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ET. Leonard Slatkin conducts Beethoven Ninth. Watch at dptv.org!
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
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 http://www.metatheatres.org or contact Lesley Braden at Lesley@metatheatres.org.
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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
The modern women's movement is chronicled in Makers: Women Who Make America
Premiering 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.
Vice President of Individual Giving
needed for our phonebank!
The Spring Membership Drive starts in a week! It's March 1-March 24.
Sign up for an in-studio volunteer shift here.
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
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.
Independent 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
American 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.
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.
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.
Masterpiece 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 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
Battle 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 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: 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
Friday, 2/22 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET.
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
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).
Woodturning 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.