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Enjoy these music programs and performances on WTIU!


Andy Williams: Greatest Love Songs (My Music)

Saturday, February 27 at 4:30pm

Enjoy the romantic crooner’s biggest hits and best-loved ballads including “Moon River,” “Love Story,” “Dear Heart” and “Born Free.” His hugely successful career bridged the generations, with repertoire ranging from classic standards to modern pop songs.


Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry

Saturday, February 27 at 8pm and Tuesday, March 2 at 9:30pm

Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry celebrates Parton’s career as a legendary woman of country. Parton returns to perform her greatest hits at one of the most iconic stages in a celebration of her 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.


Johnny Cash: A Night to Remember

Saturday, February 27 at 10:30pm and Thursday, March 4 at 10:30pm

Enjoy this unearthed footage from the Sony vault that captures Johnny at his best, from his signature ballads to hard rocking numbers, backed by his world class band.


This Land is Your Land

Sunday, February 28 at 12pm and Friday, March 12 at 9pm

Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village.


The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Sunday, February 28 at 1:30pm

Retrace the 400-year-old-story of the Black church in America with executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Exploring its role as the site of African American organizing, resilience, autonomy, freedom and solidarity, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song reveals the broad history and culture of the Black church and explores African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change.


Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words

Sunday, February 28 at 6:30pm and Monday, March 1 at 9:30pm

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” the Loretta Lynn song that became a book, a feature film, and an indelible part of popular culture. Taking viewers back to the time when she hit the airwaves, Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words follows Lynn’s rise to record-breaking artist and uses archival audio interviews and classic performances to tell her story.


50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary

Sunday, February 28 at 8pm and Tuesday, March 2 at 1pm

Celebrate the impact of the folk music trio that provided America’s soundtrack for five decades, while combining artistry with activism. From their emergence in Greenwich Village in the 1960s to the present, their legacy has impacted generations.


Tina Turner: One Last Time

Monday, March 1 at 8pm

Join one of the bestselling recording artists of all time for her unforgettable final UK concert filmed at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2000. With a state-of-the-art stage set, 18 cameras, and one of the world’s top directors, Turner’s inspiring, powerful performance made it an unforgettable event and once again proved herself to be “simply the best.”


The Carpenters: Close to You (My Music Presents)

Friday, March 5 at 9pm, Saturday March 6 at 4:30pm and Saturday, March 13 at 10:30am

In this music-filled documentary, trace the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, featuring their their top recording hits, including '(They Long to Be) Close to You,' ' 'For All We Know,' 'Rainy Days and Mondays' and 'We've Only Just Begun.'


It's What's Happening, Baby - The 60s

Saturday March 6 at 6:30pm and Sunday, March 7 at 11:30am

It's What's Happening, Baby changed the face of television in 1965. It combined rock 'n' roll, exterior locations, and black, white, and Latino performers during a two-hour show that thrilled a generation of teenagers... and outraged the U. S. Congress. Hosted by Murray the K, It's What's Happening, Baby featured performances by popular artists of the day such as Dave Clark Five, The Supremes, Tom Jones, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and The Ronettes.


Joe Bonamassa: Live from The Ryman

Saturday, March 6 at 8:30pm and Tuesday, March 9 at 10pm

Joe Bonamassa hosts his final performance of 2020 during a livestream concert from the Ryman theater in Nashville, Tennessee. This 60-minute special showcases Bonamassa’s new solo studio album, “Royal Tea”, which is inspired by his British guitar heroes Jeff Beck, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers and Eric Clapton.


The Bee Gees One for All Tour - Live in Australia 1989

Saturday, March 6 at 10pm

Enjoy the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as they perform their greatest hits, as well as some rarely heard selections, in this fully restored, newly mixed and mastered concert recorded in Melbourne at the National Tennis Centre in 1989.


Classical Rewind (My Music)

Sunday, March 7 at 3pm

Hosted by Martin Goldsmith, take a visual and auditory look at classical masterpieces.


American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free

Monday, March 8 at 8pm

Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of iconic African American entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, who changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.


Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert at The O2

Saturday, March 13 at 2:30pm

Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo.