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SONS OF VIENNA      (6 x 30' HD)

Music/History

From the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century Vienna was never without a world famous composer living and working within her friendly confines – we know their music well, but what of their lives, myths and legends? Past masters, eight in all, will be vibrantly brought to life not with black tie and tails but with vibrant tales of a different sort.


FIND YOUR GROOVE   (1 x 60' HD and 1 x 90’ HD)

Arts/Culture

Find Your Groove celebrates music and the positive impact and influence the arts have on our past, present, and future. Over the past 20 years, music and the arts have been diminished in many schools especially low-income areas where arts programs are most needed. Told through the voices of recognized actors, musicians, writers, creative artists and educators, the film explores the loss of support for the arts in our schools in the face of a growing body of research that demonstrates the power of music on today's youth.


SOAR  (1 x 60’ HD)

Social/Arts/Dance

SOAR explores the evolving bond between two sisters: both are phenomenal dancers, one is a quadruple amputee from a childhood illness. Their art helps them define themselves, together and separately, and helps us redefine our idea of what is possible. SOAR celebrates the extraordinary ways that Kiera has learned to adapt and reveals Uriah’s part in helping her sister adjust. Tension arises when Uriah steps away, finally admitting her need to define herself as an individual. But a dance concert reunites them, rekindling their powerful bond as artists and sisters.


Tommy Emmanuel Center Stage      (1 hr, 47 minutes HD)

Live music concert

Recognized as the elite of the elite and arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player, Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel has mesmerized both fellow musicians and audiences alike with a professional career that spans over four decades. From the wilds of Australia's outback to bustling major cities throughout the world, Emmanuel's flair, unforgettable showmanship and exhaustive world wide touring schedule have created an enviable fan base that continues to grow even larger every year. Capturing Tommy Emmanuel’s immense talent is Center Stage - originally recorded live over three nights in October of 2007 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery in Chico, California. Center Stage is a great mix of the new and the fan favorites from previous Favored Nations Acoustic releases like The Mystery and Endless Road. It features such songs as Emmanuel’s “Beatles Medley”, “Mombasa”, “Initiation”, “Morning Aire” and include arrangements of popular traditional tunes “House of the Risin’ Sun” and “Amazing Grace”.


Faces of a Vanishing World  (1x 60' HD special)

Lifestyle / Arts

At the age of 19, Joey Lawrence is currently the most sought after young photographer in the world. His impressive commercial work includes the infamous poster and publicity for the Twilight films, Forbes magazine covers and more. Despite his amazing success, Joey’s passion in life is to travel to the most remote locations on our planet and take iconic portraits. From livi ng with tribes in Ethiopia and cannibals in India to spending time with autoworkers in Detroit and musicians in New Orleans, viewers get a front row seat to experience life through the lens of one of the most promising young artists in the world today.


LIVE FROM THE CONCERT LOBBY  (39 x 60’ HD)

Seasonal/Musical Special

Live From The Concert Lobby is a live, interactive and uniquely intimate Concert and Conversation TV series with the greatest classical music artists on the world stage today! Recorded in HD and 5.1 surround sound for an optimal audio/video experience, these exclusive and high-profile performances have become a premier promotional stop for every major classical artist on tour. Classical artists on tour include Measha Brueggergosman, Lang Lang, and the Canadian Tenors.


The Acheivers     (13 x 30')

Classic Hollywood Profiles

This superb, classic series highlights the careers and personal lives of some of the world’s most accomplished men and women in the arts. Each show blends rare footage and little-known facts to provide fascinating looks at these enduring celebrities and the world as it was in their day.

Profiles feature: Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, Jack Dempsey, Fairbanks and Pickford, Hearst and Davies, Charles Lindbergh, Carole Lombard, Joe Louis, Will Rogers, Babe Ruth, Gloria Swanson, Valentino and Ziegfeld


Judy Garland, Robert Goulet & Phil Silvers Special      (1 x 60')

Music/Performance

Join Judy, Robert Goulet and Phil Silvers at their entertaining best for song, dance, and brilliant comedy!


Judy Garland: The Concert Years      (1 x 80')

Music/Performance

Featuring the fond reminiscences of many family and friends, this show is filled with some of Judy's finest filmed performances. Inlcudes Judy performing with stars such a Barabara Streisand, Lena Horne, and Tony Bennett and all of her greatest Songs, Including Chicago, Over the Rainbow and many more.


Judy, Frank & Dean: Once In A Lifetime     (1 x 80' )

Music/Performance

Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin-in their first and only appearance together-give the world an opportunity to experience the sum total of their masterful individual talents.


Judy Garland: LIVE at the London Palladium with Liza Minnelli     (1 x 60')

Music/Performance

This classic show was on of Judy's Last appearances at the historic London Palladium. This unforgettable night also marked a young Liza Minelli's first public stage performance with her legendary mother..


Judy Garland: Duets     (1 x 60')

Music/Performance

Judy Garland Duets is a never before released collection of the world's greatest entertainers on stage with Judy Garland. THese direct from video early 1960's performances of Judy and other greats in their prime were thought lost forever. Recently found, this unforgettable show features Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin at their prime Rat Pack best. Other performances include a 17 year old Liza Minnelli, a "pre-Funny Girl" Barbara Streisand, Tony Bennett, Ethel Merman, Bobby Darin, Peggy Lee, Lena Horne and Mel Torme.


