Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of June 2

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of June 2
May 31, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV June 2-8, 2019

  • Les Miserables Marathon – Sunday, 6/2 at 11am
    PBS and BBC One present this adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel by screenwriter Andrew Davies. Following a cast of characters as they struggle to survive in war-torn France, the six-part drama features Dominic West as Jean Valjean and David Oyelowo as Javert. The production also features Lily Collins in the role of Fantine.
  • Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert At The O2 – Sunday, 6/2 at 7pm
    Silver-anniversary concert of the stage musical, in London. With Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas and Lea Salonga.
  • Assia Live in Concert: A Music Extravaganza – Monday, 6/3 at 9:30pm 
    Violinist Assia performs some of her favorite songs with a full orchestra, background dancers, and singers; with singer and pianist Ethan Bortnick.
  • Reconstruction: America After the Civil War – Tuesday, 6/4 at 7:30pm 
    Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this four-hour documentary exploring how the United States emerged from the Civil War and slavery.
  • Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner Salute Sid Caesar – Wednesday, 6/5 at 11pm
    Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner reminisce about their favorite moments working with comic, actor and writer Sid Caesar, one of the pioneers of television sketch comedy.
  • Joe Bonamassa British Blues Explosion – Thursday, 6/6 at 9pm 
    Guitarist Joe Bonamassa pays tribute to those that inspired him — Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page — in a concert at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London.
  • Story Songs – Friday, 6/7 at 10pm 
    B.J. Thomas takes a look at vintage performances of songs that tell stories, including “American Pie” by Don McLean, “Tom Dooley” by The Kingston Trio, “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Loretta Lynn and “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers.

Prince: Rave UN2 The Year 2000 – Saturday, 6/8 at 9:30pm 
Experience Prince’s legendary talent and peerless showmanship at a dazzling show filmed on the cusp of the new millennium. Recorded at Paisley Park Studios, the concert features performances of his timeless hits including “Kiss” and “Purple Rain.”