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Arts on TV: Gospel music; 'Madama Butterfly'; Pacific Symphony

May 10, 2012|Ed Stockly
  • Paul McCartney, left, is shown with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," which KOCE is commemorating upon its 50th anniversary.
Paul McCartney, left, is shown with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight… (Carson Entertainment )

“The Wendy Williams Show” 11 a.m. Thursday, Fox: Broadway: actress Audra McDonald.

“Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Live at the Ford-Grandeza Mexicana: Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman, Open Call features a wide variety of productions from profiles of artists.

“Gospel Music Presents: Great Performances” 10 a.m. Saturday, CBS: Shirley Murdock performs with guests Regina Belle, Beverly Crawford and Kelly Price. From Fort Mill, S.C.

“Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theatre” 10 p.m. Saturday, FX:

“Great Performances at the Met” 1 a.m. Saturday, KVCR: "Madama Butterfly": Patrick Summers conducts Puccini's tale of a Japanese geisha betrayed by an American lover. With Patricia Racette.

“Independent Lens” 10:30 p.m. Sunday, KOCE: Summer Pasture: A young nomadic couple live with their infant daughter in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet.

“Johnny Carson: American Masters” 9 p.m. Monday, KOCE: A profile of Johnny Carson's career commemorates the 50th anniversary of “The Tonight Show.”

“Rick Steves' Europe” Midnight Tuesday, KCET: Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brulée: Eiffel Tower; Orsay Gallery; French cuisine; Parisian history.

“Bulgarian Rhapsody: Pacific Symphony” 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, KOCE: The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra performs in Bulgaria, homeland of its Artistic Director Maxim Eshkenazy.

-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

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