ANDY WARHOL'S FACTORY PEOPLE      (3 x 60' HD or 1 x 100' HD)

Arts/Social

This three hour mini-series takes and in-depth look at the lives and times of the unique people who spent exclusive time with Andy Warhol and worked at the Factory during the silver sixties, making it all click as a new counter-culture arose and began to exert its influence throughout the arts scene in New York. Features never before seen archival footage and intimate interviews with the Warhol “stars” who knew Andy best, including Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Gerard Malanga and Taylor Mead

 


QUARTET PLUS FOUR AT CHRISTMAS     (1 x 60')

Christmas Entertainment/Music Special

The beautiful interior and acoustics of St. George's Anglican Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada set the stage for this 1-hour Christmas special. The musical premise is one of simplicity and elegance: featured are four pure female voices, each unique, each from a different musical tradition, supported only by the acoustic sound of Blue Engine String Quartet. The featured guest artists are jazz/classical artist Jeri Brown, country/jazz artist Cindy Church, Acadian pop artist Lina Boudreau (singing in French) and Celtic artist Mary Jane Lamond (singing in Gaelic).

 


CELTIC ANGELS     (1 x 60')

Christmas Entertainment/Music Special

Celtic Angels At Christmas is a one-hour music special featuring Christmas music with Celtic style. The show features six uniquely talented Celtic Angels including Gillian Boucher, Stephanie Hardy, Kendra MacGillivray, Sabra MacGillivray, Maggie MacInnes and Patricia Murray. The setting for this special gathering is an elegant world of winter white, and the intimate performances are very moving. Gillian Boucher is a remarkable fiddler known across the globe as one of the strongest bearers of Cape Breton music and culture.

 


THE ARTIST'S LIFE      (52 x 60')

Arts Series

The Artist's Life is a provocative new series featuring painters, sculptors, and photographers. Each episode is a rare glimpse into the vision guiding the artistic process as expressed through the thoughts, words and daily experiences of the artists. The audience views the artistic process as seen through the artists' paintings, sculptures and photographs. The artists are passionate as they share insights into their work and creative process.

 


WRITER'S CONFESSIONS      (39 x 60')

Arts Series

Witty, poignant, humourous and educational, Writers’ Confessions is a fast-paced series about writers and writing. Over twenty writers per episode speak about a variety of topics that are of great interest to writers, readers, and anyone who is interested in the creative process and writing. As well, for anyone who wants to be entertained and informed by a group of very smart and very funny creative people, Writers’ Confessions fits the bill.

 


 

COME CLOSER: THE MAGIC OF JASON MALONEY     (1 x 60’)

Magic

An intimate sleight-of-hand master and "street magic" pro, Maloney dazzles his impromptu audiences with his captivating card tricks, mind reading and his mysterious power over inanimate objects, drawing the curious, the astonished and even the skeptical to “come closer!”

 


 

JAZZ DREAMS 2     (1 x 90’) 

Culture/History/Music

Jazz Dreams 2 follows three young jazz musicians from New Orleans for fourteen years as they embark on difficult careers. The film features Jason Marsalis, the youngest member of the famed Marsalis family; Irvin Mayfield, a Grammy Award winning trumpet player/composer; and Courtney Bryan, a sensitive pianist attending the arts high school that graduated Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Peyton, and Harry Connick Jr. We watch them grow from high school, through the death and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, to becoming Grammy Award winning musicians, parents and entrepreneurs. It is a compelling story about committed young black Americans who are determined to keep America’s most original art form alive and vibrant.The film is bursting with music and includes appearances by Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, and Gordon Parks.

 


 

THE BARRA MACNEILS’ CELTIC CHRISTMAS (2 x 60’)
Christmas concert
Filmed in St. Matthew’s Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, this intimate concert features Canada’s premiere Celtic performers, the Barra MacNeils, with special guests The Ennis Sisters and Fiona and Ciaran MacGillivray.  Rich harmonies accompanied by harp, accordion and tin whistle added a distinctly Celtic touch to well known Christmas favourites like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Auld Lang Syne.

 


 

LA BOHEME (1 x 104’)
Opera
Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1830s, Puccini’s LA BOHEME is one of the most popular operas of all time. This production was designed by Austrian Wolfram Skalicki and features Hei-Kyung Hong of the Metropolitan Opera as Mimi.
Primedia Collection

 


 

TOSCA (1 x 120’)
Opera
Puccini’s TOSCA is a tragic tale of love, intrigue and betrayal which tells the story of the tempestuous opera singer Tosca, whose stormy romance with artist Cavaradossi leads to violence, deceit and death. Set in the Napoleonic Rome of 1800, this opera is a highly successful collaboration of composer Puccini and librettists Illica and Giacosa. Starring  Stefka Evststieva, and Canadian Baritone Cornelis Opthof.
Primedia Collection

 


 

CHICAGO BLUES JAM (13 x 60’)

Music Performance

A hosted series of live performances from Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club in Chicago.  Multi-camera and album quality audio. Artists include Rod Piazza, Lonnie Brooks, James Harmon, Magic Slim, Keb Mo, Son Seals & Junior Wells w/Buddy Guy.

 

 


 

KAROO KITAAR BLUES     (1 x 90’ or 1 x 60’ *)

Music Documentary/Performance

Karoo Kitaar Blues follows South African Songwriter David Kramer and slide guitarist Hannes Coetzee into remote regions of South Africa on their quest to find musicians who play an almost forgotten folk music. The film documents their journey into the harsh and arid landscape of Namaqualand and the Great South African Karoo, interweaving impromptu musical performances and interviews with traditional guitarists, violinists, piano accordionists and mouth organ players who play what Kramer describes as "Karoo Blues." By the end

of the journey, nine musicians are invited to Cape Town, where they record some of their songs and perform to packed houses and great acclaim at the Baxter Theatre Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

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