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Airs, Friday, February 26 at 10 p.m. This one-hour program features live music from and stories about his last concert.  Songs recorded live at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater in Sep 1980 include "Exodus," "Could You Be Loved," "Redemption Song," "No Woman, No Cry," "Jamming" and more.  Rita, Damien and Rohan Marley are interviewed, as well as Marcia Griffiths, biographer Vivien Goldman, and Doug Gebhard - a former journalist who covered the 1980 Pittsburgh show and is now a priest.

Airs Friday, February 6, at 11 p.m. Nina Simone was as powerful and complex a person as the music she played. She called it “Black Classical Music,” and it resists all definitions. Its jazz, rhythm and blues, folk, and gospel.  It’s a combination as Rich as the culture. Like any legend, Nina Simone became a symbol for People and movements through the years, but she was first and foremost a performer. She acted out the story of each song as if it happened to het just yesterday.

Airs Tuesday, February 11 at 9 p.m.  One hour special follows the creation and influence of Miles Davis' heaviest album. Interviews include Bitches Brew band members Lenny White, Benny Maupin, John McLaughlin, Harvey Brooks and more.  Music also features the rare live recordings from the deluxe editions.

Airs Friday, March 16 at 9:00 p.m.  Leonard Cohen and current artists inspired by him tell stories about his influential life and work, intertwined with music from his 2012 album of new songs, "Old Ideas". Leonard Cohen's shares insights into how he finds the imagery used in his songs and the way the songs are produced. The host is Rita Houston who also hosted the New York event at Joe’s Pub.