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2012-02-22 11:34:00

Broadway's Judy Blazer and Shuler Hensley topline affectionate re-creation of the early Yiddish Theater NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater, a celebration of Yiddish theater pioneers Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky by their grandson, Michael Tilson Thomas, Artistic Director of the New World Symphony, airs Thursday, March 29 at 8 p.m. (check local listings), on THIRTEEN's Great Performances....

2012-02-21 13:56:00

The first revival of Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch's lauded staging features the original cast of the opera's Met premiere NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philip Glass's inspirational opera Satyagraha (Sanskrit for "truth force"), in the first revival of Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch's innovative 2008 production, airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 25 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). In New York, THIRTEEN will...

2012-02-21 10:10:00

Marc Cizenski of Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES in New York State selected as winner for classroom integration of Mission US and professional development efforts Mission US, a series of free role-playing games at mission-us.org, gives students a first-person perspective on American history NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THIRTEEN/WNET New York Public Media has named Marc Cizenski, a classroom teacher in the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES in Liverpool, New York, as...

2012-02-07 13:26:00

Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess star in a spectacular presentation from the ornate London concert venue with a host of special guest stars at the conclusion NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall, a fully-staged, lavish 25th anniversary mounting of Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running Broadway and West End extravaganza, comes to Great Performances in March (check local listings) on PBS. (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the...

2012-02-07 10:00:00

Paula Zahn hosts this behind-the-scenes look inside Hearst's innovative headquarters with Hearst CEO Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Architect Lord Norman Foster and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles, among others NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its latest production, Treasures of New York goes on a private tour inside Hearst's world headquarters to explore New York City's first completed "green" office building, a recent iconic addition to the City's famed...

2012-02-02 11:55:00

Mariusz Kwiecien makes his Met role debut as the infamous serial seducer with Barbara Frittoli, Ramon Vargas, Luca Pisaroni, and debuting sopranos Marina Rebeka and Mojca Erdmann NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads his first Met performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Michael Grandage in his Met debut, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 26 at 12 p.m. on PBS...

2012-01-31 08:45:00

Captured live-in-performance at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, Tony® nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover lead the original cast in a story of forbidden love and the early days of rock and roll NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Broadway's smash hit musical Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local...

2012-01-26 12:18:00

Newly expanded Web sites, mobile apps, and social media components to provide unprecedented arts coverage on multiple platforms 2011 New York Emmy winners Paula Zahn and Philippe de Montebello continue as co-hosts NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SundayArts, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture showcase for the tri-state area, will be relaunched as a primetime series--now with multiple digital platforms--called NYC-ARTS, airing Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on...

2011-12-27 08:35:00

Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Aretha Franklin, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Natalie Cole, Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and Amy Winehouse join Bennett in the studio NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Bennett made music history with the Grammy-nominated CD Duets II when it debuted at the top of the Billboard Album charts, making Bennett the oldest vocal artist ever to...

2011-12-22 08:35:00

Marco Armiliato conducts the acclaimed new production by David McVicar NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Opera premiere of Donizetti's Anna Bolena, starring soprano Anna Netrebko in her highly anticipated first North American performances of the tour-de-force title role, will be the 2012 season opener of THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). (Logo:...