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LPB’S FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THURSDAY, MARCH 1!

Spring has sprung at LPB with a new crop of music, history, and nature programs


LPB’S FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THURSDAY, MARCH 1!
Spring has sprung at LPB with a new crop of music, history, and nature programs during Festival! On Thursday, March 1 at 8PM, trace the history of New Orleans and the early days of Carnival, along with the city's music and political history on New Orleans: The First 300 Years.

Saturday, March 3 at 6PM, Doo Wop Generations celebrates the new generation of doo wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Then at 8:30PM, see The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre. Filmed at the historic Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, the concert includes some of the band’s greatest hits including “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses.”

Little Women: A Timeless Story is Sunday, March 4 at 7PM. This special previews the upcoming Masterpiece series based on the beloved Louisa May Alcott novel. Also on Sunday at 8PM, be dazzled by violin virtuoso Lucia Micarelli in a concert ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana.

Monday, March 5, find out what Junk in the Trunk is on Antiques Roadshow at 7PM, followed by Rick Steves Special: European Easter at 8:30PM. Steves takes you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy and Greece.

Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like premieres Tuesday, March 6 at 7PM. Hosted by Michael Keaton, this special celebrates Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, the PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became a landmark in children's television.

Enjoy the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as The Bee Gees perform their greatest hits live in Australia in 1989. That’s Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30PM.

Two decades ago, the Louisiana Black Bear was on the brink of extinction, but today it is on the rebound. As part of the six-part wildlife documentary series Alive! In America’s Delta, Black Bear Comeback, airing Wednesday, March 7 at 7PM, LPB documents efforts to save this iconic species. Then continuing with the nature theme at 8PM, on Naledi: One Little Elephant, go inside a sanctuary in the wilderness of Botswana, to meet the baby elephant, Naledi and her devoted team of caretakers.

On Thursday, March 8 at 7PM, hear a collection of Jimmy Buffett's early songs, many recorded in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama and learn how to score Jazz fest tickets.

Queen Rock the World is Saturday, March 10 at 8PM. Rock on as the British band plays their greatest hits in a never-before-seen film of their 1977 tour. Rhythm, Love & Soul follows at 9:30PM. Join Aretha Franklin and Lou Rawls along with 20 legends of R&B, Motown and soul.

Celtic Woman: Homecoming: Live From Ireland is Sunday, March 11 at 6PM. Celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage in this live concert filmed in Dublin and enter to win a trip for two to Dublin from Delta Airlines and Friends of LPB. Then at 8PM, Celebrate George Harrison's life with a 2002 memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall with performances of his music from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Billy Preston and more.

On Monday, March 12 at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: New Orleans, journey to the Crescent City for hidden treasures including one worth up to $95,000! Then at 8:30PM, we stay in New Orleans to pay homage to Fats Domino in Walkin’ Back to New Orleans that chronicles the music legend’s triumphant return to the stage after Hurricane Katrina.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities is Tuesday, March 13 at 7PM. This documentary explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity.

On Wednesday, March 14 at 7PM, acclaimed nature photographer C.C. Lockwood is in the studio to present his film Atchafalaya: America’s Largest River Basin Swamp. This re-mastered 1977 film caught the attention of National Geographic and helped turn the tide in stopping development of the Atchafalaya Basin. Then at 8PM, Joe Bonamassa: British Blues Explosion Live is a special homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired Bonamassa – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

A Louisiana French Renaissance premieres Thursday, March 15 at 7PM. CODOFIL, The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana is celebrating its 50th anniversary and through these years has played a major role in the renaissance of Louisiana’s French heritage language and culture. What was once on the brink of extinction is now in some parts of our state flourishing.

For more information about LPB’s Festival including information about the thank you gifts associated with each of these and other programs that can be yours for a contribution to LPB, visit LPB.org.

Festival 2018

Published: February 28, 2018
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