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Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, blues, bluegrass, Latin, folk, roots and more. All find a home on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage.
August 2 – Jim James/The Black Angels
ACL showcases the best alternative rock with Jim James and the Black Angels. My Morning Jacket leader James plays tunes from his debut solo album, while the Angels highlight cuts from their latest LP Indigo Meadow.
August 23 – Jason Isbell/Neko Case
ACL presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell performs tunes from his acclaimed LP Southeastern, while Case sings songs from her latest album.
August 30 – Kacey Musgraves/Dale Watson
Texas country reigns on tonight’s AUSTIN CITY LIMITS with Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson. Contemporary songwriter Musgraves sings tunes from her winning LP Same Trailer Different Park, while honky-tonker Watson plays tunes from throughout his career.
Dick Cavett’s Watergate
Friday, August 8 at 9:00pm
From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of “The Dick Cavett Show.” In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. With exclusive access to the archive of the show, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it: from the botched burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters; to the must-see TV of the daily Congressional Watergate hearings; to the ongoing behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and “The Dick Cavett Show,” culminating with the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974. DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE offers a unique opportunity to mark the 40th anniversary of a defining moment in American history.
Great Performances: Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl
Friday, August 1 at 9:00pm
In commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a thrilling concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass).
Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014
Friday, August 22 at 9:00pm
Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for another open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The concert soloist will be the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang Lang.
Masterpiece Mystery! Breathless
Sundays at 9:00pm & Thursdays at 10:00pm
Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, “Smash”) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (“Downton Abbey”), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (“Downton Abbey”), Natasha Little (“Case Histories”), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page (Love Actually) and Shaun Dingwall (“Touching Evil”).
August 24 & 28 – part 1
Otto, a surgeon married to Elizabeth, has eyes for new nurse Angela. Angela’s sister, Jean, is engaged to Otto’s colleague Richard. Inspector Mulligan snoops around. Jean and Richard’s marriage gets off to a rocky start. Otto makes a breakthrough with Angela. Mulligan gives Elizabeth a menacing message.
August 31 – part 2
A procedure goes wrong for Otto, Charlie and Jean. Richard meets an old friend. Elizabeth and Mulligan meet for a showdown. Angela and Otto have an out-of-town trip with a chaperone. Charlie has a close call. A forgotten incident keeps rearing its menacing head.
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