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If music is your thing, you will find tunes to keep you smiling throughout the month of August. Rock, folk, classical, soul, country and much more are cued up and ready for your listening and viewing pleasure.

CLASSIC ALBUMS
PINK FLOYD, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 9 PM

Listen as all four band members tell the story behind one of the greatest albums ever made. Pink Floyd’s masterpiece and a monument of rock history, 1973’s The Dark Side of the Moon claimed a place in the world’s record books when it sold more than 30 million copies and spent 740 weeks on the U.S. charts. It transformed Pink Floyd from a band with a cult following to global stadium superstars.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/06/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sat, 08/07/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/09/2021 @ 3 AM

CAROLE KING AND JAMES TAYLOR 
LOVE AT TROUBADOUR 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 10 PM 

Carole King and James Taylor celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles club with a great set of songs.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/15/2021 @ 10 PM

ABBA FOREVER 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 10 PM 

Celebrate the supergroup with Neil Sedaka, Donny Osmond, Tim Rice and the band members themselves. Featuring a greatest hits soundtrack including Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia!, the program includes original interviews and rare archival footage.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 08/17/2021 @ 10:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/20/2021 @ 3 AM

THE AVETT BROTHERS AT RED ROCKS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 11:30 PM 

The Avett Brothers celebrated their 25th appearance at Red Rocks. Over 9,000 fans danced, sang, and cheered—it was the perfect way to spend a warm summer evening. And now, that magical night is coming to WTVP.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/18/2021 @ 11:30 PM

 

SALUTE TO VIENNA AND BUDAPEST
SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 7 PM

An exuberant celebration of song and dance, Salute to Vienna and Budapest features works from some of Europe’s most beloved composers, including Johann Strauss Jr., Emmerich Kálmán and Franz Lehár. With songs from The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Gipsy Love, Countess Maritza and more, this glorious new production was taped in Budapest in 2020. It includes traditional Hungarian dances and the breathtaking Blue Danube Waltz.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 08/22/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 08/24/2021 @ 2 AM
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert

SAM COOKE: LEGEND 
MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 9:30 PM 

Sam Cooke was smart, charismatic, handsome and the architect of soul music. At the height of his career, he was killed in a senseless shooting. Sam Cooke: Legend explores his rise to the heights of pop music and his tragic death.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Mon, 08/23/2021 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 08/26/2021 @ 3 AM

JOHNNY CASH: A CONCERT BEHIND PRISON WALLS 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 10:30 PM 

In Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind Prison Walls, Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark join the Man in Black at the Tennessee State Prison for a nationally televised live concert appearance from 1974, featuring the songs Folsom Prison Blues, Hey Porter, Desperado, You're No Good, Shuckin' the Corn, A Boy Named Sue, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, and more.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 08/24/2021 @ 10:30 PM

IL VOLO: 10 YEARS
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 10 PM 

International superstars Il Volo are back with their sixth PBS special. Set against the unique landscape and historic cave dwellings of Italy’s ancient city of Matera, this program showcases new arrangements of the trio’s most-loved hits.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 08/25/2021 @ 10 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Fri, 08/27/2021 @ 3 AM