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New Orleans and Louisiana Music Artists - TV Appearances - February 2007

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Thursday - February 1, 2007
7:35 am TMC Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) import film won acclaim and awards for its story of a German accordion player named Schultze, a longtime polka performer whose life and work are transformed when he hears some Cajun zydeco music on the radio; soon, Schultze has changed his style and is saving for a trip to Lousiana; with music from Jackie Caillier, Elton "Bee" Cormier, Zydeco Force and others (see additional air dates)
9:00 pm USA Nashville Star 5 - Week 4 Baton Rouge singer & songwriter David St. Romain survived Week 3; watch tonight, then cast your vote online; (repeats at 12:00 am; see additional air dates)

Friday - February 2, 2007
5:00 am HBO The Music in Me

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HBO documentary profiles young musicians, ages 7 to 11, each from a different musical and cultural tradition; first episode features Zydeco accordion whiz Lil' Guyland Leday; musician Terrance Simien also appears
6:50 am Starz InBlack Last of the Mississippi Jukes (2002) documentary takes a look at the disappearing institution of juke joints in the rural south; includes performances by Chris Thomas King and Bobby Rush, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Greg "Fingers" Taylor, and others; see more air dates

Saturday - February 3, 2007
3:20 pm Starz InBlack 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 - February 4, 2007
10:35 pm CBS Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson post-Super Bowl special airs live from Miami with player interviews, special guests, and a musical performance by Hank Williams, Jr. and Lynyrd Skynrd (check local listings for start time)
11:00 pm HBO Comedy Comic Relief 2006 Katrina fundraiser taped 11/18/06 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and Harrah's Fulton Street in New Orleans; Bonerama served as house band in Las Vegas; The Radiators were the house band in NOLA; members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band appeared in Vegas segments; Craig Klein of Bonerama and the Arabi Wrecking Krewe hosted a taped piece from NOLA; make a donation; see additional air dates

Monday - February 5, 2007
10:37 pm CBS Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson actor Danny Bonaduce; actors Tom Lennon & Ben Garant; musical guests Hank Williams, Jr. and Lynyrd Skynrd (check local listings for start time)

Tuesday - February 6, 2007
10:35 pm CBS The Late Show with David Letterman American Idol's Randy Jackson; Harry Connick, Jr. performs "Yes We Can Can" from his new CD, "Oh, My NOLA" and chats with Dave (see video of performance)

Thursday - February 8, 2007
5:50 am Starz InBlack Lightning In A Bottle (2003)

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documentary features performances from the February 2003 "Salute To The Blues" concert at Radio City Music Hall; film captures the night's magic and weaves a history of the blues through performances, backstage interviews, rehearsals and archival clips of some of the greatest names in American music; Concert backing band includes Ivan Neville and Dr. John; Performers include Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and the Neville Brothers; Archive clips include Chris Thomas King and Lazy Lester - check out the soundtrack!
9:00 pm USA Nashville Star 5 - Week 5 Baton Rouge singer & songwriter David St. Romain survived Week 4; watch tonight, then cast your vote online; (repeats at 12:00 am; see additional air dates)

Friday - February 9, 2007
3:30 pm MAX The Skeleton Key (2005) thriller partially filmed in South Louisiana; watch for scenes at the Half Moon Bar, and ReBirth Brass Band, performing at the Maple Leaf; ReBirth and the Dixie Cups appear on the soundtrack (see additional air dates)

Sunday - February 11, 2007
7:00 pm CBS 49th Annual Grammy Awards airs live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles; nominees include Allen Toussaint, Christian Scott, Branford Marsalis, Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Irma Thomas, Harry Connick Jr., Ann Savoy and Terence Blanchard; Cosimo Matassa will receive a Grammy Trustees Award; performers include The Police, The Dixie Chicks, Beyoncé, Gnarls Barkley, Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ludacris, and John Legend with John Mayer and Corinne Bailey Rae; read more

Monday - February 12, 2007
2:45 pm HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts I and II

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Spike Lee's documentary on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Terence Blanchard, Rev. Al Sharpton, Wendell Pierce, Sean Penn, Donald Harrison, Sylvester Francis (of the Backstreet Cultural Museum); Bennie Pete & Harry "Swamp Thang" Cook (of Hot 8 Brass Band), Garland Robinette, former NOPD Chief Eddie Compass, and city residents
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American Experience: New Orleans film offers a portrait of New Orleans that explores its unique and distinctive culture and illuminates its central place on the American landscape; with Leah Chase, Teddy Pierre, members of the Krewe du Vieux, and Irvin Mayfield, who is also featured on the soundtrack (repeats on WYES at 12:30 am & 3:00 am)

Tuesday - February 13, 2007
12:30 pm GAC On The Streets weekly look at new country releases; includes segment on Lucinda Williams' latest release, "West" (repeats at 9:00 pm & 1:00 am)
1:15 pm HBO When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts - Acts III and IV

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Spike Lee's documentary on New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina also focuses on the spirit of the city as it rises from despair with the help of its cultural legacy; with Hot 8 Brass Band, LA Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, Harry Belafonte, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Wynton Marsalis, Rev. Al Sharpton, Terence Blanchard, Kanye West, Donald Harrison, local media, and city residents

Wednesday - February 14, 2007
10:35 pm NBC Tonight Show with Jay Leno Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model; former NBA star Charles Barkley; musical guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd performs "Tina Marie" from his new CD/DVD set, "10 Days Out - Blues From The Backroads"; Kenny will be backed by Hubert Sumlin, Bryan Lee, Buddy Flett, Chris Layton, Riley Osbourn, and Scott Nelson - check local listings!

