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Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages (Episode #3813B)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live (Episode #4110B)

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Hitman: David Foster and Friends (Episode #3404B)

KQED 9: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Legendary 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 that spans more than three decades. In celebration of his remarkable achievements including fourteen Grammy Awards and a host of other accolades some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert that brings down the house. From the stage of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Boz Skaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Brian McKnight, Blake Shelton, Cheryl Lynn, Charice, Katharine McPhee, and Andre Agassi join in the celebration, along with a special performance by Celine Dion and some long-distance best wishes from Kevin Costner and Barbra Streisand.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 2:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 8:30 PM

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical (Episode #4209H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical, showcasing an Irving Berlin score including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Indecent (Episode #4208#)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

See Paula Vogel's Tony Award winner inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance. The play with music looks at an explosive moment in theatrical history.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 18, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams (Episode #3409H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

In a journey reminiscent of the unexpected success of Hair, A Chorus Line and Rent, the story behind the success of In the Heights is so organic to New York City that no one expected it to happen. Beginning at a small, off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young artists led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda produced an original musical that some have called a modern day West Side Story -- a Latin and Hip-Hop --infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. And yet, many in the show's audiences have nothing to compare it to as it represents the first musical that they've journeyed below 125th Street to see. Opening on Broadway in spring 2008 and going on to win five Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- this program follows the cast and creative team as they embark on the greatest adventure of their young careers.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 3:00 AM

Noel Coward's Present Laughter (Episode #4207H)

KQED 9: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
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