FIFTH SEASON OF
“LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN”
PREMIERES NATIONALLY ON OCT. 5
NORAH JONES KICKS OFF NEW SEASON ON PUBLIC TELEVISION
New Season Features Norah Jones,
The Wallflowers, Rufus Wainwright, and Mayer Hawthorne
On October 5th, the fifth season of the innovative music series Live from the Artists Den will premiere nationally on public television with an episode featuring nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones (check local listings). The New York Emmy-nominated show-about which the New York Times said, “on this show, the setting is a headliner, too”-connects music fans with a remarkable line-up of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. The exciting new season features Norah Jones, The Wallflowers, Rufus Wainwright, and Mayer Hawthorne. Viewers can preview clips from the episodes on the Artists Den website at www.artistsden.com. The series is a production of Artists Den Entertainment presented by WLIW21 in association with WNET New York Public Media, and is distributed by American Public Television.
“People are always asking me what place I love to play the most,” said Jones at her taping of Live from the Artists Den at the Green Building in Brooklyn. “I always say it’s really not about the country as much as it is the venue. It’s so nice to play in a place that has a good vibe.”
The season will air nationally on public television in many of the country’s top markets, beginning this October. In the New York metro area, Live from the Artists Den will premiere Fridays at 10pm beginning October 5th on THIRTEEN and Saturdays at 10pm beginning October 6th on WLIW21. In the Greater Los Angeles area, the series will premiere Sundays at 8pm beginning October 28th on PBS OC; in Washington, D.C., Sundays at 11pm beginning October 7th on WHUT; in Dallas, Thursdays at 11pm beginning October 11th on KERA; in San Francisco, Tuesdays at 11pm beginning October 9th on KQED; in Philadelphia, Sundays at 10pm beginning October 7 on NJTV; and in Minneapolis, Saturday, October 6th at 10pm and Tuesdays at 11pm beginning October 9th on TPT. For premiere dates and air times in other markets, visit http://www.artistsden.com.
Live from the Artists Den is filmed in high-definition.
Beginning October 5 – Grammy Award-winner Norah Jones at the Green Building in Brooklyn, NY.
October 12 – Multiplatinum rockers The Wallflowers at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco.
October 19 – Vocal virtuoso Rufus Wainwright at the Church of the Ascension on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
October 26 – Soul phenomenon Mayer Hawthorne at the historic Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
For WNET New York Public Media, Executive in Charge: Gillian Rose.
For the Artists Den: Executive Producer Mark Lieberman.
About the Artists Den
Live from the Artists Den is a three-time New York Emmy®-nominated music television series that features popular recording artists performing in non-traditional settings throughout North America. Live from the Artists Den aired its 4th season nationally on public television in 2012, has expanded digitally through Hulu, Pandora, and Vevo, and is now broadcast internationally in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel and Latin America.
Featured artists have included Adele, Kid Rock, Ben Harper, Regina Spektor, Ringo Starr, The Fray, Raphael Saadiq, Death Cab for Cutie, David Gray, Corinne Bailey Rae, the Black Crowes, Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos, Elvis Costello and Robert Plant. Featured venues have included Graceland, the first art museum in America, a Masonic temple, a former Archdiocese cathedral, a 1930s silent movie theater, the world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel, the New York Public Library, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A full listing of previously featured artists, TV episodes, and venues can be viewed at artistsden.com.
In 2012, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York’s flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.
American Public Television(APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2010, APT distributed nearly half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves’ Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia’s Italy, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, The Rat Pack: Live and Swingin’, Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project.