Brit Floyd Live at Red Rocks – Monday at 9pm
Filmed at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks
captures the magic and majesty of Pink Floyd's legendary music set against the awe-inspiring natural rocks and Colorado landscape. Inspired by Pink Floyd's own record-breaking 1994 Pulse tour, Brit Floyd pay special tribute to the era-defining classic rock album The Dark Side Of The Moon, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary. Tune in for a special HoustonPBS ticket offer from Brit Floyd!
Houston Symphony’s The Planets: An HD Odyssey – Wednesday at 7pm
Travel through the solar system with an unbeatable celestial soundtrack!
In celebration of both music and images, the Houston Symphony presents a multimedia program combining the orchestra’s live performance of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite, “The Planets,” with a high definition visual presentation from NASA’s planetary spacecraft
The tension between Holst’s purely astrological, romantic approach and the scientific astronomic approach of the images reinvigorates your appreciation of this popular work of music. This combination of music and science provides a deeper emotional dimension to the splendid cosmic images, a depth which is no to be experienced without the joyful power and delicate sensuality of Holst’s remarkable orchestral pieces. Tune in for a special HoustonPBS ticket offer!
Celebrate Your Holidays with Houston Public Media!
Celebrate with Houston Public Media throughout this holiday season. Tune in to HoustonPBS for spectacular kids and music specials from around the world. Then on KUHF News, hear the NPR favorite Tinsel Tales along with other holiday treats. Plus on Classical 91.7 enjoy the sounds of the season every day leading up to Christmas.
Choose your format – at home or on the go!
for a complete schedule!
|Heal Yourself : Mind Over Medicine with Lissa Rankin M.D. – Live in Studio
Lissa Rankin knew she was going to be a doctor at the age of seven. The daughter of a respected physician, educated at Duke University, University of South Florida, and Northwestern University, she followed a successful career trajectory as an ob-gyn. But Dr. Rankin's focus shifted away from traditionally practiced Western medicine through a combination of personal and professional experiences with illness and ailing patients whose symptoms - and eventual successful treatments - defied conventional attitudes towards medicine. Dr. Rankin now presents her groundbreaking synthesis of this research in her first public television program, Mind Over Medicine: The Science of Healing Yourself
. Dr. Rankin demonstrates how the brain is the most important organ for our optimal health, and she explains how thoughts, feelings and beliefs have been proven to alter the body's physiology. She explains the body's innate ability to self-repair and how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind.
Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Tuesday, December 10 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Thursday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks
Filmed in front of a sell-out audience at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Brit Floyd: Live at Red Rocks captures the magic and majesty of Pink Floyd's legendary music set against the awe-inspiring natural rocks and Colorado landscape. Inspired by Pink Floyd's own record-breaking 1994 Pulse tour, Brit Floyd pay special tribute to the era-defining classic rock album The Dark Side Of The Moon, this year celebrating its 40th anniversary. Songs include "Another Brick in the Wall," "Welcome to the Machine," "Money, Us and Them," "Any Colour You Like," "Brain Damage," "Eclipse," "Wish You Were Here," "One Of These Days" and "Comfortably Numb." Tune in for a special HoustonPBS ticket offer from Brit Floyd!
Monday, December 9 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Monday, December 9 at 10:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Tuesday, December 10 at 8:30 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Rock, Pop and Doo Wop
Rock and pop legends Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (formerly of Sha Na Na) and Ronnie Spector (of the Ronettes) bring back the best songs from the late 1950s and early 1960s rock, pop and doo wop era in an all new concert event with live performances and rare, never before available archival classics from the Dick Clark vaults.
Tuesday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Thursday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Houston Symphony “The Planets” – An HD Odyssey
In celebration of both music and images, the Houston Symphony presents a multimedia program combining the orchestra’s live performance of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite, “The Planets,” with a high definition visual presentation from NASA’s planetary spacecraft. Holst’s score “The Planets” is arguably one of the best-loved classical pieces by a British composer, and one which continues to enjoy considerable exposure today, performed as a live concert, but also within a plethora of well-known films and television productions. The Planets – An HD Odyssey
beautifully marries the latest planetary images from NASA with Holst’s music to provide a mesmerizing spectacle. Tune in for a special HoustonPBS ticket offer!
Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music
The all-new holiday special features the amazing 12-year old pianist, singer, songwriter and composer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles! Ethan performs with passion and heart - his fingers fly across the piano keys in "Minute Waltz,” and the audience rocks out to "Rock Around the Clock," claps to the beat of "Lean On Me" and participates in a very enthusiastic sing-along of "Crocodile Rock." He's joined by special guests Damian McGinty of Glee
and Celtic Thunder and Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, who add even more color to the musical rainbow on stage. You will get chills when you hear "The Earth Song" and feel the power of music when Ethan performs an emotional and inspiring rendition of "We Are the World." Tune in for a special HoustonPBS ticket offer!
Wednesday, December 11 at 8:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Arts InSight Special
The Art Guys visit the Channel 8 studios as Arts InSight
celebrates a year of great local art coverage!
Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. | Add to Outlook
|British Antiques Roadshow – Saltaire 2
A return visit to Saltaire, near Shipley in Yorkshire for Fiona Bruce and the team where one of the longest queues awaits the experts. Cameras focus in on a series of objects with famous connections including a lace fragment believed to have been part of a dress worn by Mary, Queen of Scots, Charles Dickens' inkwell, and a battered school book of Shakespeare's The Tempest with handwritten notes by a young Diana Spencer. Meanwhile Fiona tries out a local curiosity as she climbs in to a "Wife Taming Cradle" from Victorian days.
Thursday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Friday, December 20 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines, Iowa (Hour 2)
In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren explore an impressive extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks. Highlights include a collection of late-1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; a 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
Thursday, December 12 at 8:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Death in Paradise – Season 2, Episode 7
As Hurricane Irma approaches Saint Marie, the islanders are battening down the hatches. However, while everyone else is taking cover, the team is called to the murder scene of a young meteorologist, Leo Downs.
Thursday, December 12 at 9:40 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Friday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Best of HoustonPBS
Be sure to join us this weekend for “Houston’s Best on PBS,” a rebroadcast of our members’ favorites from the past week. With so many great shows, you might have missed one, or maybe you want to watch one of them again. Now here’s your chance!
Friday, December 13 – Sunday, December 15 on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|The Real Mad Men & Women of Madison Avenue
During the 1960s, a creative revolution took over the world of American advertising, ushering in an era of iconic ads such as Doyle Dane Bernbach’s “Think Small” ad for Volkswagen. Hear about this exciting period from real-life Don Drapers and Peggy Olsons – and find out if the three-martini lunches and workplace trysts in AMC's Mad Men were the stuff of dreams or reality. Guests include Roy Eaton, Jerry Della Femina, Paula Green, George Lois, and other creative giants.
Monday, December 16 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|A.D. Players Presents Gold, Frankincense, Christmas Tree Ornaments and Myrrh
Did you know that it was not just three wise men who followed the star? No, there was also a fourth. A shepherd, who had no clue, and his servant set out to take advantage of the king whose birth had been foretold. This Christmas, A.D. Players wants you to share his journey in finding with him the spirit and meaning of the holiday. Gold, Frankincense, Christmas Tree Ornaments and Myrrh
is a witty retelling of the nativity story and the boyhood of Christ follows a fourth wise man who completely misses the point. When a star as bright as the sun appears in the sky, the wise man and his servant boy set out to find the king whose birth has been foretold. Planning along the way how best to capitalize on the momentous occasion, they arrive in Bethlehem, but will the wise man find what he is looking for?
*Recommended for ages 12 and up.When:
Now through Sunday, December 29Where:
A.D. Players, 2710 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77098Map & DirectionsCost:
Tickets available online