Archive for May, 2015

FRANK SINATRA: THE VOICE OF OUR TIME

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
May
22

Hosted by singer Mel Torme, FRANK SINATRA: THE VOICE OF OUR TIME chronicles the career of the legendary singer, focusing on his rise to fame in the music world, his acting career, and his involvement in politics and fundraising. The program integrates archival television and film clips with interviews from lyricist Sammy Cahn, singer/television personality Dinah Shore, film critic Leonard Maltin, and music critic John Rockwell. Performance clips include “It Was A Very Good Year,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Stardust,” “Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “I’ve Got The World On A String,” “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” “Come Fly With Me,” “One For My Baby” and many more. FRANK SINATRA: THE VOICE OF OUR TIME airs on Thursday, June 4, 8:30 PM on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.

SALUTE TO THE TROOPS: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Monday, May 11th, 2015
May
11

President and Mrs. Obama host a PBS music special from the White House, with an all-star tribute to the men and women who serve the United States. Performances by Mary J. Blige, Common, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson, Romeo Santos, and active duty military members U.S. Army Sgt. Christiana R. Ball, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith and Capt. John Ed Auer. There also will be a performance by Daughtry via satellite of their USO concert at Yokota Air Base in Japan, as well as a live-viewing audience of troops from the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. SALUTE TO THE TROOPS: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE airs on Friday, May 22, 9 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.