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Sneak Peek - Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform on NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Today Sneak Peek - Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Perform on NJTV's AMERICAN SONGBOOK, Today
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV.... (more...)
AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Season Two Kicks Off This Week with Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Season Two Kicks Off This Week with Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV. The series will also air weekly on THIRTEEN beginning Saturday, March 21 at 1pm (check local ... (more...)
Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Set for Season Two of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Premiering 1/28 Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Set for Season Two of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Premiering 1/28
by TV News Desk - January 20, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC will air beginning January 28th at 8pm on NJTV.... (more...)
Thirteen's NATURE to Chronicle Life at Antarctica's Penguin Post Office, 1/28 Thirteen's NATURE to Chronicle Life at Antarctica's Penguin Post Office, 1/28
by TV News Desk - January 16, 2015

The program airs Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After broadcast, the episode will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature.... (more...)
Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15 Thirteen to Present New Ric Burns Documentary AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE AT 75, 5/15
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.... (more...)
Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20 Tony & Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson to Be Featured on THIRTEEN's American Masters, 2/20
by TV News Desk - January 13, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare... (more...)
Full Episode Of AMERICAN VOICES WITH RENEE FLEMING Now Available Full Episode Of AMERICAN VOICES WITH RENEE FLEMING Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - January 11, 2015

Watch the complete new AMERICAN VOICES special now!... (more...)
Josh Groban & More In New Video Preview Of AMERICAN VOICES WITH RENEE FLEMING, Airing 1/9 Josh Groban & More In New Video Preview Of AMERICAN VOICES WITH RENEE FLEMING, Airing 1/9
by Pat Cerasaro - January 07, 2015

A new look at AMERICAN VOICES!... (more...)
Magician Ricky Jay Featured in New Episode of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS, 1/23 Magician Ricky Jay Featured in New Episode of THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS, 1/23
by TV News Desk - January 06, 2015

For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences.... (more...)
Renee Fleming Performs 'Danny Boy' In AMERICAN VOICES, Airing 1/9 Renee Fleming Performs 'Danny Boy' In AMERICAN VOICES, Airing 1/9
by Pat Cerasaro - January 06, 2015

Renee Fleming brings us inside vocal technique!... (more...)
THE NORMAL HEART, BIRDMAN Among Producers Guild Award Nominees; Full List Announced THE NORMAL HEART, BIRDMAN Among Producers Guild Award Nominees; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - January 05, 2015

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today the motion picture and long-form television nominations for the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards.... (more...)
Clark Gable Classics MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY and IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Set for Reel 13 This Month Clark Gable Classics MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY and IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT Set for Reel 13 This Month
by TV News Desk - January 02, 2015

Considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, Academy Award winner Clark Gable is highlighted on THIRTEEN's Reel 13 in January with two of his iconic films.... (more...)
Check Out Premiere Dates for Midseason New & Returning Shows Check Out Premiere Dates for Midseason New & Returning Shows
by TV News Desk - December 30, 2014

There's only two days left before we say goodbye to 2014 and another television season. With the arrival of the New Year, viewers can look forward to the debut of new series and returning favorites.... (more...)
PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16 PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Mozart's 'Le Nozze di Figaroon', 1/16
by TV News Desk - December 24, 2014

?Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and staged by Richard Eyre, is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 16 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's NATURE to Debut 'Wild France' on PBS, 1/7 THIRTEEN's NATURE to Debut 'Wild France' on PBS, 1/7
by TV News Desk - December 23, 2014

The program airs Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. (ET)on PBS (check local listings). After broadcast, the episodes will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature.... (more...)
Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of THIRTEEN's American Masters
by TV News Desk - December 22, 2014

For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences.... (more...)
PBS to Premiere 'The Kill Team' on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/19 PBS to Premiere 'The Kill Team' on INDEPENDENT LENS, 1/19
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2014

Winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at the Tribeca Film Festival and directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, The Kill Team premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 19, 2015, 10:00-11:30 PM ET... (more...)
Sutton Foster, Josh Groban & More Set for Documentary American Voices on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9 Sutton Foster, Josh Groban & More Set for Documentary American Voices on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 1/9
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2014

The art of singing is center stage in our country's popular culture: from Glee and 106 & Park to American Idol, The Voice, and Nashville, and even at sporting events and national ceremonies.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30 THIRTEEN's SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED Returns to PBS 1/30
by TV News Desk - December 11, 2014

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the following two successive Fridays.... (more...)
PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26 PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26
by TV News Desk - December 09, 2014

?Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme.... (more...)
BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS BLACK-ISH, GET ON UP, Jennifer Hudson Among Nominees of 46th ANNUAL NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - December 09, 2014

Nominations have been revealed for the 46th annual NAACP Image Awards. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, and be broadcast live on TV One.... (more...)
Academy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December Lineup Academy-Award Winning Film AMADEUS Among Reel 13's December Lineup
by TV News Desk - December 08, 2014

Milos Forman's critically acclaimed film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's 1979 Broadway hit Amadeus transports viewers to the visually lavish and musical world of one of the most prolific composers of all time on Reel 13 in December.... (more...)
Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN, Now thru 12/25 Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN, Now thru 12/25
by TV Scoop - December 04, 2014

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25... (more...)
Julie Andrews to Host of GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015' Julie Andrews to Host of GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015'
by TV News Desk - December 03, 2014

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, from Vienna's Musikverein.... (more...)
Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25 Scoop: NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25
by TV Scoop - December 02, 2014

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS on THIRTEEN - 12/4 - 12/25... (more...)







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