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Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Episode #3816B)
KQED 9: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Highlights from 1992's star-studded concert tribute to the American pop music icon at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Selling out 18,200 seats in a frantic, record-breaking 70 minutes, the concert gathered an amazing Who's Who of performers to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic singer songwriter's groundbreaking debut album from 1962, Bob Dylan. Taking viewers from front row center to back stage, the special captures all the excitement of this historic, once-in-a lifetime concert as many of the greatest names in popular music-including June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, Roseanne Cash, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Chrissie Hynde, Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, and more-pay homage to Dylan and the songs that made him a legend.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Mar 11, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Plus: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED Life: Sun, Mar 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED 9: Sun, Mar 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
- KQED Life: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)
KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 2, 2014 -- 4:30 PM
Like Enrico Caruso before him, Luciano Pavarotti extended his presence far beyond the limits of Italian opera. Quickly establishing his trademark rich sound as the greatest male operatic voice of the 20th century, he expanded his reach to stadium concerts and pop collaborations which brought him fame beyond measure. Audiences adored his larger than life personality, childlike charm, generous figure, and happy go lucky style. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since his career debut in Amsterdam, Vienna, Zurich and finally London where he substituted for the ailing Giuseppe di Stefano as Rodolfo in La Boheme.
Even today, it is his powerful sound with its natural grace and brilliant color which still leads many to consider him the world's greatest voice. It is Pavarotti who brought opera to the masses and made football fans worldwide fall in love with "Nessun dorma." This program includes that hit and other beloved arias from La Boheme, Rigoletto and Aida; Neapolitan songs in arrangements by Henry Mancini including "Mamma" and "O Sole Mio"; favorite sacred songs like "Ave Maria" and "O Holy Night"; as well as popular duets with Bono, Sting and Eric Clapton.