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2014-02-07 08:22:32

SUPER GROUP COMPRISED OF DONALD FAGEN, MICHAEL MCDONALD AND BOZ SCAGGS CAPTURED FOR PBS' "GREAT PERFORMANCES" AIRING IN MARCH SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 429 Records, a unit of the Savoy Label Group, is proud to announce the release of THE DUKES OF SEPTEMBER LIVE on DVD and Blu Ray DVD on March 18(th) to coincide with its PBS debut airing on Great Performances in March and subsequent airings during PBS' March pledge drive (in New York, THIRTEEN will air the...

2014-01-30 12:26:39

Pavel Smelkov conducts the first Met revival of Kentridge's acclaimed 2010 staging NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William Kentridge's dazzlingly innovative production of Shostakovich's shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 23 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program at 12:30 p.m.) (Logo:...

2014-01-21 08:28:14

A veritable Who's Who of the music scene includes Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Petty, Tracy Chapman, George Harrison and others NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Great Performances presents a special encore of highlights from 1992's star-studded concert tribute to the American pop music icon at New York City's Madison Square Garden in Bob Dylan: The 30(th) Anniversary Concert Celebration in March on PBS (check local listings)....

2014-01-20 12:21:55

Songs from Martin's "The Crow" and "Rare Bird Alert" as well as his Grammy -nominated collaboration with Edie Brickell "Love Has Come For You" Filmed at the Historic Fox Theater in Riverside, CA PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Great Performances turns the spotlight on Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, with their first-ever live concert performance to be broadcast on television. The evening captures their extraordinary...

2014-01-07 12:26:30

Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Penelope Wilton and many more NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a starry cast of theatrical legends to applaud the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the...

2014-01-06 16:25:11

An acting legend portrays an acting icon in an astonishing tour de force NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After Christopher Plummer's multiple awards wins for Beginners in 2010 (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and more), the distinguished star of stage and screen went on to deliver another highly affecting performance, when he recreated his Tony Award-winning role of legendary actor John Barrymore in the film adaptation of William Luce's Broadway play of the same name....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'