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(Trail Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot as he exercises his "little grey cells" to solve crimes Sunday nights on LPB.)

Play "that was then, this is now" with two Vintage episodes of Antiques Roadshow tonight. At 7, revisit items first appraised in Des Moines, such as a Samuel McIntyre medallion that has soared in values since the first time the appraisers set eyes on it. At 8, see a 19th century folk art jug that was appraised in Louisville in 1998 and has tripled in value!

Tuesday night at 7, LPB presents part one of Ken Burns' profile of Mark Twain. Learn about Samuel Clemens' early life and his evolution into Mark Twain. At 9, FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict.

Wednesday at 7PM, join the search for clues to the fate of an orphaned rhinoceros raised in a wildlife veterinarian's home on My Wild Affair. At 9, LPB's Turning the Tide examines innovative engineering techniques to help address Louisiana's coastal erosion crisis.

British mysteries galore Thursday night on LPB! It all starts at 7 with Father Brown, followed by The Bletchley Circle, then part one of The Green Man on Midsomer Murders, plus Inspector George Gently at 10.

Get the scoop on this week's news in our part of the world on Louisiana: The State We're In Friday night at 7. At 9PM on Great Performances, thrill to a concert presentation of the towering Requiem in commemoration of Verdi’s bicentennial.

Saturday night, the best British comedies are on LPB starting at 7PM. At 9, a dinner party at Freddie and Stuart's place becomes a tense affair on Vicious. At 9:30 on Masterpiece, Inspector Lewis investigates the strangling of a controversial American academic after a lecture at Oxford on The Indelible Stain.

Why does Kate's gesture at Alana and Cecelia's wedding stun everyone? Find out Sunday at 7PM on Last Tango in Halifax. At 8, Masterpiece presents Poirot, Season 12: Dead Man's Folly. Learn if a murder hunt game could turn out to be a real murder.

LPB HELPS YOU GET OUT OF THE HOUSE

LPB Time is running out to get your tickets! Under the Streetlamp will be appearing at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans Thursday, August 14th through Saturday, August 16th.

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!

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 A FEW MORE DAYS TO DONATE YOUR WORKS OF ART TO US

LPB LPB’s Art & Travel Auction is looking for artists to participate in the 2014 auction. Get more information and enter on LPB's website. Deadline for submissions is August 1st. LPB wants to feature YOU!

ALL ABOARD THE DINOSAUR TRAIN SATURDAY

LPB LPB will be at the ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd. in Baton Rouge, this Saturday, August 2nd from 9AM to 1PM for "Dinosaur Train Classic in the Jurassic." Preschool and kindergarten children will be treated to screenings of Classic in the Jurassic and participate in Dinosaur Train activities on iPads and computers. LPB will give out Dinosaur Train stickers, temporary tattoos, plastic rings, and coloring sheets. There will also be a special Dinosaur Train photo area featuring the train and Buddy. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

EVERYONE CAN USE SOME PERKS

Discounts and savings at the places you go to the most. Enjoy the savings power of LPB PerksConnect in your neighborhood, across Louisiana and nationwide. Put the savings power of the LPB PerksConnect member card to work for you! For more information, visit our website at http://www.lpb.org/perks. lpb_card.jpg width=320 height=48 align=right

VOTING ENDS THURSDAY!

LPB The PBS Online Film Festival is back with 25 diverse films available across all PBS digital platforms including [@]Roku, [@]Xbox and PBS.org. Watch, vote & share! Go online to see the videos and vote. #PBSolff. Be sure to vote for LPB's entry: "A Part of Me, Apart from Me!" And don't forget that you can vote once every day! Voting ends on July 31st!

ARE YOUR FRIENDS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

LPB Next Avenue has four ways to handle toxic behaviors and protect your well-being.

SHOPLPB FROM THE COOL COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

LPB ShopLPB is full of great stories that you can watch again and again - or share with a friend. Ernest J. Gaines: Louisiana Stories is the documentary that covers the life of Ernest J. Gaines, author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Gathering of Old Men, and My Father's House.

In Evangeline, Longfellow's epic poem comes to life on stage in the tragic love story of Evangeline. This outstanding musical was shot in the historic Strand Theater in Shreveport.

In Good for What Ails You: Secrets of the Bayou Healers, follow respected traiteurs ("treaters") as they gather wild teas, brew home-made cough syrup, invoke the saints at their home altars, and most of all, heal the sick.

If you are a member of Friends you can get a 15% discount on all ShopLPB purchases. Check Visions for the code for savings.

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July 28 - August 3, 2014

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