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Great Performances

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues.

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Sun., August 28, 2016
7:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration  

Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."

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Sun., August 28, 2016
7:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration  

Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."

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Mon., August 29, 2016
2:30 pm
(120 minutes)

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration  

Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."

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Mon., August 29, 2016
2:30 pm
(120 minutes)

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration  

Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."

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Tue., August 30, 2016
9:30 pm
(120 minutes)

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration  

Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."

WETA TV 26 Logo

Tue., August 30, 2016
9:30 pm
(120 minutes)

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration  

Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."

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Fri., September 2, 2016
10:00 am
(120 minutes)

Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration  

Joan Baez celebrates her 75th birthday with help from David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Paul Simon, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern and Richard Thompson in this concert from New York's Beacon Theater. Included: "Blackbird"; "She Moved Through the Fair"; "Catch the Wind"; "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"; "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"; "Before the Deluge"; "Diamonds & Rust"; "The Boxer"; and "Forever Young."

Full Episodes

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Bryan Adams in Concert: Full Episode

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do

A legend's career retrospective, with new interviews, performance footage, and more.

Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

Dudamel Conducts LA Phil in John Williams Celebration - Full

Composer John Williams is paid tribute at the LA Phil's gala opening night concert.

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines star in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Clips

Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

Manon Lescaut: "Donna non vidi mai" (Alagna)

Roberto Alagna sings an excerpt from des Grieux's aria.

Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

Manon Lescaut: "Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia"

Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna perform an excerpt from the Act II duet.

Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

Manon Lescaut: "Ahi! mia beltà funesta" (Opolais)

Kristine Opolais sings an excerpt from Manon's aria from Act IV

In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

In Memoriam: Remembering Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel discusses the central importance of music in Jewish life.

Previews

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses - Preview

he Wars of the Roses will continue the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations.

Great Performances at the Met: Roberto Devereux

Great Performances at the Met: Roberto Devereux

Experience the final opera of Donizetti’s Tudor trilogy.