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  • Oct 2 9:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: Becoming Mozart
    Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo's Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20.
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  • Oct 3 7:00 pm
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    The Sound of Music
    Enjoy the 2015 live U.K. broadcast version of the beloved musical, starring Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelly (Mr. Selfridge) as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess. Cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages, the production offers a more naturalistic interpretation of this American musical theater classic. Features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best loved hits: “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and more.
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  • Oct 4 3:30 pm
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    The Sound of Music
    Enjoy the 2015 live U.K. broadcast version of the beloved musical, starring Kara Tointon as Maria, Julian Ovenden (Downton Abbey) as Captain von Trapp, Katherine Kelly (Mr. Selfridge) as Baroness Schraeder, Alexander Armstrong as Max, and Maria Friedman as the Mother Abbess. Cinematically photographed on adjoining sound stages, the production offers a more naturalistic interpretation of this American musical theater classic. Features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best loved hits: “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and more.
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  • Oct 5 5:00 am
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    Now Hear This: Becoming Mozart
    Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo's Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20.
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  • Oct 16 9:00 pm
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    Grammy Salute to Music Legends
    Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop and more.
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  • Oct 23 4:00 am
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    Grammy Salute to Music Legends
    Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop and more.
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  • Oct 2 1:00 am
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    Noel Coward's Present Laughter
    Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.
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  • Oct 3 10:32 pm
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    Now Hear This: Becoming Mozart
    Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo's Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20.
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  • Oct 4 4:30 am
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    Now Hear This: Becoming Mozart
    Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo's Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20.
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  • Oct 11 12:00 pm
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    Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148
    Enjoy a front-row seat at Buble's "To Be Loved" tour. Includes "Home," "Haven't Met You Yet," "Cry Me a River," and "Feelin' Good."
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  • Oct 11 1:30 pm
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    Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay
    This all-Gershwin program stands in tribute to the works of the Gershwin brothers -- and to the 20-year friendship of two of the great jazz singers of our time.
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  • Oct 11 4:30 pm
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    Andrea Bocelli @ 60
    A celebration of Andrea Bocelli's 60th Birthday in Italy features Matteo Bocelli.
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  • Oct 11 10:30 pm
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    Andrea Bocelli @ 60
    A celebration of Andrea Bocelli's 60th Birthday in Italy features Matteo Bocelli.
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  • Oct 12 12:00 am
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    Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay
    This all-Gershwin program stands in tribute to the works of the Gershwin brothers -- and to the 20-year friendship of two of the great jazz singers of our time.
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  • Oct 12 1:30 am
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    Michael Buble: Tour Stop 148
    Enjoy a front-row seat at Buble's "To Be Loved" tour. Includes "Home," "Haven't Met You Yet," "Cry Me a River," and "Feelin' Good."
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  • Oct 17 10:30 am
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    Andrea Bocelli @ 60
    A celebration of Andrea Bocelli's 60th Birthday in Italy features Matteo Bocelli.
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  • Oct 24 10:30 pm
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    Grammy Salute to Music Legends
    Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop and more.
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  • Oct 25 3:30 am
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    Grammy Salute to Music Legends
    Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop and more.
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ALL ARTS
  • Oct 2 8:00 pm
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    Red
    Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.
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  • Oct 2 11:00 pm
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    Red
    Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.
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  • Oct 3 2:00 am
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    Red
    Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.
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  • Oct 5 6:30 am
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    Noel Coward's Present Laughter
    Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.
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  • Oct 5 9:00 am
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    Now Hear This: Vivaldi: Something Completely Different
    Explore northern Italy with Maestro Scott Yoo and discover how Vivaldi's classical masterwork "The Four Seasons" merged religious melodies, opera and virtuosic violin playing to create a new era of music.
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  • Oct 5 11:30 am
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    Noel Coward's Present Laughter
    Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.
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  • Oct 5 2:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: Vivaldi: Something Completely Different
    Explore northern Italy with Maestro Scott Yoo and discover how Vivaldi's classical masterwork "The Four Seasons" merged religious melodies, opera and virtuosic violin playing to create a new era of music.
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  • Oct 5 4:30 pm
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    Noel Coward's Present Laughter
    Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward's backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis amidst fawning ingenues, crazed playwrights, unexpected twists, with Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen and Cobie Smulders.
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  • Oct 5 7:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: Vivaldi: Something Completely Different
    Explore northern Italy with Maestro Scott Yoo and discover how Vivaldi's classical masterwork "The Four Seasons" merged religious melodies, opera and virtuosic violin playing to create a new era of music.
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  • Oct 6 8:00 pm
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    Red
    Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.
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  • Oct 6 11:00 pm
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    Red
    Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.
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  • Oct 7 2:00 am
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    Red
    Experience the passion of painter Mark Rothko in this six-time Tony-winning play dramatizing Rothko's greatest challenge: creating the murals for New York's iconic Four Seasons restaurant. Stars Alfred Molina with Alfred Enoch as Rothko's assistant.
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  • Oct 9 8:00 pm
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    Much Ado About Nothing
    Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs an all-Black cast including Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in this 2019 production recorded live at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park.
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  • Oct 9 11:00 pm
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    Much Ado About Nothing
    Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs an all-Black cast including Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in this 2019 production recorded live at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park.
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  • Oct 10 2:00 am
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    Much Ado About Nothing
    Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) directs an all-Black cast including Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman in this 2019 production recorded live at The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park.
