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Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22 Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22
by TV News Desk - February 25, 2015

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operareturns to Great Performances at the Met on Sunday, March 22 at 12 p.m.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's History Game Series Mission US Launches 4th Virtual Adventure for Teens THIRTEEN's History Game Series Mission US Launches 4th Virtual Adventure for Teens
by TV News Desk - February 12, 2015

THIRTEEN announces the launch of 'City of Immigrants,' the fourth interactive experience in the award-winning Mission US series of free, digital role-playing games created to engage middle and high school students in the exploration and understanding of U.S. history.... (more...)
Josh Groban, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell and NY Phil Set for 'LA DOLCE VITA', Airing on PBS, 2/27 Josh Groban, Renee Fleming, Joshua Bell and NY Phil Set for 'LA DOLCE VITA', Airing on PBS, 2/27
by TV News Desk - February 06, 2015

Featuring Josh Groban, Renee Fleming and Joshua Bell, GREAT PERFORMANCES partners with the New York Philharmonic and music director Alan Gilbert for a concert of memorable movie themes with music fromAmarcord, Cinema Paradiso, Il Postino, and more. La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema will air... (more...)
Maria Bartiromo to Host 2-Part Series ITALIAN AMERICANS OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY on Thirteen, 2/17 Maria Bartiromo to Host 2-Part Series ITALIAN AMERICANS OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY on Thirteen, 2/17
by TV News Desk - February 06, 2015

The largest Italian American population in the United States is found in New York and New Jersey. The new two-part series Italian Americans of New York and New Jersey - premiering on Tuesday, February 17th and 24th at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN,... (more...)
Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22 Bizet's CARMEN to Return for PBS's Great Performances at the Met, 2/22
by TV News Desk - February 03, 2015

Acclaimed director Richard Eyre's production of Carmen stars Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili in the title role of the seductive gypsy, a part she has sung to acclaim at many of the world's leading opera houses.... (more...)
Cabaret Stars Jennifer Sheehan and KT Sullivan to Perform in New WNET Series 66TH & BROADWAY Cabaret Stars Jennifer Sheehan and KT Sullivan to Perform in New WNET Series 66TH & BROADWAY
by TV News Desk - February 02, 2015

New York City is a mecca for arts lovers and performing artists alike. Continuing its commitment to bringing arts programing to the New York metro area community, WNET has announced that it will debut the new local series 66th & Broadway.... (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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD Today THIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20 th century.... (more...)
DVR Alert: Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Screens Tonight as Part of PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES DVR Alert: Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Screens Tonight as Part of PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES
by TV News Desk - November 21, 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, the second longest-running Broadway musical (only surpassed by Lloyd Webber's own 'The Phantom of the Opera'), and fourth longest-running West End musical, returns in high definition and digital sound to GREAT PERFORMANCES where it had its 1998 world television premiere. ... (more...)
AN ILIAD, Starring Denis O'Hare, Set for Tonight's 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN AN ILIAD, Starring Denis O'Hare, Set for Tonight's 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

Co-adapted by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, based on Homer's Iliad translated by Robert Fagles, AN ILIAD airs on 'Theater Close-Up' tonight, November 20 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN, with a repeat broadcast Sunday, November 23 at 11 p.m., and will also air on WLIW21 on Monday, November 24 at 10 p.m.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2 THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere Documentary 'Bing Crosby Rediscovered', 11/2
by TV News Desk - November 19, 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...)
PBS Airs NATURE's Invasion of the Killer Whales Tonight PBS Airs NATURE's Invasion of the Killer Whales Tonight
by TV News Desk - November 19, 2014

A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change, and with this change one iconic Arctic hunter may soon have to give way to another as solid ice turns to open sea.... (more...)
AN ILIAD, Starring Denis O'Hare, Set for Next 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN This Week AN ILIAD, Starring Denis O'Hare, Set for Next 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN This Week
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2014

Co-adapted by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, based on Homer's Iliad translated by Robert Fagles, AN ILIAD airs on 'Theater Close-Up' Thursday, November 20 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN, with a repeat broadcast Sunday, November 23 at 11 p.m., and will also air on WLIW21 on Monday, November 24 at 10 p.m.... (more...)
THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED, 12/2 THIRTEEN's American Masters to Present New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20 th century.... (more...)







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