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70s Soul Superstars (My Music)
Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions.  

Doo Wop Generations
Celebrate the new generation of Doo Wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more.  

Ethan Bortnick: Generations of Music
Join the talented young virtuoso for a concert spanning generations and genres. Featuring guests Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary), Bethany Yarrow and cellist Rufus Cappadocia, this concert will appeal to audiences of all ages and musical tastes. THANK YOU GIFTS

George Perris: Live at the Acropolis
George Perris, the acclaimed international singer from Greece, returns to the U.S. with a new special: GEORGE PERRIS: LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS. For his second sold-out televised concert recorded in 2017,Perris performs at the magical 2000-year-old Herod Atticus Theater located at the base of the Acropolis. Under the stars of the Athenian sky and accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra, Perris sings standards from his repertoire, such as Michel Legrand's "I Will Wait for You" and "Broken Vow," as well as new original songs from his upcoming English album to be released in the spring of 2019. Perris also delivers an emotional rendition of the Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," a dramatic song about life in his native Greek called "Dervissis," and a rousing performance of "Quand on n'a Que L'amour," a French classic by Jacques Brel. Perris is later joined on stage by his special guest,Australian superstar Tina Arena. With sales of more than 15 million records, Arena is considered to be one of Australia's top singers. Together with Perris, she performs her hit "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You," as well as Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now."  

Great Performances – Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148
GP presents a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar singer Michael Bublé’s visually thrilling and musically triumphant “To Be Loved Tour,” which was seen worldwide by two million fans in 2015 over the course of an epic schedule of 172 concert dates. The richly atmospheric concert film spotlights Bublé’s charismatic gifts as an entertainer and showcases live performances of the GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter’s biggest hits, including “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “Cry Me A River,” “Fever,” “Feelin’ Good,” “Home” and “Smile.” Additional performance sequences are intercut with exclusive cinéma vérité-style footage showing what it took for Team Bublé to travel this movable musical feast from arena to arena over the course of a two-year span.  GET TICKETS or other 

Jesse Cook: Beyond Borders
Enjoy an immersive musical journey with the acoustic guitar virtuoso as he blends rumba and flamenco with elements of jazz and world music.This latest concert special was filmed over the 31 days of Cook's coast-to-coast tour of Canada.  THANK YOU GIFTS

Joe Bonamassa Live at Royal Albert Hall
When Joe Bonamassa took the stage at Royal Albert Hall in May 2009, he fulfilled a dream he'd held since first picking up a guitar as a kid in upstate New York. The sold-out concert - fresh off the release of his #1 album THE BALLAD OF JOHN HENRY - marked Bonamassa's headlining debut at arguably the most prestigious concert venue in the world. At the Hall, Bonamassa had the added honor of being joined onstage by the legendary Eric Clapton. The Times of London cited Joe's "searing excellence and showmanship," and Planet Rock said, "The sight of two of the world's best guitarists trading solos was more than a little thrilling."  GET TICKETS or other THANK YOU GIFTS

Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa performs an exclusive event concert experience at Red Rocks Amphitheater celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. Beginning just before sundown, the concert highlights the natural beauty of the amphitheater and focuses primarily on the catalogs of Howlin' Wolf, one of the most influential Chicago bluesmen of all time, known for his deep, scratchy voice, and Muddy Waters, considered the "father of modern Chicago blues" and a major inspiration for the British blues explosion of the 1960s, a genre that Bonamassa grew up with and that influences his own music to this day. A full performance will be dedicated to a selection of songs from each artist, starting with a tribute to Muddy Waters, dressing in formal Blues white as Muddy used to and showcasing archival footage of Muddy in this first section. The following segments are a tribute to Howlin' Wolf and then a set of songs from Bonamassa's own extensive catalog with three new songs from his new album, Different Shades of Blue.  THANK YOU GIFTS

John Denver: Country Boy
Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades. 

Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert Live from Madison Square Garden
Filmed at New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 18, 2018, this new concert features international superstar Josh Groban performing songs from his much-praised recent album Bridges, as well as a selection of classic songs and fan favorites from the last 20 years. Joining him on stage as special guests are Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Nettles, along with a choir and orchestra.  GET TICKETS or other 

Last of the Breed
Celebrate the greatest hits of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price in this 2007 concert. With the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande, the three legends give rousing performances on a treasure trove of honky-tonk and Texas swing tunes.

Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2
Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo. Staged by producer Cameron Mackintosh, the concert was filmed at London's O2 Arena.  

Magic Moments - The Best of 50's Pop (My Music)
Join hosts Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney for a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. Return to the era's pop music days with a mix of live performance and archival footage, including classic moments from favorite performers.  THANK YOU GIFTS

Moments to Remember (My Music)
Patti Page and Nick Clooney co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault. MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, featuring many more legends of the late fifties and early sixties pop era. In this trip down memory lane, the late Frankie Laine came out of retirement to “spend one more night in our old rendezvous” singing his sentimental “That’s My Desire.” Italian crooner Julius La Rosa takes the stage to perform his classics “Eh Compari” and “Domani” while Page sings her million-selling “Allegheny Moon.” The Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Herb Reed’s Platters, The DeCastro Sisters and others appear to sing more greatest hits. Archival performances from Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como round out this nostalgic sequel to Magic Moments. 

