Upcoming Broadcasts:

Katharine McPhee (#2002H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

After her unforgettable rendition of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" on American Idol in 2006, Katharine McPhee catapulted to instant stardom! Further propelling her success was the hit single "Over It" from her 2007 chart-topping debut album. McPhee's talents also extended to acting, which she put to good use in two popular television series, Smash and Scorpion, and she is no stranger to PBS specials, having guested on Foster and Friends and Chris Botti in Boston. In this jazz-filled installment of Soundstage, McPhee gets the spotlight to herself (with a little help from her friends David Foster, Eric Benet, and Frederic Yonnet) performing selections from her fifth studio album, I Fall In Love Too Easily. Audiences across America will fall in love very easily with this Soundstage performance!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 -- 11:00pm
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 -- 5:00am

Manhattan Transfer/Take 6 (The Summit) (#2003H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Pop and jazz fusion vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer is one of the most celebrated a cappella groups in history, with ten Grammys to their name. They have performed with a cornucopia of the biggest names in music - now including the innovative R&B and gospel a cappella group Take 6. Soundstage brings together these two wildly talented ensembles for the very first time - an unforgettable cross-cultural exchange that will test the limits of the unaccompanied voice!

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 26, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me

Katharine McPhee (with David Foster, Eric Benet, and Frederic Yonnet) (#2004H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

From his origins as a backing vocalist for Steely Dan to his tenure as a Doobie Brother to his current status as a successful solo artist and collaborator, Michael McDonald has consistently commanded listeners' attention throughout his long and storied career. The legendary singer brings his wealth of experience, singular artistry, and distinctive voice to Soundstage, performing such beloved songs as "What a Fool Believes," "Minute by Minute," and "Takin' It to the Streets," along with new compositions that are sure to be hits.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 11:03pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 5:03am Remind me

Rso (Richie Sambora and Orianthi) (#2005H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG

Grammy Award winner and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee Richie Sambora joins forces with kindred spirit and Platinum-selling solo artist (and former Michael Jackson/Alice Cooper guitarist) Orianthi to form the band RSO, and the result is an irresistible fusion of pop hooks, rock riffs, and country licks. Performing songs from Rise, a 5-song EP that the two made together in 2017, this multi-genre Soundstage episode confirms that the duo of Sambora and Orianthi is paving a whole new lane in the male-female vocal genre.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 18, 2018 -- 5:00am Remind me
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