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Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (#3907() Duration: 1:22:48 STEREO TVG
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.
Magical Mystery Tour Revisited (#3803() Duration: 1:29:39 STEREO TVPG
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.
Cats (#4003() Duration: 2:29:46 STEREO TVG
One of musical theater's biggest blockbusters returns to GP for an encore presentation. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats reigned over an 18-year Broadway run and unending touring productions that continue to travel the globe. Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Webber's hit-filled stage version boasts musical highlights aplenty, including Elaine Paige's return to her original role as Grizabella, the faded "glamour cat" singing the show-stopping ballad "Memory."
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015 (#4004H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVG
Always one of "our favorite things," the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year at the opulent Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic continues, this year under the baton of guest conductor Zubin Mehta and featuring everyone's favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna State Ballet. In addition to the Musikverein concert setting, the broadcast features a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.
Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino (#3713() Duration: 1:25:30 SRND51 TVG
International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns once again to delight fans with a concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world's most famous love songs.
American Voices with Renee Fleming (#3817H) Duration: 1:26:46 STEREO TVG
Conceived and hosted by renowned American singer Renee Fleming, American Voices is the groundbreaking festival of performances, master sessions and symposia convened in November 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, bringing together vocal masters, industry titans and emerging artists to celebrate the artistry, technique and challenges of professional singing. During six master sessions, fledgling artists receive one-on-one mentoring from iconic singers in a variety of genres: Eric Owens in classical, Dianne Reeves in jazz, Alison Krauss with Dr. Thomas Cleveland in country, Ben Folds in pop, Sutton Foster in musical theater and Kim Burrell in gospel. Joining these acclaimed artists for the festival's genre-spanning centerpiece concert are Sara Bareilles, Kurt Elling, Josh Groban and Norm Lewis, with the National Symphony Orchestra and principal pops conductor Steven Reineke.
Paul Taylor Dance Company In Paris (#3802H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG
Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America's indigenous art of modern dance. At an age when most artists' best work is behind them, Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his recent dances as well as his classics. The world-renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company has set the global standard for contemporary dance excellence. Since the company's founding in 1954, Mr. Taylor has choreographed 136 dances, many of which have attained iconic status and have been celebrated throughout the world. Taylor has achieved countless accolades, including two of our nation's highest artistic distinctions: the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts.
This episode presents two of Paul Taylor's masterworks. The dances were recorded last year at the Theatre National de Chaillot at the Festival Les Etes de la Danse 2012, where the company - a Paris favorite - dazzled audiences. The engagement in Paris marked The Company's 50th Anniversary of its first appearance there in 1962.