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50s & 60s Party Songs (My Music)50s & 60s Party Songs (My Music)
As the Master of the "The Twist", along with his other dance hits including "Let's Twist Again", "Pony Time" and "Limbo Rock", Chubby Checker comes to the MY MUSIC stage for the first time ever to present the #1 dance of all time (1960 & 1962's "The Twist"). The show and pledge event present original archival performances from the 1950s and 1960s that had American teens dancing in the 1950s and 1960s. Featuring dance and party tunes from rock pioneers including Bill Haley and Little Richard to frat rock bands The Kingsmen and Tommy James and The Shondells, with Motown masters and more.

Lent at EphesusLent at Ephesus
Lent at Ephesus tells the fascinating story of how the Nuns came to record their album and details their lives at their monastery. Full length performances of traditional and original chants demonstrate the power and beauty of these Lenten songs. Offering their lives in prayer and sacrifice for priests, The Benedictines of Mary use the work of their hands primarily for the making of priestly vestments. They also take care of gardens, an orchard and a small farm. The Sisters are young and extremely musical. They do not set foot beyond their Midwest rolling farmland, focusing solely on living an austere, yet joyful life set apart from the world. Working on their farm and mostly living off the land, they sing together eight times a day as part of their daily monastic schedule of Vespers and Divine Office, lifting their hearts to God through music. The order's Prioress, Mother Cecilia, vacated her seat in the horn section with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio to enter religious life, despite her conservatory background where music was emphasized over religion.

Easy Yoga for the Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy CappyEasy Yoga for the Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy
Muscle loss actually begins in your thirties (earlier than most of us might have guessed) and it continues at a rate of about three percent per decade without intervention. The good news is according to Peggy Cappy, yoga can come to the rescue. In Cappy's latest program, Peggy will show us how yoga can come to the aid to people who want to increase strength and mobility at any age.

Joy Bauer's Food RemediesJoy Bauer’s Food Remedies
For many people, knowing what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat is a puzzle they've lost all hope of ever solving. Anyone who has ever tried to make a commitment to healthy eating knows the obstacles:The dizzying number of choices in grocery stores and restaurants; the crazy, on-the-go schedules of every member of the family; the relentless hype and marketing surrounding fatty and sugary snack foods; and the powerful appetites fueled by habits, traditions, and humongous portion sizes. JOY BAUER'S FOOD REMEDIES! is a special exploring and explaining these serious health issues in a fun and friendly format - all with a step-by-step action plan. Joy Bauer has been a nutritionist for more than two decades and helped her patients learn the proper foods to eat to lose weight and gain health. And perhaps most importantly, Joy motivates people to take the first steps towards better health through what they eat - "Life is hard, food should be easy" and "Dare to make the leap" are her mottos.

3 Steps to Incredible Health! with Joel Fuhrman, M.D.3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! with Joel Fuhrman, MD is a sixty-minute pledge program that directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. Over 65% of Americans are overweight or obese - and that number is growing just like our waistlines! Dr. Joel Fuhrman's revolutionary health plan is not about will power, it is about knowledge. 3 STEPS TO INCREDIBLE HEALTH! offers a healthy, effective, and scientifically proven plan for shedding weight quickly and reclaiming the vitality and good health we all deserve.

Ethan BortnickEthan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music
The captivating new family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music features the amazing 12-year-old composer,pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles! He's joined by special guests Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder and Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, who add even more color to the musical rainbow on stage.


