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AMERICAN MASTERS
Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun

 

Tanaquil Le Clercq, known to all as “Tanny,” was the inspiration and then the wife of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of dance, George Balanchine; she also sparked the creative imagination of Jerome Robbins. In 1954, at the height of her fame, she was paralyzed by polio. The film finds a tone to match Le Clercq’s exquisite dancing and long, lovely physique, well represented in photos, home movies and kinescopes. In addition to being a rich and compelling story of a dancer who can no longer dance and a muse who can no longer inspire, Buirski’s film is also a vivid portrayal of a world and a time gone by. In addition to the breathtaking photos and archival footage, “Afternoon of a Faun” also features interviews with those who knew her, including Jacques D’Amboise and Arthur Mitchell.

 

LATIN MUSIC USA
The Chicano Wave/Divas and Superstars

 

The Chicano Wave
Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage.

 

Divas and Superstars
Explore the Latin Pop explosion of the turn of the century and the success of artists like Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan and Shakira in the English-language market. As studios concentrate on star-driven Pop, Latino youth gravitate toward urban fusions – Spanish language rap, reggaeton, as well as rock en Español.

 

Cyber-Seniors

 

Follow a group of senior citizens who take their first steps into cyber-space under the tutelage of teenage mentors. Their digital exploration reaches a new level in a spirited YouTube competition that reveals hidden talents and competitive spirits.

 

Words, Earth & Aloha:
The Source of Hawaiian Music (1995)

 

Featuring some of Hawai‘i’s most respected cultural resources and talented performers, this documentary pays tribute to composers who flourished between the 1870s and the 1920s. The film looks closely at Hawaiian lyrics and the places that inspired them, and charts the evolution of Hawaiian music with the introduction of imported musical forms.

 







THE MIND OF A CHEF
Instinct and Discipline

 

It took a move to Los Angeles, starting a family and a rough restaurant review for Ludo to figure out what he really wanted to do. Examine the ties between artists and their education, and how childlike wonder can, in fact, translate into a career.

 

The Art of the Love Song with the Annie Moses Band

Favorite Love Songs

 

Filmed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee, the Annie Moses Band presents renditions of some of the greatest love songs ever written. Songs performed include “Evergreen,” “And I Love Her,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Nature Boy” and “Let’s Stay Together.”

 

will.i.am –
Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great Performances Special

 

Join will.i.am at London’s Royal Albert Hall as he reunites with the Black Eyed Peas for the first time on stage in more than a decade. The fun-filled event captures the Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, writer and producer in his “second” hometown.

 

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