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Sinkholes: Buried Alive

 

In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36-year-old as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole – a growing worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. When carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that attacks the soft rocks, riddling them with holes. Sinkholes can occur gradually when the surface subsides into bowl-shaped depressions or suddenly, when the ground gives way – often catastrophically.

 

Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park

Simon & Garfunkel: The Concert in Central Park

 

Join the iconic duo and the more 500,000 fans who came out for this once-in-a-lifetime 1981 benefit concert for the world’s most famous urban park. The concert features Simon and Garfunkel’s greatest hits, including “Mrs. Robinson,” “The Sounds of Silence,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” and more.

 

60s & 70s Slow Songs

60s & 70s Slow Songs

 

Relive memorable nights of slow dancing and romancing to favorite love songs, featuring unforgettable classics from The 5th Dimension, Dusty Springfield, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and many others.

 


50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary

Peter Yarrow, Noel "Paul" Stookey and Mary Travers

 

Air date: Sat., Oct. 31, 8:00 pm

 

Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades. This program features rare and previously unseen television footage including a BBC program from the early 1960s that embodies many of the trio’s best performances and most popular songs. This is Peter, Paul and Mary at the peak of their artistry, a time when this popular and influential trio dominated the Billboard music charts.

 

From the group’s emergence in Greenwich Village, to the Civil Rights and anti-war era of the 1960s, through the decades of their later advocacy and music, to Mary Travers’ moving memorial, and finally to the present, where their legacy continues to inform and inspire successive generations, this far deeper and more intimate exploration of the trio reveals the impact of their artistry and activism on their generation and the world. Songs include: “Five Hundred Miles,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song),” “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’.”

 

Benise: Strings of Passion

 

From his humble beginnings as a street musician to performing around the world, the American guitarist Benise takes viewers on an international journey of musical genres including salsa, flamenco, tango, waltz, samba and more. Known for his virtuoso “flamenco nouveau” style, Benise presents his Emmy-winning multi-cultural stage show where classic rock anthems are fused with fiery guitar and dance. Included in the lineup are songs from rock icons like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and others.

 

Carole King – James Taylor Live at the Troubadour

 

This concert special stars Carole King and James Taylor, filmed at their 2007 performances celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles’ famed Troubadour nightclub. At that club some 40 years ago, Taylor urged King to emerge as an artist from behind her piano, a seminal moment in the history of these pop singer-songwriter icons. King and Taylor perform 12 songs, including stunning performances of the pair’s most beloved hits such as King’s “So Far Away,” “It’s Too Late,” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow‌” as well as Taylor’s “Carolina in My Mind,” “Sweet Baby James” and “Fire and Rain,” to name just a few.