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Aretha! Queen of Soul: A PBS Remembrance Special

August 17, 2018
Aretha Franklin (1942 - 2018)

Stream now. To mark the passing of Aretha Franklin at the age of 76, PBS and WNET will present a half-hour remembrance special, Aretha! Queen of Soul on Friday, August 17, 8:30-9 p.m. This program will include archival footage from…


Musicians Who Make You Remember When

Christina Knight | August 6, 2018
Freddie Mercury and Brian May on Queen's 1977 News of the World tour, in Queen Rock the World.

Stream the PBS Summer Concert series that includes the documentary Queen Rock the World (shot in 1977), Ms. Lauryn Hill performing songs from The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, a George Harrison tribute (Concert for George), Journey in 1981, and Paul Simon in Hyde Park.


SummerStage in the Parks: Highlights

Christina Knight | June 5, 2018
The Robert Glasper Experiment at SummerStage in 2017

The City Parks Foundation’s love for New Yorkers and visitors is proven year after year with New York City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival. Here are our picks, by borough.


Life Lessons from Hit-Maker Nile Rodgers

Christina Knight | March 16, 2018
Nile Rodgers at the McKittrick Hotel taping of Front and Center: Songwriters Hall of Fame: Nile Rodgers

In a Front and Center episode for PBS, the guitarist, songwriter and producer whose songs can fuel an all-night dance party, plus a bottomless brunch, shares five life lessons that music taught him.


David Bowie is at Brooklyn Museum: Look Inside

Christina Knight | March 1, 2018
david bowie as aladdin sane

This is the world’s last chance to see the blockbuster touring exhibition David Bowie is. Nearly 2 million people across five continents have viewed the show and the final countdown is at the Brooklyn Museum, ending in Bowie’s chosen home, New York City.


American Epic: For the Record

Elisa Lichtenbaum | May 1, 2017
American Epic: For the Record

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.


Latin Music USA

April 24, 2017
Latin Music USA

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.


Surviving the Holocaust through Music

March 30, 2017
Surviving the Holocaust through Music

The documentary They Played for Their Lives portrays how young musicians were able to survive ghettos and concentration camps, using music to strengthen spirits, and also as a bargaining tool.


Tom Jones with Alison Krauss. A Soundstage Special

March 7, 2017
Tom Jones in concert

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

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.


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