Arts

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Macbeth


Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lucic’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES
Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro


Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, which concludes “Mirth, with thee we mean to live.” Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 “work of genius” (The New York Times) set to Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms.

 

Bala Brothers


The Bala Brothers are three gifted South African siblings lifted out of poverty through their sheer musical talent and already stars in their own country. Recorded in the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, this concert presents the multi-talented group accompanied by a chamber orchestra, a five-piece band and South Africa’s famous Drakensburg Boys Choir, where all three Bala Brothers received some of their earliest musical training.


The trio presents a mix of South African-influenced music, from Lion King favorites like “Circle of Life” and “He Lives in You” to Paul Simon’s “Under African Skies.” The show closes with a roof-raising performance of “Pata Pata,” the joyous dance song made famous by South Africa’s “First Lady of Song,” Miriam Makeba.

 

70s & 80s Soul Rewind


Host Whoopi Goldberg introduces the smooth, sexy and sophisticated sounds of the greatest groups and solo artists from the 70s and 80s in this new special. Featured artists include Lou Rawls, The Stylistics, The Chi-Lites, Lionel Richie, Bill Withers and many others.

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Fiction

 

Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, Season 7 of ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe and Latin America, and transports viewers to artistic projects across the country and around the world. In locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes.

 

Fiction
What makes a compelling story? Exploring the virtues of ambiguity, Omer Fast, Katharina Grosse and Joan Jonas mix genres and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning.

 

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Legacy

 

Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, Season 7 of ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe and Latin America, and transports viewers to artistic projects across the country and around the world. In locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes.

 

Legacy
Why do we break with some traditions and perpetuate others‌ Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas and Wolfgang Laib use life experiences and family heritage to explore new aesthetic terrain. 

 

 

CRAFT IN AMERICA
Service

 

The Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning series CRAFT IN AMERICA, now in its fifth season, promotes and advances original handcrafted work and inspires people of all ages to pursue their own creativity.

 

Service
This episode, part of the PBS veterans initiative Stories of Service, is the story of craft and the military. From the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, the program documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal. Featured artists are Eugene Burks Jr., Pam DeLuco, Judas Recendez, Ehren Tool and Peter Voulkos.

 

 

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Secrets

 

Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, Season 7 of ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe and Latin America, and transports viewers to artistic projects across the country and around the world. In locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes.

 

Secrets
How do artists make the invisible visible? What hidden elements persist in their work? Elliott Hundley, Trevor Paglen and Arlene Shechet share some of the secrets that are intrinsic to their work.

 

 

ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Investigation

 

Providing unique access to some of the most compelling artists of our time, Season 7 of ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY features a dozen artists from the United States, Europe and Latin America, and transports viewers to artistic projects across the country and around the world. In locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes.


Investigation
Can acts of engagement and exploration be works of art in themselves‌ Leonardo Drew, Thomas Hirschhorn and Graciela Iturbide use their practices as tools for personal and intellectual discovery, simultaneously documenting and producing new realities in the process.

 

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Artist

 

This program looks at five prominent Hawaii artists. Though divergent in approach, these individuals share the unquenchable thirst to create something that never existed before. They are Hawaii’s own and represent a thriving local arts community. Featured artists include Sally French, Leland Miyano, Maika’i Tubbs, Bobby Ingano and Marie Takazawa.

 

 

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