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Monday - May 1, 2006
10:30 am AMC The Girl Can't Help It (1956) musical comedy stars Jayne Mansfield; with Julie London, Fats Domino, The Platters, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, The Treniers, Nino Tempo, Eddie Fontaine, Abbey Lincoln, Eddie Cochran, etc; repeats at 4:00 am

Friday - May 5, 2006
7:00 pm VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live: Heart & Friends concert featuring Heart and Alice in Chains (with guests Duff McKagen and Phil Anselmo); Dave Navarro, Gretchen Wilson, Rufus Wainwright and Carrie Underwood also appear; repeats at 10:00 pm

Sunday - May 7, 2006
11:30 am WYES Steppin' Out: Spotlight On New Orleans Music features jazz notables Paul Mares & Joseph Mares; trumpeter Paul played for pioneering jazz band New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Joseph Mare's Southland Record label showcased many New Orleans jazz musicians
11:00 pm WYES The French Quarter That Was documentary covers everything from the heyday of Bourbon St. nightlife to the history of the muffuletta; Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Al Belletto, Clarence "Frogman" Henry and others reminisce about entertainment in the Quarter in the 50's; other segments include Angelo Brocato III, French Market hot spots like Morning Call & Cafe du Monde, Terry Flettrich Rohe, along with Bob and Jan Carr, discuss raising a family in the French Quarter; also featured are the personalities, e.g. "Evangeline the Oyster Girl" and Ruthie the Duck Girl

Monday - May 8, 2006
10:00 pm PBS /
WLAE
Charlie Rose guests include Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara (from the Broadway play "The Pajama Game"); Frank Rich (New York Times) subs as host for Charlie

Tuesday - May 9, 2006
10:00 am ABC The View guests include Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara (from the Broadway play "The Pajama Game"); they will be performing a cut from the new double CD, "Harry On Broadway, Act 1", which hits store shelves today
10:35 pm CBS Late Show with David Letterman actor Kurt Russell; musical guest The Little Willies; surprise appearance by Britney Spears, who announced that she was pregnant with baby no. 2; Spears also presented the night's Top 10 list
4:00 pm TCM Glory Alley (1952) a boxer’s drinking problem threatens his career and love life in this musical drama set in New Orleans; with Leslie Caron, Ralph Meeker, Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden; songs from film are included on "Now You Has Jazz" compilation

Thursday - May 11, 2006
9:00 pm VH1 Behind The Music: Pantera profile of heavy metal group Pantera uncovers the true story of this resilient, hard rocking band; See additional air dates
12:30 am TCM Going Places (1938) horse racing comedy stars Dick Powell and Anita Louise, but Louis Armstrong steals the show as a groom whose rendition of "Jeepers Creepers" has such a calming effect upon an obstreperous horse of the same name that it settles down to become a champion
2:00 am TCM New Orleans (1947)

[ available on DVD ]

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

Saturday - May 13, 2006
1:00 pm BET Top 25 Countdown rapper Lil' Wayne counts down his favorite 25 music videos
9:30 pm WYES Steppin' Out: Spotlight On New Orleans Music features jazz notables Paul Mares & Joseph Mares; trumpeter Paul played for pioneering jazz band New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Joseph Mare's Southland Record label showcased many New Orleans jazz musicians

Sunday - May 14, 2006
1:30 pm MTV2 Juvenile Makes A Video go behind the scenes of NOLA rapper Juvenile's latest video for the single, Way I Be Leanin' (repeats at 7:00 pm)

Monday - May 15, 2006
7:00 am CBS The Early Show Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O'Hara perform a song from the Broadway musical "The Pajama Game" (Note: The Early Show airs locally on WUPL 54 - channel 2 on Cox Cable)
4:00 pm BET Rap City NOLA rapper Juvenile drops by (rerun)
9:00 pm BET Spring Bling: Rides, Rims and Runways features performances by Chamillionaire, Juelz Santana, Paul Wall and Lil' Wayne (rerun)

Tuesday - May 16, 2006
12:15 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 (see film soundtrack)

Wednesday - May 17, 2006
4:00 pm MTV2 Juvenile Makes A Video go behind the scenes of NOLA rapper Juvenile's latest video for the single, Way I Be Leanin' (rerun)
8:00 pm PBS /
WYES
American Masters - The World of Nat King Cole documentary coincides with the release of The Very Best of Nat King Cole, a DVD and limited edition DVD/CD; features rare archival performances, home movies and interviews with Cole's wife and daughters, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Isaac Hayes, Quincy Jones, Eartha Kitt, B.B. King, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder, and includes clips of "When I Fall In Love," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," "Smile," "Unforgettable," etc. (repeats on WYES at 12:00 am & 3:00 am)
9:00 pm PBS /
WYES
American Masters - Ray Charles: The Genius of Soul 1992 documentary on R&B legend Ray Charles; interviews include Quincy Jones, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Dizzy Gillespie, Billy Preston, David Fathead Newman, "Raelette" Merry Clayton, etc. (WYES repeats at 1:00 am & 4:00 am)

