“Kill Team” –Venture behind closed doors to learn the harrowing story of a 21-year-old U.S. infantryman in Afghanistan who — with the help of his father — attempted to alert the military to heinous war crimes being committed by his platoon. By Dan Krauss. “Confusion Through Sand” – Director Danny Madden’s animated short film tells the story of a teenage military recruit alone and scared in a hostile desert.
Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its tenth trip to Texas with a stop in Austin, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Laura Woolley travel to the Briscoe Center to talk about a personal collection donated by country music legend Willie Nelson. Highlights include a spinning wheel gifted to the owner’s mother by Mahatma Gandhi, now valued at $50,000 to $75,000; a pin designed by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein that features his trademark Ben-Day dot pattern; and a diamond and platinum Van Cleef and Arpels necklace that was custom ordered for $5,700 by the owner’s father-in-law and is now worth $125,000.
Mon, 01/19/2015 - 8:00pm
Leigh Keno (right) appraises a Federal gaming table, ca. 1800, for $2,000-$2,500 in New York City.
n NYC, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Nicholas M. Dawes at the Salmagundi Club to learn about porcelain mugs created by former artist members. Highlights include a Tiffany presentation watch that was gifted to NYPD lieutenant Giuseppe Petrosino by the Italian government; a 1943 Irving Berlin manuscript that was discovered nestled in the pages of a photo album belonging to the family of the Columbia Records president; and a collection of rare 1903 American Beauty-backed tobacco baseball cards in pristine condition, appraised for $200,000.
Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:00pm
James Norton (Belle) stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances. Chambers turns to gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green, “Reckless”) for help, and the two become crime-solving partners and friends in the hamlet of Grantchester.
The Great British Baking Show
Sun, 01/18/2015 - 8:00pm
The competition stiffens like whipped peaks. For the Signature, bakers must create so-called “saucy puds” — delicate cakes hiding a gooey filling or saucy surprise at the bottom. In the Technical, bakers take on Mary’s tiramisu. In the Showstopper, they have to beat the odds and the heat to make the perfect baked Alaska. Meltdowns ensue.
Great Performances at the Met
Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:00pm
Marlis Petersen as Susanna and Peter Mattei as Count Almaviva in this spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece.
Met music director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering countess and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy, Cherubino.