June specials highlight travel, health and music

More Trains Around North America


Monday, June 4

7:00 Wings Over Grand Canyon – New

Follow the Colorado River from Castle Valley in Utah to the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Lake Mead in Nevada in this journey through landscapes of magic and mystery. Experience high alpine forests, spectacular lakes and secret canyons over the course of a thousand air miles. (Also Tue. 6/5 at 3 a.m.; Sun. 6/24 at 4 a.m.)

Wednesday, June 6

7:00 More Trains Around North America – New

Join Grammy Award-winning musician and storyteller David Holt as he journeys across North America to explore some of our best rail adventures. From fine cuisine on board the Cape Cod Central Railroad’s dinner train to wild mustangs still roaming free along the Virginia and Truckee railroad in Nevada, see all the delights of rail travel first hand. (Also Thu. 6/7 at 2 a.m.)


Sunday, June 3

5:30 Migraine Solution – New

Leading experts, including Dr. David Dodick of Arizona’s Mayo Clinic, patient interviews and medical animations shine a light on the challenge of managing a migraine experience. Explore the struggles of trying to solve a very complex neurological disease with no easy answers. (Also Mon. 6/4 at 3:30 a.m.; Sat. 6/16 at midnight)


Friday, June 1

8:00 Andrea Bocelli – Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special

Hear the international superstar and his special guests in this once-in-a-lifetime concert at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Join host Chad Smith and Bocelli for tours of the tenor’s Tuscan villa and the city of Florence. Hungry for more? Get tickets to see Bocelli here in Phoenix next December.

Saturday, June 2

7:00 Perry Como Classics: Till the End of Time – New

For over fifty years, crooner Perry Como ranked as one of America’s most successful and beloved entertainers. From big band singer to radio star and TV headliner, Como was a warm and welcome presence in tens of millions of households. Enjoy some of his biggest hits from long-lost and newly-restored episodes of his TV programs.

8:30 The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum

Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson – “the Mount Rushmore of country music” – for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like “Big River,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Always on My Mind.” Get the CD/DVD box set here. (Also Mon. 6/4 at midnight)

Sunday, June 3

7:00 The Wrecking Crew

Meet the studio musicians behind some of the biggest hits from the 1960s and ’70s. Discover the musicians who gave a unique signature to recordings that are now part of the soundtrack of our lives. Learn more about the film here, and look back at an “Arizona Horizon” interview with the film’s creator. Get your own copy of the film and the companion book and CD here.(Also Tue. 6/5 at 11 p.m.; Thu. 6/7 at 8 p.m.)

Monday, June 4

8:00 Celtic Thunder X

A brand new show to celebrate 10 years of Celtic Thunder with 27 new songs, including traditional and contemporary Irish songs, classic hits, love songs, nostalgic songs and fun retro songs drawn from the soundtrack of our lives. Get tickets to see Celtic Thunder here in the Valley, or get the CD/DVD set here.

Tuesday, June 5

7:00 Fleetwood Mac: The Dance – New

Celebrate the greatest hits from the best-selling album “Rumors” in this intimate concert recorded in 1997. Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks perform “Don’t Stop,” “Go Your Own Way,” “The Chain” and more.

Thursday, June 7

7:00 My Grandpa’s Fiddle – New

Join country singer-songwriter Tim Ryan to celebrate the legacy of his Salish Indian grandfather in this musical memoir recounting the journey of the two troubadours from the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana all the way to Nashville.

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