Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of August 18

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of August 18
August 16, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV August 18-24, 2019

  • LES MISÉRABLES 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT AT THE O2 – Sunday, 8/18 at 3:30pm
    Silver-anniversary concert of the stage musical, in London. With Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas and Lea Salonga.
  • DOWNTON ABBEY RETURNS! – Sunday, 8/18 at 7:30pm
    Host Jim Carter celebrates “Downton Abbey” with a sneak peek of the movie, interviews with the cast and creators, and never-before-seen video clips.
  • DOWNTON ABBEY LIVE! – Sunday, 8/18 at 9pm
    The cast and creators of “Downton Abbey” reveal stories from the series and answer questions from fans.
  • PBS PREVIEWS: COUNTRY MUSIC – Monday, 8/19 at 8pm 
    A look at the Ken Burns series “Country Music,” which documents the evolution of country music over the 20th century.
  • JOHN DENVER: COUNTRY BOY – Tuesday, 8/20 at 8pm
    Family, friends and colleagues recount the private life and public legacy of singer John Denver.
  • THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD SHOW – EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN – Tuesday, 8/20 at 9:30pm 
    The Pink Floyd tribute band presents a note-for-note rendering of the group’s music; songs include “Time,” “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Learning to Fly” and “Comfortably Numb.”
  • PRINCE: RAVE UN2 THE YEAR 2000 – Wednesday, 8/21 at 9:30pm
    The artist performs his hits with Lenny Kravitz, Rosie Gaines and Maceo Parker.
  • THIS OLD HOUSE – 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – Thursday, 8/22 at 9pm 
    The 40th anniversary celebration of “This Old House” includes vintage clips and interviews with hosts Kevin O’Connor, Steve Thomas and Bob Vila; past homeowners provide behind-the-scenes stories about the cast and crew.
  • JOHN SEBASTIAN PRESENTS: FOLK REWIND (MY MUSIC) – Friday, 8/23 at 8pm 
    Performances by artists of the 1950s and ’60s include those of Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, the Kingston Trio, and the Chad Mitchell Trio.

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES: LIVE IN DUBLIN – Friday, 8/23 at 10pm 
Join the number-one selling duo in music history for this sold-out concert filmed in Dublin, their first performance in Ireland. Hall & Oates perform a set list of hits including “Maneater,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and more.