Arts Programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of December 15

Arts Programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of December 15
December 13, 2019 Christina Amato

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

    Orchestra Hall – A Centennial Celebration will serialize the story of Orchestra Hall.  There have been many changes since Orchestra Hall’s opening night on Oct. 23, 1919. Times of peace. Times of war. Times of change in the city around it.
  • INSIDE GRAND HOTEL – Monday, 12/16 at 8pm
    Viewers can explore Grand Hotel’s iconic spaces to learn what has made this unique property an icon of success for 130 years. Explore some of the rooms and suites that most guests never see while sharing how the hotel continues to find new ways to pamper and promote the relaxation of its guests


    Rick Steves celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent, exploring holiday customs and practices in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.


  • DETROIT PERFORMS: EXPRESSIONS OF ART– Tuesday, 12/17 at 7:30pm
    In this episode of Detroit Performs: Kadima Mental Health Services enlists the help of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to bring the arts to their clients; painter Linda Ward; and after school music program, OrchKids. Kadima former president and current supporter/volunteer, Janet Aronoff, welcomes DJ Oliver to her home for the Kadima and DSO concert.


  • NEIL DIAMOND: HOT AUGUST NIGHT III – Wednesday 12/18, at 8pm In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original Hot August Night, Hot August Night III brings Neil back to Los Angeles’s historic Greek Theatre in 2012 to perform 31 of his greatest hits.


  • IL VOLO: 10 YEARS– Wednesday, 12/18 at 9:30pm
    Ten years of friendship, memories and music. International superstars Il Volo are back with their sixth PBS special, Il Volo: Ten Years, in honor of their tenth anniversary of making music. In this new concert, the trio performs in the ancient city of Matera, Italy.


  • THIS OLD HOUSE 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL– Thursday, 12/19 at 9pm
    Celebrate the 40th season of the groundbreaking PBS home improvement series with host and cast member interviews, vintage clips, and favorite moments from the series that inspired an entire genre of television programming.


  • 70’S SOUL SUPERSTARS– Friday, 12/20 at 8pm
    Patti LaBelle hosts an all-star lineup of Motown, rhythm and blues, soul and disco artists including the Commodores, Sister Sledge and Heatwave.