VH1 What to Watch Coming Up on VH1 April 6 -April 12, 2001

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from VH1

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark your calendars!  Below are the
 music series, specials and premieres you won't want to miss on VH1
 April 6 - April 12, 2001.
 
               "VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin"
                 Adds Marc Anthony, Kid Rock and Nelly Furtado
                           As Performers to Lineup of
                  Fourth Annual Star-Studded "Divas" Concert,
          Airing Live, Tuesday, April 10 At 9:00 P.M. (ET/PT), on VH1
 
           Presenters Include Backstreet Boys A.J., Howie And Kevin,
       Sigourney Weaver, Renee Zellweger, Angie Harmon, Pamela Anderson,
                  Billy Dee Williams and "The Sopranos" Stars
          Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Drea DeMateo and Aida Turturro,
                        Joining Superstar Janet Jackson
 
          Marc Anthony, Kid Rock and Nelly Furtado Join Mary J. Blige,
                    Jill Scott and Celia Cruz As Performers
                   When Original "Diva" Aretha Returns to VH1
                         For Glittering Superstar Event
 
     Music stars Marc Anthony, Kid Rock and acclaimed newcomer Nelly Furtado
 will join previously announced performers Mary J. Blige, Salsa legend Celia
 Cruz and hot Grammy-nominated rising star Jill Scott when "VH1 Divas Live: The
 One and Only Aretha Franklin," the fourth annual star-studded "VH1 Divas"
 concert, airs live on Tuesday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).  Marc Anthony
 and Kid Rock will each sing a duet with Ms. Franklin.  The Backstreet Boys'
 A.J., Howie and Kevin, big-screen stars Sigourney Weaver and Renee Zellweger,
 Angie Harmon of "Law & Order," star of TV's "VIP" Pamela Anderson, suave
 Hollywood leading man Billy Dee Williams and "The Sopranos" stars Edie Falco,
 Lorraine Bracco, Drea DeMateo and Aida Turturro will join superstar singer
 Janet Jackson as presenters for the event.
 
     On Friday, April 6
     Rock Show
     This weeks show covers the following videos: Anthrax's "Black Lodge," Ozzy
 Osbourne's "Crazy Train," The Cult's "Love Removal Machine," Scorpions' "Big
 City Nights," 3 Doors Down's "Loser," Rush's "Tom Sawyer," Tesla's "Little
 Suzie."  (Premieres from 12-1a)
 
 
     On Saturday, April 7
     Behind The Movie:  Bridget Jones' Diary
     In this installment of Behind the Movie, VH1 prepares itself for a
 half-hour of fun with the highly animated, extremely "English" stars of
 Bridget Jones's Diary. Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and director Sharon McGuire
 tease Rene Zellweger about her English accent, and the entire group talks
 about the strong musical soundtrack that that supports their new movie ...
 appropriately named after the best-selling book of the same name.  From the
 new Shelby Lynn "Killin' Kind" video to two Sheryl Crow classics to
 never-before-seen movie scenes bolstered by Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" and
 a Geri Halliwell rendition of "It's Raining Men," this is a Behind the Movie
 that can't be missed.  (Premieres from 11:30a-12p)
 
     On Sunday, April 8
     Behind The Music:  Salt 'n' Pepa
     In the late 80's, Salt 'n' Pepa was on the cutting edge of a cultural and
 feminist revolution.  They were among the first female rappers to have hits in
 hip-hop and on the pop charts.  With their big hair, polka-dot clothes and
 pop-tinged raps, Cheryl "Salt" James, Sandy "Pepa" Denton and De De
 "Spinderalla" Roper brought a new look, sound and aesthetic to the mainstream.
 However, as they revolutionized the lives of teenagers across the country with
 sexy ("Push It") and empowering ("Independent") tunes, they were ultimately a
 band in search of themselves, in search of the strong and independent women
 they portrayed in their music.  (Premieres from 9-10p)
 
