• American Masters -- Seeking Perfection in Ballet
    S29 E4: Seeking Perfection in Ballet
    In this film outtake, Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet ...
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  • American Masters -- Dancer Julie Kent on Beauty and Humanity
    S29 E4: Dancer Julie Kent on Beauty and Humanity
    Julie Kent, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, joined the company in ...
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  • American Masters -- How Ballet Dancers Partner and Rehearse
    S29 E4: How Ballet Dancers Partner and Rehearse
    American Ballet Theatre principal dancers Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes ...
  • American Masters -- The Language of Ballet: French and Fit for a King
    S29 E4: The Language of Ballet: French and Fit for a King
    The language of the ballet is in French; it all began in France with King Louis ...
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  • American Masters -- Filmmaker Peter Rosen on Key Assets of Jascha Heifetz Film
    S29 E3: Filmmaker Peter Rosen on Key Assets of Jascha Heifetz Film
    Emmy- and Peabody-winning filmmaker Peter Rosen describes his three key assets ...
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  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz Lives the Good Life
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz Lives the Good Life
    "After I came to America, my one aim, it seems, was to enjoy myself," said the ...
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  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz Concerts for 1923 Japan Earthquake Victims
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz Concerts for 1923 Japan Earthquake Victims
    Jascha Heifetz traveled to Japan in 1923, weeks after the earthquake on ...
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  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz Tests Itzhak Perlman's Skills
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz Tests Itzhak Perlman's Skills
    Itzhak Perlman reminisces about his first encounter as a teenager with the ...
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  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz: Patriotic Service During World War II
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz: Patriotic Service During World War II
    Jascha Heifetz not only had a daily ritual of raising the U.S. flag at his home. ...
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  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita Encore Song
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita Encore Song
    In 1923 violinist Jascha Heifetz was in Mexico City and realized he didn't have ...
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  • American Masters -- Jascha Heifetz: Passion in His Playing
    S29 E3: Jascha Heifetz: Passion in His Playing
    Jascha Heifetz, a child prodigy violin player, was taught to present himself ...
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  • American Masters -- Clark Terry Performs
    Clark Terry Performs
    Celebrated jazz musician Clark Terry (Dec. 14, 1920 - Feb. 21, 2015 ) played ...
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  • American Masters -- Clark Terry on Count Basie's Space and Time in Jazz
    Clark Terry on Count Basie's Space and Time in Jazz
    Trumpeter and composer Clark Terry (1920 - 2015) talks about what Quincy Jones ...
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  • American Masters -- Clark Terry on Touring the South with All-Black Band
    Clark Terry on Touring the South with All-Black Band
    Legendary trumpeter Clark Terry (1920 - 2015) describes an era when touring the ...
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  • American Masters -- Actor James Earl Jones on August Wilson's Plays
    S29 E2: Actor James Earl Jones on August Wilson's Plays
    In this behind-the-scenes look from August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, ...
  • American Masters -- Filmmaker Sam Pollard on His August Wilson Documentary
    S29 E2: Filmmaker Sam Pollard on His August Wilson Documentary
    Filmmaker Sam Pollard's latest documentary for American Masters is August ...
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  • American Masters -- August Wilson in Seattle
    S29 E2: August Wilson in Seattle
    In 1990, August Wilson and his wife, costume designer Constanza Romero, moved to ...
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  • American Masters -- August Wilson's Youth
    S29 E2: August Wilson's Youth
    August Wilson and two of his sisters recall his early school days, when he ...
    0:01:24
  • American Masters -- Monologue from "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" by August Wilson
    S29 E2: Monologue from "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" by August Wilson
    "White folks don’t understand about the blues," says Ma Rainey in the play, ...
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  • American Masters -- Scene from "Fences," a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play
    S29 E2: Scene from "Fences," a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play
    August Wilson's "Fences" won a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards in 1987. In ...
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  • American Masters -- Phylicia Rashad Performs "Gem of the Ocean" Aunt Ester Scene
    S29 E2: Phylicia Rashad Performs "Gem of the Ocean" Aunt Ester Scene
    In August Wilson's "Gem of the Ocean," Aunt Ester is a matriarch and former ...
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