A brief guide to the performances and art shows on ALL ARTS this December

A brief guide to the performances and art shows on ALL ARTS this December

Welcome to December. If you’re on the hunt for a new art film to watch, we have some suggestions. Below is a sampling of what’s new on the lineup for the ALL ARTS broadcast and streaming platforms this month. This page will be updated as programs become available on the site.

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Dec. 4

Austin City Limits: Olivia Rodrigo / Phoebe Bridgers

Olivia Rodrigo performs tracks from her debut album “Sour,” and Phoebe Bridgers presents songs from “Punisher.”

[Premieres on PBS (check local listings) and ALL ARTS broadcast channel Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. Eastern.]


Dec. 6

Conversations that #OfferPeace: The Power of Words to Heal and Restore

Join us for the final entry into the four-part conversation series from the Peace Studio. Hosted by MSNBC correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Trymaine Lee talks with Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Cody Keenan, Zaffar Kunial and Cheryl Strayed.

[“Conversations that #OfferPeace” is a digital-only series. Download our app to watch the series wherever you may stream.]


Dec. 13

20 Years of Christmas With the Tabernacle Choir

Former Tabernacle Choir guest artist and Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is back to remember and relive 20 years of inspiring Christmas concerts.

[Premieres on PBS Dec. 13 (check local listings) and on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern.]


Dec. 14

Young People’s Chorus of NYC’s Once Upon the Holidays, Part 1

Celebrate the music and magic of the season with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City — along with some very special guest stars — as they sing, dance and weave an unforgettable tale that brings the holidays to brilliant, shimmering life.

[Airs on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Now streaming on the ALL ARTS site and app.]


Dec. 21

Young People’s Chorus of NYC’s Once Upon the Holidays, Part 2

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City and guests continue their holiday celebration in the second entry into this special two-part program of song and dance.

[Airs on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. Eastern. Now streaming on the ALL ARTS site and app.]


Dec. 24

ALL ARTS Yule Log

Get cozy with seasonal music backdropped by the crackling fireplace at Timberline Lodge in Oregon.

[Debuts on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern.]


Dec. 31

The Set List: Sun Ra Arkestra at SummerStage in Central Park

Travel the spaceways with the iconic Afrofuturist ensemble Sun Ra Arkestra for this special live performance from SummerStage in Central Park. Led by Marshall Allen, the group performs a number of classics, new and old, from their eclectic repertoire.

[Debuts on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.]

Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized – “The Journey”

Brazilian jazz pianist Jonathan Ferr directs this mystical short film, soundtracked to Ferr’s song “Luv is The Way” from his album “Trilogia do amor” (“Trilogy of Love”). Ferr explores the relationship between Aiye and Ona in this time-hopping experiential film, presented as part of the “Afrofuturism: Blackness Revisualized” film festival.

[Debuts on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Eastern. Now streaming on the ALL ARTS site and app.]

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