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Arts on TV: John Lennon; 'Urban Nutcracker'; ABT dancers

December 8, 2011 |  5:37 am

Arts on TV: Shows include "John Lennon: Love Is All You Need" with footage of an interview from 1968, which has not been seen before
"John Lennon: Love Is All You Need"
6 a.m. Thursday, Biography: Footage of an interview from 1968, which has not been seen before, accompanies Lennon's performances with the Beatles, shows him falling in love, and touches on his untimely death.

"Celtic Woman -- Believe" 7 p.m. Thursday, KOCE; Noon Friday KOCE; 8 p.m. Saturday KOCE: Classic Irish songs, pop anthems and inspirational songs from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

"Sugarplum Dreams: Staging the Nutcracker Ballet" 10 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Behind-the-scenes of the production of the Nutcracker Ballet by the Ballet Theater of Indiana University's School of Music.

"The Victory Garden" 9:30 a.m. Saturday, KLCS: The Getty Museum.

"Victor Borge: Comedy in Music!" 4:30 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: A collection of the pianist/comic's skits features footage from "The Andy Williams Show" and "The Perry Como Show," as well as a performance from Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential inaugural celebration at the White House.

"The Artist Toolbox" 8:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky discuss the rigors of being a professional dancer.

"Urban Nutcracker: Anatomy of a Ballet" 9 p.m. Monday, KLCS: Anthony Williams unites a multiethnic team of dancers, artists and stage crew for his adaptation of the holiday classic.

"The Awakening Christmas Special" 1 a.m. Monday, KTBN: Performances include the Katinas and Denver & the Mile High Orchestra; host Randy Phillips.

Photo: John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Credit: Capitol Records