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The Arts on TV: Jackie Evancho; 'Rembrandt'; 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark'

July 28, 2011 |  6:00 am

Et-lmhp62nc-jul28 “Rick Steves' Europe” 7:30 p.m. Friday, KLCS: Basque Country: The ancient capital of Gernika; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

“The Artist Toolbox” 10 p.m. Friday, KVCR: American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky discuss the rigors of being a professional dancer.

Movie: Rembrandt” (1936) 5 a.m. Saturday, TCM: Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester. Alexander Korda's fact-based account of the later years in the life of the great 17th century Dutch artist.

“German Americans” 5:30 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: Henry Steinway, actor Eric Braeden, historian Susan Eisenhower, composer Hans Zimmer and conductor Erich Kunzel discuss the influence German Americans have had on the culture.

“In the Life” Midnight Saturday, KCET: The Art of Change — Three Broadway professionals inspire the theater community to support marriage equality in New York; “Making the Boys.”

“Great Performances at the Met” 1 a.m. Sunday, KVCR: "Salome" — Soprano Karita Mattila portrays the title role in Strauss' masterpiece; conducted by Patrick Summers.

“My Generation” 4:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: Music — Singers Judy Collins and Natalie Cole; jazz composer Ramsey Lewis; the Gospel Greats; Irish tenor Ronan Tynan.

“Theater Talk” 6 p.m. Sunday, KLCS: Broadway producer Emanuel Azenberg and Michael David discuss “Spider-Man" Turn Off the Dark.”

Movie: Guys and Dolls” (1955) 2:15 p.m. Monday, TCM: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons. In a film version of Frank Loesser's Broadway smash, a gambler bets that a Runyonesque high-roller cannot take a sidewalk soul-saver on a date to Havana.

“Rick Steves' Europe” 7 p.m. Tuesday, KCET: Highlights of Paris -- Eiffel Tower; Musée d'Orsay; French cuisine; Parisian history.

“Great Performances” 7 and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, KOCE: "Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert" — Evancho's solo concert supports her first full-length album, “Dream With Me."

— Compiled by Matt Cooper

Photo: Eleven-year-old classical singer Jackie Evancho. Photo credit: PBS.

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