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Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (#3806) Duration: 1:55:31 SRND51 TVPG

A throw-away joke in the blockbuster Monty Python musical Spamalot may say it best, albeit bluntly: "You won't make it on Broadway if you don't have any Jews." The line is funny, but there is also more than a little truth in it. From Broadway's golden age, legendary names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. And more recently, new generations of Broadway babies like Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked), Marc Shaiman (Hairspray) and Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) represent a small sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater. In "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," filmmaker Michael Kantor focuses in on this central question: what exactly is it that is so "Jewish" about Broadway? What is it about this unique American art form that has proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? To answer the question, this film combines interviews and extensive performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for the last 100 years.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 7:00pm
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 1:00am
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 20, 2017 -- 7:30pm Remind me
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Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (#3813B) Duration: 1:22:35 STEREO TVG

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.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 9:30pm
  • KQED 9: Thu, Aug 17, 2017 -- 9:30pm
  • KQED Life: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30am
  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 3:30am
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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2017 (#4204H) Duration: 1:26:46 SRND51 TVG

Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic's annual open-air concert from Austria's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Featured are guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach with superstar soprano Renee Fleming as special guest soloist.

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  • KQED 9: Fri, Aug 18, 2017 -- 9:30pm Remind me
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Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin' to Do (#4009H) Duration: 56:16 SRND51 TVPG

Legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. With starring roles in such iconic Broadway shows as West Side Story , Bye Bye Birdie , The Rink, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman (to name only a few), Rivera was also a frequent guest star during the golden age of television variety specials. In April, 2015, Rivera returned to Broadway in a Tony-nominated starring role in the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical The Visit at the Lyceum Theatre. No matter the venue, Rivera has always wowed audiences with her peerless show biz virtuosity. In addition to archival clips from Chita's many shows and TV appearances, also featured are interviews with choreographer Graciele Daniele , The Visit director John Doyle , John Kander , original West Side Story star Carol Lawrence , Terrence McNally , Dick Van Dyke , choreographer Dee Dee Wood , Ben Vereen and Chita's daughter Lisa Mordente .

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 -- 1:35pm Remind me

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema (#3913H) Duration: 1:26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Dawning in the dark aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics from groundbreaking directors including Frederico Fellini, Franco Zeffirelli, Sergio Leone and others. And a major component of Italian cinema's enduring popularity continues to be a lush selection of sweeping film scores by composers like Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone. Featuring Josh Groban, Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell, GP partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a romantic concert of audience favorites with music from 81/2, Amarcord,Once Upon a Time in the West, Cinema Paradiso, Life Is Beautiful, Il Postino and more.

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  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 24, 2017 -- 1:30pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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