WHRO Has a Great Lineup This Weekend
- Category: Arts & Entertainment
- Published: 07 June 2019
Tune in with family and friends for an encore broadcast of Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert Saturday at 7 p.m. and Downton Abbey Returns! Sunday at 8 p.m.
It’s a weekend to remember.
Story Songs, Saturday, June 8, 5:30 p.m.
Throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s, “Story Songs” weren’t just great music–they helped unite us through our shared culture, history and personal experiences. From country pop favorites to folk-rock epics, "Story Songs" relate to all of our lives.
Join host B.J. Thomas for vintage performances of the songs that united us by original artists like Don McLean, Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell. Songs include “American Pie,” “Ode to Billie Joe,” “Harper Valley PTA” and “Wichita Lineman.”
Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert, Saturday, June 8, 7 p.m.
Celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Lea Salonga, Colm Wilkinson, Norm Lewis and Ramin Karimloo. Staged by producer Cameron Mackintosh, the concert was filmed at London’s O2 Arena.
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, Marathon begins Sunday, June 9, 2:30 p.m.
Reconstruction explores the nation’s thwarted vision for interracial democracy and highlights the development of African American culture as tools of resistance in the struggle against Jim Crow racism, and the surge of political activism that marked the launch of iconic civil rights organizations.
Downton Abbey Returns! Sunday, June 9, 8 p.m.
Join host Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) in this nostalgic look back at the celebrated series, which features new interviews with the cast, writer/creator Julian Fellowes, and executive producer Gareth Neame. The program includes exclusive sneak peaks from the upcoming movie throughout.