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Subject: Arts: Performing Arts

The Biographies Series: Performing Arts

The Biographies Series: Performing Arts

24 of 52 programs from the The Biographies Series, which offer in-depth and personal studies of celebrated people in Performing Arts. Other focus areas in the series include: History; Photography; Psychology; Sports; U.S. Studies; World Studies. 24 programs (30 to 55 minutes). Complete Series: 52 programs (30 to 90 minutes).

List of Titles


50 Cent: Rise Above

50 Cent: Rise Above

50 Cent is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor, whose rise to fame and fortune is an incredible story. Born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975, in a very poor and dangerous neighborhood in Queens, NY, his mother, Sabrina, was only 15 at the time of his birth; sadly, she reverted to dealing drugs Click for more


The Beatles: Parting Ways

The Beatles: Parting Ways

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - the four most iconic names in pop music; though they began parting ways as a band in 1969, it became official in April of 1970, ten years after their formation as the Beatles. This program examines the phenomenon that was Beatlemania; then documents each Click for more


Beyonce: Shine

Beyonce: Shine

She's won numerous Grammys, sold over 120 million records, appeared in seven films, and headlined solo world tours, but Beyonce, former member of girl group Destiny's Child, still gets excited about new challenges. Born Beyonce Gisele Knowles in Houston, Texas, in 1981, she took dance and singing classes to Click for more


Miley Cyrus: The World According to Miley

Miley Cyrus: The World According to Miley

What more could a teenage girl want than to have the run of Disneyland for her not-so-private birthday party? But that's what life is like for Miley Cyrus these days. The daughter of singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who had a hit in the early nineties with "Achy Breaky Heart," Miley has followed in her Dad's footsteps, forging Click for more


Clint Eastwood: Steel Gaze

Clint Eastwood: Steel Gaze

Clint Eastwood’s career as one of the premier actors and directors of his time has now surpassed sixty years. His huge body of work has won him the respect of peers and fans alike, culminating in the Lifetime Achievement Award he received at the Oscars in 1996. This biography of Clint’s career takes us from his early Click for more


Zac Efron and Friends: School's Out

Zac Efron and Friends: School's Out

As the gang from Disney's extremely popular High School Musical franchise prepare to graduate in the movie, High School Musical 3, tweenies everywhere wonder what's to become of the actors that brought their favorite characters to life. This bio charts the rise of Zac Efron, from a school kid who had to chase Click for more


Joe Franklin:

Joe Franklin: "Regular Joe" to Broadcasting Legend

Joe Franklin is not only television's first talk show host, but also he had the longest running TV show featuring one host, The Joe Franklin Show. Mr. Franklin estimates he has interviewed at least a half million guests over his 50-plus-year career; in fact he is listed in the Guinness Book of World Click for more


Audrey Hepburn: The Magic of Audrey

Audrey Hepburn: The Magic of Audrey

Audrey Hepburn remains an enduring icon of elegance and taste, whether through her famous films Breakfast at Tiffany's, Roman Holiday, and My Fair Lady; or through her various charities, which she supported right up until her death from colon cancer in 1993. In many ways, her story reads like a fairy Click for more


Houdini

Houdini

"An enthralling documentary of the man whose performances left people spellbound, and who brought magic to a new level of entertainment." -National Media Review
Magician and stunt performer Harry Houdini is widely regarded as the greatest escapologist of all time. Although he personally claimed to Click for more


Michael Jackson: Devotion

Michael Jackson: Devotion

Michael Jackson will forever be remembered as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. His ground-breaking dance moves, iconic vocals and countless hits cemented him in the hearts of millions of fans around the world. This program follows his incredible career from his earliest days as a cute, seven-year-old member Click for more


Michael Jackson: A Tribute

Michael Jackson: A Tribute

Michael Jackson was the youngest member of the Jackson 5, and as a child his soaring voice ensured that he would become the Jackson brother to watch. Born into a working class family in Gary, Indiana, Michael created music that impacted the world in ways that perhaps even he could never have imagined. But it was not Click for more


Jay-Z: Free Force

Jay-Z: Free Force

World renowned producer, record label executive, fashion mogul and philanthropist, Jay-Z has one more title to his name - the husband of singer Beyonce. Retiring from his own rap career in 2003 due to having said everything he wanted to say as a recording artist he set his talents to work helping others ignite their Click for more


