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The Arts on TV: Renee Fleming in 'Capriccio'; 'Spider-Man'

August 11, 2011 |  5:59 am

  Renee Fleming Strauss
“Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson”
8 p.m. Thursday  and 11 p.m. Sunday, BET: Triple Threat: The foundations of ballet, hip hop and jazz.

“Great Performances” 8:30 p.m. Friday, KOCE: Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany: Special guests Chris Botti, Heather Headley, Kenny G., David Foster, Lang Lang and Sarah Brightman.

“Vine Talk” 5 p.m. Saturday, KLCS: Ranking Rieslings From the Finger Lakes: actor Nathan Lane and opera singer Harolyn Blackwell are on the panel.

“Made” 7 p.m. Saturday, LOGO: Ballerina: People get a chance to change.

“Saving Jazz” 7 p.m. Saturday, Sundance: Jazz photographer Herman Leonard returns to New Orleans, where his studio, darkroom and part of his photographic archives were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

“Great Performances at the Met” 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, KVCR: "La Damnation de Faust": Marcello Giordani plays the title role in director Robert Lepage's version of the Berlioz musical examination of good and evil.

“Reverence: Life in the Ballet” 3:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 3 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: Dancers of the Toledo Ballet express their creative passion.

“Great Performances at the Met”
12:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: Capriccio: Renee Fleming performs Strauss' "Capriccio." With Joseph Kaiser and Sarah Connolly.

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

Movie: The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) 7 p.m. Monday, TCM: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin. A mad, masked composer lures a Parisian singer down to his realm. Silent, with some color; reissued in 1930 with some sound.

Movie: Paris Blues” (1961) 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, TCM: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward. An outstanding jazz score highlights this tale of two American musicians in Paris whose lives are changed by tourists.

Movie: Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect” (2008) 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sundance.

“Made” 3 p.m. Tuesday, MTV: Ballerina: Taryn: A tall girl wants to gain confidence by becoming a ballerina.

“Late Show With David Letterman” 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, CBS: Musicians Bono and the Edge; a performance by the Broadway cast of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark."

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: Renee Fleming. Credit: Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera / PBS