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Skyline Sessions: Puddles Pity Party - "I Started a Joke" by The Bee Gees
 
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The non-speaking, seven-foot-tall clown known as Puddles became a worldwide internet sensation in 2013 when a video of his baritone cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” a collaboration with the music collective Postmodern Jukebox, went viral (it now has over 17 million views). Since then, Puddles has produced several more viral videos, mostly covers of recent hit songs, and he has toured the U.S., Europe and Australia. Puddles Pity Party visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio while in Houston recently for a set of concerts at the Alley Theatre, presented by Lott Entertainment. He recorded the Bee Gees’ 1968 song “I Started a Joke,” and Sia’s 2014 hit single “Chandelier.”
Views: 904406 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Emmet Cahill - "Will Ye Go, Lassie Go?" (or "Wild Mountain Thyme")
 
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Emmet Cahill, Irish tenor singer and former member of the group Celtic Thunder, visited Houston Public Media's Geary Studio to record a couple songs while in Houston for an August concert. With Seamus Brett on piano, Cahill performed the Academy Award-winning song "Moon River," by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, famously featured in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's; and the Scottish folk song "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?," by Francis McPeake, another song (like "Moon River") that has been covered prolifically by many artists over the years.
Views: 105322 Houston Public Media
Breaking Down the Ballet Shoe
 
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Shoe Room Coordinator Molly Searcy on finding the perfect custom shoes for each Houston Ballet dancer.
Views: 685500 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Puddles Pity Party - "Chandelier" by Sia
 
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The non-speaking, seven-foot-tall clown known as Puddles became a worldwide internet sensation in 2013 when a video of his baritone cover of Lorde's "Royals," a collaboration with the music collective Postmodern Jukebox, went viral (it now has over 17 million views). Since then, Puddles has produced several more viral videos, mostly covers of recent hit songs, and he has toured the U.S., Europe and Australia. Puddles Pity Party visited Houston Public Media's Geary Studio while in Houston recently for a set of concerts at the Alley Theatre, presented by Lott Entertainment. He recorded the Bee Gees' 1968 song "I Started a Joke," and Sia's 2014 hit single "Chandelier."
Views: 131551 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Emmet Cahill - "Moon River"
 
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Emmet Cahill, Irish tenor singer and former member of the group Celtic Thunder, visited Houston Public Media's Geary Studio to record a couple songs while in Houston for an August concert. With Seamus Brett on piano, Cahill performed the Academy Award-winning song "Moon River," by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, famously featured in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's; and the Scottish folk song "Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?," by Francis McPeake, another song (like "Moon River") that has been covered prolifically by many artists over the years.
Views: 89600 Houston Public Media
Kate DePara - Textile Designer
 
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Recently named Best Designer of the Year by the Houston Press, Fabric Artist Kate DePara discusses how she threads together her love of textile creation with design to create a line of unique garments.
Views: 36042 Houston Public Media
House Raising After Harvey
 
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Phillip Contreras of Arkitektura Development, Inc. talks about the process of raising houses in the Meyerland Area after Hurricane Harvey put up to six feet of water inside several homes. It's a labor-intensive process that takes several months to complete, but many more Houstonians are considering it in the wake of Harvey.
Views: 7142 Houston Public Media
Bradshaw on Bradshaw - Remembering John
 
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HoustonPBS' Ernie Manouse sits down with renowned author and counselor John Bradshaw (1933 - 2016), to discuss his life and work - from the dysfunctional family, to the wounded inner-child. For decades his bestselling books and PBS specials have transformed our understanding of the family and became a dominant figure in the field of addiction and recovery. John Bradshaw was educated for the Roman Catholic priesthood and took advanced degrees in psychology, philosophy, and theology before becoming a professional counselor. He is the author of such major bestsellers as "Family Secrets," "Healing the Shame That Binds You," Homecoming" and "Creating Love." Initial broadcast date: August 19, 2013
Views: 10887 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Mediaeval Baebes - "Gaudete"
 
