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The Broadcast Premiere of A Starry Night and more!

(From the halls of the school of music at LSU to the renowned stages of the world’s leading operas houses, soprano Lisette Oropesa returns to Baton Rouge with a tour de force performance. A Starry Night with Lisette Oropesa premieres Wednesday at 7PM!)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Somethings Wild, uncover an animal attraction to this collection of critters and creatures, including a Colima pottery dog from around 200 BC to 200 AD, a bat-decorated Qing period jade basin and an Edgar Brandt "La Tentation" snake lamp. At 8:30PM, explore the musical roots of this popular performer during his "pre-beach" years on Jimmy Buffett: Buried Treasure, and learn how you can score Jazz Fest tickets! Then at 9:30PM, celebrate George Harrison's life in the 2002 memorial Concert for George at the Royal Albert Hall with performances of his music by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Prince, Billy Preston and more.

Tuesday at 7PM, don't miss Great Performances: Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148 for a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar Michael Bublé's visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour, and learn how you can see Michael Bublé in concert in New Orleans on July 17. LPB has your VIP passes! At 8:30PM on the Keto Diet with Dr Josh Axe, Dr. Axe puts his own fresh spin on the widely successful and well-researched keto diet. That's followed at 10PM by Retire Safe & Secure with Ed Slott 2019.

Wednesday at 7PM, be amazed by the must-see A Starry Night with Lisette Oropesa. Recorded live in January at the LSU Union Theatre, Soprano Lisette Oropesa performs with tenor Paul Groves, baritone Brandon Hendrickson and the LSU Symphony Orchestra in this concert conducted by New York Metropolitan Maestro Joseph Colaneri. Paul Groves and Producer and Professor Emeritus, LSU School of Music Robert Grayson will join us in the LPB studios. (encores Sunday at 8PM) Plus, find out how you see Carmen presented by Opera Louisiane on Friday, April 26 at the Manship Theatre! At 8:30PM, join co-hosts Patti Page and Nick Clooney for highlights from the late 50s and early 60s pop era on Moments to Remember.

Thursday at 7PM on The Doctor Blake Mysteries: A Family Portrait, Doctor Blake and Jean prepare for their wedding, as tragedy strikes one of Ballarat's most prominent families. As Doctor Blake and Jean support the grieving family, deep secrets are revealed for both the Blakes and the Tynemans. At 9:30PM, on a special encore of the season finale of Doc Martin, Martin stops practicing the week before his hearing, but patients continue to solicit his advice. An American tourist asks Mrs. Tishell for help, and Penhale commissions a bust of himself. (with guest star Sigourney Weaver). Then, learn how to supercharge your memory with Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D. at 11PM.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. That's followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. Then, don't miss a special Samantha Brown's Places to Love at 8PM. Samantha is in Louisiana! She is instantly engulfed in Cajun and Zydeco music at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. The journey continues with a visit to Tabasco to learn the 5-year process of bottling the hot sauce, followed by a kayak tour through the swamps. At 9PM on John Denver: Country Boy, discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of legendary popular singer-songwriter. 70s Soul Superstars follows at 10:30PM.

Saturday beginning at 10AM, watch the marathon broadcast event, African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. African-American history, from slavery to the first black president, is examined in this documentary series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. At 6PM on The Big Band Years, take a "Sentimental Journey" with the biggest songs that got us through World War II. At 9PM on 50 Years with Peter, Paul, and Mary, enjoy the joy, optimism and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change. 

Sunday at 10:30AM, Rick Steves Special: European Easter, takes you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy and Greece, and celebrates this 2,000-year-old story. At 7:30PM & 9:30PM, see a first look of Les Misérables on Masterpiece. This new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel is from multi award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies and will premiere Sunday, April 14 on LPB.

Enjoy these and more Best of LPB programs exclusive to LPB's Spring Membership Drive. Click on your favorite program for information about the associated thank you gifts that can be yours for a contribution to LPB. Support from 'viewers like you' enables LPB to bring you all your favorite programs throughout the year. Thank you!

