Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of August 11

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of August 11
August 7, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV August 11-17, 2019

  • Great Performances at the Met: Die Walkure – Sunday, 8/11 at 1:30pm
    Soprano Christine Goerke portrays Brunnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter who loses her immortality in this staging of “Die Walkure” conducted by Philippe Jordan.
  • MASTERPIECE Mystery: Grantchester – Sunday, 8/11 at 9:30pm
    Will struggles with a decision that will determine his future; the violent death of a young man proves to Geordie that the country has gone to the dogs.
  • Professor T – Sunday, 8/11 at 11:30pm
    The team uncovers a series of hidden secrets that explain the disappearance of a first-year law student.
  • Family Pictures USA – Monday & Tuesday, 8/12 & 8/13 at 9 & 8pm 
    Join host Thomas Allen Harris to explore American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of history, diversity and common values.
  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 8/13 at 7:30pm
    Cass Tech’s Harp Program shows why it’s been around for over 90 years; Photographer Asia Hamilton merges texture and portraits in her photographs; and the Florida Keys plays host to their Plein Air Art Festival. Plus, host DJ Oliver visits Asia Hamilton’s Norwest Gallery in Detroit.
  • Under the Radar Michigan – Thursday, 8/15 at 8:30pm 
    In this episode of UTR, we’re in Lansing, where the police learn to drive to survive…we’ll also take you to an awesome place for finding fauna…and a gathering place the locals love. Then it’s off to Grand Rapids for a treasure chest of reusables, the pied piper of foodies. and a cool couple who built a better bagel.
  • Great American Railroad Journeys – Thursday, 8/15 at 9pm
    The orange groves of Riverside; making a California roll; painting a picture in Laguna Beach, Calif.; celebrating Mexican Independence Day.
  • Elvis Lives: The 25th Anniversary Concert – Friday, 8/16 at 8pm 
    Modern technology reunites Presley with his band onstage at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis, Tenn.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul: Soulfire Live! – Friday, 8/16 at 9:30pm 
A live collection of electrifying rock and soul consisting of the best performances from their North American and European concerts, The collection feature Little Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band; The Sopranos) and his 15-strong band as they blast through an arsenal of songs spanning rock, pop, soul, blues, funk and everything in between. Songs include “Sweet Soul Music,” “I’m Coming Back,” “Soulfire,” and “I Don’t Want To Go Home.”

  • John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind – Saturday, 8/17 at 5:30 & 9:30pm 
    An exploration of the interconnectedness of music and mathematics; featuring remarks by Cristopher Moore and musical selections by the Santa Fe Symphony.
  • Midsomer Murders – Saturday, 8/17 at 7:30pm 
    The body of a farmer is found in the middle of a stone circle and suspicion leads to a group of druids.