American Epic: For the Record

Elisa Lichtenbaum | May 1, 2017

In the 1920s, Americans learned what American music was, from the East Coast to Hawaii. The musicians and recording effort is captured in the three-part music documentary American Epic, premiering in May. Continue reading

Latin Music USA

April 24, 2017

LATIN MUSIC USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues, and rock ‘n’ roll on all of American culture. Continue reading

Tom Jones with Alison Krauss. A Soundstage Special

March 7, 2017

The iconic singer Tom Jones performs with special guest and Grammy winner Alison Krauss. Jones performs signature songs “Delilah,” “It’s Not Unusual,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “Kiss” and “Thunderball,” as well as new material from his recent albums. This…

Patsy Cline on American Masters

Elisa Lichtenbaum | February 27, 2017

Patsy Cline (1932 – 1963) defined modern country music by using her singular talent and heart‐wrenching emotional depth to break down barriers of gender, class and genre. A documentary on her life premieres March 4 on PBS. Continue reading

The Band’s Last Waltz

February 22, 2017

The Last Waltz is hailed as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll films ever made. See The Band’s last concert in 1976, when guests included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Ronnie Wood, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton and more.
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How The Bronx Gave Us Hip Hop

Christina Knight | November 21, 2016

The Bronx may have been burning in the 1970s, but creative innovators in the New York City borough were igniting the world of music with hip hop. Learn how hip hop was born in the music-rich neighborhood of Morrisania. Continue reading

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