On-Air Highlights

WITF TV Picks for the week of December 2, 2018

Written by John Kinzer, Production/Continuity Specialist witf | Nov 30, 2018 4:26 PM

Sunday December 2 at 9:30pm - 2Cellos Live at the Sydney Opera House -  Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, accompanied by the prestigious Sydney Symphony perform favorite Oscar-winning themes from James Horner's score for Titanic ("My Heart Will Go On"), and the inspiring "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator. The vocal beauty of the cello's sound is a perfect match for a brace of romantic themes. They include the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer song "Moon River' from Breakfast At Tiffany's ("Moon River'); Nino Rota's love theme for The Godfather; Francis Lai's Oscar-winning theme from Love Story and the rousing theme from the TV series "Game of Thrones".

Monday December 3 at 8:00pm - Celtic Woman: Ancient Lands - Delight in the shimmering voices and enchanting music of this new concert filmed at the beautiful Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland. Features stunning new music from the latest album, Ancient Land, along with a selection of timeless classics.

Tuesday December 4 at 8:00pm - Peter Paul & Mary at Newport -  These never-before-seen performances by Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport '63-'65 convey the joy, optimism and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change. Many of these songs hold an honored place in the soundtrack of 60s activism in America.

Wednesday December 5 at 8:00pm - Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live - Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, is pleased to announce a special homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him - Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

Thursday December 6 at 9:30pm - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - From Gainesville - Grab a front-row seat for this 2006 concert as the iconic band performs for a hometown crowd as part of their 30th anniversary tour. Featuring special guest Stevie Nicks, this is an electrifying and emotional evening.

Friday December 7 at 8:30pm - Doo Wop Generations - Celebrate the new generation of Doo Wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more.

Saturday December 8 at 7:30pm - Perry Como Classics - Till the End of Time - For over fifty years, crooner Perry Como ranked as one of America's most successful and beloved entertainers. . Now, for the first time, a collection of Como's biggest hits from long-lost and newly-restored episodes of his TV programs - including rare color programs and more recently discovered lost footage - is being presented on PBS. Hosts are Peter Marshall and Nick Clooney.

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