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LEGENDS OF FOLK: THE VILLAGE SCENE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 AT 7 PM
EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS

•  The Superstars of Folk Music Performing Their Best-Loved Songs –

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.

Legends of Folk: The Village Scene features rare and stunning performances by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and others singing their best loved songs and more. Directed and produced by four-time Emmy Award winner Jim Brown, Legends of Folk: The Village Scene airs Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. on Eight.

Capturing not only the magic of the music but its inextricable link to the downtown New York Village locale, Legends of Folk: The Village Scene features newly filmed interviews with Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Michelle Phillips, Don McLean, John Sebastian, Maria Muldaur and John Cohen.

Featured artists and songs in include:
• “Blowin' in the Wind” – Bob Dylan
• “The Sound of Silence” – Simon & Garfunkel
• “If I Had a Hammer” – Peter, Paul & Mary
• “It Ain't Me Babe” – Joan Baez
• “Leaving on a Jet Plane” – John Denver
• “Do You Believe in Magic” – The Lovin' Spoonful
• “Handsome Johnny” – Richie Havens
• “My Father” – Judy Collins
• “Solitary Man” – Neil Diamond
• “Castles in the Air” – Don McLean
• “The Last Thing on My Mind” – Tom Paxton
• “I Ain't Marching Anymore” – Phil Ochs
• “California Dreamin'” – The Mamas and the Papas
• “I Ain't Gonna Marry” – Jim Kweskin Jug Band
• “Liza Jane” – The New Lost City Ramblers
• “You've Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley” – Mississippi John Hurt
• “If I Were a Carpenter” – Tim Hardin

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.