January 2013 Art & Music Programming Highlights on PBS SoCaL
Tuesday, January 1, 9:30 p.m. – “Great Performances: Broadway Musicals A Jewish Legacy” – PREMIERE
Find out about Broadway’s Golden Age and how it has been a fertile ground for Jewish artists.
Friday, January 4, 9 p.m. – “Great Performances: Paul Simon: Graceland Journey” – PREMIERE
“Graceland Journey” chronicles the emotional homecoming trip to South Africa of artist Paul Simon recalling the controversial genesis of his Grammy winning album Graceland which shattered racial barriers and subsequently impacted the music industry at a time when apartheid prevailed. It features conversations with Paul McCartney, David Byrne, Quincy Jones and Harry Belafonte, among others.
Saturday, January 5, 8 p.m. – “LAaRT” - PREMIERE
Coming back at a new time, “LAaRT” offers a broad look at Arts and Cultural events in southern California. In this episode find out about the only certified Delorean mechanic in California who keeps “Back to the Future” enthusiasts road ready. It also features Uzma Mirza, a painter who finds her inspiration in Islam, Melinda Watts, a singer who insists dreams do come true and Intimate Opera, a group of singers that bring opera to the masses.
Saturday, January 5, Midnight – “Austin City Limits: Jack White” – PREMIERE
Don’t miss a night of blues-based rock & roll with Detroit native Jack White performing his critically acclaimed album Blunderbussin Austin, Texas.
Monday, January 7, 7 p.m. – “At The Paley Center – Ted Danson”
This interview series shares insights about TV history and the changing landscape of media, and looks back at some of the most memorable television appearances, illustrated by clips from the Paley Center collection. Hosted by Pat Mitchell, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.
Saturday, January 12, 8 p.m. – “LAaRT” - PREMIERE
This new episode of “LAaRT” features Charlie Hoffman, a real life guitar hero who makes each instrument a piece of art, “Arts for Transit” a creative effort to add a playful touch to the workday commute, a museum show worthy of cinematic legend Stanley Kubrick and the architecture of airports.
Saturday, January 12, 12 a.m. – “Austin City Limits: Rodrigo y Gabriela” – PREMIERE
Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela takes the stage with C.U.B.A., a 13-piece Cuban orchestra, with whom they recorded their latest record Area 52.
Friday, January 18, 9 p.m. – “Great Performances At The Met: L’Elisir D’Amore” – PREMIERE
For the very first time on an opening night at the Met, soprano singer Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in Bartlett Sher’s new production “L’Elisir D’Amore” a comic popular opera about the unconventional love between Nemorino, a poor peasant, and Adina, a beautiful but indifferent landowner.
Saturday, January 19, 8 p.m. – “LAaRT” - PREMIERE
This week on “LAaRT”, find out about Nathan Bell, a multi-talented and multi-tasking artist, Scott Baxter, a photographer on a mission to document the American frontier, David Garibaldi, one artist who takes performance to a whole new level and finally the art and legacy of Herbert Ryman.
Saturday, January 19, 12 a.m. – “Austin City Limits: Norah Jones/ Kat Edmonson” – PREMIERE
Norah Jones performs songs from her latest album “Little Broken Hearts” and Kat Edmonson takes the stage for “Way Down Low”.
Saturday, January 26, 12:00 a.m. – “Austin City Limits – Bob Mould/Delta Spirit”- PREMIERE
Punk veteran Bob Mould showcases cuts from his acclaimed record Silver Age, while young bucks Delta Spirit highlight their self-titled LP.