Tag Archives: Music and Musicians

QuestTheDoc on PBS Champions Family Resilience

“Our society is incredibly polarized right now and, I believe, desperate for opportunities to connect across the various barriers that we think separate us: race, class, religion, geography, political party,” says filmmaker Jonathan Olshefski. “I want viewers to see themselves … Continue reading

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Presenting Princess Shaw Makes Its Broadcast Debut on PBS

“There are so many people with so much talent, original thinking and unique voices. Most of them weren’t born with the ‘right cards in their hand’…What are the chances that we will hear about them?”–filmmaker Ido Haar. Israeli director Ido Haar  … Continue reading

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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Debuts on HBO

“We don’t speak perfect English, but we speak perfect music.” That refrain drives Morgan Neville’s powerful feature-length documentary, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, debuting on HBO tonight, Monday, March 6, 2017, 8:00 – 9:35 p.m. ET/PT. … Continue reading

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Mavis! Takes Us There on HBO

Need a little more sunshine in your life? If so, I encourage you to kick back and spend some quality time with Mavis!, the wonderful new documentary profile of singer Mavis Staples. You’ll come away with a smile on your face and a spring in … Continue reading

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Sinatra Centennial Celebrated with Repeat Broadcast on HBO

December 12, 2015 marks the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth. You’ll have an opportunity to celebrate the man and his music if you catch the encore presentation of Alex Gibney’s Emmy®-nominated documentary, Sinatra: All or Nothing at All, airing on HBO today, Saturday, December 12, … Continue reading

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Springsteen Debuts The Ties That Bind on HBO

If you’ve had your fill of turkey, touchdowns and tackling bargains at Target, and you’re a Bruce Springsteen fan, you won’t want to miss the HBO debut of The Ties that Bind tonight, Friday, November 27, 2015 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m.).  Check listings … Continue reading

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Scientology and Sinatra: All or Nothing at All on HBO

Director Alex Gibney is on a roll. The Oscar and Emmy Award winner’s latest two documentaries landed prestigious back-to-back premiere time slots on HBO, and deservedly so. I’m still shaken by Gibney’s riveting exposé, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of … Continue reading

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