Three Musical Programs Coming in June

News Release Date: 
May 8, 2013

 

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 8, 2013) -- During June lose yourself in a variety of melodies from the past when three special programs air on NET1 and NET-HD.

Filmed on location at the Helix Theater in Dublin, “Celtic Thunder: Mythology,” airing Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. CT, finds the Irish vocal group returning to their roots in this musical odyssey back to the heart of the Celt. The special will also be broadcast on NET1/HD on Sunday, June 2, at 3:30 p.m. CT and Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. CT. Tune in to learn how to get tickets to Celtic Thunder’s October 2013 concert in Lincoln.

“Celtic Thunder: Mythology” tells the story of one’s ancestors in Ireland, their legends, their history and their stories. It’s the lifeblood of modern day Ireland and its influences from a Celtic past that are still reflected in its people today.

For more than half a century, the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach have touched millions of music lovers around the world.

Hosted by Robert Wagner, “Burt Bacharach’s Best” features original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare footage and clips from the 1960s-1980s.The special airs Sunday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. CT and again on Thursday, June 6, at 9:30 p.m. CT on NET1/HD.

Bacharach teamed with lyricist Hal David for a stunning run of classic songs, many in tandem with songstress Dionne Warwick (“Walk On By,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Alfie”). British-born Dusty Springfield enjoyed an iconic Bacharach hit with the seductive “The Look of Love,” while Herb Alpert romanticized with “This Guy’s in Love With You.” In the ’70s, the Carpenters reached #1 with “Close to You,” which followed another chart-topper, B.J. Thomas’ “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” from the film “Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid.”

The happiest hits from the days of poodle skirts and penny loafers return when “Magic Moments: The Best of ’50s Pop” airs Sunday, June 2, at 7 p.m. CT.  The unforgettable concert, co-hosted by Pat Boone, Phyllis McGuire and Nick Clooney and featuring singing sensations from a kinder and gentler time, also airs Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. CT; Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m. CT; and Sunday, June 9, at 1:30 p.m. CT, all on NET1/HD.

From “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” performed by the Four Aces to Patti Page singing her immortal “Old Cape Cod,” these are truly magical memories from the days when songs appealed to audiences of all ages. Other archival clips present Johnnie Ray with “Cry,” a million-seller from 1951, while Pat Boone croons his romantic classic from 1957, “Love Letters in the Sand.” Great group sounds are heard from the stunning McGuire Sisters, who offer a medley of sentimental standards such as “Sincerely,” “Sugartime” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”

NET1/HD are part of NET Television.  NET Television is a service of NET.  For a complete program schedule, visit NET's website (netNebraska.org/television).