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The Arts on TV: Rem Koolhaas, Israel Philharmonic and Ramsey Lewis

April 14, 2011 |  6:00 am

“The Artist Toolbox” 10 p.m. Friday, KVCR: Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis.

“Humanities Through the Arts” 1 a.m. Friday, KOCE: “Painting:  Rousseau, the Lovely Dream.”

“Humanities Through the Arts” 1:30 a.m. Friday, KOCE: "Painting: Things One Has Passed."
 
Movie: "Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect” (2008) 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Sundance Channel.

“Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations” 10:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: Sculptor Donald Keeney; Ran Horn's Van Gogh Gallery; Casa de Azucar.

“Independent Lens” 11 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child." Discovered through his graffiti art in the late 1970s, Basquiat sold his first painting to Deborah Harry and became best friends with Andy Warhol.

“Kicking the Notes the Toradze Way” 1 a.m. Saturday  and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: As a boy in the Soviet Union during the Cold War, Alexander Toradze secretly listens to “The Jazz Hour” on Voice of America.

“Great Performances” 2 a.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: The Israel Philharmonic 70th Anniversary Gala Concert, from Tel Aviv. Features guest soloist Pinchas Zukerman and pianist Daniel Barenboim. With maestro Zubin Mehta.

“Wyland's Art Studio” 9 a.m. Sunday, KVCR: "Sea Turtle Reef"  -- creating a reef by drawing and painting in the same motion.
 
  “Vine Talk” 10 p.m. Monday, KVCR: Nathan Lane; opera singer Harolyn Blackwell; chef Alfred Portale.

“Colin Quinn Long Story Short” 10:05 p.m. Monday, HBO: The comic discusses world history in a one-man Broadway show.

“Independent Lens” 10 p.m. Tuesday, KLCS: "Waste Land" -- Artist Vik Muniz travels to the world's largest garbage dump in Brazil; there he photographs catadores (collectors) as they pick through materials to sell for recycling.
 
-- Compiled by Ed Stockly



 
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