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Arts on TV: Michael Feinstein; Super Bowl Gospel Choir; 'Smash'

February 2, 2012 |  6:00 am


“Exploring the Arts With Gloria Greer” 6:30 p.m. Thursday KVCR: Hohmann and Imago galleries: The veteran journalist chats with local art experts in Palm Springs.

“Movie: Brooklyn Boheme” (2011) 8:30 p.m. Thursday Showtime: Historian Nelson George paints a portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, from the mid 1980s through the '90s.

“Michael Feinstein's American Songbook” 9 p.m. Friday KOCE: "Time Machines": (Season Premiere) Soundies; historic building where jam sessions originated; Hugh Hefner's rare footage of cabaret performer Bobby Short and singer Al Bowlly.

Movie: "My Fair Lady” (1964) 5 p.m. Saturday TCM: (G) Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison. Oscar-winning adaptation of the Broadway hit about an English professor who teaches a Cockney merchant to be a lady.

“NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration” noon Sunday Fox: The Super Bowl Gospel Choir performs. With special appearances by Jennifer Hudson, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Lionel Richie, CeCe Winans and Kirk Franklin; hosts Nick Cannon and Kurt Warner.

“Independent Lens” 11 p.m. Sunday KOCE: "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock": Civil rights activist Daisy Bates supports nine black students who register to attend an all-white high school in Little Rock, Ark.

“Smash” 10 p.m. Monday NBC: Pilot: (Series Premiere) Successful writers Julia and Tom team up with producer Eileen to create a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe; Ivy, a seasoned chorus singer, competes with a new actress, Karen, for the starring role.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” 11:35 p.m., Monday NBC: Dwayne Johnson; Brad Pitt; a performance from Cirque Du Soleil's “Ovo.”

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly


Photo: Michael Feinstein. Credit Rahoul Ghose / PBS