Sunday, March 8, 2009

TV News: Ovation TV's Cultural Spring Break -- The "Ovation Staycation"

Too Old for Spring Break? Gas Prices too high?

Why fight the traffic and crowded airports?

Ovation TV invites you to travel with them in their ongoing fight to "Make Life Creative" by presenting a week-long programming event taking you around the world for a Global Art & Culture Tour the network is dubbing the "Ovation Staycation."

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Beginning tonight, the "Staycation" will include US premiere series, specials and the channel's beloved original series including the following titles with summaries provided by Ovation:

"This is Civilisation" -- US premiere series. Four episodes runs Sunday, March 8 to Wednesday, March 11, every night at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Artist and critic Matthew Collings embarks on an epic journey to stunning locations across Europe, Egypt, China and the United States, to explore the changing ways in which cultures of the past have shaped our civilization. Look for the "This is Civilisation" marathon Sunday, March 15 when all four episodes run back to back beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"The Art of Spain" -- Three episodes runs Sunday, March 8 to Tuesday, March 10, every night at 9:00 p.m ET/PT. In this absorbing and original series, Spanish art gains center stage as art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon goes on the road to reveal the fabulous art treasures of the country. Traveling from the south to the north, he explores some of the most important artists from the Renaissance to modernist, including Goya, Picasso, Dali, El Greco and Velasquez. He also goes off the beaten track your deal insights into a culture and people. On Saturday, March 14 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT all three episodes will run back to back all night.

"Art & the City" -- Ovation TV original series. Six episodes run Sunday, March 8 to Tuesday, March 10 with two episodes each night beginning at 10 of clock p.m. ET/PT. Hosted by Los Angeles Times reporter David A. Keeps, "Art & the City" leads cultural tourists on discoveries of arts architecture and design in the galleries, hotels, museums and artistic hotspots of destinations throughout the US and Europe, including London, the York, New Orleans, Paris, Chicago, and Los Angeles. All six episodes will run back to back on Thursday, March 12 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"Paris" -- Three episodes run back to back on Friday, March 13 starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. An Ovation TV favorite, this series follows art historian Sandrine Voillet as she reveals the tempestuous history, immortal beauty and bohemian soul of the city she adores. Taking viewers through several centuries of Paris' cultural history, she celebrates the art, literature, music, films and design that have combined to create the spectacular "City of Lights."

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