Tuesday, August 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2 at 11:00 p.m.
Live from Lincoln Center
Mostly Mozart Festival
Mostly Mozart Festival 2011 opens on August 2 with a gala featuring the acclaimed violinist Christian Tetzlaff and the Festival debut of violist Antoine Tamestit under music director Louis Langrée leading the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for violin and viola. American soprano Susanna Phillips, receiving acclaim at numerous opera houses for her vibrant, yet sensitive interpretations of Mozart, joins the orchestra for the composer’s Crudele?...Non mi dir, bell’idol mio, from Don Giovanni and Bella mia fiamma…Resta, o cara. Langrée brings the opening night program to a rousing close with Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony.
Steam of Life
From a land of long, dark winters comes “Steam of Life,” a moody, comic and moving study of Finnish men, as framed by the national obsession with the sauna. There, they come together to sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also their grief, hopes, joys and memories. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men.
Thursday, August 4 at 9:30 p.m., Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m.& Monday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Bee Gees: One Night Only
Having written smash hits in the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s, it's no wonder the Brothers Gibb could not perform every single one of them. They pack almost 30 of their songs from those four consecutive decades in a sensational show. Performing songs from the early days like Massachusetts, To Love Somebody, Gotta Get A Message To You, and I Started A Joke. To their later songs from the 'Still Waters' album circa 1997, like Closer Than Close, Still Waters and Alone. The brothers did not forget the disco craze, as they also performed Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancing, Tragedy, Night Fever and More Than A Woman.
Friday, August 5 at 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20 at 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m. & Sunday, August 21 at 3:30 and 11:00 p.m.
3 Steps to Incredible Health w/Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America. He is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He has been practicing for more than 20 years and established the Center for Nutritional Medicine located in Flemington, New Jersey.
Saturday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 9 at 9:30 p.m.
& Friday, August 12 at 10:30 p.m.
Legends of Folk: The Village Scene
Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, LEGENDS OF
FOLK: THE VILLAGE SCENE celebrates the folk era in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. The epicenter of the folk, folk rock and singer songwriter movements, the Village, with its cafes and coffee houses, shaped one of the most important periods in American music.
Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
& Monday, August 8 at 10:00 p.m.
Ed Sullivan's Comedy Special
The Ed Sullivan Show featured America’s brightest
comedy stars performing for tens of millions of Americans across the generations every Sunday night. This captivating special brings
back the show’s greatest moments that defined the history of comedy—legends in their prime with their original acts. The talent
includes the timeless stand up routines of Jack Benny, Flip Wilson, Red Skelton, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bob Hope, Alan King,
Victor Borge, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Jack Paar and many more.
Sunday, August 7 at 8:00 p.m.
& Thursday, August 11 at 8:00 p.m.
El Alma de Cuba
Reminisce to the music of top composers Ernesto Lecuona, Gonzalo Roig and Sanchez de Fuente among others. We will revisit the origins of the 'bolero' and will listen to the heart-wrenching melody of Nosotros and Corazón. A compilation of rare photos and archival footage will showcase thecountry¹s beauty while dancers performing to the glorious musical score will elicit the magic that once was.
Monday, August 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Country Pop Legends
Country pop legends unite to perform their biggest and best-loved hit recordings from the 1950s, 60s and 70s in this MY MUSIC special. County music legend Roy Clark hosts this emotional trip down three decades of memory lane. New performances from Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Hank Locklin, Bill Anderson, BJ Thomas, the Bellamy Brothers, the Browns and more are intermixed with classic full-length vintage archival gems from the vaults.
Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m.
& Saturday, August 20 at 11:00 p.m.
Barbra Streisand: One Night Only at the Village Vanguard
Barbra Streisand live at the Village Vanguard, New York's legendary jazz club. In September 2009, 48 years after her last club performance, a select group of fans and friends had the rare opportunity to experience Barbra in this ultimate up-close-and-personal setting. Accompanied only by piano, bass, guitar and drums, this is the artist at her most intimate. The deluxe version includes both a CD and DVD of the unforgettable live performance.
Saturday, August 6 at 9:00 p.m.
& Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli grew up in Lajatico, a rural village in Tuscany, where his family still farms nearby. On the slopes of this ancient hill town, a special theater was constructed for a one-night-only concert of his greatest popular hits along with new songs performed to honor the occasion. Joining Bocelli for the new songs are “grandissimo sassofonista” Kenny G., trumpeter Chris Botti, piano virtuoso Lang Lang, Italian pop star Eliza, and legendary musician, songwriter, and producer David Foster.
Wednesday, August 17th at 8:00 p.m.
& Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 and 5:30 p.m.
Dudu Fisher In Concert from Israel
David “Dudu” Fisher, best known throughout the world for his stirring performance as Jean Valjean on Broadway in the hit show, “Les Miserables,” returns to Israel for an exciting and visually stunning concert. 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 conceptualizes the music with location shots from some of the most beautiful landscapes and sites throughout Israel.
Monday, August 22 at 10:00 p.m.
RFK in the Land of Apartheid
Featuring never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the little-known story of Senator Robert Kennedy’s influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film is a unique portrait of Senator Kennedy in action at an important moment in American and South African history. The filmmakers explore the visit through the sights and sounds of present day South Africa.
Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00 p.m.
This is a series of one-hour collection of documentary shorts by established and emerging filmmakers, beginning with “Big Birding Day” by David Wilson. This short offers a glimpse into the world of competitive bird watching, as three friends attempt to see as many species as possible in 24 hours.
Wednesday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Hunting the Hidden Dimension
What do movie special effects, the stock market, heart attacks and the rings of Saturn have in common? They're all connected by a revolutionary new branch of math called fractals, which has changed the way we see the world and opened up a vast new territory to scientific analysis and understanding. NOVA tells the dramatic story of a group of pioneering mathematicians who developed fractals from a curiosity that few took seriously to an approach that is touching nearly every branch of understanding — including what happened after the Big Bang and the ultimate fate of our universe.
Sunday, July 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Masterpiece Mystery! Series III
Inspector Lewis: Dark Matter
When the Master of Gresham College, an amateur astronomer, is found dead at the foot of the University Observatory stairs, Lewis (Kevin Whately) and Hathaway (Laurence Fox) find that the finger of suspicion points at the staff. Inspector Lewis also stars Clare Holman, reprising her role as pathologist Laura Hobson.
Tuesday, August 30 at 11:00 p.m.
In 2009, Janus Metz and cameraman Lars Skree accompanied a platoon of Danish soldiers to Armadillo, a combat operations base in southern Afghanistan. For six months, often while under fire, they captured the lives of the young soldiers fighting the Taliban in a hostile and confusing environment, where official rhetoric about helping civilians too often met the unforgiving reality of being a foreign occupier. Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes, “Armadillo” is one of the most dramatic and candid accounts of combat to come out of Afghanistan.
Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m.
Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, each hour unfolds with a CSI-like
forensic investigation into the life and death of a specific hominid ancestor. Becoming
Human was shot “in the trenches” where discoveries were unearthed throughout Africa
and Europe. Dry bones spring back to life with stunning computer-generated animation
and prosthetics. Fossils not only give us clues to what early hominids looked like, but, with
the aid of ingenious new lab techniques, how they lived and how we became the creative,
“behaviorally modern” humans of today