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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Our DSO webcasts continue on Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Leonard Slatkin conducts Beethoven Ninth. Watch at! 

META Theaters


Michigan Equity Theatre Alliance (META), and Meadow Brook Theatre announce the inaugural META Theatre Conference on May 6, 2013, and unified auditions May 6 and 7, 2013 at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University.

The conference will focus on innovative approaches and training to help theatre professionals connect their talents to opportunity, in order to advance and strengthen Michigan’s professional theatre workforce. The META conference is the most important career development and networking event of the year for actors and theatre professionals.

The META unified auditions provide opportunities to audition for all 6 members of META plus other regional equity houses and professional theatres throughout Michigan.

For more information about the conference schedule, please visit or contact Lesley Braden at




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The modern women's movement is chronicled in Makers: Women Who Make America 

Makers.jpgPremiering Tuesday, 2/26 at 8 pm ET, this three-hour event tells the story of women's advancement in America over the past 50 years. The series features the stories of those who led the fight for women’s rights, those who opposed it and those -- both famous and unknown -- caught up in its wake. Meryl Streep narrates, with commentary and profiles of Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Gloria Steinem, Phyllis Schlafly, and many others.

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Featured Programming


DCI Banks Thursday, 2/21 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Finale: Innocent Graves - Frustrated that a number of cases have been knocked back by the Crown Prosecution Service, DCI Banks and his team are called on to investigate the strangulation murder of the teenage daughter of a high-profile Internet entrepreneur.

15th Annual Sphinx Competition Concert

16th Annual Sphinx Competition Concert Sunday, 2/24 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. The 16th annual event showcases young black and Hispanic classical string players, recorded Feb. 16,  2013 at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. Watch the 16th Annual Sphinx Competition Concert with extended speeches On Demand now.

Ai-WeiWei.jpgIndependent Lens Monday, 2/25 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry - Profiling Chinese artist-activist Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Olympic stadium and later criticized the Games as party propaganda.

Arts & Culture

Sister-Rosetta-Tharpe.jpgAmerican Masters Friday, 2/22 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll - The story of gospel singer-guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-73), who influenced such rock and rollers as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park

Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli One Night in Central Park Saturday, 2/23 from 9:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET. Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with the New York Philharmonic in New York's Central Park, where he's joined by Céline Dion; Tony Bennett; Chris Botti; and David Foster.


DPTV Concert Series:  Jill Jack Saturday, 2/23 from 11:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. Detroit’s own singer-songwriter Jill Jack performs in the DPTV concert studio and talks to host Fred Nahhat about her new album, her career and the Detroit music scene.

Rachael Weisz and Bill NighyMasterpiece Contemporary Sunday, 2/24 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Page Eight - David Hare wrote and directed "Page Eight," about an aging MI5 intelligence analyst (Bill Nighy) who discovers information about a possible international scandal in a top-secret file that his best friend and boss shares with him. 

Environment & Energy

nature echoNature Wednesday, 2/27 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Echo: An Elephant to Remember - The elephant Echo, who was the focus of books, documentaries and two previous "Nature" episodes, died in May 2009 at the age of 65. This installment celebrates her life and examines how her death has impacted her family.

Battle-for-the-Elephants.jpgBattle for the Elephants Wednesday, 2/27 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. An exposé of the illegal ivory trade. The documentary also details the complex nature of elephants: They live in highly evolved societies, are intelligent, and love, remember and mourn.


Nancy ReaganNancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime Thursday, 2/21 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET.  Judy Woodruff interviews former first lady Nancy Reagan, considered by many historians to be among the most influential first ladies of the modern era.

No-Going-Back.jpgNo Going Back: Women and the War Monday, 2/25 from 11:30 p.m. - Midnight ET.   Historians explore how the Civil War shaped the lives and roles of Southern women in a documentary narrated by Mary Chapin Carpenter. Including interviews with well-known historians and academics.

Leadership & Public Affairs


MiWeek Friday, 2/22 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET.  Christy McDonald, Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson join to provide context and perspective on the top news stories affecting Metro Detroit, the State of Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Miss an episode? Watch them online here.

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).

Woodturning-Workshop.jpgWoodturning Workshop Friday, 2/22 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. ET. Learn to turn a block of wood into beautiful pieces with host Tim Yoder in this informative series. Through step-by-step instructions you can learn to create decorative pieces such as bowls and paper weights as well as functional items like rolling pins and scoops.

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