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September 1, 2011 |  6:00 am

Tommy Emmanuel and Friends

“Justin Hines: Days to Recall”
Noon Friday and 10:30 p.m. Saturday KOCE; 9:30 p.m. Wednesday KVCR: The folk singer performs original music and familiar tunes with a full orchestra.

“Grand Canyon Serenade” 8:30 p.m. Friday KOCE: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak.

“Celtic Thunder Storm” 5:30 p.m. Saturday KVCR: A performance includes original music by Irish composer Phil Coulter, including “New Day Dawning,” “Tender Is the Night,” “Storm Overture” and “Look at Me.”

“The Artist Toolbox” 8:30 p.m. Saturday KLCS: Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen has designed more than 400 private houses.

“Tommy Emmanuel and Friends: Live From the Balboa Theatre” 9 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday KOCE: Guitarist Emmanuel performs with Pam Rose, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo.

“Forever Plaid” 12:30 a.m. 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.

 "Fareed Zakaria GPS"  7 and 10 a.m. Sunday CNN: Innovation in architecture: Frank Gehry. (N) 

“Sunday Best” 11 a.m. Sunday BET: Give Our Regards to Broadway : The top three sing songs from Broadway shows; one more contestant sent home.

“Theater Talk” 6 p.m. Sunday KLCS: The Changing Face of the Metropolitan Opera: With Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera.

Movie: "The Red Shoes” (1948) 5:30 a.m. Sunday TCM: Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook. A ballerina loves a ballet composer but dances for an obsessive impresario.

Movie: "After the Storm” (2009) 10 a.m. Tuesday LOGO: Broadway actors help the youth of New Orleans.

“Top Chef: Just Desserts” 7 p.m. Wednesday Bravo: Sweet Symphony: To celebrate the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the chefs must create a cake experience in three movements to be served to the symphony members and patrons after a performance.

“NOVA” 9 p.m. Wednesday KOCE: Engineering Ground Zero: Architects and engineers plan the construction of One World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. (N)

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: "Tommy Emmanuel and Friends: Live From the Balboa Theatre." from left, Anthony Snape, Pam Rose, Tommy Emmanuel. Credit: PBS