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Arts on TV: Renee Fleming; Getty Museum gardens; Suzanna Guzman

April 5, 2012 |  6:00 am


“Soulful Symphony With Darin Atwater: Song in a Strange Land” Noon Thursday, KCET: Darin Atwater conducts an 85-member orchestra in compositions exhibiting styles ranging through gospel, jazz and symphonic music.

“Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: "USC First Look": Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman; looks at four films from USC's First Look film festival.

“Independent Lens” 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 p.m. Monday, KOCE: "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey": Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo.

“Dudu Fisher: In Concert From Israel” Noon Friday, KCET: Dudu Fisher performs Broadway tunes and Israeli songs.

“Live From Lincoln Center” 10 p.m. Friday, KOCE: "Renée Fleming at the Penthouse": Soprano Renée Fleming's performance features “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and songs from “Dark Hope.” With Josh Groban.

“The Victory Garden” 9:30 a.m. Saturday, KLCS; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, KVCR: "Easy: The Getty Museum."

“Rick Steves' Europe” 2:30 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: "Florence: City of Art": Florence, Italy; Michelangelo's “David”; Botticelli's “Venus”; Uffizi art gallery; perfumery; Vespa; converted monastery.

“Great Performances” 9 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: "Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk -- A Celebration of New Orleans Blues": Hugh Laurie performs New Orleans blues and jazz with Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas and Tom Jones.

“Chris Botti in Boston, Part II” 11:30 p.m. Saturday, KOCE: A continuation of the trumpeter's performance with the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart includes guests Sting, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban and Yo-Yo Ma.

“American Masters” 11 p.m. Sunday, KOCE: "Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird": A documentary about Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee, who never published again after “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

“Rick Steves' Europe” Midnight Monday, KCET: "Rome: Baroque, After Dark": A tour of Rome includes a pilgrimage to Michelangelo's Pieta, St. Peter's Basilica and the Borghese Gallery.

“Glee: Don't Stop Believing” 6 and 10 p.m. Tuesday, Biography: The stars of “Glee” perform for their auditions and exhibit how they found their way to the small screen.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

Photo: "Open Call's" Suzanna Guzman. Credit KCET