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Mar 18, 2015, 12:45 ET
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Met Music Director James Levine Leads Wagner's Grand Comedy Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, April 12 at 11 a.m. on PBS

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg ("The Mastersinger of Nuremberg") in its...

Feb 25, 2015, 12:15 ET
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Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Featuring Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee, And Christopher Maltman on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 22 at 12 noon on PBS

 The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia —featuring some of the most instantly recognizable...

Feb 23, 2015, 11:31 ET
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Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, March 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Merriment and Milton are hardly synonymous, but the poet who penned Paradise Lost also inspired George Frideric Handel's L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed...

Jan 06, 2015, 10:00 ET
"American Masters," THIRTEEN's award-winning biography series, explores the lives and creative journeys of America's most enduring artistic and cultural giants. With insight and originality, the series illuminates the extraordinary mosaic of our nation's landscape, heritage and traditions. Watch full episodes and more at http://pbs.org/americanmasters.

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Launches 29th Season with its First Profile of a Magician

 For the first time, THIRTEEN's American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:21 ET
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THIRTEEN's Shakespeare Uncovered Returns with Six New Films Telling the Stories Behind Shakespeare's Greatest Plays, Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the...

Aug 14, 2014, 14:31 ET
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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!, Swings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! -- featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances...

Jul 29, 2014, 10:32 ET
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THIRTEEN's Emmy-winning Math Series CYBERCHASE Receives Multi-Year Sponsorship from Ernst & Young LLP

 Public media provider THIRTEEN, the flagship public television station of the New York tri-state area, is announcing that Ernst...

Jul 07, 2014, 10:00 ET
"American Masters," THIRTEEN's award-winning biography series, explores the lives and creative journeys of America's most enduring artistic and cultural giants. With insight and originality, the series illuminates the extraordinary mosaic of our nation's landscape, heritage and traditions. Watch full episodes and more at http://pbs.org/americanmasters. (PRNewsFoto/WNET)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Series Co-Produces New Documentary about "Migrant Mother" Photographer Dorothea Lange by Her Granddaughter, Award-Winning Cinematographer Dyanna Taylor

Her celebrated photograph "Migrant Mother" is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world, a haunting portrait that came to...

Jun 23, 2014, 13:00 ET
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Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, August 1 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 In commemoration of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a stirring...

Mar 05, 2014, 11:38 ET
Feb 24, 2014, 14:49 ET
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Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs: The Dukes of September Raise the Roof on THIRTEEN's Great Performances in March on PBS

Rock & roll royalty Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs join forces as their own new supergroup...

Feb 20, 2014, 09:00 ET

Israel: The Royal Tour, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg, Premieres on Public Television Thursday, March 6, 2014 (check local listings)

 A historic television event is coming to public television stations next month with the premiere of Israel: The Royal Tour. The one-hour...

Jan 30, 2014, 11:49 ET
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Shostakovich's Dark Comedy The Nose Featuring Tony Winner Paulo Szot on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, February 23 at 12 noon on PBS

Pavel Smelkov conducts the first Met revival of Kentridge's acclaimed 2010 staging William Kentridge's dazzlingly innovative production of...

Jan 07, 2014, 13:12 ET

National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, February 14 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Benedict Cumberbatch, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Penelope Wilton and many more The...

Dec 09, 2013, 10:00 ET
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Sting: The Last Ship Premieres on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, February 21 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

Features the world-renowned artist performing songs from his new album and Broadway-bound musical recorded live at The Public Theater in New York...

Dec 05, 2013, 12:25 ET
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Julie Andrews Returns as Host of From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014, This Year Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, On THIRTEEN's Great Performances Wednesday, January 1 at 2:30 and 8 p.m. ET on PBS

The Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Ballet return for the beloved annual tradition against the joyful backdrop of the scenic city...

Oct 15, 2013, 11:16 ET
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The "Greatest Star" Returns Home in Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn on Great Performances Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9 p.m. as Part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival

The legendary singer is joined by Chris Botti, Il Volo, and son Jason Gould for two hours of hits, including nine songs she has never performed on...

Jul 30, 2013, 11:13 ET
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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013, Led by Lorin Maazel, Premieres on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS

The works of Wagner and Verdi are featured in the beloved concert from Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace Gardens Distinguished conductor Lorin Maazel...

Jul 29, 2013, 09:37 ET
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David Daniels and Natalie Dessay Star as Caesar and Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, September 1 on PBS

Harry Bicket conducts a cast that also includes Alice Coote as Sesto, Patricia Bardon as Cornelia, and Christophe Dumaux as Tolomeo NEW YORK, July...

Jul 24, 2013, 09:52 ET
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Zandonai's Masterpiece Francesca da Rimini In Its First Met Revival in 27 Years on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 18 at 12 noon on PBS

Eva-Maria Westbroek and Marcello Giordani star in the classic tale of doomed love, based on an episode from Dante's Inferno Riccardo...