Tuesday, May 14, 2013

PBS SoCal June music programming

June 2013 Music Programming Highlights on PBS SoCaL

Saturday, June 1, 5:30 p.m. – Burt Bacharach’s Best – PREMIERE
Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones and more artists perform the composer’s hits in clips from the 1960s-1970s.

Saturday, June 1, 9 p.m. – 70’s & 80’s Soul Rewind – PREMIERE
The smooth and sophisticated sounds of great classic soul, R&B and dance groups are showcased in this special hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.

Saturday, June 1, 11 p.m. – Woody Guthrie at 100: Live at the Kennedy Center – PREMIERE
John Mellencamp, Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco and others celebrate America's greatest folk musician.
Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m. – Il Volo: We Are Love – PREMIERE
The young Italian tenors Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble perform in Miami in this special.

Thursday, June 6, 9 p.m. – Matthew Morrison: Where it all Began: Live from Bushnell – PREMIERE
Matthew Morrison - the singer, dancer and "Glee" star -- performs "Younger than Springtime" and more in Hartford, CT.

Friday, June 7, 8:30 p.m. – “LAaRT” – PREMIERE – NEW TIME
Actress, model, and singer-turned-photographer Shari Belafonte; Elmar Oliviera, the only American violinist to have won the prestigious Russian International Tchaikovsky competition; Erik Meek, a glass artist; and the dance troupe “Ayikodans” are featured.

Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m. – Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings
A portrait of Jake Shimabukuro, an inspiring and inventive musician, known for his virtuoso skills on the ukulele.

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.  Herbert Grönemeyer: I Walk – PREMIERE
Taped at Potsdam in Germany, and featuring Bono of U2 as a guest star, Grönemeyer combines his own original songs with some of his favorite classics in a one-hour concert that will premiere in America in December of 2012. Singer/song-writer Herbert Grönemeyer will be live in the PBS SoCaL Studio with tickets.

Friday, June 14, 8:30 p.m. – “LAaRT” – PREMIERE
Author of “Lee Marvin: Point Blank” Dwayne Epstein; artist Michael Bise; an artists’ residency program called “Art Farm” that feeds both body and soul; and Josh Groban are featured.

Friday, June 21, 8:30 p.m. – “LAaRT” – PREMIERE
Photography by Graham Nash, founding member of Crosby, Stills and Nash; artist Ning Hou; a museum experiment with iPad software; and Audrey Chen, a musician who combines her voice, cello and electronics are featured.

Friday, June 28, 8:30 p.m. – “LAaRT” – PREMIERE
The Irvine Museum embraces the preservation of California Impressionistic art, a sneak peak of two Paul Taylor Dance Company masterworks, animator Tom Schroeder tells real-life stories in an improvisational style; and Stephanie Blythe shares a bonus performance from "Celebration! Stephanie Blythe meets Kate Smith".
Friday, June 28, 9 p.m. – Annie: It’s the Hard Knock Life, From Script to Stage – PREMIERE
A memorable behind-the-scenes look at every step of a single Annie production number, from the earliest phases of discussion among the creative team, rehearsals with actors, to opening night on Broadway.

June 2013 Programming Highlights on PBS OC

PBS OC is a digital compliment to PBS SoCaL and airs original shows as well as PBS favorites. It can be found at:

Charter Communications- 314
Cox Communications- 810
Time Warner Cable- 235
Verizon FiOS- 470
Broadcast Channel- 50.2

Every Sunday in June at 7:30 p.m. – “Jammin at Hippie Jack’s” – PREMIERE
This series, taped at Jack Stoddard's annual music festival on his campgrounds in Middle Tennessee, strives to preserve the performances of original singer/songwriters of Americana, bluegrass, blues and folk music.
·         June 2: Hayes Carll
·         June 9: Scott Miller and the Common Wealth
·         June 16: Phil Lee
·         June 23: Brigitte Demeyer
·         June 30: Blue Mother Tupelo

Every Sunday in June at 8 p.m. – “Jubilee” – PREMIERE
This music series features an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, blues, American and Celtic folk, Southern and African-American gospel, rock and roll and other diverse forms of "roots" music. Each program features the performance of a national or regional act taped at summer music festivals and often includes interviews with the performers mixed in.
·         June 2: Rockin' Acoustic Circus
·         June 9: Act of Congress
·         June 16: Sam Bush and Friends
·         June 23: The Best of the 2011 International Newgrass Festival
·         June 30: Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top Express/The Del McCoury Band

Thursday, June 13, 9 p.m. – Great Performances at the Met: Aida – PREMIERE
Verdi’s great opera features a military commander struggling to choose between his love for an Ethiopian princess and his loyalty to the Pharaoh.

Sunday, June 16, 6 p.m. – Blues Music Awards – PREMIERE
This annual event brings together blues performers, industry representatives and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in blues recordings and performances from the previous year.

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