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The Arts on TV: Jean-Michel Basquiat bio; Jim Belushi and Colin Quinn talk Broadway

April 7, 2011 |  6:00 am

Et-basquiat1A weekly look at arts and music programming on television from Thursday  to Wednesday: 

“Live With Regis and Kelly” 9 a.m. Thursday ABC; Jim Belushi discusses his Broadway debut in “Born Yesterday.”

“The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway” 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Wednesday  HBO; The comic brings “Pee-wee's Playhouse” to life at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.

“Ballet High” 8 p.m. Saturday  and 10 a.m. Tuesday LOGO; Students from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School have their final year to prove they can become a professional dancer.

“Colin Quinn Long Story Short” 10 p.m. Saturday HBO; The comic discusses world history in a one-man Broadway show.
“Great Performances at the Met” 1 a.m. Sat./Sun. and  11:30 a.m. Sunday KVCR; "Don Carlo": Nicholas Hytner directs Verdi's epic set during the Spanish Inquisition.

“Independent Lens” 10 p.m. Tuesday KLCS; "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child" -- Discovered through his graffiti art in the late 1970s, Jean-Michel Basquiat sold his first painting to Deborah Harry and became best friends with Andy Warhol.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: Jean-Michel Basquiat. Credit: William Coupon / PBS/ Corbis