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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Series Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... Just About Everyone


I wrote about this show earlier in the year and now it’s set to make its debut. The Sundance Channel will premiere this music and talk series on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 9:00pm e/p. The show, originally conceived in Canada will also air on CTV in Canada and Channel 4 in the U.K. (Times and dates for those locations have not yet been announced.)

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... fuses the best elements of talk and music television and invites viewers to enjoy an intimate conversation between host Costello and his guests, punctuated by rare musical performances by Costello, his guests and a wide variety of musicians. Among the confirmed guests for the 13-part series are Sir Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, artist-director Julian Schnabel, Diana Krall, Jenny Lewis and President Bill Clinton. (Click here for the full schedule.)

I have high hopes for this venture based on Costello’s well known acerbic wit and encyclopedic knowledge of music.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

He's a chameleon, that Elvis Costello. Just when you think you have him pegged, he puts out a country album or marries a jazz singer or writes an opera. Should be a good show!

Dale said...

I can't wait to see the show. I was listening to Jenny when Elvis popped into my head and I hadn't known of his involvement in the cd, nice bonus!!