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PACIFIC HEARTBEAT
Hula: The Language of the Heart

 

The Merrie Monarch Hula Festival is a four-day competition and exhibition that showcases elegance, power and rich storytelling that this ancient art form portrays. This program highlights the 2012 festival winners and presents a look at hula’s role in the past, present and future of Hawaii’s people.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
My Watermelon Baby

 

The fourth helping of this award-winning series is the most unpredictable yet, featuring a healthy dose of homegrown laughter and inspired ingredients served up by Chef Vivian Howard alongside a hearty cast of family, farmers, chefs, home cooks and friends.

 

My Watermelon Baby
The heat is high and watermelons are ripe. After a summer away from the restaurant, Vivian returns to a staff of unfamiliar faces and works to build camaraderie. She employs an avid home cook to put recipes from her forthcoming cookbook to the test.

 

A CHEF’S LIFE
Onions and Avetts

 

The fourth helping of this award-winning series is the most unpredictable yet, featuring a healthy dose of homegrown laughter and inspired ingredients served up by Chef Vivian Howard alongside a hearty cast of family, farmers, chefs, home cooks and friends.

 

Onions and Avetts
Spring onions kick off the season as Vivian takes a break from penning her first cookbook to prepare dinner for beginner farmers. Music group the Avett Brothers make an appearance, but the underdog spring onion steals the show.

 

Fireworks: The 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Fireworks: The 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

 

This program chronicles a global search for the next generation of young concert artists. Held once every four years, 37 young classical violin virtuosos from around the world met and competed in the 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis for the top prize: a medal, a cash reward, a Carnegie Hall recital debut and the use of the 1683 Stradivarius owned by the late Josef Gingold – considered one of the most influential violin masters in the United States. The documentary takes viewers behind-the-scenes of the competition where they meet the contestants and see their performances; hear from judges, host families and other contest insiders; and witness the ups and downs of the competition as it culminates in the launching of a concert violinist’s career.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Christmas Masterclass I,II & III

 

Christmas Masterclass I
Sat., Dec. 17, 7:00 pm

 

In the countdown to Christmas, Paul Hollywood bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne. Mary Berry tackles French galette, Genoa cake, and white chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Paul’s showstopper kranskake is a spectacular tower of delicate rings.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: A Gingerbread House

 

Christmas Masterclass II
Sat., Dec. 17, 8:00 pm

 

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood share favorite recipes for Christmas classics like stollen, mincemeat streusel and a gingerbread house, along with some lesser-known bakes: Scottish black bun, Tunis cake and Boxing Day pie – the perfect way to use trimmings from the day before.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: a Chelsea bun Christmas tree

 

Christmas Masterclass III
Sat., Dec. 17, 9:00 pm

 

Watch Mary Berry prepare a pavlova wreath; Paul Hollywood makes a Chelsea bun Christmas tree. Mary’s decadent trifle is layered with fruit compote and a rosace a l’orange. Paul puts leftovers to use in turkey and ham pie and closes the show with a towering pandoro.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Masterclass 4

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Masterclass 4

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood demonstrate how to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the series. They take us through the recipes, steps, methods, tricks and tips to ensure that even the most amateur bakers can get it right at home.

 

Masterclass 4
Mary makes a tennis cake based on a Victorian recipe and Paul makes two types of cream horns. Mary shows how to be precise and perfect with mokatines and Paul comes to grips with an epic construction in choux pastry: Religieuse a l’Ancienne.

 

WORLD DANCESPORT GRANDSLAM SERIES
Part 2 Latin Series – The Showdown in Shanghai

 

The world’s best dancers compete for prestigious titles and prize money. This series covers both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the series, held in Stuttgart, Germany, and Moscow, Russia respectively, plus the GrandSlam Finals in Shanghai. Dance legend Peter Maxwell hosts the series.

 

The GrandSlam competition uses a revolutionary judging system where the judges no longer compare one couple with the others on the dance floor. Rather, they focus on each couple individually and award points on an absolute scale for the quality of dancing. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform Latin and Standard styles of dance, from the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble to the waltz, tango, slow foxtrot and quickstep.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Masterclass 2

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Masterclass 2

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood demonstrate how to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the series. They take us through the recipes, steps, methods, tricks and tips to ensure that even the most amateur bakers can get it right at home.

 

Masterclass 2
Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes. Mary makes cappuccino crème brûlée and Spanische windtorte. Paul shows how to decorate a pie and Mary makes checkerboard cake and a tiered, white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

 

WORLD DANCESPORT GRANDSLAM SERIES
Part 1 Standard Series – The Showdown in Shanghai

 

The world’s best dancers compete for prestigious titles and prize money. This series covers both the Latin and Standard competitions of the last two regular legs of the series, held in Stuttgart, Germany, and Moscow, Russia respectively, plus the GrandSlam Finals in Shanghai. Dance legend Peter Maxwell hosts the series.

 

The GrandSlam competition uses a revolutionary judging system where the judges no longer compare one couple with the others on the dance floor. Rather, they focus on each couple individually and award points on an absolute scale for the quality of dancing. Combining athleticism and artistry, the 12 best dance couples perform Latin and Standard styles of dance, from the samba, cha cha cha, rumba and paso doble to the waltz, tango, slow foxtrot and quickstep.

 

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