Saturday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m.
& Wednesday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.
The Rat Pack: Live and Swinging
THE RAT PACK: LIVE AND SWINGIN’ features Frank, Sammy and Dean in prime form, dazzling the audience with their dynamic chemistry, comic camaraderie and unforgettable melodies. The live black-tie benefit performance – the first and only time cameras ever fully captured a proper "Rat Pack Summit" – was taped on Father's Day, June 20, 1965 at the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis. Emceed by Johnny Carson, this beautifully restored musical time capsule includes sets by Frank, Sammy and Dean and a rousing final performance of “Birth of the Blues.” Get the DVD.
Tuesday, June 7 at 8:00 p.m. & Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Moments to Remember
This joyful trip down memory lane, captured live on stage in southern California, brings back some of the most iconic voices from the AM radio era of American popular music. Among the many emotional highlights are Frankie Laine's performance of the sentimental "That's My Desire," his final recorded concert performance at age 92. Other gems include a heartfelt performance by '50s pop music queen Patti Page of her million-selling "Allegheny Moon", a soaring version of "Domani" by Italian crooner Julius LaRosa; and lovingly performed harmonies by The Four Lads, The Four Freshmen, Herb Reed's Platters and The DeCastro Sisters. Archival performances from songstress Rosemary Clooney (introduced by her brother, Nick) and crooner Perry Como round out this melodic program. Get the DVD.
Sunday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 17 at 9:00 p.m. & Sunday, June 19 at 6:00 p.m.
The Big Band Years
THE BIG BAND YEARS turns back the clock to a time when swing musicians ruled the radio and night clubs, bringing a joyful escape to Americans during one of the most turbulent eras in the nation’s history. THE BIG BAND YEARS is part of special programming airing on WPBT2. Peter Marshall (“The Hollywood Squares”) hosts. The program is a warm remembrance of the pre-Baby Boom decades when Americans danced and dreamed to unforgettable music. The program is part of MY MUSIC’s goal to preserve American music legacies. Get the DVD.
Saturday, June 18 at 5:00 p.m.
Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop
The 1950s could be considered the last days of innocence. While Elvis gyrated to "Jailhouse Rock," Pat Boone mused about "Love Letters In The Sand." Pop music, short for "popular," was just that: music enjoyed by mom, dad and kids alike. The PBS concert special The Magic Moments: The Best Of '50s Pop, taped at the Trump Taj Majal in Atlantic city on April 21, 2004, celebrates that era with many stars of the '50s singing their biggest hits.