Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV December 16-22, 2018
- 2Cellos Live from Sydney Opera House – Sunday, 12/16 at 5pm
Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, accompanied by the Sydney Symphony, perform Academy Award-winning themes from movies; music includes “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic” and “Now We Are Free” from “Gladiator.”
- I Miss Downtown Abbey – Sunday, 12/16 at 6:30pm
A celebration of all aspects of “Downton Abbey” — the cast, writing and locations — with clips from all six seasons, interviews and never-before-seen footage.
- Little Women – Sunday, 12/16 at 8pm
The March sisters — Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy — and their mother, Marmee, prepare for Christmas in 1861 without presents and without their father, a Union army chaplain who is away at war; the girls become friends with the new boy next door
- Victoria Season 2 – Sunday, 12/16 at 9pm
New mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from bad news about Afghanistan; Albert’s friendship with Ada Lovelace threatens Victoria’s health.
- Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Sutton Foster and Hugh Bonneville – Monday, 12/17 at 9pm
Join Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and “Downton Abbey” star Hugh Bonneville, guest musical artist and narrator for this year’s Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
- America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays – Monday, 12/17 at 9pm
All members of the cast are home for the holidays, and they’re sharing their tips and tricks for planning a stress-free gathering, while also revealing their all-time favorite holiday recipes from the Test Kitchen archives.
- Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 12/18 at 7:30pm
Sydney G. James is a classically trained illustrator whose beliefs pour out onto her murals; Figurative artist Tylonn Sawyer has a message to share; And Dixon’s Violin proves there’s always more out there for people to explore. Plus, host DJ Oliver explores the Simone DeSousa Gallery.
k.d. Lang – Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special – Friday, 12/21 at 10pm
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ingenue, the critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning album by superstar singer-songwriter k.d. lang, with a one-night-only performance from the magnificent Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
- Nigella at My Table: Christmas Table – Saturday, 12/22 at 4pm
Sparkling cocktail served with platters of deviled eggs; a feast of roast duck, Parmesan mashed potato gratin, and sour-sweet soused red cabbage.