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Arts Programming on Eight - November 2014

Austin City Limits “Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds” – 11/1 at 11:00pm

Artbeat Nation – 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 and 11/23 at 5:00pm
Each week Eight showcases music, dance, theatre, literature and the visual arts with stories from all across America.

Songwriters’ Showcase at Tempe Center for the Arts – 11/1, 11/8 and 11/15 at 12:30 am, 11/7, 11/14 and 11/21 at 12:00 am
This series showcases Arizona songwriters as they perform their original music for enthusiastic audiences at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

Front and Center #209 – “The Rides” – 11/7 at 12:30am
Stephen Stills' blues-rock super group features Barry Goldberg and guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House – 11/7 at 8:00 pm

Craft in America “Service” – 11/7 at 9:00 pm
The power of handmade crafts to help American veterans inspire, motivate and heal is documented.

Art in the Twenty-First Century – 11/7 and 11/14 at 11:30pm
This series focuses on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. Each episode profiles three to four artists.

Austin City Limits “Los Lobos and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down” – 11/8 at 11:00pm
Explore contemporary California rock with Los Lobos and Thao and The Get Down Stay Down.

Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Bead Work – 11/14 at 8:30 pm
Artists share their history and the spectacular beadwork of the Northwest Plateau People.

Hitmakers – 11/14 at 8:00pm
Artists and label mavericks provide a look at the music industry's resilience in the digital age.

Austin City Limits – “Eric Church” – 11/15 at 11:00pm
Country superstar Eric Church performs tunes from his hit album "The Outsiders."

Great Performances: Cats – 11/21 at 8:00pm
"Cats," one of musical theater's biggest blockbusters, returns for an encore presentation.

Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings – 11/22 at 10:00 pm
A portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician known for his virtuoso skills on the ukulele.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival – 11/22 at 11:00pm
Highlights from the 2014 Americana Music Festival include Loretta Lynn, Jackson Browne and more.

Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Award – 11/23 at 7:00 pm
The biggest names in comedy salute the former "Tonight Show" host, comedian and performer Jay Leno.

Richard Pryor: Icon – 11/23 at 9:00 pm
The profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time is explored.

Big Band Years – 11/27 at 7:00 pm
Nick Clooney and Peter Marshall host a nostalgic look at hit makers and songs of the 1930s and 40s.

Kristin Chenoweth Coming Home – 11/28 at 8:00 pm
Stage and television actress Kristin Chenoweth performs music from her career in Oklahoma.

Red Rock Serenade – 11/29 at 10:30 am
A symphony of world class images from the West's red rock country is combined with classical music.

Lawrence Welk Holiday Special: Great Moments and Memories – 11/29 at 7:00 pm
Norma Zimmer and other stars showcase great moments from 30 years of Christmas holiday shows.

1965-1078 Rock Rewind (My Music) – 11/29 at 9:30 pm
Join '60s icon Adam West for archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later.

Sacred Earth – 11/30 at 2:00 pm
Breathtaking imagery and music highlight a journey through sacred lands of the American Southwest.

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary – 11/30 at 6:00 pm
The impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences is celebrated.

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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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