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Arts on TV: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, RSC's 'Hamlet'

January 26, 2012 |  6:00 am


“Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE; 8 p.m., Tuesday KVCR: Tony Bennett: Duets II: Tony Bennett sings his greatest hits with contemporary artists. Performers include Amy Winehouse (in her last recording), Lady Gaga, Norah Jones, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Willie Nelson.

“Architect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the Past” 10:30 p.m., Friday KOCE: The architect and Yale dean bridges the divide between the modernists and the traditionalists.

“Joe Bonamassa Live From the Royal Albert Hall” 9:30 p.m., Saturday KOCE: The musician performs songs from “The Ballad of John Henry” in London; guest Eric Clapton.

“Great Performances” 1:30 p.m., Sunday KVCR: "Hamlet": The Royal Shakespeare Company presents a contemporary retelling of “Hamlet.”

“Exploring the Arts With Gloria Greer” 5:30 p.m., Sunday KVCR: Hohmann and Imago Galleries: The veteran journalist chats with local art experts in Palm Springs.

“Vine Talk” 6:30 p.m., Sunday KLCS: Weighing Washington Chardonnays: Jennifer Coolidge; music director Alan Gilbert, New York Philharmonic; chef Steven Raichlen.

“Smart Travels: Europe With Rudy Maxa” 6:30 p.m., Monday KVCR: Milan and Lake Como: Italy's gothic cathedral and Milan's Design Museum; exploring the Villa D'Este Hotel; alpine festival.

“Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions” 10 p.m., Monday KVCR: "The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell": A museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments; Lorelei Rock; the city of Zell.

“Summer Sun Winter Moon” 2 a.m., Tuesday KVCR: A Blackfoot Indian poet and a composer collaborate on a symphony about the American Indian perspective of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly


Photo: Tony Bennett with Amy Winehouse. Credit: Kelsey Bennett / PBS