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The Arts on TV: Jackie Evancho; Josh Groban; the Tony Awards

June 8, 2011 |  7:30 pm

Et-jackie “Great Performances” 8 p.m. Thursday, KOCE; 8 p.m. Friday, KVCR: "Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert" -- Soprano Jackie Evancho (pictured) performs songs from her first full-length album, “Dream With Me.”

“Great Performances” 9:30 p.m. Thursday, KVCR: Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival includes performances by Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmie Vaughan, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark Jr., Keb' Mo' and Buddy Guy, B.B. King, ZZ Top, the John Mayer Trio, Doyle Bramhall II and Jeff Beck.

 “Josh Groban Command Performance: 10 Years With Public Television” 9:30 p.m. Friday, KVCR: A compilation of performances by Josh Groban.

“Late Show With David Letterman” 11:35 p.m. Friday, CBS: Kelly Ripa; a performance from “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” (N)

“Ballet High” 8:30 p.m. Saturday, LOGO: Students from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School have their final year to prove they have what it takes to become professional dancers.

“Great Performances” 9:30 p.m. Saturday, KVCR: "Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany" -- Andrea Bocelli performs greatest hits and new songs; special guests Chris Botti, Heather Headley, Kenny G., David Foster, Lang Lang and Sarah Brightman.

“Great Performances” 10 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: "Jackie Evancho: Dream With Me in Concert."

“Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations” 10:30 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: Sculptor Donald Keeney; Ran Horn's Van Gogh Gallery; Casa de Azucar.
“Forever Plaid” 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 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.

“The 65th Annual Tony Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS: At the Beacon Theatre in New York, the annual ceremony honors excellence on Broadway; Neil Patrick Harris hosts. (N)  

“The Artist Toolbox” 9 p.m. Sunday, KLCS: American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky discuss the rigors of being a professional dancer.

“Passport to Europe With Samantha Brown” 10 a.m. Monday, Travel: Madrid, Spain -- The Prado Museum.

“Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions” 10:30 p.m. Monday, KCET: "Touring Ireland" -- The trails of St. Patrick; history of Guinness; Dublin's architecture.

“Movie: ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway” *** (2005) Midnight Monday, LOGO: (PG) Filmmaker Dori Berinstein charts the creation of four Broadway shows during the 2003-2004 season: “Wicked,” “Taboo,” “Avenue Q” and “Caroline, or Change.”

“Late Show With David Letterman” 11:35 p.m. Tuesday, CBS: Ryan Reynolds; performance from “Anything Goes.” (N)

“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” 6 a.m. Wednesday, Bravo: "Judging a Book by Its Cover" -- The artists must create innovative cover art for a classic novel.

“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” 7 a.m. Wednesday, Bravo: "Opposites Attract" -- Paired artists create works about opposing forces.

“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” 8 a.m. Wednesday, Bravo: "Natural Talents" -- Artists draw inspiration from their surroundings at a nature preserve.

“Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” 9 a.m. Wednesday, Bravo: "The Big Show" -- The finalists are sent home to prepare a solo exhibition.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

 Photo: PBS