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PBS Arts

PBS Arts is an online portal that delivers a wide range of content relating to all areas of the arts, from contemporary to classic.

Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room (Preview)

2m 32s

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


  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

  • Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine – Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine – Preview


    With pliers in hand, Nebraska artist Emery Blagdon fashioned pieces of wire into patterns and attached foil, beads, ribbons and cast-off items. He hung the creations in his rural Nebraska shed, creating an environment he believed could generate natural energy from the earth and heal the sick.

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    Summer Arts Festival Preview: Mariachi High


    In a part of America that rarely makes headlines, there is a small town with a group of teenagers who will inspire, surprise and bring you to your feet with their astonishing musical virtuosity and the music they make. MARIACHI HIGH spends a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble of Zapata High School on the Rio Grande in south Texas. Part of the PBS Arts Summer Festival.

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    Best of PBS Arts 2017


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

  • PBS Arts Fall Festival 2013 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    PBS Arts Fall Festival 2013 Preview


    The 2013 PBS Arts Festival kicks Off October 18, 2013. Award-winning Actor Anna Deavere Smith returns as host; Barbra Streisand, Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Hugh Jackman star in a mix of new and returning programs.

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    Virtuosity – The Cliburn | Official Trailer


    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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    Summer Arts Festival: Islamic Art


    Travel to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of Islam. With the insights and commentary of leading art scholars from around the world, the film delves into the art of religious life in Islamic culture and into the secret world inside the palaces of the elite. Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon narrates.

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

    Broadway's Best 2018


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

  • Nashville 2.0 - Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Nashville 2.0 - Preview


    Experience a variety of musical genres through the vibrancy of Nashville’s Americana music scene.

  • 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


    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.

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