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  • Oct 12 9:00 am
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    Now Hear This: The Riddle of Bach
    Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Maestro Scott Yoo and his wife, leading flutist Alice Dade, discover a melodic similarity with Vivaldi and a riddle hidden in Bach's portrait. (Part 2 of 4)
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  • Oct 12 2:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: The Riddle of Bach
    Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Maestro Scott Yoo and his wife, leading flutist Alice Dade, discover a melodic similarity with Vivaldi and a riddle hidden in Bach's portrait. (Part 2 of 4)
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  • Oct 12 7:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: The Riddle of Bach
    Travel to Germany and France to explore Bach's sonatas and partitas for solo violin. Maestro Scott Yoo and his wife, leading flutist Alice Dade, discover a melodic similarity with Vivaldi and a riddle hidden in Bach's portrait. (Part 2 of 4)
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  • Oct 16 8:00 pm
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    Kinky Boots
    Enjoy the Tony-winning musical about friendship and extraordinary shoes with songs by Cyndi Lauper. Description Long: Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
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  • Oct 16 11:00 pm
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    Kinky Boots
    Enjoy the Tony-winning musical about friendship and extraordinary shoes with songs by Cyndi Lauper. Description Long: Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
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  • Oct 17 2:00 am
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    Kinky Boots
    Enjoy the Tony-winning musical about friendship and extraordinary shoes with songs by Cyndi Lauper. Description Long: Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
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  • Oct 19 9:00 am
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    Now Hear This: Scarlatti: Man Out of Time
    Journey to Spain and Morocco with host Scott Yoo to discover how composer Scarlatti melded aspects of Vivaldi's and Bach's work with music and dance of the region to generate a new sound inspired by the guitar that is still relevant today. (Part 3 of 4)
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  • Oct 19 2:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: Scarlatti: Man Out of Time
    Journey to Spain and Morocco with host Scott Yoo to discover how composer Scarlatti melded aspects of Vivaldi's and Bach's work with music and dance of the region to generate a new sound inspired by the guitar that is still relevant today. (Part 3 of 4)
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  • Oct 19 7:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: Scarlatti: Man Out of Time
    Journey to Spain and Morocco with host Scott Yoo to discover how composer Scarlatti melded aspects of Vivaldi's and Bach's work with music and dance of the region to generate a new sound inspired by the guitar that is still relevant today. (Part 3 of 4)
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  • Oct 20 6:30 am
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    An American In Paris The Musical
    Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
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  • Oct 20 11:30 am
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    An American In Paris The Musical
    Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
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  • Oct 20 4:30 pm
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    An American In Paris The Musical
    Relive the magic of George Gershwin's 1928 composition "An American in Paris," which he described as an extended symphonic tone poem. This new Broadway production was recorded in 2017 in London with original stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.
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  • Oct 20 8:00 pm
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    Kinky Boots
    Enjoy the Tony-winning musical about friendship and extraordinary shoes with songs by Cyndi Lauper. Description Long: Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
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  • Oct 20 11:00 pm
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    Kinky Boots
    Enjoy the Tony-winning musical about friendship and extraordinary shoes with songs by Cyndi Lauper. Description Long: Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
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  • Oct 21 2:00 am
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    Kinky Boots
    Enjoy the Tony-winning musical about friendship and extraordinary shoes with songs by Cyndi Lauper. Description Long: Rejoice with the Tony Award-winning high-heeled hit musical with songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein about an unexpected duo that embraces their differences to create an extraordinary line of shoes.
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  • Oct 26 9:00 am
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    Now Hear This: Handel: Italian Style
    Discover how Handel's experience in Italy with fellow composers Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Corelli influenced his career. Host Scott Yoo traces Handel's footsteps to understand how he embraced the country's artistic and cultural traditions. (Part 4 of 4)
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  • Oct 26 2:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: Handel: Italian Style
    Discover how Handel's experience in Italy with fellow composers Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Corelli influenced his career. Host Scott Yoo traces Handel's footsteps to understand how he embraced the country's artistic and cultural traditions. (Part 4 of 4)
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  • Oct 26 7:00 pm
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    Now Hear This: Handel: Italian Style
    Discover how Handel's experience in Italy with fellow composers Vivaldi, Scarlatti and Corelli influenced his career. Host Scott Yoo traces Handel's footsteps to understand how he embraced the country's artistic and cultural traditions. (Part 4 of 4)
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  • Oct 27 8:00 pm
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    42nd Street
    Tap dance along to this musical extravaganza about a starry-eyed performer who gets her big break on Broadway, set to a lively score of iconic songs including "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money" and the show-stopping title song. The acclaimed West End production stars Bonnie Langford (EastEnders) as Dorothy Brock, Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, and Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer. Directed by co-author Mark Bramble with musical staging and new choreography by Randy Skinner.
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  • Oct 28 2:00 am
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    42nd Street
    Tap dance along to this musical extravaganza about a starry-eyed performer who gets her big break on Broadway, set to a lively score of iconic songs including "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money" and the show-stopping title song. The acclaimed West End production stars Bonnie Langford (EastEnders) as Dorothy Brock, Tom Lister as Julian Marsh, and Clare Halse as Peggy Sawyer. Directed by co-author Mark Bramble with musical staging and new choreography by Randy Skinner.
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