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2013-06-05 20:23:09

As open call goes out for footage, filming is set to begin for the WLIW21 special on the summer solstice, June 21, 2013, and continues for one year NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning on June 21, 2013, New York's WLIW21 invites the public around the world to contribute footage that answers the question - "What is sacred to you?" Footage shot during the 365-day filming period and contributed via the film's Web site (www.sacredthemovie.org) will be edited...

2013-06-04 12:26:25

Narrated by Bill T. Jones, the film features rare performance footage & candid conversations with many luminaries of dance NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winner of Best Documentary at both the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Dance Camera West Festival in Los Angeles, Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still will have its television premiere on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (Logo:...

2013-05-23 12:23:24

Roberto Alagna and Olga Borodina co-star as Radames and Amneris NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the most popular and beloved operas of all time, Aida, in a spectacular staging that captures the grandeur of Ancient Egypt, comes to Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 9 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will broadcast the opera on Friday, June 21 at 9 p.m., with an encore showing Sunday, June 23 at 12:30 p.m. (Logo:...

2013-05-09 20:22:19

A Special Live Two-Hour Multiplatform Broadcast Event to Air and Livestream on NJTV, THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and WHYY TV on Thursday, May 16, 8-10p.m. Other regional media to simulcast, broadcast and livestream Tickets available for live audience at Monmouth University MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than six months after Superstorm Sandy caused $50 billion in damage, questions still remain regarding the region's infrastructure, its disaster response...

2013-04-25 12:27:04

Renee Fleming hosts the telecast which features Piotr Beczala, Diana Damrau, and Zeljko Lucic NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) makes his Met debut with a new production of Verdi's Rigoletto. The new staging moves the opera's tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960, and airs on Great Performances at the Met Friday, May 17 at 9...

2013-04-02 16:24:41

Marcelo Alvarez, Sondra Radvanovsky, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky sing the three leading roles in Verdi's vivid and tuneful drama NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Met's new production of Un Ballo in Maschera, Verdi's classic drama of political intrigue and thwarted romance, staged by acclaimed opera director David Alden and led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 5 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). In New...

2013-03-20 12:24:50

"Brandenburgs" and "Beloved Renegade" set to the music of Bach and Poulenc respectively in performances which garnered raves in the City of Light NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon that created America's indigenous art of modern dance. At an age when most artists' best work is behind them, Taylor continues to win acclaim for the vibrancy, relevance and power of his recent dances as well as his classics. (Logo:...

2013-03-14 12:24:03

Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts the late Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's stylized production, set in ancient Rome NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elina Garanca, star of the Great Performances at the Met broadcasts of Carmen and La Cenerentola, appears in the trouser role of Sesto in the Met's rare revival of Mozart's opera of ancient Rome, La Clemenza di Tito. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/DC99295LOGO ) Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham hosts the...

2013-03-12 12:26:22

Feature-length documentary film from THIRTEEN tells the story of Jewish violinist Bronislaw Huberman's heroic efforts to save 1,000 Jews from Nazi-occupation NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the brink of World War II and the rise of Nazi-occupation, one man's remarkable four-year odyssey helped rescue Europe's premiere Jewish musicians and their families from persecution, while preserving the musical heritage of Europe. Orchestra of Exiles, a 90-minute documentary...

2013-02-14 16:23:59

Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Contemporary Masterpiece with Simon Keenlyside as Prospero, the role he created in the opera's world premiere NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- British composer Thomas Ades conducts the Met premiere of his contemporary masterpiece The Tempest, an English-language opera based on Shakespeare's final play. The Met's fantastical new production by Robert Lepage airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon on...