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 - October 2014
Songwriters’ Showcase at Tempe Center for the Arts – 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30 at 11:30 pm
This series showcases Arizona songwriters as they perform their original music for enthusiastic audiences at the Tempe Center for the Arts.
Front and Center – “Preservation Hall Jazz Band” – 10/3 at 12:00am
The veteran jazz players stir up the crowd with great tunes like "Bourbon Street," and "That's It."
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 years – 10/3 at 8:00pm
The star-studded special celebrates the trailblazing music series' 40th anniversary with guest hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow.
Books & Co. – Rick Springfield “Magnificent Vibration” – 10/3 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits “Beck” – 10/4 at 11:00pm
The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from "Morning Phase" and some of his greatest hits.
Artbeat Nation – 10/5, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26 at 5:00pm
Each week Eight showcases music, dance, theatre, literature and the visual arts with stories from all across America.
Front and Center – “Buddy Guy” – 10/10 at 12:00am
The pioneer of the Chicago blues sound brings his legendary showmanship to The Iridium.
Live From Lincoln Center “The Nance Starring Nathan Lane” – 10/10 at 8:00pm
Chauncey Miles faces a changing world during the fading twilight of burlesque in 1930s New York.
Books & Co. – Christopher Moore “The Serpent of Venice” – 10/11 at 12:00am
Austin City Limits “Ed Sherran & Valerie June” – 10/11 at 11:00pm
Singer-songwriters Ed Sheeran and Valerie June perform. Sheeran lights up "Sing!" and "A-Team."
Front and Center – “Jake Bugg” – 10/17 at 12:00am
The 19-year-old English singer-songwriter showcases his UK chart-topping songs.
Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess from the San Francisco Opera – 10/17 at 8:00pm
This production of "Porgy and Bess" stars bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Laquita Mitchell.
Books & Co. - Natalie Diaz “When My Brother Was An Aztec” – 10/18 at 12:30am
Austin City Limits “Nine Inch Nails” – 10/18 at 11:00pm
The industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails performs tracks from their latest album "Hesitation Marks."
Front and Center – “Zakk Wylde & The Les Paul Trio” – 10/24 at 12:00am
Guitarist Zakk Wylde and company pay tribute to Les Paul, the "father of the electric guitar."
Great Performances – “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!” – 10/24 at 8:00pm
The legendary singer and the pop diva perform swinging selections from their latest collaboration.
Art in the Twenty-First Century – 10/24 and 10/31 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 – “Tweedy” – 10/25 at 11:00pm
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy is joined by his son Spencer and members of the band Lucius.
Front and Center – “Rock Candy Funk Party” – 10/31 at 12:00am
World-class musicians Tal Bergman, Joe Bonamassa, Ron DeJesus, Mike Merritt and Renato Neto appear.
History Project – “The Art of War” – 10/31 at 8:00pm
The First World War transformed the world of art and changed the way images of war are portrayed.
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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