Watch Revealing Conversations Between Iconic Musicians on the 'Speakeasy' Marathon | KCET
Watch Revealing Conversations Between Iconic Musicians on the 'Speakeasy' Marathon
Ever wish you could watch a talk show where the evolution of a skill is discussed, and a look inside what makes talent tick, drives the conversation? On "Speakeasy," one singular talent chats with that talent's chosen interviewer, whether journalist, creative partner, or friend. From David Crosby and Wynton Marsalis, to Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter, "Speakeasy" offers viewers the unique perspective of experiencing a personal, frank conversation taking place on a 1930's-era set located in Manhattan's historic McKittrick Hotel.
Catch the "Speakeasy" marathon on Friday, December 30 starting at 7:00 p.m., only on KCET. Check out the line-up of guests and broadcast schedule below.
Frankie Valli, best known as the front man of The Four Seasons, sits down with legendary musical director/bandleader Paul Shaffer. Over the course of his career, Valli has scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons' alias 'The Wonder Who?,' and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist.
David Crosby is a two-time inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who has five albums to which he's contributed, included in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of all time. Crosby takes the stage opposite Wynton Marsalis, the nine-time Grammy award winning jazz trumpet virtuoso who's "Blood on the Fields" was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Cyndi Lauper, the Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award winning singer and social activist, sits down with Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Porter, star of the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots," to discuss how not only music, but how "Kinky Boots" has changed their lives and the importance of self-acceptance.
Two time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash sits down with two-time Grammy Award winner Rita Coolidge. Nash is best known as one of the founding member of the legendary quartet Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young.
Joe Elliot, best known as the lead singer and frontman of the legendary rock band Def Leppard is used to being on the receiving end of interviews. In this episode of "Speakeasy" the tables have turned and Elliot is the one asking the questions of famed singer/songwriter Ian Hunter.
Guitar aficionado and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robbie Robertson is interviewed by Warren Zanes. Robertson rose to fame as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band and later released five solo albums. Zanes has had his hand in almost every aspect of the music industry.
At 75 years old, Graciela Iturbide refuses to slow down. In the coming months two exhibitions in Southern California will feature her iconic work, plus her own biography will take on graphic novel form and published by the Getty.
Nearly a decade later, public policy professionals and academics have worked to unravel the complex factors that led to the 2008 housing crisis and why minorities and women proved particularly vulnerable.
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