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As you know, Louisiana has experienced devastating flooding in several regions of our state this year. The slogan “Louisiana Strong” has become our anthem. Louisiana Public Broadcasting would like to assist in our state’s recovery process. During Summerfest 2016, by donating money to LPB, you will not only support the programming that you love, but you will also aid in flood relief. LPB is dedicating 10% of all the money raised in this drive to help those who have been impacted by the flooding.

Join LPB Thursday, August 25 starting at 7PM. When you support programs such as Father Brown and Doc Martin, it shows us how much they mean to you. Then at 9, see a special behind-the-scenes look at the Australian series in Miss Fisher Uncovered.

On Friday, August 26 at 9PM, on The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum, see Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson in a live concert recorded in 1990. It airs again Wednesday, August 31 at 9PM. At 10:30PM, Cornerstones of Rock: A Soundstage Special is a nostalgic trip back to the 60s and 70s with a reunion of garage bands, including the Buckinghams, the Ides of March, and the McCoys, performing their best-known songs.

On Saturday, August 27 at 8:30PM, Rhythm & Blues 40: A Soul Spectacular brings together legendary artists of the 1960s and 1970s for a once-in-a-lifetime event: Ben E. King and The Drifters, Jerry Butler reuniting with The Impressions for the first time since 1958, as well as The Isley Brothers, Percy Sledge, Eddie Holman, Little Anthony & The Imperials, The Chi-Lites and many more performers singing their most memorable hits. See an encore broadcast on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:30PM.

Enjoy more great music on Saturday, August 28! At 5PM, Summer, Surf & Beach Music We Love celebrates the sun-drenched sounds of the greatest surf guitar rock and pop tunes by legendary artists including Beach Boys, Ventures, Drifters, and Jan & Dean. That’s followed at 6:30PM by California Dreamin’: The Songs of The Mamas & The Papas spotlights 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group that defined an era. The special features interviews and performances by Mama Cass, Michelle, Denny and John, with rare footage not seen in decades.

Do you miss Downton Abbey? Then you’ll want to see I Miss Downton Abbey on Sunday, August 28 at 8PM! Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage. That is followed at 9:30PM by Inside Poldark. Relive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark. Then at 11PM, laugh and learn with Yakov Smirnoff as he inspires viewers to bring back the honeymoon stage and keep it going.

On Monday, August 29 at 7PM, see a brand new documentary from LPB and Louisiana State University, Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift. Go on a journey that begins in the early 1800’s where we meet the family whose heirs would eventually make an extraordinary gift for future generations. From 8 to 9:30PM, we present Education and Recovery: LPB Gives Back. During this 90 minutes, LPB will share the stories of Louisianans affected by the flooding. All money contributed during this special program will go to aid schools damaged by the flood waters.

On Tuesday, August 30 at 7PM, it’s a true homecoming in Back Home: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra. The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra is led by a duo originally from West Monroe, LA. Fashioned in the style and swagger of legendary entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, they put their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more.

Celebrate Joan Baez' 75th birthday on Wednesday, August 31 at 7PM, with her guests David Bromberg, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, David Crosby, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Damien Rice, Mavis Staples, Nano Stern, Richard Thompson, and Paul Simon.

LPB gives you a Throwback Thursday on September 1. At 7PM, trace four centuries of triumph and tragedy as the Acadian culture evolves into Cajun culture on Against the Tide: The History of the Acadian People. That’s followed at 8:30 by a look at the Cane River Creole community in Central Louisiana on Spirit of a Culture: Cane River Creoles.

Downton Abbey fans will be glued to LPB on Labor Day weekend! Starting Friday, September 2 at 8PM until 11PM Monday, September 5, see every episode of Downton Abbey from first to finale.

If you are tired of the hot weather, pretend it’s December while watching LPB. On Wednesday, September 7 at 7PM, see the brand new Christmastime in New Orleans, featuring some of the Crescent City’s best chefs, and music from the NOLA players. That’s followed at 8PM by an encore of Back Home: The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

Another wonderful new LPB production Thursday, September 8 at 7PM. Louisiana Travels with Charlie Whinham visits the historic Hotel Bentley in Alexandria, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Martin Accordions in Lafayette, Bayou Teche Brewery in Arnaudville. At 8PM, see LPB’s Atchafalaya Houseboat. Then Inside Poldark relives the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what's to come in Season Two.

Listen to one of the world’s best guitarists Friday, September 9 at 9PM on Tommy Emmanuel: A Music Gone Public Special. Find out how you can get tickets to Tommy’s Louisiana concert.

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