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Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

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Explore 40 years of the longest-running music show on television: Austin City Limits. You will learn about the show's life on PBS, and see performances from over the years that demonstrate its storied, diverse history. Included are performances by Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Jeff Bridges, The Foo Fighters, and more.

"Wrap it Up" Performed By Bonnie Rait, Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr., and Jimmie Vaughan | Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

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See how See how eclectic musicians come together to collaborate, as Bonnie Raitt, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., and Jimmie Vaughan perform Sam & Dave's classic "Wrap It Up."

Hammons Family

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Learn why the Hammons Family is important in the field of "old time music".

Johnnie Johnson

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Learn why Johnnie Johnson is called a pioneer of rock music.

Lean on Me

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Examine how growing up in West Virginia influenced the lyrics in Bill Withers' music.

Roméo et Juliette | The Metropolitan Opera

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Shakespeare’s Roméo and Juliet is filled with some of the best-known tableaux in literature: a girl on a balcony and a suitor below; a secret wedding of young lovers from rival families; a desperate plan to be together in spite of violence and exile; and a reunion in a dark tomb, where the dying hero and heroine prove that love is stronger than death. To these unforgettably romantic scenes, Charles Gounod’s operatic adaptation Roméo et Juliette adds music that is a thrilling, rapturous, and heartbreaking counterpart to the transcendent poetry of Shakespeare.

Even Performers Get Stage Fright: The Pumpkin King

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Jack Skellington fans rave about the character, and Danny Elfman sings "The Nightmare Before Christmas" for the first time in 18 years. A fan talks about Sally, and how appearances can be deceiving. Ingrid Michaelson sings "Sally's Song."

First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb | Mood Swings: How To Take An Audience From Low to High

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The best shows take audiences on a journey, through highs and lows and ups and downs. The great Norm Lewis performs a medley of two songs that demonstrate the effectiveness of starting small and reflective and then building to something uniting and celebratory. Enjoy the show as he performs "Love and Love Alone" from The Visit and "Life Is" from Zorba.

Singing the Gospel | Music Arts Toolkit

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Two gospel groups with very different styles, the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood, who sing a capella, and the Gospelway Bluegrass Singers, perform “I’ll Fly Away” and “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and discuss the purpose of gospel music and the influence of African-American culture on bluegrass and gospel music.

First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb | Arrangements: New Spins on Hits

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"Cabaret" and "New York, New York" are two of the most recognized songs - not only in musical theater, but also in the world of music in general. So, when you're presenting some of the most well-known songs in the world, how do you keep audiences surprised and engaged? One way is to create new arrangements that present the songs in a new light, which not only surprise the audience but also allow them to discover the words and music in new ways. Enjoy the show as Matthew Scott performs "Cabaret" from Cabaret and Kate Baldwin performs "New York, New York" from New York, New York.

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