummer," the 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, graces the Iridium stage in New York City with his band Jazz Confusion. The performance includes songs "12 More Blues," "Ginger Spice," "Footprints" and more.
- KQED Plus: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 5:00 AM