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Arts Programming on Eight - January 2015

Great Performances “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015” – 1/1 at 8:00 pm and 1/2 at 3:00 am
Julie Andrews hosts an evening of Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the Vienna State Ballet.

Bill Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize – 1/2 at 8:00 pm and 1/4 at midnight
An A-list line-up of artists perform the work of singer-songwriter Billy Joel.

Carole King: The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song – 1/2 at 9:30 pm and 1/5 at 1:30 am
President Obama, Billy Joel, James Taylor and more celebrate the career of songwriter Carole King.

50 Years with Peter, Paul & Mary – 1/3 at 8:00 pm
The impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences is celebrated.

Artbeat Nation –1/4, 1/11, 1/18 and 1/25 at 5:00 pm
Each week Eight showcases music, dance, theatre, literature and the visual arts with stories from all across America.

Great Performances “American Voices with Renee Fleming” – 1/9 at 8:00 pm
Acclaimed vocal artists celebrate the artistry, technique and challenges of professional singing.

Front and Center “Joe Satriani” – 1/10 at 10:00 pm and 1/12 at 1:30 am
The instrumental rock guitarist honors the pioneer of the electric guitar, Les Paul, at the Iridium.

Austin City Limits “Spoon / White Denim” – 1/10 at 11:00 pm
Alternative rockers Spoon highlights its album "They Want My Soul" and White Denim performs.

Great Performances at the Met “Le Nozze Di Figaro” – 1/16 at 8:00 pm
Richard Eyre sets Mozart's masterpiece in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s.

Front and Center “Lady Antebellum” – 1/17 at 10:00 pm and 1/19 at 1:30 am
The country music trio Lady Antebellum perform their hits "Need You Now," "Just A Kiss" and more.

Austin City Limits “Sam Smith / Future Island” – 1/17 at 11:00 pm
UK sensation Sam Smith sings "Stay With Me" and more soulful pop tunes and Future Islands performs.

American Masters “Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice” – 1/23 at 8:00 pm
Journey through the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand with multi-talented conjurer Ricky Jay.

Front and Center “Keith Urban” – 1/24 at 10:00 pm and 1/26 at 1:30 am
Grammy winner Keith Urban performs "Cop Car", "Somewhere in My Car" and more fan favorites.

Austin City Limits “Ryan Adams / Jenny Lewis” – 1/17 at 11:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams highlights tunes from his self-titled album and Jenny Lewis performs.

Extraordinary Women “Audrey Hepburn” –1/28 at 11:00 pm and 1/31 at 2:00 am
The stylish Audrey Hepburn took Hollywood by storm and became a fashion icon the world over.

Shakespeare Uncovered “A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Hugh Bonneville” – 1/30 at 8:00 pm
Hugh Bonneville discusses the enduring appeal of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Ralph Fiennes.

Shakespeare Uncovered “King Lear with Christopher Plummer” – 1/30 at 9:00 pm
Actor Christopher Plummer explores how King Learn might have been staged during Shakespeare's time.

Produced by George Martin – 1/30 at 11:00 pm
Known for his work with The Beatles, George Martin is Britain's most celebrated record producer.

Front and Center “Paul Rodgers” – 1/31 at 10:00 pm
Singer Paul Rodgers performs the music of Stax Records with famed Memphis studio session players.

Austin City Limits “The Black Keys / J. Roddy Walston & The Business” – 1/31 at 11:00 pm
The best contemporary rock hits the stage with the Black Keys and J. Roddy Walston & The Business.


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Arizona Artforms

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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