Friday - May 19, 2006
7:00 pm Starz In Black New Orleans Music in Exile

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Robert Mugge documentary follows the plight of New Orleans musicians shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them, and how they are getting back on their feet; features performance clips and interviews from Theresa Andersson (performing Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane"), Dr. John, Cyril Neville (with his Austin, TX based band Tribe 13), Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irma Thomas (visiting her destroyed night club The Lion's Den), Stephen Assaf, Eddie Bo (entering his wrecked restaurant and music club Check Your Bucket for the first time post-K, and receiving a new keyboard from Marcia Ball), Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, Philip Frazier and ReBirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Papa Mali, World Leader Pretend, Cowboy Mouth, Beatinpath, Jon Cleary, and John Gros with Papa Grows Funk; also interviewed are Jan Ramsey (OffBeat magazine), David Freedman (WWOZ), Keith Spera (The Times Picayune), Mark Samuels (Basin Street Records), Don Kight (Grant Street Dancehall in Lafayette, LA), Stephen Rehage (Voodoo Music Fest), Reid Wick (Loyola University), and Bill Taylor & Adam Shipley (Tipitina's Foundation); read more
9:30 pm WYES American Masters - The World of Nat King Cole documentary coincides with the release of The Very Best of Nat King Cole, a DVD and limited edition DVD/CD; features rare archival performances, home movies and interviews with Cole's wife and daughters, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Isaac Hayes, Quincy Jones, Eartha Kitt, B.B. King, Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder, and includes clips of "When I Fall In Love," "Straighten Up and Fly Right," "Nature Boy," "Mona Lisa," "Smile," "Unforgettable," etc.

Saturday - May 20, 2006
12:00 pm Starz New Orleans Music in Exile

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Robert Mugge documentary follows the plight of New Orleans musicians shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit the city; artists share their stories of how Katrina affected them, and how they are getting back on their feet; with Theresa Andersson, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Irma Thomas , Stephen Assaf, Eddie Bo, Marcia Ball, Kermit Ruffins, ReBirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Papa Mali, World Leader Pretend, Cowboy Mouth, Beatinpath, Jon Cleary and Papa Grows Funk

Sunday - May 21, 2006
7:30 am MTV2 Juvenile Makes A Video go behind the scenes of NOLA rapper Juvenile's latest video for the single, Way I Be Leanin' (rerun)

Monday - May 22, 2006
8:00 pm
&
12:00 am
BIO Biography: Randy Jackson Grammy-winning producer, music industry vet, American Idol judge and Baton Rouge, LA native has recorded, toured and performed with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Madonna, Elton John and others; interviews include Herman Jackson (musician; Randy's brother), Sammy Thornton (bass teacher), Alvin Batiste (his teacher at Southern University), Steve Smith & Neal Schon (Journey), and Paula Abdul

Tuesday - May 23, 2006
4:30 pm TCM Here Comes the Groom (1951) a foreign correspondent woos his former fiancee so he can maintain custody of some orphans he's adopted; stars Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman, with a cameo appearance by Louis Armstrong
7:00 pm CBS 41st Annual ACM Awards country's finest are honored in Las Vegas; performers include Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Sugarland (with Annie Clements on bass), Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, etc.

Thursday - May 25, 2006
7:00 pm PBS /
WYES
30 Years of Live From Lincoln Center a glance back at some of the major performance moments drawn from the vaults of "Live from Lincoln Center"; clips include Van Cliburn's performance from the first Live From Lincoln Center broadcast (1/30/76), Wynton Marsalis Septet performing "Ain’ No" from the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benfit Concert (9/17/05); the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (Marsalis, Lucien Barbarin, Don Vappie, Victor Goines, Herlin Riley, etc.) performing "St. James Infirmary" from Armstrong: When The Saints Go Marching In (12/13/00); and much more; WYES repeats the special at 12:00 am & 3:00 am

Saturday - May 27, 2006
10:00 pm WNOL
(WB38)
Showtime at the Apollo NOLA rapper Juvenile performs

Tuesday - May 30, 2006
5:00 pm 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

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