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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

  • 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.

  • Mariachi High | Zapata County Fair: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    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.

Extras + Features

  • 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.

  • Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace

    30s

    View an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing and accomplished visionaries. The program, an exploration of what constitutes beauty in the 21st century, offers a tantalizing look at the intersection of art and fashion.

  • Summer Arts Festival Preview: KCS presents Joyce DiDonato: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Summer Arts Festival Preview: KCS presents Joyce DiDonato

    30s

    Architect Moshe Safdie’s extraordinary new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provides the stunning backdrop for a performance-documentary that profiles the Grammy Award-winning Kansas City Symphony, their vibrant artistic director and conductor Michael Stern, and the radiant, celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. Part of the Summer Arts Festival.

  •  The Cleveland Orchestra: Bruckner Symphony No. 4 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Cleveland Orchestra: Bruckner Symphony No. 4 Preview

    2m 21s

    This program features the complete performance of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, also known as the “Romantic Symphony,” in the beautiful setting of Austria’s historic Saint Florian basilica, where Bruckner himself was an organist. The program includes performances of two choral works by Bruckner, Locust Iste and Ave Maria, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.

  • PBS Arts Presents Tanglewood | Official Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    PBS Arts Presents Tanglewood | Official Trailer

    30s

    A star-studded event featuring some of Tanglewood’s most distinguished and longtime guests. The festive program will include Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, music from Bernstein’s On the Town, Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and much more. 8/10/2012

  • PBS Arts from Chicago: American Masters Bill T. Jones: A...: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    PBS Arts from Chicago: American Masters Bill T. Jones: A...

    1m 35s

    Bill T. Jones, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur "genius" grant and winner of two Tony Awards, has been named "an irreplaceable treasure" by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. Above all, he is a socially conscious choreographer who never shies away from controversy -- tackling thorny subjects such as race and politics with elegance and intelligence, artistry and originiality.

  • 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.

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