Released in 1967, Magical Mystery Tour was arguably ahead of its time, with a mostly improvised and loosely plotted script based around a surreal dreamlike coach trip to an unknown destination. The film is a showcase for six classic tracks including like “I Am the Walrus,” “The Fool on the Hill” and “Your Mother Should Know” and features John, Paul, George and Ringo as themselves.
The Richard Tucker Music Foundation features its 2012 award winner joined by world-renowned opera luminaries and members of the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Choral Society. World-class performances will be supplemented with backstage interviews and profiles of this year’s winner and beloved opera singer Tucker, for whom the award is named.
"Richard Tucker Opera Gala" on Live From Lincoln Center airs on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 pm.
Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen and secretive. Leopards are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat.
In a major BBC1 special, DAVID SUCHET IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL, actor David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot)sets out on a personal journey around the Mediterranean to uncover the story of a man he has longed to play – the biblical Saint Paul. Paul did more than any other individual to transform the fledgling Jesus Movement from an obscure Jewish sect into a new global religion. But what drove a 5' 8" powerhouse of a man to embark on his extraordinary missionary journeys, traveling 10,000 miles by foot, and many more by sea to challenge the pagan world and the might of Rome?
This production of one of the nation’s most highly acclaimed annual musical celebration marks the 100th anniversary of the annual Christmas Festival from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Featuring St. Olaf’s renowned choirs and orchestra, the program’s rich blending of compositions highlight selections from previous Christmas Festivals, including excerpts from R.V. Williams Hodie. Additionally, the centennial performance debuts newly commissioned works by American composers André J. Thomas and David N. Childs.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, for years now we've been talking about ways to close the achievement gap. Now some states are asking to set standards based on race. You can imagine why this is controversial. So we'll try to learn more about this in just a few minutes.
Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 10:04 am
Some public schools across the U.S. are setting different standards for students based on their race. The goal is to cut the achievement gap in half. Host Michel Martin speaks with Emily Richmond, of the Education Writers Association, about criticisms to this approach.
The new movie 'Lincoln' explores the last months of Abraham Lincoln's life and sheds light on prominent figures of the time. One lesser-known person is former slave Elizabeth Keckley. She became a close confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. Host Michel Martin speaks with professor Clarence Lusane about Keckley's contributions to American history.