GREAT SUMMERFEST PROGRAMS ON LPB THIS WEEK
Head to the bayou tonight on LPB! At 7PM, LPB presents Alligator: King of the Bayou from our Alive! In America's Delta series. See how pioneering scientific research and innovative capitalism have brought Louisiana's Alligator from the verge of extinction back to profitable sustainability. Then at 8, see Bayou Bartholemew, the longest bayou in the world, up close. This documentary gives the bayou's history and also reveals how it has been overlooked for its contribution in developing the heart of the Delta, and it has been neglected in American history.
Tuesday night at 7, Classical Rewind explores the world of classical music. Then at 8:30, Happy takes us on a journey from the Louisiana swamps to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.
A great night of music is in store for you Wednesday. At 7PM, Great Performances presents Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages, celebrating the career of such a major talent, At 8:30, take a look back - and listen to - the Big Band Years.
Another great Louisiana night on Thursday. At 7PM, see I Always Do My Collars First. Producer Conni Castille will be in the studio for her program which follows four dynamic Cajun women in French Louisiana as they go about their daily lives. At 8, Atchafalaya Houseboat takes a look back at Gwen Roland and her companion who left civilization to live on the nation's largest river swamp in Louisiana. Gwen Roland, who wrote the book that this documentary is based on, will join us in the studio for this program. At 9, Against the Tide: The History of the Acadian People traces four centuries of triumps and tragedies as the Acadian culture evolves into Cajun culture.
Friday night starts off as always, with a recap of this week's happenings in our state on Louisiana: The State We're In at 7. At 9PM, James Brown: Live in America captures the performer at his peak. The concert was filmed at the legendary Chastain Park in Atlanta in 1984.
Saturday evening at 5:30, the talented gentlemen of Celtic Thunder perform songs that celebrate their Celtic and Irish roots. Tune in to see how you can get tickets to Celtic Thunder's Bossier City Concert! At 7, see an encore broadcast of Return to Downton Abbey, followed by an encore of Celtic Woman: Emerald.
Sunday night, enjoy "The Best of LPB" as we bring you the programs you told us that you enjoyed during Summerfest and wanted to see again.
JOIN LPB FOR A SNEAK PEEK AT THE ROOSEVELTS
LPB and the main branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library a7 7711 Goodwood Blvd. will present a special 40-minute free preview of the new Ken Burns seven-part series The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30PM. The 14-hour series is the latest project from the Peabody Award-winning producer/director (The Civil War, The War). The series will air from Sunday, September 14 through Saturday, September 21 at 7 and 9PM each night on LPB.
THE LPB BOX OFFICE IS YOUR CONCERT CONNECTION
We have sold out of our $75 tickets to see Ethan Bortnick at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater on Friday, October 24th, but we still have tickets left at the $50 level!
Get ready for "The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour” featuring an eclectic collection of the group’s best-loved and most popular songs from the past seven years. Celtic Thunder will appear at the Horseshoe Bossier City Riverdome on February 14th, Valentines Day, 2015.
The lovely, talented ladies of Celtic Woman return to Louisiana in May of 2015. See the Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Tour on Friday, May 8th at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Tickets and meet and greet passes are available.
For ticket information on any of these concerts, go to the LPB Box Office website or call (225) 767-4214 or (800) 272-8161, ext. 4214.
JUST ANOTHER "PERK" OF BEING A MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF LPB
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ROCK THE ARTS WITH LPB!
Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting invite you to attend LPB ART ROCKS! Come celebrate the 2014 LPB Art & Travel Auction by viewing artworks and fine crafts from over 300 artists. Enjoy the sounds of the Michael Foster Project, see live painting, and more!
Light fare and beverages will be provided. For more information call (225) 767-4289 or visit our website.
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We would love to have you join our Facebook family that numbers over 7,500 fans – go to LPB’s Facebook page and click “like!” Louisiana Young Heroes and Louisiana Public Square have their own Facebook pages, too.
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HELPFUL BACK TO SCHOOL IDEAS FROM PBS PARENTS
It's back to school time in Louisiana.... PBS Parents wants to help. How about some cool school crafts that you can make with the kids?
And after a long, hard day of learning, how about an after-school snack for the students in your house. Whether they are in kindergarten or college, they are sure to love these 8 Awesome After-School Snacks!
SHOPLPB HELPS YOU REALIZE THAT YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN
While the kids go back to school to learn new things, there is always something new about Louisiana history that you can learn. ShopLPB" title="ShopLPB">ShopLPB</a> wants to help.
Mon Cher Camarade tells the story - never before told - of the French-speaking Cajun soldiers in WWII. Hundreds of French-Louisiana Cajuns served as interpreters for their field commanders and several of them were secret agents who passed as locals to work with the French underground.
Camp Ruston: German P.O.W.'S in Louisiana is the story of the German prisoners of war who were shipped to Camp Ruston in Northern Louisiana in 1943, including two U-Boat Crews and soldiers from the elite North Afrika Korp under the command of General Erwin Rommel.
Or how about The Spirit of A Culture: Cane River Creoles? This documentary recounts the Cane River Creole identity struggle from colonial French Louisiana to today's Creole-led multicultural renaissance...against the notion of race as a deciding feature of a population.
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August 18-24, 2014
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