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The life and work of one of the most important global pop singers of the past 50 years. Though she began his career in the girl group Destiny's Child, her unique talent ...

The life and work of one of the most important global pop singers of the past 50 years. Though she began his career in the girl group Destiny's Child, her unique talent catapulted to fame as a solo artist after.

The beautiful Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda tell a story of culture hospitality and culture, with music as our guide we follow the trail across the islands to find ...

The beautiful Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda tell a story of culture hospitality and culture, with music as our guide we follow the trail across the islands to find the heartbeat of the country through its rhythms. Along the way we get a taste of the amazing cuisines, the vibrant countryside and the stunning oceans all around. From the sounds of calypso to the carnival celebrations the pulse of Antigua and Barbuda is calling.

Celtic Thunder's first ever Christmas album includes holiday standards such as It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Let It Snow, Winter Wonderland and Silent Night as ...

Celtic Thunder's first ever Christmas album includes holiday standards such as It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Let It Snow, Winter Wonderland and Silent Night as well as a few specially written originals, Going Home For Christmas and Our First Christmas Together. Audiences will be enthralled by Celtic Thunder's unique interpretations of these seasonal classics.

Carole King was honoured as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Carole and a cast of superstar guests performed some of the quintessential ...

Carole King was honoured as the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Carole and a cast of superstar guests performed some of the quintessential songs from her renowned and celebrated career.

Zach Goldbaum heads to Chicago's South Side to meet Chief Keef and Common, and talk about how drill music grew out of violence and segregation in the city.

Zach Goldbaum heads to Chicago's South Side to meet Chief Keef and Common, and talk about how drill music grew out of violence and segregation in the city.

Count Almaviva arrives in Seville to find the mysterious woman he met in Madrid. When he learns that she, Rosina, is engaged to her tyrannical guardian Bartolo, he asks the ...

Count Almaviva arrives in Seville to find the mysterious woman he met in Madrid. When he learns that she, Rosina, is engaged to her tyrannical guardian Bartolo, he asks the cunning barber Figaro to help him win her hand. Almaviva and Rosina fall in love, and Rosina turns her mind to duping Bartolo. The combined conniving of all three is too much for Bartolo, who admits defeat when he discovers Almaviva and Rosina have married right under his nose.

Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, ...

Edgar visits Mumbai, the capital of India's entertainment industry, where he meets two of Indian pop music's biggest stars, Kailash Kher and Sona Mohapatra. Along the way, Edgar learns the secrets of Bollywood, explores ancient Buddhist caves, eats some death-defying street food and tries his hand at cricket. With live performances and insightful conversation, Kailash Kher and Sona reveal what lies at the soul of their sound, while giving Edgar an eye-opening tour of the city and its surroundings.

This very special TV presentation of Rigoletto is filmed totally on location in and around the Italian city of Mantua, the original fictional setting for Verdi's much-loved ...

This very special TV presentation of Rigoletto is filmed totally on location in and around the Italian city of Mantua, the original fictional setting for Verdi's much-loved opera. Placido Domingo, who plays the lead baritone role, says Rigoletto is "one of the most moving roles that exists.

Series two of the seven-part series, Spectacle, fuses together the best elements of talk and music with some of the world's most influential artists, including, in this ...

Series two of the seven-part series, Spectacle, fuses together the best elements of talk and music with some of the world's most influential artists, including, in this episode, U2's Bono and The Edge.

Talented 10-15 year olds from 17 countries are about to come together to battle it out on stage for Eurovision glory, with all the catchy pop tunes, emotional ballads, ...

Talented 10-15 year olds from 17 countries are about to come together to battle it out on stage for Eurovision glory, with all the catchy pop tunes, emotional ballads, impressive choreography, vocal prowess, surprising props, glitzy costumes and fun of the grown-up version.

The Music Voyager travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in north-western India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the gypsies, Rajasthani music ...

The Music Voyager travels to Rajasthan, the desert state in north-western India with an influential cultural legacy. Known as the birthplace of the gypsies, Rajasthani music is as colourful and soulful as its surroundings. Edgar embarks on a hair-raising drive along India's dangerous back roads, before arriving at the ancient city of Jaipur. He is treated to a concert by gypsy band, Musafir and a blazing performance by the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band in front of the magnificent Amber Fort. From there, Edgar moves on to the blue city of Jodhpur for a visit with the Maharaja in an enchanting voyage of musical discovery.

