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One of the most recognizable figures in contemporary music, Beyoncé rose to fame as the central member of pop-R&B group Destiny's Child before embarking on a multi-platinum, record-breaking solo career in 2001. Booming record sales, Grammy awards, movie roles, and marriage to rapper&CEO Jay-Z, combined to heighten her profile in the 2000s.
We explore the life of one of the 20th century’s most charismatic performers. Bob Marley Bob Marley’s renown now transcends the role of reggae luminary: he is regarded as a cultural icon who implored his people to know their history.
Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Antoine Fuqua.
Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Djimon Hounsou.
Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Samuel L. Jackson.
Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to David Alan Grier.
Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Keegan-Michael Key.
Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks toBarry Jenkins.
In FIND YOUR GROOVE we explore the current state of our country's youth arts programs. Speaking to the some of the most prolific stars and musicians of our time, we learn how vital these programs were to shaping their artistic capabilities.
The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history the biggest musical show in America…and are getting ready to conquer the world!
Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. This show's guest was legendary actor Will Smith.
Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. This show's guest was actress Halle Berry.
Jane Lynch interviews David Oyelowo. From his acclaimed portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” to starring alongside Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher” Oyelowo shares how he went from the London stage to be one of Hollywood’s most sought after stars
LaTanya Richardson Jackson interviews guest Alfre Woodard. Alfre Woodard reflects on her training as an actor which led her to a prolific television career as well as critically acclaimed performances in Cross Creek, Passion Fish, and Miss Evers’ Boys.
The legendary masterclass Inside the Actors Studio returns with actors interviewing actors about the art of acting.
Jean-Michel Basquiat's work will be presented through a major exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris on the last term of 2018.
An exclusive look at the creation of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, which houses some of the most obscure instruments the world has known and explores the ways music can universally rouse emotion and soothe the soul.
Experience the powerful story of former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama’s journey from the working-class South Side of Chicago to the White House. She is a modern American icon who shares her inspiring message of promoting education, advocating for children, and supporting military families. Mrs. Obama continues to demonstrate compassion, vitality, and optimism of unifying people from all walks and is in constant Forward Motion.
Louis Armstrong is Chantz's (a 12-year-old Afro-American) and his mother's preferred role-model - an emblem of Black success. So it's settled: Chantz is to be a musician, dancer and performer! He also happens to be exceptionally gifted.
In this intimist portrait of the artist, family and friends reveal her strengths and weaknesses. Musical excerpts abundantly illustrate her rich repertoire.
Few artists are as prolific as Prince. The king of self-transformation, Prince made his mark on an entire generation. He redefined popular music and reshaped the music industry. But the enigma of Prince held many untold secrets– join us on this in-depth look at his incredible career and get closer to the artist with dramatic reenactments of his life and shocking final moments.
Rat pack singer Sammy Davis Jr performs all his greatest hits. Also features appearances by Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford. Full performances I Want to Be With You, Ethel, Baby, Too Close For Comfort, Something’s Got to Give, All of you, Hey There, You With The Stars In The Eyes, There’s A Boat Leavin’ Soon For New York, Oh Yes, I Remember It Well, Birth of the Blues, Sammy’s Impressions, All the Way, Shall We Dance, My Boy Bill, Be A Clown, Plus Many More!
(2013) Adriana Gutierrez, Nick Romero. A look at creative fields that are outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art of Sneakers" profiles a woman who has merged fine art and hip hop culture into her one of a kind custom painted sneakers, a shoe store that lets you customize and design your own pair of chuck Taylors and a Downtown LA consignment shop of rare and vintage kicks.
(2014) “The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” This week, “The Art Of: Fashion” looks at three celebrated designers who each take a unique and art-inspired approach to fashion, from eco-friendly couture to vintage rehab to plus-size style.
(2014) “The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art Of: Hair” introduces three artists who bring design to the ‘do with towering hair sculptures, vintage looks and natural hair care styling and braiding techniques.
(2014) The Art Of: Pop-Ups looks at a card creator whose intricate architectural origami jumps off the page, a chef who surprises diners with elaborately composed meals served in secret locations, and, a former fashion designer who stages one-night-only art shows in the most unexpected of places – the laundromat.
The Art Of: Music explores music's artistic significance, by going on stage with a Latin funk band from Miami, inside the studio with record label Buskin, and into the classroom at the Los Angeles College of Music.
A classic series of original portraits of legendary songwriters discussing their creative processes and inspirations. Chuck D, rapper and creative leader of Public Enemy talks about his influences, the band and his individual songwriting style.
The Great Songwriters is a series of original portraits of legendary songwriters discussing inspiration and the creative process. Bill Withers talks candidly about his upbringing, career and gives a fascinating insight on songwriting.
Seal talks to Paul Toogood about his creative process and life in music. He also performs Killer, Crazy, Kiss from a Rose and Prayer for the Dying.
Bilal came up in Germantown, a northwest neighbourhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A deep interest in jazz was fostered by his father, who took him to the city’s clubs, singing eventually became more than an interest. He attended New York’s new school for jazz and contemporary music, where he received voice training, as well as training in jazz and big-band arrangements. While some inspirations were detectable, his recordings were wholly modern and became increasingly creative. Bilal is noted
Gerald Clayton has established himself as a leading figure in the up-and-coming generation of Jazz artists who are fluent in the range of styles that make up today’s Jazz lexicon.
Theo Croker was raised in central Florida. At the age of eleven he heard his grandfather Doc Cheatham (a great jazz trumpeter) play. Doc died the following year, but Theo continued to listen to his music. In 2013 Croker returned to the US after seven-years in Shanghai, China, where he broadened his concept of jazz. He's new album doesn’t attempt to fit a single musical category, but draws upon the first principle of Jazz: to merge and interpret history, styles and ideas and create a unique sound
Over the course of eight years, with three albums as a leader, several studio projects as a Sideman, and countless worldwide performances, Gerald clayton has established himself as a leading figure in the up-and-coming generation of jazz artists who are fluent in the range of styles that make up today’s jazz lexicon.
A New York times profile of Mark Turner titled “the best Jazz player you’ve never heard” called him “possibly Jazz’s premier player”, noting his reputation among his peers and his influential stature in the Jazz world.
Damion Reid hails from West Covina, California. He is the son of a well-respected bassist and astute operatic singer and teacher. Damion continued to cultivate his love for music through his high school and college. He then began performing and touring alongside: Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper, and many others. Adrian Kirchler, founder of AK Drums, has created “the Damion Reid signature snare”, inspired by the Damion Reid’s highly individual playing style and unmistakeable sound.
Stefon Harris passionate artistry, energetic stage presence, and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him into the forefront of the current jazz scene. Widely recognized and lauded by both his peers and jazz critics, Harris is committed to exploring the rich potential of jazz composition and blazing trails on the vibraphone.
Vicente was born in Woodstock, NY, and here embraced the rich cultural arts of this historical town by listening to local Jazz artists. After earning a business degree, Vicente moved to New York City where he soon began performing and touring with the likes of Kenny Garret, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Stefon Harris, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, among many others. Vicente Archer has emerged as one of today’s profound new voices on the bass.
Luis Perdomo has appeared on over two hundred records, and has become a first-class sideman to artists like Dave Douglas, David Sanchez, and other great musicians. He was a member of Ravi Coltrane’s Quartet for ten years and recorded on three Grammy-nominated CD’s. Mimi Jones has been a member of the Central America, and the Caribbean for the school jazz band. Jones has also been a member of the Tia Fuller Quartet. She became a jazz ambassador and toured the world for the US Department.
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