     Bands On The Run
     The stakes are high -- $100,000 in new equipment from Guitar Center, a
 music video to be aired on VH1, $50,000 cash, and a showcase for A&R
 executives -- as the competition begins.  VH1 has booked the first of 15 shows
 over eight weeks for the bands, and in Chicago, the first stop, Flickerstick,
 Soulcracker and Harlow are joined by the fourth group, Josh Dodes Band, direct
 from NYC.  Part I of the episode airs on Sunday, April 8, at 10:00 pm,
 (ET/PT).  (Premieres from 10-11p)
 
     On Tuesday, April 10
     VH1 Divas Live: The One And Only Aretha Franklin
     This years show will bring together some of the biggest male and female
 artists in music history for one unforgettable night, while spotlighting
 living legend "Lady Soul" onstage at New York City's legendary Radio City
 Music Hall.  Music superstar Janet Jackson will be a special guest, and Marc
 Anthony, Kid Rock and Nelly Furtado join Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Celia
 Cruz as performers.  Additional special guests and performers will be
 announced as they are confirmed.  (Premieres from 9-11p)
 
     On Thursday, April 12
     VH1 All Access: On The Road
     Takes a behind the scenes look at life on the road with some of music's
 biggest names.  From Christina Aguilera to Kid Rock to Tina Turner -- life on
 the road can be exhilarating, exhausting, exciting, and sometimes trying.
 Looks at all the elements that must come together to produce a tour from the
 set lists, riders, catering menu, backstage passes, transportation from city
 to city to staying in shape physically and mentally.  Features an up-close and
 personal look into not only the touring lives of our favorite artists but also
 the fans and the crews who make it all come together.  (Premieres from 10-11p)
 
     VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials,
 live events and acquisition-based programming that keeps viewers in touch with
 the music they love.  VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of
 Viacom Inc.  MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming
 services MTV: Music Television, M2: Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at
 Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of 10
 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks
 also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby
 its programming can be seen worldwide.
 
 

SOURCE VH1
    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark your calendars!  Below are the
 music series, specials and premieres you won't want to miss on VH1
 April 6 - April 12, 2001.
 
               "VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin"
                 Adds Marc Anthony, Kid Rock and Nelly Furtado
                           As Performers to Lineup of
                  Fourth Annual Star-Studded "Divas" Concert,
          Airing Live, Tuesday, April 10 At 9:00 P.M. (ET/PT), on VH1
 
           Presenters Include Backstreet Boys A.J., Howie And Kevin,
       Sigourney Weaver, Renee Zellweger, Angie Harmon, Pamela Anderson,
                  Billy Dee Williams and "The Sopranos" Stars
          Edie Falco, Lorraine Bracco, Drea DeMateo and Aida Turturro,
                        Joining Superstar Janet Jackson
 
          Marc Anthony, Kid Rock and Nelly Furtado Join Mary J. Blige,
                    Jill Scott and Celia Cruz As Performers
                   When Original "Diva" Aretha Returns to VH1
                         For Glittering Superstar Event
 
     Music stars Marc Anthony, Kid Rock and acclaimed newcomer Nelly Furtado
 will join previously announced performers Mary J. Blige, Salsa legend Celia
 Cruz and hot Grammy-nominated rising star Jill Scott when "VH1 Divas Live: The
 One and Only Aretha Franklin," the fourth annual star-studded "VH1 Divas"
 concert, airs live on Tuesday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).  Marc Anthony
 and Kid Rock will each sing a duet with Ms. Franklin.  The Backstreet Boys'
 A.J., Howie and Kevin, big-screen stars Sigourney Weaver and Renee Zellweger,
 Angie Harmon of "Law & Order," star of TV's "VIP" Pamela Anderson, suave
 Hollywood leading man Billy Dee Williams and "The Sopranos" stars Edie Falco,
 Lorraine Bracco, Drea DeMateo and Aida Turturro will join superstar singer
 Janet Jackson as presenters for the event.
 
