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Arts on TV: 'Open Call'; 'The Phantom of the Opera'; Idina Menzel

March 1, 2012 |  6:00 am


'Open Call' students



“Open Call” 9 p.m., Thursday KCET: The Colburn School Conservatory of Music: Auditions for reality shows.

Movie: “Exit Through the Gift Shop” (2010) 9:30 p.m., Thursday Showtime: Narrated by Rhys Ifans. A French shopkeeper and a filmmaker try to document the graffiti artist known as Banksy, only to have him turn the camera back on them.

“The Rosie Show” 7 p.m., Friday OWN: "Porgy & Bess" stars Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis.

“Celtic Woman -- Believe” 8 p.m., Friday KVCR: Classic Irish songs, pop anthems and inspirational songs; from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

“Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park” 8:30 p.m., Friday KOCE: The Italian tenor performs classical favorites and his popular signature songs.

“Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock Theater” 10 p.m., Friday and 8 p.m., Wednesday KVCR: Founder Paul O'Neill outlines the past, present and future of the orchestra.
 
“The Artist Toolbox” 8:30 p.m., Saturday KLCS: Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen has designed more than 400 private houses.

“Idina Menzel Live -- Barefoot at the Symphony” 10:30 p.m., Saturday KVCR: Menzel performs Broadway classics, her own selections, and contemporary songs with her husband,Taye Diggs, and composer Marvin Hamlisch.

“Soul Mates: Dr. Maya Angelou & Common” 10:30 a.m., Sunday BET: Hip-hop artist Common; Dr. Angelou honored by President Obama.

“Great Performances” 5:30 p.m., Sunday KOCE; 7 p.m., Sunday KVCR: "Phantom of the Opera" at the Royal Albert Hall: Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess star in a fully-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's “The Phantom of the Opera,” from London's Royal Albert Hall.

“Great Performances” 8 p.m., Monday KVCR: "Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk -- A Celebration of New Orleans Blues": Actor Hugh Laurie performs New Orleans blues and jazz with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and Tom Jones.

“Il Volo Takes Flight” 11 p.m., Monday KVCR: The Italian teen vocal group performs classical and traditional Italian songs at the Detroit Opera House.

“Yanni -- Live at El Morro” 7 p.m., Tuesday KOCE and 10:30 p.m., Wednesday KVCR: Yanni performs with his 15-piece orchestra at El Morro, a 16th century citadel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Il Volo Takes Flight” 8:30 p.m., Tuesday KOCE: The Italian teen vocal group performs classical and traditional Italian songs at the Detroit Opera House.

ALSO:

Gioachino Rossini, rock star of opera, gets a Google Doodle

Occupy Wall Street calls for cancellation of Whitney Biennial

Kid Rock to show support for Detroit Symphony


-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

 Photo: 'Open Call' students from the Colburn School Conservatory of Music. Credit: Philip Pirolo / KCET

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