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American Masters: Edgar Allan Poe
Monday, October 30 at 9:00pm
After his death, writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) became a global icon of modern literature and a pop culture brand. Best known for his Gothic horror tales and narrative poem “The Raven,” Poe’s stories are the basis of countless films and TV episodes, and have inspired even more, as has his name and image.
Discover the real story of the notorious author, starring Denis O’Hare as Edgar Allan Poe. Explores the misrepresentations of Poe and reveals how he tapped into what it means to be human in a modern and sometimes frightening world. .
AMERICAN MASTERS explores the lives and creative journeys of America’s most enduring artistic and cultural giants. With insight and originality, the series illuminates the extraordinary mosaic of our nation’s landscape, heritage and traditions.
Bluegrass Underground - NEW SEASON!
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres.
September 30 – Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Listen to the group variously described as blues-rock, jamband and acid-Americana. Rolling Stone described their sound as “electrifying…boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic.”
October 7 – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Hear a Georgia-born, internationally acclaimed band that defines the drive and precision of top shelf bluegrass. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the group is a top pick on Amazon.com and a favorite of discerning bluegrass fans everywhere.
October 14 – Kasey Chambers
Tune in for a set from a singer-songwriter who traveled from the Land Down Under to Tennessee’s “Show Down Under.” From a well-known producing/performing musical family, Chambers is one of Australia's most successful and celebrated country artists.
October 21 – Marty Stuart
Don’t miss this performance by the five-time Grammy-winner. With a bio that boasts stints with Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash, Stuart is unsurpassed as a rhinestone showman and folk philosopher who has proudly remained to country.
October 28 – Parker Milsap
Enjoy a performance by a singer-songwriter deemed one of Nashville’s hottest new country roots artists. Winner of Americana’s 2016 Album of the Year, Millsap performs on guitar, harmonica and slide guitar.
The Collection on Masterpiece – NEW SERIES!
Sundays at 10:00pm
In post-World War II, Paul Sabine is restoring Paris as the fashion capital of the world. His dresses are a sensation, and only his shady past and an inconvenient corpse block his way to success. Dressing up was never so dazzling—or dangerous.
October 8 – Episode One
In post-war Paris, Paul Sabine aims for the top in couture, relying on his troubled brother Claude’s brilliant dress designs. American photographer Billy pursues Nina the mysterious seamstress.
October 15 – Episode Two
Tormented by demons, Claude goes to dry out in the country, where a terrible secret is unearthed. Paul attempts to bury the past by forcing his mentor to retire. Nina takes control of her life.
October 22 – Episode Three
Paul presents his make-or-break collection of gowns. A rival tries to sabotage Nina’s starring moment. The body found at Paul’s cottage makes more trouble. Billy and Nina make up.
October 29 – Episode Four
Inspector Bompard tightens the noose on the Sabines. Paul concocts false evidence. Nina gets closer to her child’s identity. Claude has a new lover. Someone steals Billy’s photos of Nina’s triumph.
The Durrells in Corfu on Masterpiece - NEW SEASON!
Sundays at 8:00pm
Louisa Durrell (Keeley Hawes, Upstairs Downstairs) and her four willful children return in the acclaimed series called “irresistible” (The Wall Street Journal) and “gorgeous” (USA Today). The second season continues to chronicle the family’s adventures with the island’s townspeople, customs and wildlife.
October 15 – Episode One
After Louisa meets a handsome fellow Brit named Hugh, her landlady suddenly turns hostile. Louisa’s effort to get Greeks to pay for English cooking falls flat. Gerry and Theo trap an otter.
October 22 – Episode Two
Louisa has an idea to boost Larry’s writing career. It doesn’t go well. Leslie starts a distillery. Pavlos tries to inspire Margo’s spiritual side. Gerry tries out tutors.
October 29 – Episode Three
A birthday party for Louisa leaves her brooding about her age. Leslie takes up fashion photography. Gerry wears out another tutor. Vasilia offers Louisa a diabolical deal.
Falsettos on Live from Lincoln Center
Friday, October 27 at 9:00pm
Nominated for five 2017 Tonys, this is a poignant and hilarious look at a modern family set amidst the emerging AIDS crisis. Christian Borle stars as Marvin, with Stephanie J. Block as his ex-wife, Trina, and Andrew Rannells as his lover, Whizzer.