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Arts on TV: Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Phil

January 5, 2012 |  5:00 am

“Antiques Roadshow” 7 p.m., Thursday KOCE: Tampa, Fla. : A painting by James E. Buttersworth.

“Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday, KOCE; 11 p.m., Sunday KOCE; 8 p.m., Tuesday KVCR: "Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin": The L.A. Philharmonic's opening night gala features an all-Gershwin repertoire with special guest Herbie Hancock. Gustavo Dudamel conducts.

“Tavis Smiley Reports” 10 p.m., Friday KOCE: Dudamel: Conducting a Life: Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel.  

“Inside” 7 p.m., Saturday KSCI: The Emperor's Treasure: Taiwan's National Palace Museum houses an art collection of more than 600,000 objects that gives a new perspective on China's cultural history.

“The Artist Toolbox” 8:30 p.m., Saturday KLCS: David Garrett: German violinist David Garrett.  

“Great Performances” 2 p.m., Sunday KVCR: "La Boheme -- The Movie" : Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon star as doomed lovers in Puccini's 1896 opera “La Bohème.

“Movie: Frida”  (2002) 2:30 p.m., Sunday KTLA: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina. Mexican painter Frida Kahlo marries fellow artist Diego Rivera who shares her radical political views.  

“Smart Travels: Pacific Rim With Rudy Maxa” 5 a.m., Sunday KCET: Sydney : Sydney's Opera house, Harbor Bridge and Circular Quay; aboriginal art.

“My Generation” 10 p.m., Monday KLCS: Uncovering creativity; Tony Bennett; an artist works with glass, color and light.

“The Graham Norton Show” 5 a.m., Monday BBC America: Andrew Lloyd Webber; Katie Melua : Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; Minnie Driver; Ruth Jones; Katie Melua.  

“Great Performances” 9 p.m., Tuesday KVCR: "Celebracion! Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil With Juan Diego Flórez ": The 2010 opening night gala features overtures and arias in bel canto style, as well as Latin American song and orchestral dances; with tenor Juan Diego Flórez.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photos: Gustavo Dudamel conducts Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with Herbie Hancock as soloist at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times