Sunday, August 1st at 2:00 p.m.
Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles
Since the 1980s, for the five longtime RAIN band members – Joey Curatolo (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), Joe Bithorn (vocals, lead guitar, guitar synthesizer), Ralph Castelli (vocals, drums, percussion), the addition of Steve Landes (vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica) in 1998 — all of whom performed in the hit Broadway and touring productions of Beatlemania — and Mark Lewis, RAIN’s founding member (keyboards, percussion), the music is first and foremost.
Sunday, August 1st at 8:00 p.m.
Clay Aiken: Tried & True
Taped in Aiken’s hometown, Raleigh, North Carolina, before a wildly enthusiastic audience, Aiken brings his powerful vocals and uniquely personal interpretations to new arrangements of some of the most iconic songs ever written, including “Mack the Knife,” “It’s Impossible,” “Moon River,” “Misty,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Suspicious Minds,” “Unchained Melody,” “What Kind of Fool Am I?
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.
From the King of Lizards, to winged dinosaurs, to the evolution of man, NOVA examines the science behind the nature that makes up the world we live in.
Tuesday, August 2nd at 8:00 p.m.
The Big Band Years
The MY MUSIC series returns to the era of the legendary orchestras, great singers and song standards in THE BIG BAND YEARS, drawing upon the most beloved melodies that kept the home fires burning and soldiers’ hearts alive during World War II.
Tuesday, August 3rd at 8:00 p.m.
Aretha Franklin: Soul Rewind
The program unveils a comprehensive collection of rare performances by legendary R&B performers of the classic 1960s-70s soul era, offers an abundance of long-lost archival material that has been recovered from film vaults across the United States, England, Germany and France. The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, presents this treasure trove of precious and vital footage.
Wednesday, August 4th at 8:00 p.m.
The program gives a rare backstage look at Matisyahu rehearsing new material, spending time with his family and band, and performing acoustic versions of songs in the historic Old City of Jerusalem; including 11 interviews with the singer.
Thursday, August 5th at 8:00 p.m.
Ethan Bortnick &
His Musical Time Machine
Already winning the hearts of crowds across the country with a talent well beyond his years, Bortnick will introduce PBS viewers to his show-stopping piano skills and charming personality, while bringing to life some of music’s most well-known classics and biggest hits from every era.
Sunday, August 8th at 4:30 p.m.
Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester
In their first PBS special, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester present highlights from their show “Heute Nacht oder nie,” recorded live at Berlin’s historic Admiralspalast, Europe’s largest and most famous Revue Theatre in the 20s.
Sunday, August 8th at 7:30 p.m.
Dudu Fisher: In Concert from Israel
Taped at the historic and magnificent Beit Sha’an archaeological site in Israel, Mr. Fisher offers an inspiring mix of Broadway, Jewish & Israeli, and contemporary songs, and contextualizes the music with location shots from some of the most beautiful landscapes and sites throughout Israel.
Monday August 9th, 7:30 p.m.
David Garrett Rock Symphonies
Taped before an audience, virtuoso violinist David Garrett weaves classical standards with rock and pop favorites for a thrilling performance that moves audiences of all ages.
Thursday, August 12th at 8:00 p.m.
Eternal Cuba with Enrique Chia
Featuring Mr. Chia’s music as a backdrop, this new program showcases the splendor of Cuba while exploring some of the most intriguing aspects of its music, dance, art, poetry and architecture.
Wednesday, August 18, 8:00 p.m.
Live from Lincoln Center
Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples ? U.S. Navy nurse Nellie Forbush (Kelli O’Hara) and French plantation owner Emile de Becque (Tony Award-winner Paulo Szot), and Navy Airman Joe Cable and a young local native girl, Liat ? and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of the war and by their own prejudices.
Friday August 20th at 10:00 p.m.
Monarchy with David Starkey II
David Starkey chronicles the history of the British Crown by examining the power, politics, religion and extraordinary lives that make up one the oldest surviving governing institutions in existence today.
Saturday, August 21st at 9:00 p.m.
This Emotional Life
Professor Daniel Gilbert, talks with experts about the latest science on what makes us “tick” and how we can find support for the emotional issues we all face.
Sunday August 22nd at 4:00 p.m.
Great Performances at the Met
Renée Fleming plays Rossini’s vengeful sorceress in this opera’s Met premiere, directed by Mary Zimmerman.
Sunday, August 22nd, 9:00 p.m.
The murder of a small-time criminal leads Lewis and Hathaway to a prominent Oxford don-turned-celebrity atheist. As the pair investigates further, they uncover a web of deceit and a case of mistaken identity that will lead them to their killer.
Wednesday, August 25th at 8:00 p.m.
Summer Night Concert 2010
The renowned Vienna Philharmonic continues its summertime tradition with another open-air concert held in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace.
Wednesday, August 25th at 9:00 p.m.
Frontline: Law & Disorder
A year-long, ongoing collaboration among FRONTLINE, ProPublica and the New Orleans Times-Picayune, investigates charges that NOPD officers inappropriately used lethal force against New Orleans citizens and then tried to cover up their actions.