Nat King Cole’s Greatest Songs (My Music)
The My Music series proudly presents a centennial celebration of the immortal Nat King Cole — born March 17, 1919 — with the first-ever special to present full performances of his greatest hits and cherished standards. The elegance, warmth and beauty of Cole’s voice is unmatched in the history of popular music. Classic ballads such as “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable” and “When I Fall In Love” are among the most passionate love songs ever recorded. Rarely seen footage from his groundbreaking 1950s variety show and long-lost promotional films paint a nostalgic portrait of an impeccable and timeless artist. 

Prince: Rave Un2 the Year 2000
Experience Prince's legendary talent and peerless showmanship at a dazzling show filmed on the cusp of the new millennium. Recorded at Paisley Park Studios, the concert features performances of his timeless hits including "Kiss" and "Purple Rain."  

Quincy Jones Presents Shelea
Join Quincy Jones, David Foster and the multi-talented Shelea for this intimate concert taped in Los Angeles. Shelea performs a wide range of songs, including a Whitney Houston medley, a tribute to Aretha Franklin and West Side Story's "Somewhere."  THANK YOU GIFTS

Story Songs (My Music)
Join host B.J. Thomas for vintage performances of the songs that united us by original artists like Don McLean, Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell. Songs include "American Pie," "Ode to Billie Joe," "Harper Valley PTA" and "Wichita Lineman."  

Straight No Chaser: Songs of the Decades
Back by popular demand: join us for another round with the a cappella phenomenon Straight No Chaser! If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses...think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. As original member Randy Stine comments, "We take the music very seriously; we just don't take ourselves too seriously." In the process, they are reinventing the idea of a cappella on the modern pop landscape.  

The Doobie Brothers Live at the Beacon Theatre
Join the band as they return to New York City's Beacon Theatre for the first time in 25 years. Recorded before a live audience, the concert features hits and fan favorites from two landmark albums: Toulouse Street and The Captain and Me.  

The Piano Guys Live from Red Butte Garden
Filmed at a September 19 sold-out concert in a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Piano Guys: Live from Red Butte Garden is the television concert premiere of a musical group on a meteoric rise. YouTube sensation The Piano Guys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, offer new songs and fan favorites all showcasing thewow factor that sets their performances apart.

While The Piano Guys produce beautiful music, they are best known for their interpretations of well-known favorites. For a mash-up of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Simple Gifts,” the American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic and One Voice Children’s Choir accompany the band. When performing Beethoven’s “Five Secrets,” groups of philharmonic musicians planted in the audience stand up one by one to join in, playing their own instruments in an orchestral flash mob.  THANK YOU GIFTS

Tom Lehrer - Live in Copenhagen
Tom Lehrer spent his brief, yet remarkable music career developing brilliant parody songs that entertained and enlightened millions. Biting, intelligent and socially conscious, his songs were accessible and intimate commentaries on society and politics in the 1960s. TOM LEHRER - LIVE IN COPENHAGEN, originally filmed for Danish television in September 1967, captures a rare concert recording and features many of his best known songs, including "The Elements," "Pollution," and "The Vatican Rag."  

Waylon Jennings - The Outlaw Performance
At the pinnacle of the outlaw movement in country music, Waylon Jennings gave an exclusive performance in Nashville. The concert was taped but never released for broadcast. WAYLON JENNINGS: THE OUTLAW PERFORMANCE captures this hidden 1978 concert and features a 16-song set combined with Jennings' own words about his life and music. Songs include "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys," "This Time," "Good Hearted Woman," "Luckenbach, Texas," and "Are You Ready For The Country."  

What The World Needs Now: Words by Hal David
Hosted by an ardent admirer, Bette Midler, WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: WORDS BY HAL DAVID is a musical tribute to the man who wrote some of the most enduring songs in American popular music. In partnership with composer Burt Bacharach, the duo dominated the pop-music charts in the 1960s and early 70s and crafted dozens of Top 40 hit recordings which are now timeless. 

Woody Guthrie All Star Tribute Concert-1970
The Woody Guthrie All Star Tribute at the Hollywood Bowl in 1970 celebrated the work of America’s greatest folk singer. Woody’s son, Arlo Guthrie, is joined by Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and others in this historic tribute concert, which was hosted by Peter Fonda and Will Geer. Although filmed in 1970, the footage was missing and un-edited until a few months ago when the producers discovered it was a treasure trove that captured the performers in their prime and features music as riveting and relevant as it was when Woody wrote it. 

Yellowstone Symphony
 Features world class images with world-class music without narration. The music potentially includes some of the world’s best loved classical composers from Mozart to Vivaldi. It will be shot in 4K and high definition television and feature a dynamic 5.1 Surround score. Time-lapse, underwater, slow motion, and aerial photography will be featured in a four season portrait of one of the world’s most loved national parks. 

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