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New Orleans and Louisiana Music Artists - TV Appearances - August 2005

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Tuesday - August 2, 2005
7:00 pm TLC Rides: General Blues TLC restores Kenny Wayne Shepherd's '69 Dodge Charger - an original "General Lee" from the "Dukes of Hazzard" TV series (photos); includes Kenny's music and video clips (repeats at 10:00 pm)
3:30 am Starz! America's Heart & Soul documentary focusing on two dozen people from around the country who have found purpose through their passionate endeavors; with James Andrews, Troy Andrews, Marc Savoy and Ann Savoy

Wednesday - August 3, 2005
8:00 pm WYES American Masters - Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records historians may never agree about where and when rock 'n' roll was born;; but all historians do agree that an entrepreneur in the world of music named Sam Phillips began a revolution and spawned a legacy when he created Sun Records -- the place where Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and so many others got their start; the work of many original Sun artists is reprised in this two-hour program by such performers as Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Live and Third Eye Blind, Eric Clapton, kd lang, Sheryl Crow, The Howling Diablos with Kid Rock, and Boyz II Men; the film also includes a moving rendition of "Lonely Weekends" with Jerry Lee Lewis and Matchbox Twenty, and an emotional reunion of old Mississippi Delta musicians; Elvis Presley sidemen D.J. Fontana and Scotty Moore also appear (repeats at 12:00 am and 3:00 am)
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman Donald Trump; musical guest Lucinda Williams

Thursday - August 4, 2005
7:00 pm Disney Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) made-for-tv Disney flick was filmed in & around New Orleans; cast includes Amanda Shaw in her first movie role

Saturday - August 6, 2005
7:00 pm Food Emeril Live: BBQ Across America Emeril cooks up America's BBQ favorites; musical guest Kermit Ruffins performs (repeats at 11:00 pm)
8:00 pm Starz! Friday Night Lights (2004) a genuine stand-up-and-cheer movie about a courageous high school football team's fight to fulfill their destiny and live their dream; stars Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke and Tim McGraw (cable TV premiere)

Monday - August 8, 2005
5:00 am TCM New Orleans (1947) a gambling-hall owner goes straight when he discovers the market for Chicago jazz; cast includes Billie Holiday (in her only feature film appearance) and Louis Armstrong with his All-Stars (Kid Ory, Barney Bigard, Bud Scott, Zutty Singleton and George "Red" Callender); check out the soundtrack

Tuesday - August 9, 2005
6:00 pm LIFE Infidelity (2004) Lifetime original film about the causes and consequences of infidelity stars Kim Delaney with musical cameos by Henry Butler, Kermit Ruffins, Theresa Andersson and Los Hombres Calientes; check out the the soundtrack (rerun)

Wednesday - August 10, 2005
7:00 pm TCM Cabin in the Sky (1943) debut of film director Vincente Minnelli and Hollywood's first general release of an all-star, all-black musical; with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Ethel Waters, Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong (soundtrack)

Friday - August 12, 2005
8:30 am Starz! America's Heart & Soul documentary focusing on two dozen people from around the country who have found purpose through their passionate endeavors; with James Andrews, Troy Andrews, Marc Savoy and Ann Savoy

Saturday - August 13, 2005
8:30 pm HBO Ray (2004) Jamie Foxx won the 2004 Best Actor Oscar for his incredible portrayal of music pioneer Ray Charles in this engrossing biopic; from the adversity of his childhood to his battle for success in the music biz to the grip of drug addiction, director Taylor Hackford’s film charts the highs and lows of a musician whose piano skills and one-of-a-kind voice blazed a lyrical trail through Rock & Roll, R&B, gospel and country; Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Bokeem Woodbine and Chris Thomas King co-star; others appearing include Vernel Bagneris, Clarence Johnson III, Jamil Sharif, Alonzo Bowens, Herman LeBeaux, Lois Dejean, Edwin Livingston, Edward Anderson and Lenny McDaniel; see the "Ray" soundtrack (cable TV premiere; repeats at 3:25 am)

Thursday - August 18, 2005
11:00 pm Food Emeril Live: Mexican Fiesta Emeril fixes up a batch of spicy recommendations for your next food fiesta; with musical guests Los Hombres Calientes, featuring Irvin Mayfield and Bill Summers (rerun)

Saturday - August 27, 2005
6:00 am CBS Saturday Early Show Better Than Ezra performs in the Second Cup Cafe

Wednesday - August 31, 2005
11:35 pm NBC Late Night with Conan O'Brien Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Palin, musical guest Better Than Ezra (rerun from June 7th)

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