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At the tail-end of their US tour, London-based medieval singing group Mediaeval Baebes stopped into Houston Public Media's Geary Studio to record a few songs from their recent album "Of Kings and Angels."
Views: 64867 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Public Service Broadcasting - "Go"
 
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The London-based instrumental-rock duo Public Service Broadcasting visited Houston Public Media's Geary Studio to record a couple songs while on tour during March. The duo mines vintage audio recordings, like the dialogue between astronauts and NASA Mission Control during the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, and creates a kind of soundtrack to the historical narrative. The music contains elements of droning shoegaze, shimmery Britpop and driving krautrock, delivered by a couple of bespectacled academicians, clearly playing the roles of musical educators (and entertainers). PSB performed "Spitfire," based on the story of British inventor R.J. Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire aircraft, credited for helping the Royal Air Force win the Battle of Britain in 1940; and "Go," a composition inspired by the 1969 Apollo 11 manned lunar mission.
Views: 15743 Houston Public Media
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: Wes Anderson
 
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Ernie talks with director and screen writer Wes Anderson about how he creates the worlds his characters inhabit is such films as "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Moonrise Kingdom," & "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Views: 39516 Houston Public Media
What Should Happen To Houston's Astrodome? Here's An Idea.
 
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Among the many conversations about what could become of Houston's historic Astrodome, is a fairly controversial proposal called A-Dome Park. It's the brainchild of Houston-based architect James Richards and New York-based architect Ben Olschner. See rendering and descriptions of their plan here: http://adomepark.org/ Catch full all new episodes of Arts InSight Friday nights at 8:30 on TV 8.
Views: 46982 Houston Public Media
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: Justin Hayward
 
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Moody Blues lead Justin Hayward shares with Ernie his craft of song writing - including the inspiration for his biggest hit "Nights in White Satin."
Views: 15456 Houston Public Media
The Art of Chocolate Making
 
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Explore the process of making delicious sweets.
Views: 12497 Houston Public Media
John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors
 
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Mostly known for his Gilded Age portraits in oil, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was also a prolific watercolorist, one of the best ever. Museum of Fine Arts Houston assistant curator Kaylin Weber talks about Sargent's masterful depiction of light and shadow, and why Houston is an especially appropriate stop for this traveling exhibition.
Views: 41975 Houston Public Media
The 2017 International Quilt Festival Houston
 
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Quilts, Inc. spokesperson Rhianna Griffin gives an overview of the annual International Quilt Festival Houston. This year's fest is the biggest ever, featuring over 1500 quilts, garments and works of textile art. It runs through November 5 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Views: 6894 Houston Public Media
Houston Filmmaker Explores Dimensions of Paper Animation
 
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Brandon Ray is a Houston-based filmmaker, who makes a living telling stories through hand-crafted animation. In addition to his own short films, he has done projects for nationally syndicated programs for Amazon, the Disney Channel and Sesame Street. Catch new episodes of "Arts InSight" Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on TV8.
Views: 16467 Houston Public Media
A Year in the Life of Master Speller Nihar Janga
 
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What's the youngest Scripps National Spelling Bee champ been up to since his 2016 win?
Views: 4986 Houston Public Media
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: Laurie Anderson
 
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Performance Artist Laurie Anderson shares her views on what is art, how she found her voice, and the pressures of success.
Views: 12082 Houston Public Media
Mark Rothko In Houston
 
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston director Gary Tinterow, Rothko Chapel executive director David Leslie, and Menil Collection head librarian Eric Wolf talk about the legacy of abstract-expressionist artist Mark Rothko (1903-1970), and why Houston is currently the ultimate destination city for lovers of Rothko's work. The MFAH is currently showing "Mark Rothko: A Retrospective," an exhibition of more than 60 paintings tracing Rothko's entire career arc, on view through January 24, 2016.
Views: 7711 Houston Public Media
Pianist Denis Kozhukhin: Prelude in b minor (Bach/Siloti)
 
