Summer 2011: Route 66, Thursdays at 9pm
Knowledge Network Presents Festival Favourites
Building on the success of the summer music festival of 2010, Knowledge Network presents the Route 66 Music Festival, Thursdays at 9pm this summer.
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
Thursday, July 7 AND online for 30 days after broadcast
On April 5, 1968 – one night after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. – James Brown was scheduled to perform at Boston’s City Hall. Riots were sweeping across America and tensions were high in Boston. But nothing was going to stop the Godfather of Soul. This brilliant film recounts how Brown staved off a riot with the performance of a lifetime.
Mother of Rock
Thursday, July 21 AND online for 30 days after broadcast
Acclaimed rock journalist Lillian Roxon was the queen of the New York rock scene in the late 1960s. Dubbed the ‘mother of rock’, she was entrenched in a circle of artistic and musical greats, including Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Jim Morrison and David Bowie. The energy, irreverence and idealism of the times are captured in this profile of her life and work.
Van Dyke Parks: An Obsession with Music
Thursday, August 4 AND online for 30 days after broadcast
Van Dyke Park’s musical career ignited when he collaborated with Beach Boy Brian Wilson on the album Smile. Since then, the legendary musician, arranger, lyricist, record producer and film score composer has worked with numerous artists, including Ry Cooder and Randy Newman.
Anita O’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
Thursday, August 11 AND online for 30 days after broadcast
Anita O’Day was one of the greatest American jazz singers, a musical genius and pioneer who broke reverse race barriers. This exuberant Grammy-nominated film is her story. It’s one of survival and, above all, the endurance of her talent told through candid interviews with the feisty songstress and those who knew her.
Thursdays at 9pm
A road trip through the last 40 years of celluloid reality, featuring festival favourites and forgotten classics. >View current Route 66 lineup
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