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The Arts on TV: Ryan Montbleau; 'Grand Canyon Serenade'; 'Born to Dance'

August 4, 2011 |  6:00 am

Born to Dance“Great Performances” 7 p.m., Thursday KOCE: Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany, with Chris Botti, Heather Headley, Kenny G., David Foster, Lang Lang and Sarah Brightman.

“Great Performances” 8:30 p.m., Friday KOCE; 10 p.m., Saturday KVCR: The Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends.

“Josh Groban Command Performance: 10 Years With Public Television” 10 p.m., Friday KVCR: A compilation.

“Sun Studio Sessions” 10 p.m., Friday KLCS: Ryan Montbleau Band -- Ryan Montbleau and his band perform jazz-infused rock.

“Great Performances” 10:30 p.m., Friday;  7 p.m., Saturday KOCE; 8:30 p.m., Saturday KVCR: Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert

“Forever Plaid” 11:30 p.m., Friday; Saturday KVCR: The off-Broadway musical revue centers on four young male singers killed in a car crash on the way to their first major show; narrator David Hyde Pierce.

“Made” 6 a.m., Saturday MTV: Ballerina: Taryn -- People get a chance to change.

“Grand Canyon Serenade” 4 p.m., Saturday KOCE: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak.

"Vine Talk" 5 p.m., Saturday KLCS: Navigating Napa Valley Cabernets: John Lithgow and S. Epatha Merkerson; Nora Ephron; chef Jonathan Waxman.  

“Great Performances at the Met” 1 a.m., Saturday KVCR: Thaïs: Renée Fleming plays the Egyptian courtesan in Jules Massenet's opera.
“Movie: Rembrandt” (1936) 6:15 a.m., Sunday 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.

“Theater Talk” 6 p.m., Sunday KLCS: Composer Alan Menken. (Part 1 of 2)

“Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One” 12:30 a.m., Sunday KLCS; 8:30 p.m., Monday KLCS:  Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses Latinos on Broadway.

“Extreme Living” 7 a.m., Monday HGTV: An architect builds a luxury tree house.

“Rick Steves' Europe” 10 p.m., Monday KCET: Oslo: Opera House; Norwegian art. 

“Movie: The Universe of Keith Haring” (2008) 8 a.m., Tuesday LOGO: The work of New York artist Keith Haring.

“Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson” 10 p.m., Tuesday BET: Triple Threat: The foundations of ballet, hip hop and jazz. (N)

“Live From the Artists Den” 3 a.m., Wednesday KVCR: Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers -- Booker T. and the Drive-By Truckers perform at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; special guest Bettye LaVette.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: "Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson." Credit Mike Cassese / Reuters