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Arts on TV: 'Once'; Metropolitan Opera; Burt Bacharach and Hal David

May 17, 2012|Ed Stockly
  • President Obama awards a Gershwin Prize to legendary composer and performer Burt Bacharach at a concert honoring Bacharach and fellow prize-winner Hal David in the East Room at the White House on Wednesday.
President Obama awards a Gershwin Prize to legendary composer and performer… (Getty Images )

“The View” 10 a.m. Thursday, ABC: performance from “Once.”

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

“Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: "Kenny Burrell: Master and Mentor": Hosted by mezzo-soprano opera singer Suzanna Guzman, Open Call features a wide variety of productions from profiles of artists.

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

“Great Performances at the Met” 1 a.m. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: "The Enchanted Island": Lovers from Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” are shipwrecked on an other-worldly island in “The Tempest.” (N)

“Glee: Keep on Believin'” 8 a.m. Sunday, Biography: The stars of “Glee” perform for their auditions and exhibit how they found their way to the small screen.

“Voice of the Inland Empire” 1 p.m. Sunday, KVCR: Drew Oberjuerge: Riverside Art Museum.

“Independent Lens” 10:30 p.m. Sunday, KOCE: Precious Knowledge: Students in Tucson High School's Mexican American Studies Program fight to save their classes.

“In Performance at the White House” 9 p.m. Monday, KOCE: A tribute to composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David. (N)

“Pacific Heartbeat” 10 p.m. Tuesday, KLCS: Keola Beamer: Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love): Musical performances by Native American flute player R. Carlos Nakai and American jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer.

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