Be A Friend - Help Us Reach 20,000 Members!

The Friends of LPB Be A Friend campaign has an ambitious goal to increase our circle of friends to 20,000 members by 2020. We currently have about 14,000 members so we have a ways to go--- but we know with your help, anything is possible! 

LPB is your trusted source for information and is the state’s largest classroom. Your participation and generosity will ensure LPB continues to educate, inspire, and create exceptional programs for generations to come. 

Take the challenge and become a part of LPB’s Be A Friend campaign today! We are counting on our current members to help us reach our goal...HERE'S HOW you can help.

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Enter by Sunday to Win Tickets to Country Music: Live at the Ryman!

You could be in the audience for the one-night only, star-studded event Country Music: Live at the Ryman in Nashville on March 27! Become a Friend of LPB by midnight this Sunday, March 17 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this exclusive SOLD-OUT concert hosted by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns with performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel, Holly Williams and Dwight Yoakam.

All members of Friends of LPB are eligible!

If you’re not already a member, become a Friend of LPB by March 17, and you too will be entered in the giveaway!

PBS is filming this concert for a future broadcast. This special event is in anticipation of Ken Burns' Country Music documentary premiering this September on LPB.



The LDMA Celebrates Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month! Explore some of our best stories on the fight for women’s rights and contributions made by Louisiana women in politics and government at the Louisiana Digital Media Archive (LDMA).

The LDMA is the online home of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Digital Collection and the Louisiana State Archives Multimedia Collection. This is the first project in the nation to combine the media collections of a public broadcaster and a state archives.

Join us at the 2019 Louisiana Legends Gala & Auction

(Pictured: 2019 Louisiana Legends: Todd Graves, Denise Lewis Patrick, Roy O Martin III, Newton Thomas, and Rebecca Vizard)

The Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction is a very special annual event hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana’s sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and have brought honor to the state.

Friends of LPB is proud to announce that the 2019 Louisiana Legends are: Todd Graves, American entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers; Denise Lewis Patrick, writer and editor of children’s books; Roy O. Martin III, CEO, President and CFO of RoyOMartin; Newton Thomas, founder of the Newtron Group, leader in industrial electric and instrumentation; and Rebecca Vizard, internationally renowned textile artist.

This year’s gala and auction will be held Thursday, May 9 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Click HERE for ticket information.

The Louisiana Legends Gala will feature a champagne reception and buffet, a silent auction featuring items donated by the honorees, music and an awards ceremony. Highlights from the event will be broadcast at a later date on LPB.

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Try this Lucky Recipe this St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick’s Day in the food world typically means regular food becomes green food, but there are also several Irish mainstays that grace the holiday menu every year. PBS Food scoured various food blogs for some stand out St. Patty’s Day ideas for both the usual suspects of Irish dishes, as well as those of the green variety.

Our favorite recipe is for Lucky Charms cupcakes, featuring a triple dose of luck: a Lucky Charms crust, Lucky Charms mixed into the cupcake batter, and Lucky Charms marshmallows on the frosting.

The pure sugar of the Lucky Charms cereal balances with a not-so-sweet cupcake to create a combination that is magically delicious and enjoyable for kids, adults, and leprechauns alike. Check it out!

LPB keeps you informed with Newsmakers & Press Club

Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. In the latest episode, Louisiana’s Inspector General Stephen Street discusses “Fighting Public Corruption – Successes and Challenges.” Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel. Daniel Erspamer, CEO of the Pelican Institute, discussed how the New Orleans-based think tank is preparing for the 2019 Legislative Session and the impact of criminal justice reform, which passed with the assistance of his company.

The Lore of the Louisiana Swamp

ShopLPB March Feature: Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in a Louisiana Swamp Audiobook

Gwen Roland reads her memoir about her life on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin in the 1970s. The book was featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and was the basis for the LPB documentary. (4 CDs) 

This is the only place to get the exclusive audiobook of Atchafalaya Houseboat.

The Atchafalaya Houseboat DVD, Digital Download, and Book are also available.

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