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Get into the holiday spirit with Celtic Woman!

Celtic-Woman-Christmas3.jpgCeltic Woman's new Christmas special, Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration airs Thursday, 11/29 at 8:00 p.m. ET. This is Celtic Woman’s live concert filmed at the Helix Centre in Dublin, Ireland. Singers Chloe, Lisa, Méav and Orlan, and fiddler Máiréad delight the audience in this magical, winter wonderland concert. Featuring Yuletide songs including "Silent Night," "White Christmas," "The First Noel," "Let It Snow" and "Little Drummer Boy."

And don't forget to pledge to see Celtic Woman live at the Fox ticket graphicTheater, Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $175
Pair of Tickets - $250

Downton Abbey Re-Revisited

DA-Revisted.jpgWe hope you enjoyed reliving favorite moments and meeting the characters from Downton Abbey on Downton Abbey Revisited this past Sunday.

If you missed this rare behind-the-scenes look featuring interviews with the cast and creators and previews of season 3, you can catch it again this Sunday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm ET on Detroit Public TV, followed by a rebroadcast of season 2, beginning at 9:30 pm ET.

You can now pre-order and be among the first to receive the DVD of Season 3 of Downton Abbey by clicking here. (DVD expected to be released 1/7/13; delivery to follow shortly thereafter).
 

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Featured Programming

The-Tenors.jpgThe Tenors: Lead With Your Heart Thursday, 11/29 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Canada’s multi-platinum vocal group The Tenors perform in Las Vegas. Included: "Vinceremo"; "Bring Him Home"; "Amazing Grace"; "Lead With Your Heart"; "Viento"; "Caruso"; "World Stand Still"; "Forever Young".

Andy WilliamsHappy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Show Sunday, 12/2 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. ET. In memory of the late, dear Andy Williams, who died in October, we present a compilation of clips from his string of Christmas specials in the 1960s, including vintage performances by Andy, his brothers and the Osmonds.

Health & Self Improvement

Dr. Neal Barnard M.D.Protect Your Memory With Dr. Neal Barnard Saturday, 12/1 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET. Alzheimer’s disease attacks half of us by age 85.  Five million Americans already have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is growing rapidly. Fortunately, Dr. Neal Barnard is back to show you how you can Protect Your Memory in this DPTV production, going out nationally on PBS!

JJ-Virgin.jpgDrop 7 Foods, Feel Better Fast! With JJ Virgin Wednesday, 12/5 from 9:30 - 11:0 p.m. ET. Nutrition expert JJ Virgin discusses the health ramifications of food intolerance. Included: seven foods that people are often intolerant of and the health benefits of removing them from one's diet.

Arts & Culture

Our Polish Story

Our Polish Story Saturday, 12/1 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. ET. This local documentary from filmmaker Keith Famie tracks Polish Americans through the most tragic moments in their cultural history and revels in their greatest triumphs. 'Our Polish Story' tells the true Detroit story - the struggles and jubilations experienced by some of our most influential citizens.

Rod-Stewart.jpgRod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby Sunday, 12/2 from 12:30 - 2:00 a.m. ET. A holiday celebration with Rod Stewart, who duets with Michael Bublé ("Winter Wonderland"), Mary J. Blige ("We Three Kings") and, backed by Trombone Shorty, Cee-Lo Green ("Merry Christmas, Baby"). Also: a virtual duet with Ella Fitzgerald.

Ed-Sullivan.jpgEd Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969 Monday, 12/3 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET. Classic "Ed Sullivan Show" performances by top music acts of the 1960s, including the Animals, Beach Boys, Beatles, Byrds, Doors, 5th Dimension, Mamas & the Papas, Rolling Stones, Supremes and Turtles.

Motown-Big-Hits-&-More.jpgMotown: Big Hits & More Monday, 12/3 from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET. A compilation of classic performances by Motown recording artists, including Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes and Miracles.

Faith-Marion-Robinson-Awakening.jpgA Celtic Awakening with Faith Marion Robinson Tuesday, 12/4 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Experience the spirit of Ireland like never before as you’re transported through song to the magic of the Emerald Isle throughout the ages. From Detroit’s historic Masonic Temple Chapel.

Il VoloIl Volo Takes Flight Tuesday, 12/4 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Italian teen vocal group Il Volo captivates the live audience at the Detroit Opera House in this special concert that covers music from Opera to Pop to classic Italian songs of both genres. 

Simon and GarfunkelSimon & Garfunkel: Songs of America Tuesday, 12/4 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. A 1969 Simon and Garfunkel special that features the duo in the studio, on stage and on tour; and montages and clips of the era's key events and people. Included: "America"; "The Boxer"; "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

Leadership & Public Affairs

MiWeekMiWeek Friday, 11/30 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. News/public affairs program designed to meet the community’s evolving need for journalism-focused context and perspective on the top news and issues affecting Metro Detroit. You and a guest can have lunch with Nolan, Stephen, and Christy by pledging here!

How-To & Travel

Rick Steves European ChristmasRick Steves' European Christmas Saturday, 12/1 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. ET.   A look at how Christmas is celebrated in Paris; Oslo; Bath, England; and Burgundy, France. Also: the traditions of Germany's Nurnberg, Salzburg and Obendorf are detailed.

Sesame Street Live 2013

elmomakesmusic.pngJoin us for another year of Sesame Street Live! Get your tickets early for the best seats in the house. 

Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

Go here for ticket information, and don't forget to join Kids Club for special offers on all DPTV events.

Create Programming Highlights

Create 56.3Looking for television's most popular how-to, cooking, crafting, and travel series? They're all on Detroit Public TV channel, 56.3 Create. (Comcast 288, BrightHouse 156, Charter 433).

Joseph-Rosendo.jpgJoseph Rosendo's Travelscope Friday, 11/30 from 11:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET. Easter Island - Mysteries & Myths - The Season 6 premiere visits Easter Island, a Polynesian island that is located about 2000 miles from the coast of Chile.

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