Jackie Evancho – the 11-year-old girl with the extraordinarily big voice – who came to national prominence on “America’s Got Talent” where she dazzled the audience with her rendition of Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” and Sarah Brightman’s hits “Piu Jesu” and “Time to Say Goodbye,” returns to PBS after her sensational guest appearance on GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends.” Her solo concert – coincides with the release of her first full-length solo album, Dream with Me – was filmed at the grounds of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
B-52’s with the Wild Crowd! can be seen Thursday, March 8th at 8:30 p.m.
Filmed in the B-52s’ hometown of Athens, Georgia, at a show that commemorated the 34th anniversary of the band’s first-ever live show on Valentine’s Day 1977, B-52’s with the Wild Crowd! delivers a sizzling performance that turned Athens’ Classic Center into a dancehall! The band delivered high-spirited versions of their classics: “Love Shack,” “Rock Lobster,” “Give Me Back My Man,” “Funplex,” “Roam,” “Planet Claire,” and many more.
Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall, New York airs Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.
In June 2011, Paul Simon and his eight-piece band filled the stage at Webster Hall, the historic New York City club. The packed house — the club holds only 1,400 people — witnessed an intimate and highly-charged concert that spanned songs from Paul Simon's more than 50-year musical career. The show was the culmination of a sold out two-month U.S. tour of theaters and small clubs, a rare and spectacularly up-close event for fans of the iconic singer-songwriter.
Don McLean: American Troubadour can be seen Saturday, March 17th at 9:00 p.m.
Featuring live performances of Don McLean’s best-known hits, including “American Pie,” “Vincent,” “Crying,” and “I Love You So,” the new special Don McLean: American Troubadour summarizes the 40-year-plus career of a largely private artist considered to be one of the world’s best singer-songwriters. Don McLean has written over 300 songs and his “American Pie” was picked as the fifth greatest song of the 20th century. Don McLean: