Highlights February 27 to March 5
Posted on Feb 24, 2023
Monday, February 27
Learn more about fantastic Palm Springs finds including a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint, a NASA Apollo archive, ca. 1965, and a Tiffany Studios mosaic panel, ca. 1905. One is appraised at $100,000-$150,000! Antiques Roadshow Palm Springs, Hour Two at 7:00 pm.
Two-time Grammy-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire shines in concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, singing selections from her debut gospel album "My Chains Are Gone." Reba lends her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and songs of hope and is joined on stage by the Issacs, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson. Hosted by Bill Gaither (Classic Gospel series). Reba McEntire: My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites at 8:00 pm.
Relive the magical moments of Celine Dion's record-breaking, sold-out 2008-09 Taking Chances World Tour. With her first Las Vegas residency barely over, Celine embarked on a new global conquest. Her tour opened on February 14, 2008, in South Africa, then rolled through Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada and the U.S. five continents, 25 countries, 93 cities, and over three million spectators! This extraordinary tour broke attendance records at venues around the world. Surrounded by musicians and dancers for this monumental, multimedia, state-of-the-art concert production, Celine performs her greatest hits on stage, from the energetic opening track "I Drove All Night" to the moving and emotional grand finale ballad "My Heart Will Go On." Celine demonstrates once again that she is a true show woman, giving herself entirely onstage to her audience. Celine Dion: Taking Chances World Tour The Concert at 9:30 pm.
Tuesday, February 28
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice, and helps them discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them. Finding Your Roots Activists Roots at 7:00 pm.
Join an all-star cast performing songs from the hit musicals Dreamgirls, Ain't Misbehavin, The Color Purple, Porgy and Bess and so many more to celebrate the rich history and evolution of Black roles and voices on Broadway. Weaving the history, prominence and hopes for the future through music, the cast is led by Stephanie Mills, Norm Lewis, Corbin Bleu, Niki Renee Daniels, Peppermint, Tiffany Mann and Sydney James Harcourt. Special appearances include Clayton Cornelius, James Monroe Iglehart, Brittany Johnson and many more. Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future at 8:00 pm.
Experience the powerful performance by Prince and The Revolution on their legendary Purple Rain Tour, featuring hits like "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry" and a mind-bending 18+ minute version of "Purple Rain." Prince and the Revolution: The Purple Rain Tour at 10:00 pm.
Wednesday, March 1
The Letter: A message for our Earth, tells the story about the Pope's call to care for our planet. In 2015, Pope Francis wrote Laudato Si', a letter to every single person in the world, confronting the looming calamity of human impact on Earth and ourselves. It is one of the most ambitious and revolutionary papal statements in history, since it is directed not just to Catholics, but to everyone on the planet and it outlines the most critical environmental and social issues that we collectively face. There are four 'voices' that Pope Francis calls specifically for in Laudato Si': the Voice of the Poor, the Indigenous, the Youth and Wildlife. Voices that are too often not listened to in today's world. We witness a series of letters exit the Vatican, travelling across the globe, to Senegal, Brazil, India and Hawaii. These are invitations to five remarkable human beings to an unprecedented dialogue with the Pope. A dialogue where we become caretakers of this planet we call home. The Letter: A Message for Our Earth at 7:00 pm.
BOB DYLAN - LIVE IN NEWPORT 1963-1965 chronicles the iconic musician's appearances at the Newport Folk Festival with full-length song performances, including his controversial electric set from 1965.This film features previously unseen footage, which documents the changes in Dylan's style when he appeared at Newport in three successive years. Songs include "Blowin' in the Wind," "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Chimes Of Freedom." Bob Dylan - Live In Newport 1963-1965 at 9:00 pm.
The eighth annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame salutes Texas music pioneer Joe Ely. Guests include famed Texas songwriting legends Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore along with all-stars Rodney Crowell, Marcia Ball and Lloyd Maines. ACL 8th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Joe Ely at 10:00 pm.
Thursday, March 2
Continuing to work with our Opportunity Coaches, our families strengthen their financial resilience and independence by using the tools provided to them including visiting resources in their communities. Opportunity Knock$ Community $upport at 7:00 pm.
Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, Rick Steves' European Easter celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. He joins Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions - from its pagan roots to its glorious finale - Rick Steves' European Easter sheds new light on this timeless holiday. Rick Steves European Easter at 7:30 pm.
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London's West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine,and Matt Lucas as Thenardier. Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name and set in early 19th-century France, Les Miserables features the stories of individuals struggling for redemption and revolution. The magnificent score includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "On My Own." With a cast and orchestra of over 65 performers, this sensational staged concert was filmed live at the Gielgud Theatre in 2019. Les Miserables: The Staged Concert at 9:00 pm.
Friday, March 3
Grab a front-row seat to this 1984 Tokyo concert, one of Nelson's live legendary performances. Filmed at Budokan, the famous martial arts hall, the show features an amazing collection of Nelson's greatest hits. Willie Nelson: Live at Budokan at 7:30 pm.
Two-time Grammy-winning country music superstar Reba McEntire shines in concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, singing selections from her debut gospel album "My Chains Are Gone." Reba lends her unmistakable voice to classic hymns and songs of hope and is joined on stage by the Issacs, Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson. Hosted by Bill Gaither (Classic Gospel series). Reba McEntire - My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites at 9:00 pm.
Fresh off their 18-month 50th Anniversary Tour, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music - continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits, multiple GRAMMY, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. In September 2022, the band played at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, performing Bob Dylan songs that include "Forever Young," as well their groundbreaking album Will the Circle Be Unbroken, which has been inducted into the Library of Congress as well as the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - The Hits, The History & Dirt Does Dylan at 10:30 pm.
Saturday, March 4
In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Rocky Mountain High," the iconic title track from Denver's 1972 album, the John Denver estate is partnering with Sony Legacy to digitize the concert special John Denver's Rocky Mountain High. Filmed in 1974 at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, the concert features Denver performing in his prime at this stunning outdoor venue. One of the world's best-known and best-loved artists, Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, performer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's career spanned four decades, and his timeless music has outlasted countless trends and garnered numerous awards and honors. Today, millions of fans old and new enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer, celebrated for songs such as "Leaving On a Jet Plane," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine On My Shoulders, " "Annie's Song," "Rocky Mountain High" and many more. John Denver's Rocky Mountain High at 12:30 pm.
ROY ORBISON FOREVER is a celebration of the effortlessly cool, five-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. The program charts Orbison's career and close relationships with other musicians through interviews and archive performances, some of them never before seen in America. From the sell-out international tour with The Beatles through his collaboration with George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys, Orbison’s captivating legacy endures. Among the songs performed are "Oh, Pretty Woman," "It's Over," "Only The Lonely," “Cryin'," "Dream Baby,” and "Blue Bayou.” Featured interviews include Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bono, Gerry Marsden, Jeff Lynne, and Olivia Harrison as well as Barbara Orbison. Roy Orbison Forever at 2:00 pm.
Rod Stewart's various incarnations -- Rod the Mod, Rod the Rocker, Rod the Crooner -- are on display in ROD STEWART - LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL. In what amounts to a singalong with his adoring fans, the raw-voiced singer reprises selections from his long and fruitful career. Much emphasis is put on early Stewart material like "You Wear It Well," "Reason to Believe," and "Maggie May." Plus, good buddy, former bandmate, and current Rolling Stone Ron Wood plays guitar on a couple of numbers, including a raucous "Stay with Me." Other songs include "Hot Legs," "The First Cut is the Deepest," and "You're in My Heart." Rod Stewart - Live at Royal Albert Hall at 3:30 pm.
Become happier, more joyful and energetic with a simple three-step process that unlocks the secrets of moving beyond our limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities. Includes interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Martha Beck and more. Deepak Chopra: Becoming Metahuman at 5:00 pm.
Join the Piano Man for his legendary 1990 concert recorded live at the historic stadium in the Bronx. Meticulously remixed and re-edited,the program includes interviews with Joel and behind-the-scenes footage from that iconic night. Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium at 7:00 pm.
