Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle

Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle performing “Spirituals in Concert.”

Credit: Courtesy of Steve J. Sherman from Everett Collection

Get ready for music, memories and magic beginning this weekend, featuring classic hits, a historic collaboration between two opera legends and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

My Music: Burt Bacharach’s Best - Saturday, February 25 at 5 PM
Footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s feature the original artists performing the immensely popular and immediately identifiable melodies of celebrated composer Burt Bacharach. Performances include "Walk on By" by Dionne Warwick, "What's New Pussycat" by Tom Jones and "The Look of Love" by Dusty Springfield.

My Music: 70s Soul Superstars - Saturday, February 25 at 8 PM
Soul diva Patti LaBelle hosts the historic reunion of classic recording artists of the decade, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics and many more.

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine - Sunday, February 26 Beginning at 3 PM
Tune in for our marathon presentation of this four-part series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people - beyond the reach of the “White gaze.” Professor Gates sits with noted scholars, politicians, cultural leaders, and old friends to discuss this world behind the color line and what it looks like today.

Great Performances: The Magic of Spirituals - Sunday, February 26 at 8 PM
Glimpse behind the curtain at opera legends Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman’s famed concert at Carnegie Hall on March 18, 1990, featuring performance clips and new interviews with opera star Angel Blue, Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb and more.

My Music: 60s Pop, Rock & Soul - Monday, February 27 at 9 PM
Hosted by beloved icons Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Davy Jones of The Monkees, this special features hits and favorites of the AM radio era. Every song is a classic from the decade of peace, love and profound social change - sung by performers who represent a period of time that resonates through the generations.

Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future - Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
Celebrate legendary performances and roles made famous by Black artists as well as the new generation of Black Broadway stars. An acclaimed cast performs classic songs from The Wiz, The Color Purple, Company, Porgy & Bess, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and more.