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Catch iconic performances by Celine Dion, Elvis, Luther Vandross, Billy Joel, John Denver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more. Plus, the best of Black Broadway, Gregorian chant and Irish folk music. There is something for everyone this February and March!
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Celine Dion: Taking Chances World Tour – The Concert
Thursday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Experience the magical moments of Celine Dion’s record-breaking, sold-out 2008-09 world tour, which spanned five continents, 25 countries and 93 cities, drawing over three million fans. Sing along with her greatest hits, from “I Drove All Night” to the stirring, emotional ballad “My Heart Will Go On.”
Black Broadway: A Proud History, a Limitless Future
Tuesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Join an all-star cast performing songs from the hit musicals Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Porgy and Bess and more to celebrate the rich history and evolution of Black roles and voices on Broadway. The cast is led by Stephanie Mills, Norm Lewis, Corbin Bleu, Niki Renee Daniels, Peppermint, Tiffany Mann and Sydney James Harcourt.
Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium
Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Catch Billy Joel’s legendary 1990 concert at Yankee Stadium. The original footage has been meticulously remixed and re-edited, with a never-before-released performance of “Uptown Girl,” along with interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Enjoy “Piano Man,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “New York State of Mind” and more.
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church
Wednesday, March 1, 11:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Trace the legendary guitarist’s journey to the Atlanta International Pop Festival and his unforgettable performance on July 4, 1970, captured in 16mm multi-camera footage. Hendrix drew nearly 500,000 people to his “Electric Church” for a concert that included “Purple Haze,” “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free” and more.
Luther Vandross – Always and Forever: An Evening of Songs at Royal Albert Hall
Thursday, March 2, 9 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Sunday, March 5, 8 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
This exciting concert special captures the legendary Luther Vandross at his most smooth and sensuous, performing his greatest hits and favorite covers. Songs include “Never Too Much,” “Stop to Love,” “Here and Now,” “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” and “Give Me the Reason.”
Elvis Presley: ’68 Comeback Special
Friday, March 3, 10:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Following his massive musical success in the 1950s, Elvis spent much of the ‘60s on his movie career. By 1968, it had been more than seven years since he had appeared on stage. This television special, which was credited with saving his music career, is considered one of the great moments in rock history and a brilliant musical milestone.
Daniel O’Donnell from Castlebar, Ireland
Saturday, March 4, 6:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Beloved Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell returns in a heartwarming concert from Castlebar, Ireland. His sincerity and gentle humor shine as Daniel and his band delight fans with an Irish twist on new and classic pop and rock songs, along with gospel and traditional Irish tunes.
John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High
Sunday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rocky Mountain High with this re-release of John Denver’s 1974 concert performance, filmed at Colorado’s beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater. This special includes classics like “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song” and more.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – The Hits, the History & Dirt Does Dylan
Sunday, March 5, 9:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is cited as a catalyst for the entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music. In September 2022, the band played at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, performing Bob Dylan songs that include “Forever Young,” as well as their groundbreaking album Will the Circle Be Unbroken.
Tommy Emmanuel CGP: Accomplice Live!
Sunday, March 5, 11 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Tuesday, March 7, 9 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Music icon Tommy Emmanuel — sometimes called the world’s greatest living guitarist — hits the stage in an explosion of country, rock, blues and bluegrass. Emmylou Harris, Sierra Hull, Yasmin Williams and Rodney Crowell join him for a mix of originals and classic Beatles songs.
Gregorian: Pure Chants in Concert
Monday, March 6, 9 p.m. | REMIND ME »
Enjoy a stunning blend of traditional chants and hauntingly beautiful contemporary music compiled from the Gregorian concert DVDs. This musical journey features spectacular lighting and sound, showcasing music that — as history proves – does not go out of style.
The Seven Ages of Elvis
Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. | REMIND ME »
The career of Elvis Presley helped define the heights and pitfalls of modern super-celebrity. This acclaimed film delves deeply into his life and formation, following the evolution of modern pop music and exploring why Elvis became an even bigger phenomenon after his death. By dividing his life into seven phases, the film marries his achievements to his times and their historical context.