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About the show

March 5 is Arts Advocacy Day all over Congress in Washington, D.C. Ovation celebrated this day by hosting 24 hours of arts programming, starting at 6AM ET, with limited commercials!

At 8PM ET, the original one-hour documentary Arts Across the Heartland premiered. We go outside major metropolitan cities to heartland cities, from Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Mississippi, Utah, Oregon, Tennessee, South Dakota, to Virginia, to highlight everyday, grassroots work of arts organizations.

The on-air schedule includes the following:

  • A Season at the Juilliard School: Step inside the performing arts school where Miles Davis and Pina Bausch studied.

  • Les Misérables: The History of the World’s Greatest Story: In this new documentary, the scintillating journey of Victor Hugo’s universal story is traced from book to stage to screen with contributions from many who have starred in or helped to create this entertainment phenomenon.

  • David Hockney – Time Reclaimed: The documentary explores an artist in the Pop Art movement whose motifs and colors have been widely reproduced.

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: Visit the latest exhibition about Jean-Michel Basquiat’s at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris.

  • Nina Simone, The Legend: In this intimate portrait of the artist, family and friends reveal her strengths and weaknesses.

  • Johnny Cash: Music in Review: Watch interviews with Johnny and the reflections of a team of critics and working musicians, including ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement, Bob Wooton, and ‘Fluke’ Holland from The Tennessee Three. See rare archival footage of Johnny Cash from around the world tracing the career of ‘the man in black.’


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