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LPB’S FESTIVAL KICKS OFF THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28!

Spring is just around the corner and LPB has a new crop of music, history, and nature programs during Festival, LPB’s Spring Membership Drive.

Thursday, February 28 at 8PM, don’t miss the season finale of Doc Martin, with guest star Sigourney Weaver. This catchy comedy drama stars Martin Clunes as Martin Ellingham, whose tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. In the season finale, Martin stops practicing medicine, but patients continue to solicit his advice, and an American tourist asks Mrs. Tishell for help. Guest stars Sigourney Weaver.

Friday, March 1 at 10PM on Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport 1963-65, see never-before-seen performances that convey the joy, optimism and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change.

Saturday, March 2 LPB presents new ways to better your health and wealth from 9AM-4:30PM. The line-up includes: Gutbliss with Dr. Robynne Chutkan at 9AM; Keto Diet with Dr Josh Axe at 10:30AM; Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D. at 12PM; Deepak Chopra: The Spiritual Laws of Success at 1:30PM; and Retire Safe & Secure with Ed Slott 2019 at 3PM.

Saturday at 7PM on the premiere of Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs, celebrate the centennial of the timeless artist in this special featuring his cherished hits, including “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable,” and “When I Fall in Love,” along with rarely seen footage from his variety show. At 8PM on the premiere of Quincy Jones Presents Sheléa, join Quincy Jones, David Foster and the multi-talented Sheléa for this intimate concert as Sheléa performs a wide range of songs, including a Whitney Houston medley and a tribute to Aretha Franklin. The music continues at 11:30 PM with Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum. Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson - "the Mt. Rushmore of country music"- perform live in this 1990 concert.

Sunday, March 3 at noon, explore The Power of Radical Kindness with Angela Santomero. Then at 1:30PM, learn 7 simple brain-based strategies to Feel Better Fast and Make It Last with Daniel Amen, MD. At 8PM on the season finale of Victoria, the world's eyes are on the Great Exhibitions, and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon? Then at 9:30PM, don't miss A Conversation with Ken Burns. Go behind the scenes with the acclaimed documentary filmmaker whose work has included The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The National Parks and The Vietnam War. Find out how you can attend the sold-out Country Music Live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday, March 27!

Monday, March 4 at 7PM on Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert from Madison Square Garden, join the global superstar with the instantly recognizable voice along with special guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles. Watch LPB to learn how you can receive a microphone autographed by Josh Groban! At 8:30PM, supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you on Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D. At 10PM on Rick Steves' European Travel Tips and Tricks, Rick shares the essential skills for smart European travel: itinerary planning, venturing off the beaten path, packing light, and avoiding crowds (and thieves).

Tuesday, March 5 at 7PM on Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America, Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. The program features appearances by Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J. Then at 9PM, join host Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul on 70s Soul Superstars (My Music).

Wednesday, March 6 at 7PM on Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli @ 60, celebrate the world-renowned tenor with a concert spotlighting his popular music and opera repertoire including the duet “Fall on Me” performed with his son Matteo along with songs from his new album “Si.” Watch LPB to find out how you can secure tickets to the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra featuring Chris Botti! At 8:30PM the music continues on Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs. Then at 10PM on Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You, Suze focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you."

Thursday, March 7 at 7PM, learn how you can travel to the Great Smokey Mountains during the special broadcast of Best of Trains Around North America. Great Scenic Railway Journeys creator, Robert Van Camp, will be in our LPB Studios to share this anniversary special featuring his top rail journeys in North America. At 10PM 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 11:30PM by Ken Burns: The National Parks.

Friday, March 8 at 8PM on Great Performances: Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s musical artistry is celebrated with an all-star line-up, including James Taylor, Graham Nash, Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Seal and Rufus Wainwright. At 10PM on Dennis Deyoung and the Music of Styx, join the legendary singer-songwriter and his six-piece band for a concert that includes Styx’s greatest hits, including “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away” and “Mr. Roboto.”

Saturday, March 9 at 6PM on What The World Needs Now: Words By Hal David, join host Bette Midler for this musical tribute to pop music hitmaker Hal David. It features interviews with Burt Bachrach, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson, B.J. Thomas and more along with music-clip performances from Aretha Franklin, Cher and others. At 7:30PM on Woody Guthrie All Star Tribute Concert -- 1970, celebrate the legacy of America’s greatest folk singer with this 1970 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The program features Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Peter Fonda and Will Geer. Then at 9PM, discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of legendary popular singer-songwriter John Denver: Country Boy. That's followed at 10:30PM by Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre, the first and only time The Rolling Stones performed Sticky Fingers in its entirety, live in concert!

On Monday, March 11, catch Antiques Roadshow: Somethings Wild and 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.

Tuesday, March 12 at 7PM, don't miss Great Performances: Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148 for a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar Michael Buble's visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour, and learn how you can see Michael Buble in concert in New Orleans on July 17. LPB has your VIP passes! At 8:30PM the music continues with an encore of Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs.

Wednesday, March 13 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 special. Paul Groves and LSU Professor of Voice Robert Grayson will join us in the LPB studios. Plus, find out how you see Carmen presented by Opera Louisiane on Friday, April 26 at the Manship Theatre. At 8:30PM, don't miss Great Performances: Tony Bennett and Diana Krall: Love Is Here to Stay as the duo honors the legacy of the premiere Great American Songbook duo George and Ira Gershwin.

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/pledge.