Great Performances


Eleven years ago, in 2012, Tony Bennett put on a show for TV critics in Pasadena, Calif. The legendary singer, who passed away Friday in New York City at 96, was brought to the Television Critics Association during a January press tour by PBS. The U.S. public broadcaster has often treated reporters to a musical

Wanna have a “Good Friday”? PBS is featuring Annie Lennox in concert as a Great Performances special April 3. Her concert was taped late last January in Los Angeles. TV critics were treated to four songs from her album Nostalgia earlier that month as the Winter TCA press tour came to a close. Lennox performed with a

PASADENA, Calif.–Annie Lennox put on a private concert for critics Monday night at press tour. Would I lie to you? PBS has spoiled critics rotten in recent years with private music shows featuring the B-52s, Tony Bennett (both on the same tour), Sting (albeit in his weirdo lute phase), Roseanne Cash and Harry Connick, Jr.

The one and only. Photo: Rahoul Ghose/PBS PASADENA, CA–Tony Bennett forgot a few words to one of the songs he sang for critics attending the TCA press tour Thursday night–evidence that he is mortal.Otherwise, the legendary singer ran up the steps leading to the stage, in the dark, and belted out one show-stopping tune after