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2014-08-20 12:23:15

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joyce DiDonato sings the title role in Rossini's Cinderella story,La Cenerentola, with bel canto masterJuan Diego Flórez as her dashing prince. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that also includes Pietro Spagnoli in his Met debut as the servant Dandini, Alessandro Corbelli as Cenerentola's stepfather Don Magnifico, and Luca Pisaroni as Don Ramiro's tutor, Alidoro, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, September 7 at...

2014-08-18 12:24:13

Two-hour live broadcast, co-hosted by Jordin Sparks, with performances from Kristin Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge, Denyce Graves-Montgomery, Little Big Town, Pentatonix, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, STOMP, and Train NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS....

2014-08-14 16:25:26

Brand new special presentation of PBS Arts Fall Festival features the collaboration between the two generation-spanning musical artists celebrating jazz music SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! -- featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances -- will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (Check local listings.) Taped at Jazz at...

2014-08-14 16:24:58

Brand new special presentation of PBS Arts Fall Festival features the collaboration between the two generation-spanning musical artists celebrating jazz music NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! -- featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances -- will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (Check local listings.)...

2014-08-07 12:24:46

Preview video and connect with more than 200 cultural icons at pbs.org/americanmasters NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential...

2014-08-06 16:26:12

Special celebrates the extraordinary artistic world of Eastern European Jewish music, or in the words of Itzhak Perlman, "chicken soup for the soul" NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m....

2014-07-29 12:29:59

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public media provider THIRTEEN, the flagship public television station of the New York tri-state area, is announcing that Ernst & Young LLP is continuing its long commitment to THIRTEEN's Emmy Award®-winning series Cyberchase by renewing its sponsorship for an additional five years. Cyberchase is the animated series and transmedia project on PBS KIDS that inspires children to excel in math. The firm has previously sponsored the...

2014-07-18 16:22:09

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancées' fidelity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110510/DC99295LOGO Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella;...

2014-07-17 12:27:53

Featuring piano virtuoso Lang Lang as special guest, symphonic poems by Berlioz and Richard Strauss dominate Vienna Philharmonic program on the occasion of the latter's 150th birthday NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site....

2014-07-07 12:24:58

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning Premieres Nationwide Friday, August 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) NEW YORK, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Her celebrated photograph "Migrant Mother" is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to represent the suffering of America's Great Depression. Yet few know the story, struggles and profound body of work of the woman behind the camera: Dorothea Lange (May 26, 1895...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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