Ethan Bortnick 13-year-old composer, pianist and entertainer is coming to Sapinsley Hall at the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at Rhode Island College on Sunday, October 12, 2014.
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Dave Clark FiveDave Clark Five – Glad All Over: A Great Performances Special
In an frequently overlooked historical fact, The Dave Clark Five were actually the first English group to tour America in May of 1964, and thus were the first to spearhead the ensuring "British Invasion" of rock & roll that went on to change the world. Featuring Tom Hanks' introduction from the group's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Dave Clark Five and Beyond features interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt of 'The E Street Band', Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Whoopi Goldberg, Dionne Warwick, '60s fashion icon Twiggy, Sir Ian McKellen, Freddie Mercury of Queen and Sir Laurence Olivier all sharing their memories of how the music of the '60's and the Cultural Revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever. Included in the film are The DC5's iconic performances on The Ed Sullivan Show along with rare live concert footage plus their countless appearances on television with American musical icons. Much of this material has not been seen in decades, either on television or home video. The film also features never-before-seen footage from Clark's personal archives together with clips from the hit UK series Ready Steady Go! with performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding.

Yanni: World without BordersYanni: World Without Borders
Travel the world with the composer/performer whose music transcends borders and boundaries and speaks to people of all races and nations. Over two years in the making, this unique behind-the-scenes special follows Yanni and his orchestra as they perform concerts in more than two dozen countries.


World renowned performer and composer Yanni is coming to the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA on August 24, 2014.GET TICKETS

Billy JoelBilly Joel: A Matter of Trust - The Bridge to Russia – The Concert
This historic 1987 concert event was restored in HD from the original 35mm footage and shot from over six concerts in Moscow and Leningrad. It has been re-mastered with six previously unreleased songs. The program has not been available since its original VHS release. Billy Joel: The Bridge to Russia Concert connects with the Russian people in the tumultuous era of the Cold War, and features classics ('Only the Good Die Young', 'Big Shot', 'The Longest Time'), hits from Joel's 1986 album 'The Bridge' ('A Matter of Trust', 'Big Man on Mulberry Street') and a cover of the Beatles' 'Back in the U.S.S.R.' Directed by award winner Wayne Isham. Produced and restored by Emmy-winning documentarian Jim Brown ('Pete Seeger: The Power of Song' and 'American Roots Music' (the "Program"). The Program was taped in the former Soviet Union.

The Greatful Dead - Dead AheadThe Grateful Dead - Dead Ahead
The luminous performances on Dead Ahead, filmed on October 30th and 31st of 1980, captured the Dead at a moment of transformation, when the band took a reckoning of their history through the lens of a marathon run of shows. Recorded in one of the wonders of the modern world - Radio City Music Hall - the performances on Dead Ahead marked the culmination of a month long musical odyssey in San Francisco and New York City during which the band stretched the boundaries of over 100 songs, from the newly written "Lost Sailor" to jug-band tunes they played in coffeehouses like "Monkey and the Engineer."

Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for YouSuze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You
We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others.

HappyHappy
From Academy Award nominated director Roko Belic, HAPPY takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and powerful interviews with the leading scientists in happiness research, HAPPY explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.


Rick StevesRick Steve’s Italy:  Cities of Dreams
In his latest two-hour special, travel guru Rick Steves tours the ancient glories and back-street riches of three great Italian cities - Rome, Venice and Florence. Starting in Florence, Rick beholds the art of Fra Angelico, Botticelli and Michelangelo before savoring a Florentine-style steak. In Rome, he ventures into the rustic neighborhoods of Trastevere and the Ghetto. In Venice, he gazes upon the splendor of the Doge before embracing the good life with a gastronomic pub crawl and a romantic gondola ride. During the breaks, Rick offers insights into Italian culture and travel.

Big Band YearsBig Band Years
My Music presents its first "Big Band" music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a "Sentimental Journey". This is a very warm and nostalgic program that compiles the original hit makers and legends that define the GI and generations' memories. Peter Marshall (of the legendary Hollywood Squares) hosts this event, which for the first time mixes vintage live, rare, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.

Trains Around North AmericaTrains Around North America
Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, TRAINS AROUND NORTH AMERICA traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history. The program transports viewers to a variety of railways - from quiet and relaxing trains featuring spectacular meals and views, to fast-paced trains full of glitz, glamour and movie stars.
 
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