Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of March 24

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of March 24
March 22, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV March 24-30, 2019

  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Uncovering America – Sunday, 3/24 at 11am 
    The life and work of Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and literary scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Ethan Bortnick: Power of Music – Sunday, 3/24 at 5pm
    The 12-year-old pianist performs with a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band and the 120-member Kids Choir.
  • John Denver: Country Boy – Sunday, 3/24 at 6:30pm 
    Family, friends and colleagues recount the private life and public legacy of singer John Denver.
  • Prince Charles at 70 – Sunday, 3/24 at 8pm 
    From his charitable work to his family life, see Britain’s longest-serving heir to the throne as never before, and learn his plans for his future as king.
  • American Masters: Holly Near – Monday, 3/25 at 11pm 
    Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist singer and activist Holly Near, who for the last 40 years has worked on global social justice coalition-building.
  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 3/26 at 7:30pm 
    Best of season 8 featuring Kristi Faulkner, whose Kristi Faulkner Dance Company collaborated with the Ruth Ellis Center to create a performance by LGBTQ dancers to share their stories and empower LGBTQ youth. Rebel Nell, who empowers women while creating jewelry out of graffiti, and artist Mario Moore who asks, “Is it ever possible to truly rest?”
  • Finding Your Roots – Tuesday, 3/26 at 8pm 
    DNA detective work allow actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann to learn the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors.
  • Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route – Thursday, 3/28 at 9:30pm 
    Explores the rise, demise and contested resurgence of the “motor city” through a multi-generational choir of voices who reside in mail carrier Wendell Watkins’s work route.
  • Heart: Live At Royal Albert Hall With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Friday, 3/29 at 8pm 
    Ann and Nancy Wilson perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; songs include “Magic Man,” “Alone,” “What About Love” and “Barracuda.”

Great Performances: Julius Caesar – Friday, 3/29 at 10pm 
See Shakespeare as never before in an all-women production of “Julius Caesar” set in a prison. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Harriet Walter as Brutus, Jackie Clune as Julius Caesar and Jade Anouka as Mark Antony.