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Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends (Episode #3605()

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

As a prolific songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades. Recorded in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay arena, this concert is an all-star celebration featuring chart-topping stars and music from the 14-time Grammy Award-winner's extensive career catalog, with performances by All-4-One, Michael Bolton, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, America's Got Talent sensation Jackie Evancho, Lara Fabian, Ne-Yo, Robert Randolph, Martina McBride, Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Seal, Ruben Studdard, Donna Summer and "Dreamweaver" Gary Wright.

Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles (Episode #3609H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Placido Domingo is not only one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, but his international career has also led him to his dual directorships of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In this performance documentary, Domingo looks back and reflects on his favorite roles from opera houses around the world. The story of Domingo's roots in Spain is interwoven with his famous performance as Don Jose in "Carmen" at the Vienna Staatsoper. His memories about his childhood in Mexico inform his acclaimed performance of "El Gato Montes" from the LA Opera. We see him in some of his earliest roles singing "cielo e mar" from "Gioconda" in Madrid, as well as his debut in "Ernani" at Milan's La Scala. Other highlights: from the Metropolitan Opera, his striking performance in Verdi's "Luisa Miller;" excerpts from the Emmy-winning "Tosca" from Rome; and Domingo's star turns in "Simon Boccanegra," "Les Contes D'Hoffmann," "Samson et Dalilah," "I Pagliacci" in Zefirelli's film (La Scala) and his enduring signature role in Verdi's "Otello."

Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends (Episode #3605()

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

As a prolific songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades. Recorded in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay arena, this concert is an all-star celebration featuring chart-topping stars and music from the 14-time Grammy Award-winner's extensive career catalog, with performances by All-4-One, Michael Bolton, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, America's Got Talent sensation Jackie Evancho, Lara Fabian, Ne-Yo, Robert Randolph, Martina McBride, Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Seal, Ruben Studdard, Donna Summer and "Dreamweaver" Gary Wright.

Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles (Episode #3609H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:00 AM

Placido Domingo is not only one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, but his international career has also led him to his dual directorships of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. In this performance documentary, Domingo looks back and reflects on his favorite roles from opera houses around the world. The story of Domingo's roots in Spain is interwoven with his famous performance as Don Jose in "Carmen" at the Vienna Staatsoper. His memories about his childhood in Mexico inform his acclaimed performance of "El Gato Montes" from the LA Opera. We see him in some of his earliest roles singing "cielo e mar" from "Gioconda" in Madrid, as well as his debut in "Ernani" at Milan's La Scala. Other highlights: from the Metropolitan Opera, his striking performance in Verdi's "Luisa Miller;" excerpts from the Emmy-winning "Tosca" from Rome; and Domingo's star turns in "Simon Boccanegra," "Les Contes D'Hoffmann," "Samson et Dalilah," "I Pagliacci" in Zefirelli's film (La Scala) and his enduring signature role in Verdi's "Otello."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Tony Bennett: Duets II (Episode #3705()

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

At age 85, the legendary Tony Bennett is the oldest person to have reached the number one position on Billboard's Hot 200 chart with the release of another album of duets - which, amazingly enough, also marks Bennett's first number one album. Yet another career triumph, Duets 2 teams Bennett with a diverse roster of contemporary stars including Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Buble, performing more classics from the Great American Songbook, including "Body and Soul," "The Lady is a Tramp," "On the Sunny Side of the Street," "Speak Low," and "Stranger in Paradise."

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 30, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (Episode #3513H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

From his early years under the tutelage of friend and mentor Oscar Hammerstein II and continuing through the groundbreaking productions of his later career, Stephen Sondheim has been a singular voice in the American musical theater, a true original in the pantheon of major American songwriters and composers. Beginning with his collaborations as lyricist on such fabled shows as West Side Story and Gypsy, to his breakthrough scores for Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Into the Woods, Sondheim led the way from Broadway's golden age into the increasingly ambivalent times of America's post-Vietnam, rock 'n' roll culture.
Performed on the occasion of Sondheim's 80th birthday in March 2010, GP presents the New York Philharmonic's gala all-star salute to a true Broadway legend. Hosted by David Hyde Pierce, gathering to celebrate are such acclaimed Sondheim alumni as Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Jason Danieley, Joanna Gleason, Nathan Gunn, George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Marin Mazzie, Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Karen Olivo and dancers from the current West Side Story revival, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch and Chip Zien. Longtime Sondheim music director Paul Gemignani conducts.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 -- 3:30 PM

Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends (Episode #3605()

KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

As a prolific songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster has generated some of the world's best known popular music, and collaborated with a veritable "Who's Who" of superstars in a career spanning more than three decades. Recorded in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay arena, this concert is an all-star celebration featuring chart-topping stars and music from the 14-time Grammy Award-winner's extensive career catalog, with performances by All-4-One, Michael Bolton, The Canadian Tenors, Charice, Natalie Cole, Earth, Wind & Fire, America's Got Talent sensation Jackie Evancho, Lara Fabian, Ne-Yo, Robert Randolph, Martina McBride, Chaka Khan, Kenny Loggins, Seal, Ruben Studdard, Donna Summer and "Dreamweaver" Gary Wright.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 28, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Magical Mystery Tour Revisited (Episode #3803H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the least known of the various films starring The Beatles and was never theatrically released or nationally broadcast on US television, only receiving sporadic TV syndication in the 1980s. This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story on the making of the film, and provides context for "the summer of love" era that set the scene for its production.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour (Episode #3804()

KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:00 PM

Released in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" was arguably ahead of its time, with its mostly improvised and loosely plotted script providing a charming comic showcase for The Fab Four and their idiosyncratic sense of humor. The film recounts a series of episodic misadventures of John, Paul, George and Ringo on a bus tour with a cast of eccentric characters including Auntie Jessie, tour director Jolly Jimmy Johnson, tour hostess Miss Wendy Winters and conductor Buster Bloodvessel. Newly restored, the often antic production numbers feature such now Beatles standards as "Magical Mystery Tour," "The Fool on the Hill," "I Am the Walrus" and "Hello, Goodbye."

Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby (Episode #3712()

KQED Life: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart's first solo holiday special, with songs produced by "Hitman" David Foster, features 13 classic songs, ranging from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to "Auld Lang Syne," and including duets with Michael Buble ("Winter Wonderland"), Cee-Lo Green ("Merry Christmas, Baby"), Mary J. Blige ("We Three Kings") and even Ella Fitzgerald ("What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve?")

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 11:00 PM

The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour (Episode #3804()

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 3:00 AM

Released in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" was arguably ahead of its time, with its mostly improvised and loosely plotted script providing a charming comic showcase for The Fab Four and their idiosyncratic sense of humor. The film recounts a series of episodic misadventures of John, Paul, George and Ringo on a bus tour with a cast of eccentric characters including Auntie Jessie, tour director Jolly Jimmy Johnson, tour hostess Miss Wendy Winters and conductor Buster Bloodvessel. Newly restored, the often antic production numbers feature such now Beatles standards as "Magical Mystery Tour," "The Fool on the Hill," "I Am the Walrus" and "Hello, Goodbye."

Magical Mystery Tour Revisited (Episode #3803H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 19, 2012 -- 2:00 AM

Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the least known of the various films starring The Beatles and was never theatrically released or nationally broadcast on US television, only receiving sporadic TV syndication in the 1980s. This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story on the making of the film, and provides context for "the summer of love" era that set the scene for its production.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour (Episode #3804()

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 9:00 PM

Released in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" was arguably ahead of its time, with its mostly improvised and loosely plotted script providing a charming comic showcase for The Fab Four and their idiosyncratic sense of humor. The film recounts a series of episodic misadventures of John, Paul, George and Ringo on a bus tour with a cast of eccentric characters including Auntie Jessie, tour director Jolly Jimmy Johnson, tour hostess Miss Wendy Winters and conductor Buster Bloodvessel. Newly restored, the often antic production numbers feature such now Beatles standards as "Magical Mystery Tour," "The Fool on the Hill," "I Am the Walrus" and "Hello, Goodbye."

Magical Mystery Tour Revisited (Episode #3803H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 18, 2012 -- 8:00 PM

Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the least known of the various films starring The Beatles and was never theatrically released or nationally broadcast on US television, only receiving sporadic TV syndication in the 1980s. This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes story on the making of the film, and provides context for "the summer of love" era that set the scene for its production.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 -- 5:00 AM

Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby (Episode #3712()

KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 -- 8:30 PM

Legendary rocker Rod Stewart's first solo holiday special, with songs produced by "Hitman" David Foster, features 13 classic songs, ranging from "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" to "Auld Lang Syne," and including duets with Michael Buble ("Winter Wonderland"), Cee-Lo Green ("Merry Christmas, Baby"), Mary J. Blige ("We Three Kings") and even Ella Fitzgerald ("What Are You Doing on New Year's Eve?")

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 2:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 23, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Dec 22, 2012 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 -- 2:30 AM

Sting: A Winter's Night (Episode #3504H)

KQED 9: Sun, Dec 9, 2012 -- 2:00 PM

Following his international success with "Songs from the Labyrinth" featuring the music of Elizabethan composer John Dowland, rock and pop superstar Sting welcomes the holidays with an atmospheric musical celebration of winter time --days of solitude and reflection, as well as re-birth and festivity. Recorded on location at the magnificent Durham Cathedral near his hometown of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England, this performance conjures the moods and spirits of the season with a diverse collection of songs, carols and lullabies spanning the centuries. Also featured are a few new songs as well as Sting's interpretation of classical favorites.

Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall (Episode #3613B)

KQED 9: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 12:30 PM

In celebration of its blockbuster 25th anniversary year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh presented The Phantom of the Opera in a fully-staged, lavish production, set in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London's Royal Albert Hall. Starring Ramin Karimloo as The Phantom, Sierra Boggess as his protege Christine Daae, and Hadley Fraser as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, the romantic trio is backed by a complete cast and orchestra of more than 200, as well as surprise special guest appearances. Regarded by many as Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre, and is based on the French novel Le Fantome de l'Opera. Worldwide the show has grossed over $5.6 billion, with box office revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, ET and Star Wars. It has been produced in 145 cities in 27 countries and played to more than 130 million people. The show has won more than 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tonys and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas, and Kyoto. In 2006, it became Broadway's longest running show ever.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 3, 2012 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Dec 1, 2012 -- 12:30 PM
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