Neil Young was honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and ...

Neil Young was honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, superstar artists paid tribute to the legendary singer, songwriter and performer with inspired versions of some of his most memorable songs. Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills and Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban and others.

Through the intersecting worlds of five amazing artists we come to experience a city's creative soul. From music superstar Janelle Monae and Arrested Development, to the ...

Through the intersecting worlds of five amazing artists we come to experience a city's creative soul. From music superstar Janelle Monae and Arrested Development, to the creative culinary genius of the Gun Show restaurant, to the colourful lantern parade, come together on creative collage to tell the story of Atlanta.

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, features as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival: the stirring work centred around Leonore, who frees her incarcerated spouse ...

Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, features as the highlight of the Salzburg Festival: the stirring work centred around Leonore, who frees her incarcerated spouse Fidelio from prison, is timelessly relevant with powerful emotional situations and jarringly human pleas of anguish from Leonore: "Whoever you are, I want to rescue you. By God! You shall not be a victim!" In German.

Director Jon Brewer lovingly defragments the history of not only blues music but also the plight of the people in America's deep south, bringing the story of blues to life ...

Director Jon Brewer lovingly defragments the history of not only blues music but also the plight of the people in America's deep south, bringing the story of blues to life through powerful interviews,

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this ...

This program delivers stirring and show-stopping performances in true Celtic Thunder tradition. Heritage sees Celtic Thunder return to their distinct Irish roots with this inspired collection of songs.

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story ...

Looking at these major figures, we discover the story of their lives and the impact they made on popular culture. Using interviews, news archives and performances each story will reveal the unique aspect of these iconic stars.

This is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up ...

This is the tragic story of a married aristocrat/socialite and her affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. The story starts when she arrives in the midst of a family broken up by her brother's unbridled womanizing - something that prefigures her own later situation, though she would experience less tolerance by others. A bachelor, Vronsky is eager to marry her if she would agree to leave her husband Alexei Karenin, a government official, but she is vulnerable to the pressures of Russian social norms, her own insecurities, and Karenin's indecision. Although Vronsky and Anna go to Italy, where they can be together, they have trouble making friends. Back in Russia, she is shunned, becoming further isolated and anxious, while Vronsky pursues his social life. Despite Vronsky's reassurances, she grows increasingly possessive and paranoid about his imagined infidelity, fearing loss of control. Music by Rodion Shchedrin and choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.

In this episode of Music Voyager, we explore the impact of music from the Bahamas on popular music around the world. Musician Fred Ferguson gives us a tour of downtown Nassau ...

In this episode of Music Voyager, we explore the impact of music from the Bahamas on popular music around the world. Musician Fred Ferguson gives us a tour of downtown Nassau while describing the enduring impact of Bahamian folk music and icons such as Joseph Spence on the world's sound. Did you know, for example, that the Beach Boy's 'Sloop John B' is a Bahamian folk song and that the Grateful Dead always ended their set with a song from the Bahamas? We discover the important role the Bahamas played during the Calypso era from the 1940s to the 1960s, as well as its essential role in the history of funk, soul and disco. We then meet up with the Baha Men, whose song 'Who Let The Dogs Out' was a worldwide smash. Finally, we meet up for an impromptu dance party in front of a conch stand with D-Mac, our pick for the next big international star to come out of the Bahamas.

Filmed over eight years by award-winning director Bobbi Jo Hart, we follow the dramatic coming of age story of classical phenomenon Marika Bournaki from age 12 to 20. Hart's ...

Filmed over eight years by award-winning director Bobbi Jo Hart, we follow the dramatic coming of age story of classical phenomenon Marika Bournaki from age 12 to 20. Hart's film amounts to a front row seat in the unfolding of a life and the forming of a personality. Shot in verite style in concert halls, hotels and airports around the world and featuring stunning piano performances - the film turns Bournaki's life into a visual narrative, revealing both the rewards and costs of a life dedicated to music excellence.

