March Membership Drive Arts and Music Highlights

Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald.

March Membership Drive: February 25 – March 17

Our March Membership Drive is an opportunity for viewers to join PBS North as a member, renew their existing membership or become a sustaining member.  Support from viewers like you helps us provide programming, produce local content, and plan events all year long. We invite you to become a sustaining member or to make a one-time gift.

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Programming is subject to change.

Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli in Central Park

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this spectacular concert and experience the artistry of the world’s most popular tenor. Recorded on a rainy night in September 2011 in one of the world’s most iconic parks, stars Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti and David Foster joined classical performers for a mix of opera and pop as a gift of music to the city of New York.

Friday, February 24th at 7 pm on PBS North

Elvis Presley: ’68 Special Comeback

Watch one of the great moments in rock and roll history as Elvis performs some of the best music of his life. Taped in Burbank, California, this television special — his first —was a brilliant milestone for Elvis and saved his career. It was NBC’s biggest network ratings victory that year, proving that once and for all, Elvis was the “King of Rock and Roll.”

Saturday, February 25th at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 28th at 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 4th at 11:00 pm

John Denvers Rocky Mountain High

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic title track from Denver’s 1972 album with a 1974 concert filmed at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. The special features one of the world’s best-known and best-loved artists in his prime performing at this stunning outdoor venue.

Saturday, February 25th at 10 pm

Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30 pm on Explore

Sunday, March 5th at 7:00 pm

The Seven Ages of Elvis

If the world is a stage, then Elvis Presley was its finest performer; his sound and style personified an era. The ultimate “rise and fall” megastar, he defined the heights and pitfalls of modern super-celebrity.

Saturday, February 25th at 9 pm on Explore

Tuesday, February 28th at 7 pm

Saturday, March 4th at 9 pm

Celine Dion: Taking Chances World Tour: The Concert

Experience the magical moments of Celine Dion’s record-breaking, sold-out 2008-09 world tour, which spanned five continents, 25 countries, 93 cities and drew over three million spectators, breaking attendance records all around the world. The concert featured her greatest hits, from the energetic “I Drove All Night” to the moving and emotional grand finale ballad “My Heart Will Go On.”

Sunday, February 26th at 5:30 pm

Les Miserables: The Staged Concert

Join the stellar cast for a staged concert of the beloved musical that became a worldwide phenomenon seen by over 120 million people. Coinciding with its 35th triumphant year in London’s West End and featuring a cast and orchestra of over 65, the show’s magnificent score includes the songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More” and “On My Own.”

Sunday, February 26th at 7 pm

Billy Joel: Live at Yankee Stadium

Join the Piano Man for his legendary 1990 concert recorded live at the historic stadium in the Bronx. Shot in 16 mm color film, and meticulously remixed and re-edited, the program includes interviews with Joel and behind-the-scenes footage from that iconic night. The set list includes “Piano Man,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “New York State of Mind” and more.

Sunday, February 26th at 9:30 pm on Explore

Monday, February 27th at 7:00 pm

Jimmi Hendrix: Electric Church

Trace the legendary guitarist’s journey to the Atlanta International Pop Festival and his unforgettable performance on July 4, 1970, captured in 16mm multi-camera footage. Hendrix drew nearly 500,000 people to his “Electric Church” for a concert that included “Purple Haze,” “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free” and many more.

Sunday, February 26th at 11:30 pm on Explore

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: The Hits, The History and the Dirt Does Dylan

Join the band that embodies “Americana” for a concert with songs by Bob Dylan and from the groundbreaking album Will the Circle Be Unbroken, a multi-artist, multi-generational, three-disc 1972 masterpiece. Recorded in September 2022 at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, it’s a night of hits, history and Dylan.

Thursday, March 2nd at 8 pm

Sunday, March 5th at 8:30 pm on Explore

Bob Dylan: Live in Newport 1963-1965

This program chronicles Bob Dylan’s appearances at the Newport Folk Festival with full-length song performances, including his controversial electric set from 1965. This film features previously unseen footage, which documents the changes in Dylan’s style when he appeared at Newport in three successive years. Songs include “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Mr. Tambourine Man,” and many more.

Thursday, March 2nd at 9:30 pm

Burt Bacharach’s Best

For over half-a-century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world.

Saturday, March 4th at 5:30 pm on Explore

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Follow the six-decade journey of the extraordinary performer as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies and troubles of her life into joy. Interviews include Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson and Fitzgerald’s son, Ray Brown, Jr.

Saturday, March 4th at 7 pm on Explore

Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future

Celebrate the rich history of Black roles and voices on Broadway with an all-star cast including Stephanie Mills, Nova Payton, Corbin Bleu, Norm Lewis, Tiffany Mann, John Manzari, Amber Iman, Peppermint, Nikki Renée Daniels, Leah Flynn and Sydney James Harcourt.

Monday, March 6th at 7:00 pm

Our March Membership Drive is an opportunity for viewers to join PBS North as a member, renew their existing membership or become a sustaining member.  Support from viewers like you helps us provide programming, produce local content, and plan events all year long. 

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