Thursday - February 15, 2007
9:00 pm USA Nashville Star 5 - Week 6 Baton Rouge singer & songwriter David St. Romain survived Week 5; watch tonight, then cast your vote online; (repeats at 12:00 am; see additional air dates)

Saturday - February 17, 2007
10:00 pm WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979
11:00 pm WYES All on a Mardis Gras Day documentary on black carnival traditions of New Orleans won Louisiana Filmmaker Award at the 2003 New Orleans Film Fest; produced by Royce Osborn and Jerry Brock; interviews include Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Donald Harrison, Jr., "Uncle" Lionel Batiste, Tootie Montana, Sunpie Barnes, etc.

Sunday - February 18, 2007
1:00 pm BET Jazz Masters of American Music - Satchmo - The Life of Louis Armstrong profile of jazz legend Louis Armstrong features film excerpts, concert and tv appearances, home movies, and more; with interviews and comments from Tony Bennett, Lester Bowie, Dave Brubeck, Doc Cheatham, Dexter Gordon, Milt Hinton, Wynton Marsalis, and others
3:00 pm BET Jazz Jazz Central a vintage performance by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, taped at the former BET Jazz studios
4:00 pm Fine Living Chris Isaak's Guide to Jazz Fest Chris Isaak hosts this guide to the New Orleans and the Jazz and Heritage Festival; filmed in 2005, updated post-Katrina; includes Jazz Fest interviews with Buddy Guy, Ellis Marsalis, Dave Bartholomew and Quint Davis
7:00 pm WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979
7:00 pm TCM The Glenn Miller Story (1954) film bio of bandleader Glenn Miller; cast includes Gene Krupa, Louis Armstrong, Barney Bigard, Trummy Young, Cozy Cole, Arvell Shaw, Frances Langford and Nino Tempo

Monday - February 19, 2007
7:00 pm FOOD Emeril Live: New Orleans Classics Emeril pays tribute to his favorite city's food & music; special guest Wynton Marsalis performs with the house band; recipes include Fried Shrimp Po'boys, Duck and Sausage Gumbo, Shrimp and Mirliton Casserole, and New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce (rerun)
9:00 pm WYES All on a Mardis Gras Day documentary on black carnival traditions of New Orleans won Louisiana Filmmaker Award at the 2003 New Orleans Film Fest; produced by Royce Osborn and Jerry Brock; interviews include Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Donald Harrison, Jr., "Uncle" Lionel Batiste, Tootie Montana, Sunpie Barnes, etc.
10:00 pm WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979

Tuesday - February 20, 2007 - Happy Mardi Gras!
9:00 am WYES Mardi Gras: The Passing Parade memorable Mardi Gras moments of the past, including Louis Armstrong as King of Zulu and the police strike of 1979
10:00 am WDSU Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen's Mardi Gras Celebration; Harry Connick, Jr. chats with Ellen and performs "Yes We Can Can" from his new CD; (read more - start times varies - check local listings!)
10:30 am WYES While We Danced: The Music of Mardi Gras Peggy Scott Laborde covers the history of Mardi Gras music with profiles of Professor Longhair, Sharkey Bonano, Johnny Wiggs, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, and "Doc" Souchon (repeats at 6:00 pm)
12:00 pm WYES All on a Mardis Gras Day documentary on black carnival traditions of New Orleans won Louisiana Filmmaker Award at the 2003 New Orleans Film Fest; produced by Royce Osborn and Jerry Brock; interviews include Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Donald Harrison, Jr., "Uncle" Lionel Batiste, Tootie Montana, Sunpie Barnes, etc. (repeats at 6:30 pm)
1:00 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
2:00 pm WYES New Orleans That Was nostalgic look back at Pontchartrain Beach, New Basin Canal, old Canal Street streetcars, Claiborne Avenue, etc; includes interview with Allen Toussaint and Mardi Gras Indian clips
6:00 pm FX Ray (2004)

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Jamie Foxx won 2004 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of music legend Ray Charles in this engrossing biopic; others appearing include Chris Thomas King, Vernel Bagneris, Jamil Sharif, Clarence Johnson III, Herman LeBeaux, Lois Dejean, Alonzo Bowens, Edwin Livingston, Edward Anderson and Lenny McDaniel; see the "Ray" soundtrack
2:00 am FOOD Emeril Live "Traditional Mardi Gras Dinner", with musical guest Big Al and the Heavyweights (rerun)

Thursday - February 22, 2007
9:00 pm USA Nashville Star 5 - Week 7 Baton Rouge singer & songwriter David St. Romain has made it to the final four; watch tonight, then cast your vote online; (repeats at 12:00 am; see additional air dates)

Monday - February 26, 2007
5:00 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; available on DVD

Tuesday - February 27, 2007
1:00 am Oxygen Ellen DeGeneres Show Ellen's Mardi Gras Celebration; Harry Connick, Jr. chats with Ellen and performs "Yes We Can Can" from his new CD; (read more - rerun from 02/20/07)

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