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Public Television for the Northcoast

Highlights & Specials

Christmas Time in New Orleans

Friday, December 2nd at 8 PM

CHRISTMASTIME IN NEW ORLEANS is a festive holiday special showcasing the music, sights and internationally acclaimed cuisine of New Orleans. Taped in part at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans, the special spotlights a concert celebrating the city's vast and unique musical influences. Vibraphonist/percussionist Jason Marsalis and The NOLA Players perform a variety of holiday classics, putting a new twist on "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” “Joy to the World"and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." Pictured: Lights in the Park. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Rock Rhythm and Doo Wop

Friday, December 2nd at 9 PM

In this vintage program first aired in 2001, host Frankie Valli and over 200 early rock and roll legends reunite for a once-in-a-lifetime concert to benefit public television. Performances from Little Anthony & The Imperials, Little Richard, Jay & The Americans, Fred Paris & The Five Satins, Jerry Butler, Lloyd Price, The Duprees and many others create an amazing evening, bringing to life the spirit of early rock and roll and doo wop.

Andre Rieu: Waltzing Forever

Saturday, December 3 at 5:30 PM

Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra celebrate two decades of musical romance with PBS audiences in this all-new concert performance, Andre Reiu: Waltzing Forever. Recorded in his hometown of Maastricht, Netherlands in July of 2016, this concert celebrates romantic music and features audience favorites like The Blue Waltz, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", “Lara’s Theme” and many others. The 60 minute core version and 90 minute pledge event versions were taped on location where more than 10,000 people enjoyed and literally "danced in the streets" to the sounds of Andre's violin and orchestra. Andre Rieu plans to tour the United States in the Spring of 2017.

Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics

Saturday, December 3rd at 7 PM

From the late 1940s 'til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles' American television debut to the Doors' infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, the special focuses exclusively on full-length music performances - no plate spinners or dancing elephants - that evoke the spirit of that decade's youth movement.


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