Get a front row seat to some of the best concerts ever recorded! From the country tunes of The Highwaymen, to the anthems of the women’s movement, OETA announces a lineup of exciting concerts and music documentaries as a part of its annual spring membership campaign, starting Friday, February 28.
Fans of country music will enjoy the lineup on the evening Tuesday, March 3 starting at 7 p.m. Ken Burns’ Country Music is a collection of highlights from the documentarian’s popular docuseries, Country Music. Hosted by award-winning singer Kathy Mattea, the program is filled with music and video clips sure to touch the hearts of viewers. Ken Burns: Country Music features exclusive interviews with Burns, his long-time collaborator Dayton Duncan and other members of the creative team who helped make this documentary series so riveting. The program is followed by Highwaymen Live at the Coliseum at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss classic performances from Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson.
Sunday, March 8 includes back-to-back music programs. Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement celebrates Women’s Right to Vote, from its ratification in 1920, and other historical milestones in women’s liberation through the 80s. The new special features empowering and beloved anthems from artists like Aretha Franklin, Loretta Lynn, Holly Near, Gloria Gaynor, Dolly Parton, Joan Jett, Cindy Lauper, Melissa Etheridge, Tina Turner and Annie Lennox. The documentary also features interviews with performers and leading activists, including Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women. Rise Up: Songs of the Women’s Movement airs at 7 p.m., Sunday, March 8 and 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 13.
The Bee Gees: One Night Only features the group's 1997 concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, the music special showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits, including “How Deep Is Your Love,” “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts," “You Should Be Dancing/Alone,” and many more. The Bee Gees: One Night Only airs at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, March 8.
Additional music programs include:
Soul Legends (My Music) - 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5
Doo Wop to Pop Rock: My Music Celebrates 20 Years - 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 6
50 Years with Peter, Paul & Mary - 8 p.m., Saturday, March 7
Pink Floyd: Live From Venice - 9 p.m., Monday, March 9
Duran Duran A Diamond in the Mind - 9 p.m., Friday, March 13
Lionel Richie at Glastonbury - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14