Angelina Jolie: Skin Deep

Angelina Jolie: Skin Deep

Angelina Jolie has already lived a life that few could rival. She is the third actress in history to earn $20 million for a film, but winning accolades does not fuel her true mission in life. She is driven by a commitment to help those less fortunate, and this quest runs skin deep in this remarkable woman. Angelina Click for more


Nicole Kidman: The Girl From Oz

Nicole Kidman: The Girl From Oz

Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii in 1967, but grew up in Sydney, Australia. Her incredible focus and drive to become an actress led her to roles in Australian movies, and at 22 she starred in a role that would capture the attention of both Hollywood and her future husband, Tom Cruise. The couple were married on Christmas Click for more


Heath Ledger: A Tribute

Heath Ledger: A Tribute

On January 22, 2008, the entertainment world was rocked by news that one of its brightest young stars had unexpectedly died. Heath Ledger had passed away in his hotel room, leaving behind a beautiful daughter, a legion of fans, and an award-winning performance as The Joker in Batman - The Dark Knight. Heath Click for more


Madonna: Crystallize

Madonna: Crystallize

Madonna is an American pop icon and a revolutionary who remains one of the most influential figures in American music and culture. Her journey has not always been an easy one, but this strong-minded woman has found unrivalled success though self-belief and determination. From arriving in New York as a teenager with Click for more


Kylie Minogue: Evolution of a Pop Princess

Kylie Minogue: Evolution of a Pop Princess

Over the years, Kylie Minogue has reinvented herself to move with the times and in the process has become not only a recording artist, but also a business woman, a fashion icon, and an idol to the gay community. She credits her first change in style from "singing budgie" to sexy vamp to INXS front man Michael Hutchence, Click for more


Marilyn Monroe: Fascination

Marilyn Monroe: Fascination

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most adored icons of the 20th century. Like no other Hollywood star, she won the hearts of millions around the world, but her journey to become Hollywood's most glamorous and beautiful star stemmed from a lifetime of neglect. Born Norma Jean Baker, she endured a childhood of poverty, misery Click for more


Merle Oberon: The

Merle Oberon: The "Trouble" With Merle

"Recommended. The 'trouble' of the title is the multiple versions of Merle Oberon's origins. The "official" story that studio publicists created and promulgated had the star born in far-flung Tasmania, and raised in India by upper-class godparents. Oberon clung to this fiction for the rest of her life. The truth Click for more


Elvis Presley: Lives On!

Elvis Presley: Lives On!

Elvis Presley is an American icon who ushered in a music revolution that triggered a global cultural transformation. In this documentary you see rarely seen footage from concerts and performances that paint the picture of a man who truly arrived before his time. At the height of his music career Elvis was drafted into Click for more


The Rolling Stones: Rock of Ages

The Rolling Stones: Rock of Ages

This "rockumentary" charts the amazing story of one of the greatest rock bands in the world, the Rolling Stones, chronicling their first gig at the Marquee Club on July, 12, 1962, the line-up changes, the famous rivalry between the Stones and the Beatles, and their meteoric rise to fame and notoriety. From the beginning, Click for more


Britney Spears: Inside Her World

Britney Spears: Inside Her World

From the age of 12 when she burst onto the scene in Disney's Mickey Mouse Club, Britney Spears has never been far from the spotlight. The American girl next door had her first big hit at the age of 17, and it seemed that everything she touched turned to gold. However, when she and boyfriend Justin Timberlake Click for more


Twilight: Obsession

Twilight: Obsession

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight swept across continents to become one of the world's best-selling teenage romance novels; then a tremendously successful movie franchise that one could rightfully say people are obsessed with. This program follows the sensation of Twilight from the novel to its on-screen adaption; Click for more


U2: A Rock Crusade

U2: A Rock Crusade

It probably seems hard to believe, but U2 began as a band of four teenagers whose first rehearsal was in Larry Mullins Jr's parent's kitchen in 1976. Over three decades and 170 million album sales later, Ireland's most famous export is one of the biggest bands in the world, having won more Grammy Awards than any other Click for more





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