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Posted 03 Mar 2023
Tickets available for Bonamassa in Fayetteville, Little Rock
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS offers viewers more great music with a series of concert specials this March, as well as an opportunity to see Joe Bonamassa live in Fayetteville Nov.1 or Little Rock Nov. 3.
The music kicks off Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m. with “Joe Bonamassa: Tales of Time.” This live performance of Bonamassa’s latest studio album, “Time Clocks” – a sprawling and expansive musical undertaking – was filmed in August 2022 at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater. The concert will also air Saturday, March 4, at 9 p.m. During the broadcast, tickets will be available to see Bonamassa at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville on Nov. 1 or Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock Nov. 3. More information is available at myarpbs.org/boxoffice.
Then at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, will be “John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High.” Viewers can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic title track from Denver’s 1972 album with a 1974 concert filmed at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. The concert features Denver in his prime performing at this stunning outdoor venue.
“John Sebastian's Folk Rewind (My Music Presents)” will air Thursday, March 2, at 10 p.m. John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful hosts this special featuring the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic ’50s and ’60s folk era, with historic footage and new performances.
Elvis takes the stage Friday, March 3, beginning at 8 p.m. with “Elvis Presley: '68 Comeback Special.” Taped in Burbank, California, this television special – his first – was a brilliant milestone for Elvis and saved his career. “The Seven Ages of Elvis” will follow at 9:30 p.m. Director David Upshal's acclaimed film delves deeply into the life and world of Elvis, revealing the true evolution of modern pop music. The film also explores why Elvis became an even bigger phenomenon after his death, worth more annually than John Lennon, Frank Sinatra and David Bowie combined. By dividing his life into seven distinct phases, the film marries his achievements to his times and their historical context.
On Sunday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. will be “John Williams: The Berlin Concert.” In October 2021, Hollywood legend John Williams made his conducting debut with the internationally renowned Berliner Philharmoniker. After opening with the “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” Williams and the Berlin players performed a wide-ranging selection of music from some of his best-known film scores.
“'70's Soul Superstars (My Music)” will air Sunday, March 5, at 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7, at 9 p.m. Patti LaBelle hosts this all-star lineup of Motown, rhythm and blues, soul and disco artists including the Commodores, Sister Sledge and Heatwave.
Wrapping up the music specials will be “Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop (My Music Presents)” Wednesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. Taped in Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal and hosted by Mary Lou Metzger, Phyllis McGuire and Pat Boone, this special features a cavalcade of 1950s pop music recording legends, reuniting and performing their biggest hits.
During the broadcast, viewers will learn how to gain access to additional music series through Arkansas PBS Passport. The best value in on-demand streaming, Arkansas PBS Passport is a member benefit for donations as little as $5 a month, or $60 annually.
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