Our journey to the Bahamas begins in Nassau, the capital city, during the annual Junkanoo celebrations that take place between Boxing Day and New Year's Day. During this ...

Our journey to the Bahamas begins in Nassau, the capital city, during the annual Junkanoo celebrations that take place between Boxing Day and New Year's Day. During this period the city explodes with vibrant color and celebratory music, as revelers dressed in elaborate costumes parade down the streets dancing to the African-rooted rhythms of Bahamian music. The energy is infectious and we find ourselves wanting to learn more about the roots of Junkanoo and what it tells us about the history and people of the Bahamas. We visit the Junkanoo Museum, try on a traditional costume, and even join in a rehearsal, trading licks with the Colours marching band. Our exploration of Junkanoo takes us into the mysteries of the past, yet also demonstrates how the people of today's Bahamas are working to keep their own unique traditions going strong far into the future.

This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, we travel to Cat Island in search of the ...

This archipelago of beautiful tropical islands has long appealed to musical explorers in search of sonic treasures. In this episode, we travel to Cat Island in search of the roots of rake and scrape, the local music style Bahamians call their own. After a beachside performance by traditionalists Bo Hog and the Rooters we head to Grand Bahama in search of Stileet, a new generation rake and scrape singer who is bringing urban attitude to the style. Then we explore the roots of spiritual music in the Bahamas with a fireside performance by multigenerational acapella group The Region Bells. From there, Shabak, the most popular contemporary gospel group in The Bahamas, gives us an uplifting performance in a beautiful 17th-century cathedral. Along the way we learn how to carve up a conch, attempt to fish for our supper, and sample the intoxicating drink known as the Gully Wash.

The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favourite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammys and was the recipient of 17 gold records, yet he is relatively unknown ...

The Beatles said that Harry Nilsson was their favourite American musician. Nilsson won two Grammys and was the recipient of 17 gold records, yet he is relatively unknown today. Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody's Talkin' About Him)?, a wildly entertaining, star-studded documentary, tells the story of one of the most talented singer-songwriters in pop music history. His hits include the Grammy-winning Everybody's Talkin and Without You as well as Coconut and One (Is The Loneliest Number). The film reveals how his personal life was as complex and contradictory as his music, from his spirited relationship with John Lennon to his close bond with Ringo Starr. Director John Scheinfeld paints a detailed and revelatory portrait of an extraordinary artist featuring over 50 Nilsson recordings, as well as rare or never-before-seen film clips, home movies, photos from the Nilsson family album and interviews from those who knew him well. As film critic Leonard Maltin noted, this is a vivid portrait of a gifted man. What a great reminder of his talent.

This week on Art Nation, Fenella Kernebone looks at the Ron Mueck exhibition, one of the NGV's highlights for 2010; the story of John Little, a 69-year-old with Alzheimer's ...

This week on Art Nation, Fenella Kernebone looks at the Ron Mueck exhibition, one of the NGV's highlights for 2010; the story of John Little, a 69-year-old with Alzheimer's and how art helps him with his dementia; and musician Ego Lemos performs in the studio with his remarkable voice and shows the tremendous talent he has to offer Indigenous music in Australia and the world.

Art Nation pays tribute to Margaret Olley, one of Australia's most loved and enduring artists, who passed away in Sydney this week at the age of 88. Art Nation will screen the ...

Art Nation pays tribute to Margaret Olley, one of Australia's most loved and enduring artists, who passed away in Sydney this week at the age of 88. Art Nation will screen the 2002 documentary Miss Olley, in which Margaret and her friend Barry Humphries reflect on her life and career. Together the pair take tea and explore the Aladdin's cave that is her home and studio as she talks candidly about the direct connection between her life and her art.

Once known as one of the biggest ratbags of Australian rock'n'roll, Jimmy Barnes is now regarded as music royalty. But it hasn't been an easy journey. Jimmy's battles with ...

Once known as one of the biggest ratbags of Australian rock'n'roll, Jimmy Barnes is now regarded as music royalty. But it hasn't been an easy journey. Jimmy's battles with drugs and alcohol have taken him to the brink, almost costing him his family and his life. He was saved by an unlikely love affair that has survived against the odds.

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