WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. This week we feature local clock maker Richard Birkett.
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 10:00pm
The concert was recorded at the historic Vienna Opera House July 2012 during a very special two-week long unplugged tour, played to a limited audience over seven exclusive European shows. Varying from Bonamassa’s predominantly electric blues shows, this presentation was an all-acoustic concert performance, making it a unique and very special show fans had been waiting years to experience.
The Opera House in Vienna, regarded as the “City of Music,” was chosen for the main event because of its history and splendour, and association with many legendary composers. Accompanying Bonamassa on the same stage once graced by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Mahler, and Haydn are traditional Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor, who also plays mandolin and banjo; Swedish multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester on the nyckelharpa, a keyed fiddle; Los Angeles-based keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum texturing the mix with celeste, accordions, toy pianos, and assorted “organic” instruments; and renowned Puerto Rican percussionist Lenny Castro.
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 8:00pm
MYTHOLOGY is the latest show from Celtic Thunder and the show’s 9th special for Public Television. Filmed on location at the Helix Theater in Dublin (where they filmed their debut show in 2007), it’s fitting that Celtic Thunder have chosen to return to their roots in order to film this musical odyssey back to the heart of the Celt.
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 9:00pm
The popular My Music series is back this summer with MOMENTS TO REMEMBER, highlighting the late 50s and early 60s pop era. Patti Page and Nick Clooney return to co-host new performances and archival classics from the vault with fellow co-hosts Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and the Lawrence Welk Show’s Mary Lou Metzger. Featuring Frankie Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, the Four Freshmen, Roger Williams, Lenny Welch, the Platters, the DeCastro Sisters, and archival performances from Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and Nat King Cole.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 8:30am
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 9:00am
It’s Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday on March 2, and PBS KIDS is celebrating with new episodes of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! beginning March 1. Join everyone’s favorite cat in two new episodes of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! as the Cat, Nick and Sally explore science concepts from as far away as space and as close as inside our own bodies.
Ken Burns Documentary
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 9:00pm
In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. In this series, Ken Burns has created an illuminating portrait of the man who is also one of the greatest writers in American history.
National Geographic Special
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 9:00pm
The elephant, Earth’s most charismatic and majestic land animal, today faces market forces driving the value of its tusks to levels once reserved for gold. This groundbreaking National Geographic special goes undercover to expose the criminal network behind ivory’s supply and demand. It also demonstrates how the elephant, with its highly evolved society, keen intelligence, ability to communicate across vast distances and to love, remember and even to mourn, is far more complex than ever imagined. More revelations are sure to follow, but only if the outspoken and courageous crime investigators and conservationists showcased in this program prevail.
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 8:00pm
Review the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy.
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 10:00pm
Ai Weiwei, arguably the most internationally celebrated Chinese artist of the modern era, burst onto the scene with vast conceptual installations — such as his eight million hand-painted ceramic sunflower seeds inside the Tate Modern — and designed the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium for the Beijing Olympics. Learn about this inscrutable bearded visionary who, at heart, is a troublemaker with a serious agenda: to challenge the government’s oppression of the Chinese people through rebellious and irreverent gestures. His activism has cost him his freedom repeatedly, but he never seems to lose his childlike approach to serious dissidence, executed with a wink.
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 9:00pm
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head out to Oronoco, Minnesota, to the annual Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days to find an antique toy among the more than 300 vendors scattered throughout town. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes the pickers as they’re teamed up, men versus women, in an effort to flip an item at the market. The pickers have a chance to increase their profits by auctioning an item on eBay. Some key finds include a vintage pinball machine, a Trifari bracelet and a trolley seat. Their selected items are sent to Ken Farmer Auctions in Radford, Virginia, where they go under the hammer.