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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806()

KQED 9: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Jackie Evancho: Dream with Me In Concert (Episode #3607B)

KQED 9: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Jackie Evancho - the ten year-old girl with the extraordinary big voice - makes her Great Performances solo concert debut. Already familiar to national audiences from her debut appearances on America's Got Talent, Evancho's solo concert celebrates the release of her first full length solo album, Dream with Me, and was taped at the spectacular grounds of the magnificent Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

Paul Simon's Graceland Journey (Episode #3807H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Unbelievably enough, Paul Simon's Graceland album is now a quarter-century old. Ordinarily, if it was remembered solely for the songs it brought into the world, that would be enough for most pop records. But it was also a musical triumph, an experiment in cross-cultural collaboration that also proved to be commercially popular, selling 14 million albums worldwide and generating three Top 40 singles, winning Grammys for both "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for its title track. It still receives universal acclaim and is regarded today as one of the most significant recordings of its time. That says a lot about the record, but doesn't tell the whole story. Much of the world of 1986 has changed, and key elements of Graceland's history have receded into the fog of time. Why was it initially so controversial and why did Simon face such vehement criticism at the time? In 2011, acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger accompanied Simon on his return to South Africa to reunite and perform with several of the musicians involved in the original album, capturing Simon's unique homecoming journey as he reflects on the landmark events as well as looks to the future.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012 (Episode #3709H)

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 4:30 AM

The dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Dancers of the Vienna Ballet join the orchestra in celebration of the world of the dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy's "La Mer" and the Austrian favorite, "Wiener Blut (Viennese blood)" by the waltz-king himself, Johann Strauss.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806()

KQED Life: Sun, Jan 6, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night 2012 (Episode #3709H)

KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 10:30 PM

The dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Dancers of the Vienna Ballet join the orchestra in celebration of the world of the dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy's "La Mer" and the Austrian favorite, "Wiener Blut (Viennese blood)" by the waltz-king himself, Johann Strauss.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806()

KQED Life: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Paul Simon's Graceland Journey (Episode #3807H)

KQED 9: Fri, Jan 4, 2013 -- 9:00 PM

Unbelievably enough, Paul Simon's Graceland album is now a quarter-century old. Ordinarily, if it was remembered solely for the songs it brought into the world, that would be enough for most pop records. But it was also a musical triumph, an experiment in cross-cultural collaboration that also proved to be commercially popular, selling 14 million albums worldwide and generating three Top 40 singles, winning Grammys for both "Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" for its title track. It still receives universal acclaim and is regarded today as one of the most significant recordings of its time. That says a lot about the record, but doesn't tell the whole story. Much of the world of 1986 has changed, and key elements of Graceland's history have receded into the fog of time. Why was it initially so controversial and why did Simon face such vehement criticism at the time? In 2011, acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger accompanied Simon on his return to South Africa to reunite and perform with several of the musicians involved in the original album, capturing Simon's unique homecoming journey as he reflects on the landmark events as well as looks to the future.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 5, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806()

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 2:30 AM

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013 (Episode #3805H)

KQED Life: Thu, Jan 3, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

This program continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year with special host Julie Andrews and the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Franz Welser-Most and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806()

KQED Life: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 8:30 PM

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013 (Episode #3805H)

KQED Plus: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 4:07 AM

This program continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year with special host Julie Andrews and the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Franz Welser-Most and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806()

KQED 9: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 3:30 AM

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013 (Episode #3805H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 10:07 PM

This program continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year with special host Julie Andrews and the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Franz Welser-Most and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (Episode #3806()

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 9:30 PM

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway's golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin's, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. Filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses on this central question left largely unaddressed in his Emmy-winning Broadway: The American Musical, combining interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 3:00 AM

From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013 (Episode #3805H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 1, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

This program continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year with special host Julie Andrews and the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of guest conductor Franz Welser-Most and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 2, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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