Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Ciceley Tyson, and Pam Grier conquered an entertainment industry complicit in systemic racism, transforming themselves and their audience.
Note new time: Friday, January 15 at 10pm! Great Performances: The Magic of Callas centers on the opera superstar’s dramatic 1964 comeback at London’s Royal Opera House.
December concerts, holiday and Christmas music, and a Call the Midwife special, plus a unity concert featuring Anna Deavere Smith on New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day Celebration from Vienna.
Ledisi pays tribute to Nina Simone in her first PBS special.
Two films pay tribute to singer-songwriter John Lennon during the week he would have turned 80. Both center on his post-Beatles career and life.
Itzhak Perlman, Scott Yoo, The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and more share their artistry and insights to classical music.
Sammy Davis, Jr.’s vast talent and journey for identity in 20th-century America is featured in a new American Masters film on PBS.
Virtuoso violinist and curious musician Scott Yoo travels the world in the series “Now Hear This” to better understand the music he plays and conducts.
The private world of the bandleader and musician from Red Bank, NJ, is revealed in this documentary special.
Productions filmed by Great Performances air on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in June.
Great Performances: Bernstein Mass captures not only a great music-theater work by composer Leonard Bernstein, but a summertime tradition: the outdoor music festival.
Produced by and starring Frank Sinatra, the evening included Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more.
Film screenings and performances are part of the free Open House at Apollo Theater on February 1, which kicks of Black History Month celebrations.
The American Masters film on the trumpeter and bandleader who is one of the most influential and respected figures in music comes to PBS.
It takes a special actress to play a Broadway diva, especially the one in 42nd Street. Here are our favorites.