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PBS Arts

Join us as we celebrate the resiliency of the arts in America. See how arts organizations nationwide are surviving the COVID-19 pandemic and how they are maturing during the country’s reckoning with systemic racism, featuring interviews with artists and performances made during lockdown.

Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room (Preview)

2m 32s

Savor performances by an all-star cast at the legendary New York restaurant and nightclub.

Episodes

  • Buddy Miller and the McCrary Sisters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Buddy Miller and the McCrary Sisters

    4m 36s

    Buddy Miller is a central figure in the Americana music scene. A singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Miller has worked with a host of legendary musicians. Ann, Deborah, Regina, and Alfreda McCrary have been described by music historian Robert K. Oermann as “Nashville’s greatest soul sisters." The McCrary Sisters stopped by Sirius XM's The Buddy and Jim Show studio to appear on the show.

  • Jerry Douglas: A Lifetime in Music: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Jerry Douglas: A Lifetime in Music

    4m 23s

    Jerry Douglas is a resonator guitar and lap steel player and record producer. Held in high regard throughout the music industry as a solo artist, band member, collaborator and session musician, his distinctive playing graces over 2000 albums as well as the eight-million-plus selling soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? and his work has earned him thirteen Grammy Awards.

  • Billy Bragg: the Influence of American Roots Music: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Billy Bragg: the Influence of American Roots Music

    3m 40s

    Billy Bragg’s music blends elements of folk, punk rock and protest songs, and his lyrics mostly deal with political or romantic themes. It may seem incongruous that a British singer identifies as an Americana musician, but he’s not alone. Britain’s Mumford and Sons’ 2012 Grammy win for Album of The Year put Americana on the map. British folk rocker Richard Thompson’s 40 year career is celebrated b

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    Mariachi High | Zapata County Fair

    5m 36s

    Tex meets Mex at the annual Zapata County Fair, where the town shows off its rural heart. Mariachi students Eloy Martinez and Jennifer Santos demonstrate another extracurricular side as they participate in the Future Farmers of America auction, selling their hand-raised farm animals to the highest bidder.

  • Mariachi High | This is Zapata, Texas: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mariachi High | This is Zapata, Texas

    1m 28s

    Zapata, Texas (population 5089) is a small Texas town on the Rio Grande, 200 miles south of San Antonio and 400 miles southwest of Houston. The population is 95% Latino, and, interestingly, boasts the most hangliding world records in the world. The visual tour starts here.

Extras + Features

  • Broadway's Best 2018: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Broadway's Best 2018

    30s

    Great Performances presents more of the Great White Way’s brightest stars with a new “Broadway’s Best” lineup.

  • Broadway's Best |2017 Fall Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Broadway's Best |2017 Fall Preview

    30s

    This fall, PBS brings viewers broadcast premieres of Broadway’s best every Friday night, beginning October 20, with Great Performances and Live From Lincoln Center. The line-up includes “She Loves Me,” “Noël Coward's Present Laughter,” “In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams,” “Indecent,” “Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn” on Great Performances as well as “Falsettos” on Live from Lincoln Center.

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    Best of PBS Arts 2017

    1m

    Experience the best of the arts all in one place, only on your PBS station. Join the conversation with #pbsarts

  • Digital Short: Lin-Manuel Miranda Outtakes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Digital Short: Lin-Manuel Miranda Outtakes

    48s

    Watch outtakes of Tony and Grammy Award-winning creator and star of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival host. This video contains language that may not be appropriate for all viewers.

  • 2016 Arts Fall Festival | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    2016 Arts Fall Festival | Official Trailer

    The PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 21, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. ET, celebrating its sixth season, with eight new weekly programs. This year, the festival will be hosted by Tony and Grammy Award-winning creator and star of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and kicks off with Hamilton's America. http://www.pbs.org/arts/

  • First You Dream | Behind the Scenes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    First You Dream | Behind the Scenes

    1m

    Songwriter John Kander talks about his music and his experience working with the cast of First You Dream. The cast also share their thoughts on the music of Kander and Ebb and their time working with Kander.

  • 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Preview

    The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs. This year, the festival will be hosted by seven-time Grammy Award-winning international music superstar Gloria Estefan and kicks off with Unity – The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson.

  • Unity – Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Unity – Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson | Trailer

    1m 44s

    World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson as part of the 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival.

  • Virtuosity – The Cliburn | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Virtuosity – The Cliburn | Official Trailer

    32s

    Watch the world’s best young pianists try to make a name for themselves at the Cliburn, a high-stakes piano competition that becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground. The winner is virtually guaranteed a performing career.

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