Explore the arts on Eight through these fascinating encounters with the most talented and creative artists living right here in our own community. Be inspired!
Arts Programming on Eight - May 2015
America’s Ballroom Challenge – 5/1 at 8:00 pm and 5/6 at 2:00 am
Couples take the floor in the International Standard division and the International Latin style.
Voces on PBS "El Poeta" – 5/1 at 9:00 pm and 5/5 at 4:30 am
Mexican poet Javier Sicilia ignited an international movement for peace after the murder of his son.
Speakeasy "John Mellencamp with Jann Wenner" – 5/2 at 10:00 pm and 5/4 at 1:30 am
Rock musician John Mellencamp discusses his early days and what drives his passion for expression.
Austin City Limits"Beck" – 5/2 at 11:00 pm
The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from "Morning Phase" and some of his greatest hits.
– 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/4 at 5:00 pm
Each week Eight showcases music, dance, theatre, literature and the visual arts with stories from all across America.
Independent Lens "Kumu Hina" – 5/4 at 11:00 pm
A transgender teacher in Hawaii inspires a tomboyish young girl to lead an all-male hula troupe.
West Encounters East
– 5/5 at 11:00 pm
Explore the unique fusion of traditions in the works of Japanese-Brazilian artists in Sao Paulo.
Books & Co.: Michael Sears "Long Way Down" – 5/7 at 11:30 pm
Host Alberto Rios interviews Michael, author of "Long Way Down".
America’s Ballroom Challenge
– 5/8 at 8:00 pm and 5/13 at 2:00 am
The winning couples in four divisions of ballroom compete across dance styles in the grand finale.
Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Award
– 5/8 at 9:00 pm and 5/12 at 3:34 am
An A-list line-up of artists perform the work of singer-songwriter Billy Joel.
Speakeasy "Carlos Santana with Harry Belafonte"
– 5/9 at 10:00 pm and 5/11 at 1:30 am
Grammy Award-winning guitarist Carlos Santana talks to social activist and singer Harry Belafonte.
Austin City Limits
"Bonnie Raitt / Mavis Staples" – 5/9 at 11:00 pm
Raitt presents songs from "Slipstream" and Staples performs new songs and Staple Singers classics.
Great Performances at the Met "Les Contes d’Hoffman" – 5/10 at 9:00 am
Yves Abel conducts and Vittorio Grigolo stars as a poet whose attempts at romance are thwarted.
Books & Co.: Dave Barry "Live Right and Find Happiness" – 5/14 at 11:30 pm
Host Alberto Rios interviews Dave Barry, author of "Live Live Right and Find Happiness".
American Masters "American Ballet Theatre: A History"– 5/15 at 8:00 pm and 5/19 at 4:04 am
Interviews and performances shed light on the 75-year history of the pre-eminent ballet company.
Pedro E. Guerrero: Portrait of an Image Maker
– 5/15 at 9:30 pm
The photographer for Frank Lloyd Wright, Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder is highlighted.
Pacific Heartbeat "Splinters" – 5/15 at 11:00 pm
New Zealand actor Rawiri Paratene forms his own company and prepares to adapt a Shakespeare play.
Speakeasy "Geddy Lee with Michael Chabon" – 5/16 at 10:00 pm and 5/18 at 1:30 am
Geddy Lee, vocalist and bassist for the rock band Rush, spends time with author Michael Chabon.
Austin City Limits "Bon Iver" – 5/16 at 11:00 pm
The Grammy Award-winning American folk band performs material from their self-titled second album.
Books & Co. : David Joy "Where All Light Tends to Go" – 5/14 at 11:30 pm
Host Alberto Rios interviews David Joy, author of "Where All Light Tends to Gor"
Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family – 5/22 at 8:00 pm and 5/26 at 3:34 am
This concert celebrates the Lincoln Awards, which recognize those who give support to veterans.
Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House – 5/22 at 9:00 pm and 5/26 at 4:32 am
Willie Nelson, Mary J. Blige and more artists give a musical tribute to the service of our troops.
Pacific Heartbeat "Na Mele: Jerry Santos" – 5/22 at 11:00 pm
Legendary musician Jerry Santos shares music and thoughts about his home in Hawai’i.
Front and Center "Hunter Hayes" – 5/23 at 10:00 pm and 5/25 at 1:30 am
CMA Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes performs songs on stage with special guests.
Austin City Limits "The Lumineers / Shovels & Rope" – 5/23 at 11:00 pm
Denver's Lumineers perform their hit "Ho Hey." South Carolina's folk duo Shovels & Rope perform.
Books & Co. : Elizabeth Evans "As Good as Dead"– 5/28 at 11:30 pm
Host Alberto Rios interviews Elizabeth Evans, author of"As Good As Dead".
Arizona Artforms is a series of video portraits of the artists living among us, revealing the wonder of the creative process. The video portraits were rendered in 1989 and 1990 with the intention of de-mystifying the process of art and infusing the human element into the creation of icons and objects.
The series, produced by Eight-KAET, Phoenix, was written and directed by Sheilah Britton, photographed and edited by Richard Torruellas, and edited by Richard Torruellas, Ben Avechuco and Sheilah Britton.
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