Tag Archives: PBS

“Double, Double Toil and Trouble” Comes to PBS

This week Macbeth comes to a local PBS station near you. I have gushed about this play several times before here – and now I will again. The filmed version of this Shakespearean play about ambition, greed and madness stars … Continue reading

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Brian Stokes Mitchell – Like Him!

The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific”  is running on PBS again during their pledge weeks. Its not the Mary Martin film of 1950’s, but a musical done “in concert”, (all in character and full voice w/o sets), at Carnegie … Continue reading

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“Passing Strange” – Spike Lee and PBS

Yes, I love PBS.  They seem to keep the art of the “documentary” alive with their programs: American Masters, Great Performances, American Experience etc. This week, the filmed version of the play, “Passing Strange” is coming to the Great Performances … Continue reading

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Sam Cooke * PBS

Coming to a local Public Television Station near you this week is a new documentary about Sam Cooke (January 1931 – December 1964). The contribution of the legendary singer/song writer will be explored in the PBS “American Masters” series “Sam … Continue reading

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“Tosca” on PBS

“Tosca”, one of Puccini’s most popular operas is scheduled for a PBS station near you this week. (Part of the holiday special programming/fund raising, etc.) I like Puccini – “La Boheme”, (1896) “Tosca”, (1900), “Madama Butterfly”, (1904), “Turandot”, (1924). Though … Continue reading

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