Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of December 2

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of December 2
November 29, 2018 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV December 2-8, 2018

  • Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like – Sunday, 12/2 at 6pm
    Celebrities, cast members and Joanne Rogers recall their favorite moments from “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series.
  • Hannukah: Festival of DeLights – Sunday, 12/2 at 7:30pm 
    The evolution of Hanukkah, including its history and how it is celebrated across America.
  • Sarah Brightman: Hymn – Monday, 12/3 at 9:30pm 
    Soprano Sarah Brightman performs favorites from her career in a setting at the foot of the Bavarian Alps.
  • The Carpenters: Close to You – Tuesday, 12/4 at 7:30pm
    The musical roots of Karen and Richard Carpenter with performance footage and television interviews; songs include “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” “Superstar” and “We’ve Only Just Begun.”

Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park – Tuesday, 12/4 at 9pm
Celebrate the legendary artist as he performs a retrospective mix of favorites before an enormous crowd in Central Park in 1991. Joining Simon onstage are a 17-piece band, South African and Brazilian musicians, Chevy Chase and a Bahian drum ensemble.

  • Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III – Wednesday, 12/5 at 8pm
    Neil Diamond returns to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Hot August Night collection.
  • Bee Gees: One Night Only – Wednesday, 12/5 at 9:30pm 
    The trio performs some of its hits, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing” and “How Deep Is Your Love,” with an appearance by singer Celine Dion.
  • Jesse Cook: Live at the Bathurst Theatre – Thursday, 12/6 at 11pm 
    A musical journey around the world, from Spain to France to Africa, with guitarist Jesse Cook.
  • Big Band Years – Saturday, 12/8 at 6pm 
    Peter Marshall hosts a mix of vintage live, rare and previously unreleased footage from big-band hits recorded in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport 1963-65 – Saturday, 12/8 at 9:30pm 
    Performances by Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport during the peak of the 1960s folk revival.