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WHYY-TV 12 has performances and musical documentaries this month for everyone! Catch exciting programs featuring Barbra Streisand, Carole King and James Taylor, Celtic Thunder, Jonny Mathis, and more. From rock to soul, folk to pop and gospel, we’ve got your ticket to great entertainment this month.

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‘70s Soul Superstars

Saturday, 3.2.24 | 10 PM

Join a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of legends — all original performers singing their greatest jammin’ hits. Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including the Commodores, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, Earl Young’s Trammps, the Emotions and the Manhattans.

All New Rock, Pop and Doo Wop (My Music)

Saturday, 2.24.24 | 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 3.5.24 | 7:30 PM

All New Rock, Pop and Doo Wop features full-length performances from legends Johnny Maestro, The Duprees, Jay Back, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Ronnie Spector, Frankie Valli, Jerry Butler and many more artists from the 50s and 60s.

American Pop Flashback! Great Hits of the ’60s and ’70s

Sunday, 2.25.24 | 6 PM
Friday, 3.1.24 | 10 PM

Celebrate the feel-good songs of the ’60s and ’70s with a dazzling cavalcade of stars including Glen Campbell, The Osmond Brothers, Lesley Gore, Bill Medley, Crystal Gayle, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Tony Orlando and more music icons performing their signature hits in contemporary concert performances. Join host Micky Dolenz, from The Monkees as he salutes the groundbreaking musicians, teen idols, TV stars and vocal greats from rock, pop and country whose hits made us sing along, tap our feet, shed a tear, fall in love and remember the great memory-filled times of our lives.

Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn

Friday, 3.1.24 | 11:30 PM
Sunday, 3.3.24 | 8 PM

For two magical nights in October 2012, hometown legend Barbra Streisand made a triumphant return to her roots and the borough where it all started. These shows marked the Academy Award-winning actress, singer, director and philanthropist’s first public performances in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Back To Brooklyn includes nine songs that Barbra had never performed on stage.

Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

Wednesday, 2.28.24 | 10:30 PM

The Bee Gees are celebrated in this documentary on their long and illustrious career. With hits like “Massachusetts,” “Words,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Jive Talkin,’” “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” and “You Win Again,” the Bee Gees award-winning career spanned five decades. The story is told in their own words by brothers Barry and Robin Gibb and follows their career from modest beginnings to unrivaled worldwide success in the 1970s to the tragedy of losing brothers Maurice and Andy. The film includes archival interview footage of Maurice, an exclusive interview with music impresario Robert Stigwood, videos, TV appearances and live performances.

Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name

Sunday, 2.25.24 | 11 PM
Saturday, 3.2.24 | 8 PM
Monday, 3.4.24 | 11 PM

Beautifully told and crafted, this documentary from filmmaker Frank Marshall features live performances of the songwriting partnership between multi-Grammy Award-winning artists Carole King and James Taylor. It explores music history in the making through the stories of both performers, their early partnerships of writing and performing together and their hugely successful solo careers. The film features specially shot performances at the SNHU Arena New Hampshire, early archival footage, and film from the Troubadour reunion shows in 2007.

Celtic Thunder: Odyssey

Monday, 2.26.24 | 9 PM

A captivating musical journey filmed in an Irish manor estate. Vibrant harmonies and fresh interpretations bring depth to diverse tracks like “One More Day” and “The Parting Glass.” With insightful conversations and Celtic Thunder’s prowess, it’s a must-see blend of music, storytelling and Irish Culture.

Freddie Mercury: The Tribute Concert

Thursday, 2.29.24 | 7:30 PM

On April 20th 1992, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon – the surviving members of Queen – took the stage of London’s legendary Wembley Stadium to announce the start of one of the biggest events in rock history: a tribute to the incomparable Freddie Mercury with a glittering array of guest vocalists and players, featuring Elton John, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, David Bowie, George Michael and many more. The atmosphere of emotion, mixed joy and sadness, shared by the stadium audience, worldwide television viewers, and performers alike, was an experience that will never be forgotten. The aim of the concert was not to celebrate Freddie’s life and work, but also to increase public awareness of the awful disease which prematurely ended his life.

Gospel

Saturday, 2.24.24 | 3 PM (Episodes 1 & 2)
Saturday, 2.24.24 | 6 PM (Episodes 3 & 4)
Tuesday, 2.27.24 | 9 PM (Episodes 1 & 2)

From the blues to hip hop, African Americans have been the driving force of sonic innovation for over a century. Musical styles come and go, but there’s one sound that has been a constant source of strength, courage, and wisdom from the pulpit to the choir lofts on any given Sunday. Gospel digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality through sermon and song. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. speaks with dozens of clergymen, singers, and scholars about their connection to the music that has transcended its origins and now spreads “the good word” all around the world.

WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise

Saturday, 2.24.24 | 8:30 PM
Tuesday, 2.27.24 | 11:30 PM

Gospel soloists, ensembles and choirs compete in the WHYY Lifting Voices in Praise competition. This uplifting contest was created to showcase local community talent and to bring together musicians from across southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

Gregorian: Pure Chants in Concert

Sunday, 2.25.24 | 7:30 PM

A stunning blend of traditional chants and contemporary music compiled from the best of Gregorian concerts. This high-quality production features spectacular lighting and sound and music – as history proves – that does not go out of style.

Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful!

Saturday, 3.2.24 | 6:30 PM

When Johnny Mathis celebrated his 50th anniversary in the music business in 2006, he gathered 2,000 of his closest friends at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City and regaled them with an amazing concert replete with his standards and unforgettable hits.

This Land is Your Land

Sunday, 3.3.24 | 10 PM

Take a rousing musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee house hipsters to clubs in Greenwich Village. Hosted by Tom and Dick Smothers and Judy Collins, this landmark special – which influenced the film A Mighty Wind - features an emotional reunion of beloved folk performers of the 1960s in concert. Among the icons performing are The Kingston Trio, Barry McGuire, The Brothers Four, Glenn Yarbrough and The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn singing songs of hope, change and protest that remain relevant today.

Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia – Live in Concert

Thursday, 2.29.24 | 9:30 PM

People Get Ready … for a special musical celebration! This performance features soul and R&B superstars The O Jays, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Russell Thompkins and the New Stylistics, Jerry Butler, The Soul Survivors and more, along with the 28-piece TSOP Orchestra and some of the best-known songs of our time.

Roy Orbison Forever

Sunday, 3.3.24 | 4PM

A celebration of the effortlessly cool, five-time Grammy-winning Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. The program charts Orbison’s career and close relationships with other musicians through interviews and archive performances, some of them never before seen in America. From the sell-out international tour with The Beatles through his collaboration with George Harrison and The Traveling Wilburys, Orbison’s captivating legacy endures. Featured interviews include Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Bono, Gerry Marsden, Jeff Lynne and Olivia Harrison as well as Barbara Orbison.

Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers Jazz a Vienne

Monday, 2.26.24 | 11:30 PM

Immerse yourself in the concert by Chic and Nile Rodgers at the 2013 Jazz a Vienne music festival taking place in France, as they perform a selection of famous songs by Diana Ross and Sister Sledge, including a few of their own hits such as “Everybody Dance,” “Le Freak” and “Good Times.”

Exploring Ireland with Michael

Monday, 2.26.24 | 10:30 PM

Journey along with internationally acclaimed Irish singer Michael Londra for a behind-the-scenes look that uncovers the hidden treasures and majestic beauty of Ireland. The program showcases breathtaking video footage of the Emerald Isle, fascinating travel destinations, exciting cultural experiences, and key musical performances from popular Irish artists and rising Celtic stars.

Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA

Saturday, 2.24.24 | 11:30 PM

Gregg Allman was one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and awarded icons in rock and roll history. As a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted, natural interpreter of the blues; his soulful and distinctive voice was one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. In this 2014 concert where, with the help of his 8-piece band and special guest Devon Allman, he delivers ferociously high-energy and emotive performances. Captured at the venerable Grand Opera House in the town where the Allmans got their start, Gregg performs 16 fan favorites. Exclusive interview footage features Gregg reflecting on Allman Brothers history.

Steve & Eydie: Memories of My Mom and Dad (My Music)

Saturday, 3.2.24 | 3:30 PM

For over six decades, the musical duo of Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme has brought back warm and nostalgic memories from the early days of ‘50s Rock and Roll, ‘60s Pop, Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and The American Songbook. Amazingly, there has never been a tv show celebrating their long illustrious careers as individuals and singing together – that is, until now, exclusively for public television.

The Maestro & The European Pop Orchestra: Love & Peace Concert

Saturday, 3.2.24 | 2 PM

This contemporary pop orchestra is led by orchestra leader, violin soloist and composer Guido Dieteren. Together with his wife, soprano Wendy Kokkelkoren, Guido, and his orchestra prove that pop and classical music blend harmoniously. The pop-meets-classic music style guarantees an experience full of romance, emotion, passion and energy. Well-known melodies are redesigned and complemented by many self-composed works by Guido. The European Pop Orchestra is a pop band and a classical orchestra in one. This unique combination allows the vibrant orchestra to play almost any musical genre and bridge the gap between pop and classical.

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