     On Friday, April 6
     Rock Show
     This weeks show covers the following videos: Anthrax's "Black Lodge," Ozzy
 Osbourne's "Crazy Train," The Cult's "Love Removal Machine," Scorpions' "Big
 City Nights," 3 Doors Down's "Loser," Rush's "Tom Sawyer," Tesla's "Little
 Suzie."  (Premieres from 12-1a)
 
 
     On Saturday, April 7
     Behind The Movie:  Bridget Jones' Diary
     In this installment of Behind the Movie, VH1 prepares itself for a
 half-hour of fun with the highly animated, extremely "English" stars of
 Bridget Jones's Diary. Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and director Sharon McGuire
 tease Rene Zellweger about her English accent, and the entire group talks
 about the strong musical soundtrack that that supports their new movie ...
 appropriately named after the best-selling book of the same name.  From the
 new Shelby Lynn "Killin' Kind" video to two Sheryl Crow classics to
 never-before-seen movie scenes bolstered by Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" and
 a Geri Halliwell rendition of "It's Raining Men," this is a Behind the Movie
 that can't be missed.  (Premieres from 11:30a-12p)
 
     On Sunday, April 8
     Behind The Music:  Salt 'n' Pepa
     In the late 80's, Salt 'n' Pepa was on the cutting edge of a cultural and
 feminist revolution.  They were among the first female rappers to have hits in
 hip-hop and on the pop charts.  With their big hair, polka-dot clothes and
 pop-tinged raps, Cheryl "Salt" James, Sandy "Pepa" Denton and De De
 "Spinderalla" Roper brought a new look, sound and aesthetic to the mainstream.
 However, as they revolutionized the lives of teenagers across the country with
 sexy ("Push It") and empowering ("Independent") tunes, they were ultimately a
 band in search of themselves, in search of the strong and independent women
 they portrayed in their music.  (Premieres from 9-10p)
 
     Bands On The Run
     The stakes are high -- $100,000 in new equipment from Guitar Center, a
 music video to be aired on VH1, $50,000 cash, and a showcase for A&R
 executives -- as the competition begins.  VH1 has booked the first of 15 shows
 over eight weeks for the bands, and in Chicago, the first stop, Flickerstick,
 Soulcracker and Harlow are joined by the fourth group, Josh Dodes Band, direct
 from NYC.  Part I of the episode airs on Sunday, April 8, at 10:00 pm,
 (ET/PT).  (Premieres from 10-11p)
 
     On Tuesday, April 10
     VH1 Divas Live: The One And Only Aretha Franklin
     This years show will bring together some of the biggest male and female
 artists in music history for one unforgettable night, while spotlighting
 living legend "Lady Soul" onstage at New York City's legendary Radio City
 Music Hall.  Music superstar Janet Jackson will be a special guest, and Marc
 Anthony, Kid Rock and Nelly Furtado join Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Celia
 Cruz as performers.  Additional special guests and performers will be
 announced as they are confirmed.  (Premieres from 9-11p)
 
     On Thursday, April 12
     VH1 All Access: On The Road
     Takes a behind the scenes look at life on the road with some of music's
 biggest names.  From Christina Aguilera to Kid Rock to Tina Turner -- life on
 the road can be exhilarating, exhausting, exciting, and sometimes trying.
 Looks at all the elements that must come together to produce a tour from the
 set lists, riders, catering menu, backstage passes, transportation from city
 to city to staying in shape physically and mentally.  Features an up-close and
 personal look into not only the touring lives of our favorite artists but also
 the fans and the crews who make it all come together.  (Premieres from 10-11p)
 
     VH1 produces and programs a wide variety of music-based series, specials,
 live events and acquisition-based programming that keeps viewers in touch with
 the music they love.  VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of
 Viacom Inc.  MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming
 services MTV: Music Television, M2: Music Television, Nickelodeon/Nick at
 Nite, TV Land and VH1 as well as The Suite from MTV Networks, a package of 10
 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks
 also has joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby
 its programming can be seen worldwide.
 
 SOURCE  VH1