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Saturday - April 1, 2006
10:10 pm WYES The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown are recalled by New Orleans notables including author Anne Rice, musician Deacon John Moore, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, singer Irma Thomas, society columnist Nell Nolan, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute Director Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel and City Councilman Oliver Thomas (rerun)
3:00 am NBC Saturday Night Live Pee Wee Herman hosts; musical guest Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Zydeco Band performs "La Louisiane" and "Frisco Zydeco"; originally aired on November 23, 1985 (check local listings!)

Monday - April 3, 2006
7:00 am PBS /
WYES
Live From Lincoln Center - "The Juilliard School - Celebrating 100 Years" gala performance from Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater honors the centennial of one of the world’s most famous conservatories; the all-star lineup features past and present students of the school, and performances by Renée Fleming, Wynton Marsalis (with Victor Goines and Wycliffe Gordon), Emanuel Ax, Itzhak Perlman, the Juilliard String Quartet, the Juilliard Dance Ensemble, and the Juilliard Orchestra led by John Williams (repeats at 12:00 am and 2:00 am)

Tuesday - April 4, 2006
10:00 am WDSU Ellen DeGeneres Show actor John Goodman; Tim McGraw performs (syndicated; check local listings!)
8:00 pm VH1 VH1 News Presents: Britney's Secret Childhood special traces the unauthorized history of pop minx Britney Spears, showing how her story begins and ends at the same place: a small southern town in Louisiana called Kentwood. She escaped there due to her ambitious mother's prodding, but her spirit has never really left. The show explores how Kentwood shaped Britney and the woman she has become. With the aid of child psychologists and exclusive, rarely-seen footage, VH1 News will try and understand Britney's life story from a never-told perspective

Thursday - April 6, 2006
11:00 am Starz In Black Blues Divas

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2004 Robert Mugge documentary features performances from Deborah Coleman, Mavis Staples, Odetta, Irma Thomas, Ann Peebles, Bettye Lavette, Denise LaSalle and Renee Austin; Morgan Freeman hosts from his Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, MS
7:00 pm ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition: After the Storm, New Orleans the "Extreme Makeover" team travels to New Orleans to help restore cornerstones of the community, reunite families and pets, and bring light and music back to one of America's most beloved cities; in one segment Ty Pennington and Paul DiMeo deliver new instruments to local musicians who lost everything in the floods - Craig Klein, Barney Floyd, Larry Batiste, Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs, Irvin Mayfield and Archille O'Neal; the giveaway culminates in a rousing concert by the musicians celebrating the comeback of New Orleans and Mardi Gras at one of the city's favorite music venues
10:00 pm WYES Let It Rock

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celebrate rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins' 60th birthday bash performance at Toronto's Massey Hall in 1995; "The Hawk" is backed by a blue chip band including his onetime protégés The Band, as well as two members of Sun Records' fabled Million Dollar Quartet, the late Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis (see more info & set list)

Friday - April 7, 2006
7:00 pm NBC Tim McGraw: Reflected Tim McGraw brings his popular concert performance to an intimate club in New York City and also performs from his farm in Nashville; includes a duet with wife Faith Hill and a jam session with Hank Williams Jr.
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman actor/singer Harry Connick, Jr. and musical guest Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (rerun from 03/02/06)

Saturday - April 8, 2006
7:30 am TV Land Flip Wilson Show w/ guest Louis Armstrong; highlights include a duet between Flip and Armstrong, and a Rev. Leroy sketch in which Flip and Louis sing "When the Saints Go Marching In" (from October, 1970)
2:00 am NBC /
WDSU
Saturday Night Live (late night) Dennis Quaid hosts with musical guest the Neville Brothers (performing "Brother Jake" and "River of Life"); originally aired on 12/15/90; check local listings!

Sunday - April 9, 2006
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
11:00 pm WYES The Nightlife That Was WYES documentary looks back at New Orleans night time haunts of the recent past, such as the Blue Room, the Swan Room, Bourbon Street (where Frogman Henry played for 20 years, and Al Hirt and Pete Fountain both owned clubs), The Warehouse, Beverly Dinner Playhouse, Dew Drop Inn, CYO dances (where Dr. John & Frankie Ford entertained the bobby socks crowd), etc; interviews include Jimmy Anselmo, Hank Staples, Frankie Ford, A.J. Loria, Dr. John, Deacon John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Bobby Marchan and more (rerun)

Monday - April 10, 2006
7:00 pm CMT 2006 CMT Music Awards airs live from the Curb Event Center in Nashville; performers include Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland (with Annie Clements on bass), Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood; country music icon Hank Williams, Jr. will be honored with the "Johnny Cash Visionary Award"

Tuesday - April 11, 2006
10:30 pm TBS O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) comedy drama w/ George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Chris Thomas King; the Grammy winning soundtrack features music by Chris Thomas King and The Cox Family, who have a cameo role in the film (repeats at 2:30 am)
1:00 am NBC Last Call with Carson Daly Ben Kingsley; musical guest Juvenile

Friday - April 14, 2006
7:00 pm BET Spring Bling: Rides, Rims and Runways features performances by Chamillionaire, Juelz Santana, Paul Wall and Lil' Wayne

Saturday - April 15, 2006
10:00 am BET Spring Bling: Freestyle #2 performance by Juvenile (repeats at 8:30 pm)
12:00 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
4:00 pm BET Spring Bling: Rides, Rims and Runways features performances by Chamillionaire, Juelz Santana, Paul Wall and Lil' Wayne
7:00 pm CMT CMT Greatest Moments: Tim McGraw CMT outlines significant and notable moments in the career of country music superstar Tim McGraw

Sunday - April 16, 2006
5:00 am 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)
8:00 am ABC /
WGNO
This Week with George Stephanopoulos singer and actor Harry Connick, Jr. teams up with Habitat for Humanity to save the music and musicians of New Orleans; read more / make a donation to the New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Musicians' Village

Sunday - April 23, 2006
7:00 pm WYES Italian New Orleans documentary details the contribution of Italian-Americans to the Crescent City, from the community's early beginnings in the 18th century to the present, and their powerful influence on the commerce, politics, religion, music and food of New Orleans; includes a segment on Original Dixieland Jazz Band founder Nick LaRocca
11:00 pm WYES The Uptown That Was memories of Uptown are recalled by New Orleans notables including author Anne Rice, musician Deacon John Moore, artist George Schmidt, historian Jack Stewart, singer Irma Thomas, society columnist Nell Nolan, cookbook author Sylvia Gerson, Audubon Institute Director Ron Forman, LA Senate President John Hainkel and City Councilman Oliver Thomas (rerun)

Monday - April 24, 2006
12:30 am TCM A Song Is Born (1948) a group of music professors take in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend; stars Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo, with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Mel Powell, Louis Bellson, Lionel Hampton and Charlie Barnet

Friday - April 28, 2006
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman actress Keri Russell; Human Cannonballs Brian and Tina Miser; musical guest Jerry Lee Lewis

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