Experience the powerful performance by Prince and The Revolution on their legendary Purple Rain Tour, featuring hits like "Let's Go Crazy," "Little Red Corvette," "When Doves Cry" and a mind-bending 18+ minute version of "Purple Rain." Prince and the Revolution: The Purple Rain Tour at 9:00 pm.
This critically acclaimed documentary traces Jimi Hendrix's journey to the Atlanta International Pop Festival and features 16mm multi-camera footage of his unforgettable performance on July 4, 1970.Against the backdrop of civil rights unrest, the toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture inspired by Woodstock that drew young people from across the country, the concert took place in a dusty, scorching hot pecan orchard in Byron, Georgia. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church at 10:30 pm.
Sunday, March 5
In RICK STEVES' EUROPEAN TRAVEL TIPS AND TRICKS, Rick shares the essential skills for smart European travel: itinerary planning, venturing off the beaten path, packing light, and avoiding crowds (and thieves). He also offers tips on transportation, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more. Throughout the special, Rick imparts valuable lessons from a lifetime of travel so others can learn from his experience and travel smarter. Rick Steves' European Travel Tips and Tricks at 11:00 am.
Seen by over 120 million people worldwide, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world's most popular musicals. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London's West End, Cameron Mackintosh produced a spectacular sell-out staged concert version at the Gielgud Theatre featuring an all-star cast including Michael Ball as Javert, Alfie Boe as Jean Valjean, Carrie Hope Fletcher as Fantine,and Matt Lucas as Thenardier. Based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name and set in early 19th-century France, Les Miserables features the stories of individuals struggling for redemption and revolution. The magnificent score includes the songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Bring Him Home," "One Day More" and "On My Own." With a cast and orchestra of over 65 performers, this sensational staged concert was filmed live at the Gielgud Theatre in 2019. Les Miserables: The Staged Concert at 2:30 pm.
In RICK STEVES ISLAND HOPPING EUROPE, join Rick on a tour of four of Europe's most intriguing and surprising islands: Malta, Capri, Orkney,and Skye. This untraditional island-hopping adventure skips the hot sun and tiki drinks, but comes with remote beaches, Crusader castles, pre-historic wonders, windswept slopes, and salty traditional island lifestyles. Rick Steves Island Hopping Europe at 6:00 pm.
For the past decade, Shaun Evans and Roger Allam, the detective duo at the heart of the series Endeavour, have charmed audiences with their portrayals of the cerebral and solitary DS Morse and the older and wiser DCI Fred Thursday. After 10 phenomenally successful years, Evans, Allam and screenwriter Russell Lewis have mutually decided to bring the internationally renowned MASTERPIECE series to a close with season 9. "Endeavour has been a real labor of love for all of us, and we salute Russell Lewis for his extraordinary achievement in chronicling Endeavour Morse's coming of age across 72 hours of TV," said executive producer Damien Timmer. "Russell always knew where he wanted the series to end, and that remorseful day is nearly upon us. He has many surprises up his sleeve for the final three films, with the return of some familiar faces and new challenges for Endeavour and Thursday to face before the final goodbye." Endeavour: A Countdown to the Final Goodbye at 7:00 pm.
Go behind-the-scenes of this thrilling MASTERPIECE mystery series with cast and crew. Featuring Kate Phillips as Victorian London's brilliant, beautiful and first female sleuth, and Stuart Martin as her friend, William "The Duke" Wellington. Miss Scarlet & The Duke: Secrets Revealed at 8:30 pm.
Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage. Celebrate the stellar cast, the superb writing and the spectacular locations of the most successful British drama ever. I Miss Downton Abbey! at 10:00 pm.
In 2022, music icon Peter Frampton returned to the UK to perform at the Royal Albert Hall on November 8. The GRAMMY(R) -winning guitarist is one of the most celebrated artists in rock history and his relevancy has not waned in the least over the years. Frampton brought virtuosic guitar playing to his biggest hits, including His Hits "Show Me The Way," "Baby, I Love Your Way," and "Do You Feel Like We Do?" Peter Frampton at Royal Albert Hall at 11:30 pm.