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Russian piano virtuoso, Denis Kozhukhin, performs one of his favorite encore pieces, Alexander Siloti’s arrangement in b minor of J.S. Bach’s Prelude in e minor, BWV 855a. Recorded in Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio on January 26, 2017. Special thanks to the Houston Symphony, which presents Denis Kozhukhin as the soloist with the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, January 27 – 29, 2017 at Jones Hall. Audio Engineer: Todd Hulslander Videographer: Mark DiClaudio
Views: 10618 Houston Public Media
Picasso The Line
 
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Pablo Picasso is one of the most recognizable artists of our time. Nearly one hundred of his works on paper are on exhibition at Houston’s Menil Collection. It’s all part of a study on his incredibly distinctive use of lines. Catch full all new episodes of “Arts InSight” Friday nights at 8:30 on TV 8.
Views: 14825 Houston Public Media
History 101 - Neville Chamberlain
 
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This educational segment, "History 101," provides brief history about Neville Chamberlain, the former prime minister of the United Kingdom... as mentioned during Episode 5 of Season 6 from the PBS Masterpiece Classic "Downton Abbey." This segment is featured on the live after-show "Manor of Speaking." Initial broadcast date: January 31, 2016 (Episode #405)
Views: 1944 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Mediaeval Baebes - "Auld Lang Syne"
 
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At the tail-end of their US tour, London-based medieval singing group Mediaeval Baebes stopped into Houston Public Media's Geary Studio to record a few songs from their recent album "Of Kings and Angels."
Views: 5144 Houston Public Media
History 101 - Divine Right of Kings
 
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This educational segment, "History 101," provides brief history about the divine rights of kings, as mentioned during Episode 8 of Season 6 from the PBS Masterpiece Classic "Downton Abbey." This segment is featured on the live after-show "Manor of Speaking." Initial broadcast date: February 21, 2016 (Episode #408)
Views: 17579 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Mediaeval Baebes - "Ding Dong Merrily On High"
 
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At the tail-end of their US tour, London-based medieval singing group Mediaeval Baebes stopped into Houston Public Media's Geary Studio to record a few songs from their recent album "Of Kings and Angels."
Views: 4691 Houston Public Media
Arts InSight: James Turrell
 
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Artist James Turrell gives a tour of his Houston installations.
Views: 17038 Houston Public Media
Phillip Glass on Finding Your Own Style
 
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A discussion with legendary composer and artist, Philip Glass
Views: 2201 Houston Public Media
InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: Tom Jones
 
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On this episode of InnerVIEWS, Ernie Manouse sits down with music icon Tom Jones to discuss his life and career, including his hits "It's Not Unusual," "KISS," & "Tower of Song."
Views: 17041 Houston Public Media
Apollo 11 Command Module, Other Rare NASA Artifacts Arrive In Houston
 
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Space Center Houston is the first stop for the exhibit “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” Inside glass containers and between motion sensors are more than twenty rare artifacts that tell the story of humanity’s first steps on the moon. The display includes the container that held a lunar sample and even a space survival kit. The artifacts are almost 50 years old now, but even small details have been preserved. If you go to the case with astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s helmet and gloves… look closely. You can actually see a reminder on the gloves to take that now iconic photograph of a footprint on the moon. The traveling exhibition is a joint venture between NASA and the Smithsonian. It will be on display in Houston through March 2018.
Views: 1747 Houston Public Media
Skyline Sessions: Tony Henry - "She's Always In My Hair" by Prince
 
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In the first of a series of videos featuring performances honoring the late artist Prince, Houston-based singer Tony Henry contributes a stripped-down version of Prince’s 1985 song “She’s Always In My Hair,” the b-side to the single “Paisley Park.” The performance will be included on the TV 8 special Skyline Sessions: The Prince Edition, which includes interpretations of Prince songs by notable Houston-based artists like Fat Tony, Mary Griffin, -Us., and Yvonne Washington & Robert Allen Berry. The episode airs Friday, May 20, 8:30pm, on TV 8.
Views: 4192 Houston Public Media