Featured Program Calendar

March 2014


March 1 @ 7pm – Daniel O’Donnell: Stand By Me
This rousing concert celebration of Irish, country, gospel, rock, movie tunes and longtime fan favorites includes performances of “Que Sera, Sera,” “That’s Amore,” “Our Anniversary,” “Silver Wings,” “Blaze of Glory” and many more. Joining Daniel on stage is his six-piece band, back-up vocalists, and singing partner of 26 years, Mary Duff.

March 1 @ 8:30pm - Great Performances: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers
Comedy legend Steve Martin is now in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comic, actor, author and playwright. He is also a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and songwriter. GREAT PERFORMANCES turns the spotlight on Martin’s musical side with a concert performance of his new collaboration with Edie Brickell, who initially burst onto the national scene in the late 80s fronting the New Bohemians. Although these new musical partners have already built respected individual bodies of work, their inaugural effort is a charming departure, as well as a creative milestone. Backed by the virtuoso playing of the Steep Canyon Rangers, the duo partner on a series of new songs that combine Martin’s inventive five-string banjo playing with Brickell’s heart-tugging vocals to create a playful and accessible collection of songs.

March 1 @ 10:30pm A Celebration of Blues & Soul: The 1989 Inaugural Concert
Dazzling performances from some of the biggest names in rock and blues history, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dr. John, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Wood, Delbert McClinton, Sam Moore, Percy Sledge and more, are featured in this world television premiere of a concert taped in 1989 and presumed lost for nearly 20 years.

March 2 @ 7pm - Titanic: Band of Courage
Explore the dramatic and inspiring story of the eight musicians who continued to play as the Titanic went down. Their story is told through new recordings of songs from the White Star Songbook, along with archival photos and interviews with experts on the tragedy, the era and its music, offering insight into the musicians and why the courageous men continued to play until the end.

March 3 @ 7pm - Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now
In the most personal program of his career, Dr. Dyer offers an intimate conversation about what his own personal experiences have taught him: There are no accidents, and all the choices we make and actions we take weave a life tapestry uniquely our own. Exploring the five principles that have guided his own choices, Dr. Dyer shows why it is important to have — and act on — a burning desire, why life’s lowest moments can reveal our true purpose, and how the principle of love allows us to see our lives more clearly and reach greatest awareness.

March 4 @ 7pm - Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You
Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, include: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future.

March 5 @ 7pm - Great Performances: Dukes of September
Rock ‘n’ roll royalty Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs join forces to form a super-group, The Dukes of September, delighting audiences with high-octane new performances of their greatest hits, along with other chart-topping favorites from the 60s and 70s. Among the crowd-pleasing favorites are “What a Fool Believes,” “Low Down,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Pretzel Logic,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Reelin’ in the Years” and many more.

March 5 @ 9pm - Great Performances: Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
GREAT PERFORMANCES presents an encore of highlights from 1992’s star-studded concert tribute to pop music icon Bob Dylan at Madison Square Garden. A Who’s Who of performers celebrated the 30th anniversary of the enigmatic singer-songwriter’s groundbreaking 1962 debut album, Bob Dylan. Taking viewers from front row center to backstage, the special captures the historic, once-in-a-lifetime concert as many of the greatest names in popular music — including The Band, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Roseanne Cash, Eric Clapton, Shawn Colvin, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Vedder, Ron Wood, Neil Young and more — pay homage to Dylan and the songs that made him a legend.

March 9 @ 8pm - Masterpiece Sneak Preview: Mr. Selfridge Season 2
The store never sleeps! Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”) reprises his role as London’s retail king, Harry Gordon Selfridge, for a second season of the series hailed as “addicting” by The Wall Street Journal. Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice), “Mr. Selfridge, Season 2” costars Frances O’Connor (“Madame Bovary”), Aisling Loftus (“Page Eight”), Amanda Abbington (“Case Histories”) and Ron Cook (“Little Dorrit”).

March 11 @ 7pm - Buccaneer Days: Pirates, Parades & Pageantry
What started as a tourist draw grew into a rite of passage for generations of Corpus Christi residents. Buccaneer Days serves as a reflection of the city itself. But more than anything, Buccaneer Days is a good time. KEDT’s original production Buccaneer Days: Pirates, Parades and Pageantry tells the story of this very special event through rare photos, film footage not shown in decades, and interviews with the event managers, pirate queens and city leaders that have helped keep the celebration alive for so long.

March 12 @ 10pm - The Blood Sugar Solution - 10 Day Detox Diet
The key to losing weight and keeping it off is maintaining low insulin levels. Based on Dr. Hyman's groundbreaking Blood Sugar Solution program, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET presents strategies for reducing insulin levels and producing fast and sustained weight loss. Dr. Hyman explains how to: activate your natural ability to burn fat--especially belly fat; reduce inflammation; reprogram your metabolism; shut off your fat-storing genes; de-bug your digestive system; create effortless appetite control; and soothe the stress to shed the pounds.

March 17 @ 7pm - Celtic Woman: Emerald (Local Ticket Opportunity)
Celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Emerald Isles with Celtic Woman as they offer enchanting re-imagined versions of fan favorites from their treasure chest of Celtic songs. This family-friendly, one-of-a-kind interactive concert showcases the group’s sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with a group of world-class musicians, an Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.

March 25 @ 7pm – The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
The five-hour series follows Schama – who has written and presented 50 documentaries on art, literature and history and is a contributing editor of the Financial Times, as he travels from Russia and the Ukraine to Egypt, Israel and Spain, exploring the imprint that Jewish culture has made on the world and the drama of suffering, resilience and rebirth that has gone with it.