Why I Love PBS

1) Great Performance’s airing of Passing Strange.

2) Great Performance’s airing of The Audition.

These are just the most recent examples.

Why I love PBS, among other many reasons, is that it introduces me to music and musicians that I would otherwise never have heard of.  In regards to #1 — I caught it already thirty minutes into the show, and yet the music and acting was so compelling that I watched it all the way through and promptly put it on my Netflix cue that same night.  I’ve since seen it twice — TODAY.  Here’s an example of why:

As for #2 — I”ve never been much of an opera fan, but I’m a great admirer of strong, beautiful voices (a holdover from my school and church choir days).  And so a documentary about eleven potential operatic superstars, nervously trying to break into the rarefied air of Big Name Opera, was something that I wanted to see (and am glad that I did).  Here’s a snippet:

Between PBS and the Internet, who needs cable?  🙂

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