Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of September 15

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of September 15
September 13, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV September 15-21, 2019

COUNTRY MUSIC – Sunday-Wednesday, 9/15-9/18 at 8 & 10pm
Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.

  • DETROIT PERFORMS – Tuesday, 9/17 at 7:30pm 
    Ballet Edge Detroit is a professional ballet company with a twist; abstract sculptor Ann Smith; and artists transform payphones into time capsules. Plus, host DJ Oliver is back in his old neighborhood where he visits the Redford Theatre and learns a little about its history.
  • UNDER THE RADAR MICHIGAN – Thursday, 9/19 at 8:30pm 
    UTR heads up and into Michigan’s mighty Thumb. We’ll see some precious petroglyphs, urban barn art (wait, what?) and eat some colossal cones. Heck, we’ll even spend time with a historic fishin family and a craft beer couple.
  • DOWNTON ABBEY RETURNS! – Thursday, 9/19 at 9pm
    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.
  • JOE BONAMASSA: BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION LIVE – Friday, 9/20 at 8pm
    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.
  • GREAT PERFORMANCES – NOW HEAR THIS: VIVALDI: SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT – Friday, 9/20 at 10pm
    Scott Yoo travels through Northern Italy and explores Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, including how it merged religious melodies, opera and virtuosic violin playing.
  • VOCES ON PBS – Friday, 9/20 at 11pm
    PBS’ signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase, is the only ongoing national television series devoted to exploring and celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience.
  • FATHER BROWN SEASON 7 FINALE – Saturday, 9/21 at 7:30pm
    When Lady Felicia’s home comes under threat, Father Brown must seek help from an unlikely ally.