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New Daniel O'Donnell show performs 'from the Heartland'!
Beloved Irish crooner, Daniel O’Donnell returns with his melodic voice this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET performing live in From the Heartland, a DPTV national presentation for PBS. It's a celebration of music, friendship and the warmth and appreciation Daniel feels for his American fan base, performed in Iowa - right in the heart of America. With many of your favorite Daniel favorites plus some surprises - including an inspiring rendition of Moon River, in tribute to the late Andy Williams - plus a special guest appearance by longtime singing partner Mary Duff, Daniel O'Donnell form the Heartland is sure to warm your heart and delight your spirit.
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Christmas with Nathan Pacheco Saturday, 12/8 from 11:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ET. Celebrate Christmas with
Nathan Pacheco as the world- renowned singer captures the spirit of the
season by delivering inspirational, moving performances of holiday
favorites including "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and "Silver Bells."
Downton Abbey Sunday, 12/9 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Parts 2 &
3 of Season 2. The second season continues with the estate being turned into a convalescent home for wounded veterans. Remember, you can still pre-order Season 3 by going here.
Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes Monday, 12/10 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. This brand new program takes viewers into the heat and
heart of the Blenko glassworks to see how the beautiful, all-handmade,
glassware is created. Each piece is unique and so are the artisans and
members of the Blenko family who continue this proud, 100 year
Arts & Culture
Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful Friday, 12/7 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. In celebration of his 50th year as a recording artist, Johnny Mathis
performs many of his hits in an October 2006 concert in Atlantic City,
including "Wonderful, Wonderful"
Bee Gees: One Night Only Friday, 12/7 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET.
A 1997 concert in Las Vegas by the Grammy-winning trio that
"covered the whole spectrum of our career," Robin Gibb says. Songs
include "How Deep Is Your Love." Also: Celine Dion performs "Immortality."
The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall Saturday, 12/8 from 6:00
- 9:30 p.m. ET.
The 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera"
is celebrated at London's Royal Albert Hall with a production that stars Ramin
Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as the object of his affection.
You can now pledge to see Sarah Brightman live at the
Fox Theater, Thursday, March 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $150
Pair of Tickets -
Brit Floyd: The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Saturday, 12/8 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. This extravagant new show brings together all the best
elements of a real Pink Floyd show, world-class musicians, world-class road
crew, and amazing new cutting edge Floydian animation.
Don't forget to pledge to see Brit Floyd live at the Detroit Music Hall, Saturday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $50
Pair of Tickets -
Pair of Meet & Greet Tickets - $250
Moments to Remember - Golden Hits of 50s and 60s Sunday, 12/9 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET. The pop music of the late 1950s and early '60s is recalled via turns by
the DeCastro Sisters, Four Aces, Four Freshman, Four Lads, Frankie
Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Platters, Lenny Welch and Roger Williams.
Health & Self Improvement
ADD and Mastering It Thursday, 12/6 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Comedians
Patrick McKenna and Rick Green, the team from the award-winning ADD
& Loving It?! and the ground-breaking TotallyADD.com are back to give tips for managing ADHD and ADD.
Ageless Skin: Secrets From Dr. Denese Saturday, 12/8 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET. Dr. Denese puts you on the path to dewy, radiant, more youthful skin
with her eight-step process for improving skin's appearance and texture.
Dr Wayne Dyer:
Wishes Fulfilled Tuesday, 12/11 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. In his newest PBS special, Dr. Wayne Dyer outlines a
program for mastering the tools necessary for living an extraordinary life,
explaining how to create new thought patterns while defeating unproductive and
Environment & Energy
Alone in the Wilderness Parts 1 & 2 Thursday, 12/6 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Dick
Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the
shore of Twin Lakes, Alaska. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later
turned the film into a simple, yet profound account of Dick's 30-year adventure
in the wilderness.
How-To & Travel
The New Play Piano in a Flash: 3 Steps to Piano
Success Saturday, 12/8 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. Piano-playing
advice for beginners from Scott Houston ("Piano Guy"). In The New
Play Piano in a Flash, he's made it even easier for
beginners to get off the sidelines and get into the game of happy, fulfilling
Visions of Italy: Southern Style Tuesday, 12/11 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Shot in high-definition from a helicopter-mounted camera, images of
Italy no tourist's camera could capture, informative and poetic
narration, and a soundtrack that resonates with the history and beauty
of the region combine for an incomparable celebration of southern
Italy's considerable charms.
Our Italian Story Tuesday, 12/11 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Our Italian Story is an in-depth look at Detroit's true pioneers. This
documentary is a celebration of Detorit's Italian culture, focusing on
the immigrants who came to Detroit, helping weave the city's colorful
Leadership & Public Affairs
Friday, 12/7 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!
Sesame Street Live 2013
Join 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
Go here for ticket information, and don't forget to join Kids Club for special offers on all DPTV events.
Create Programming Highlights
Looking 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).
It's Sew Easy Sunday, 12/9 from 6:00 - 6:30 a.m. ET. How to use hand-woven fabrics; and add a clothing tattoo to a man's
dress shirt. Also: a zippered tank top from Valerie Mayen ("Project
Runway"); a sewing lesson on fringe.