Springfest 2017 kicks off on Friday March 3 on LPB. At 8PM, see the creative process and the historical facts that went into the hit Broadway show Hamilton on Hamilton’s America.
On Saturday, March 4 at 5:40PM, American Masters profiles Patsy Cline. Celebrate the life and legacy of the groundbreaking “Crazy” singer who defined modern country music. Then at 7PM on Daniel O’Donnell: Back Home Again, join the Irish crooner, along with Mary Duff and guest Derek Ryan, for a concert filmed in Dublin.
It’s a night of finales on Sunday, March 5 on LPB. At 7PM, see the ending to Mercy Street. After Antietam, Foster and Samuel pay a visit to the Foster family plantation. At 8PM, Victoria is about to give birth as this season of Victoria on Masterpiece comes to a close.
LPB has a special episode if Antiques Roadshow on Monday, March 6 at 7PM. See highlights from Roadshow’s first 20 seasons. At 8:30, see Tom Jones: A Soundstage Special. The iconic singer performs "Delilah," "It's Not Unusual" and new material. Alison Krauss appears.
Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker, Ken Burns on Monday, March 7 at 7PM. Stay tuned at 9PM for the new special, Dr. David Perlmutter’s Whole Life Plan. Dr. Perlmutter provides a plan that can help you improve your physical, mental and cognitive health.
High speed camerawork and breakthrough new science showcase the fast-paced world of hummingbirds on Nature, Wednesday, March 8 at 7PM.
Thursday, March 9 at 7PM, LPB presents Travis Tritt: A Man & His Guitar. Join the country music hit-maker and special guests Marty Stuart and James Otto. That’s followed at 8:30PM by Last of the Breed, a 2007 concert starring Willie Nelson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, and Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel.
Friday, March 10 at 8PM, see the lovely lasses in Celtic Woman; Destiny. Find out how you can get tickets to Celtic Woman concerts in Louisiana and Texas.
Saturday, March 11 at 7PM, travel to the Basilica of St. Francis for heavenly music from a friar with a big tenor voice in Friar Alessandro: The Voice From Assisi. At 8:30, Take a time-tripping visit to the psychedelic pop music era with host Tommy James in Rock Rewind: 1967-1969.
On Sunday, March 12 at 7PM, see Fernando Varela: Coming Home. Join the world-class tenor and guests Jackie Evancho, Stephen Moccio, Caroline Campbell, and others.
On Motown 25, Monday, March 13 at 7PM, you’ll not only see performances by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Jackson 5 and more artists, but also find out how to score tickets to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival!
Zachary Richard tells the story of the Cajun people in an immersive experience filmed live by LPB at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. Zachary will be live in LPB’s studios during the premiere of Attakapas: The Cajun Story on Tuesday, March 14 at 7PM.
Join LPB Wednesday, March 15 at 7PM for Deeply Rooted: Saving Our Seeds & Stories. A nationally renowned gardener and artist has spent 40 years saving the heirloom seeds and documenting and illustrating oral histories, foodways and farming traditions of Washington Parish. Stay tuned at 8PM as gardening expert P. Allen Smith highlights some of his favorite gardening segments in a blast from the past.
Get a double dose of British mysteries Thursday, March 16. At 7PM, see the Season 5 premiere of Father Brown. Father Brown investigates when the son of a duke is abducted from Lady Felicia's Yuletide ball. Can he find the child in time for Christmas? The Season 6 premiere of Death in Paradise begins at 8PM. The death of a scientist on the side of a live volcano proves a difficult case to crack for Humphrey and his team when everything appears to point to a death from natural causes.
Springfest 2017 is the perfect time to renew your membership in Friends of LPB while enjoying great programs for the whole family.