(3.4) Several must-sees on tap Monday (March 4) during the annual WSBE/Channel 36 March pledge drive. Tune in at 9pm to watch “The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus” — a film Janet Maslin called “uneven but ripely nostalgic.” The final cut of this near-mythical 1968 “happening” — organized by the Stones and featuring The Who, Marianne Faithful, John and Yoko, Jethro Tull (with Tony Iommi), and Eric Clapton, among others — was finally reassembled, cleaned up, and released in 1996.
The fundraising broadcast starts at 7:30pm (airing “Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn: In Session”) with area musicians and live performances during the pledge breaks. Look for 10-year-old guitar phenom Nolan Leite (video after the jump) and many local faves.
Finally, during the evening’s broadcast, Jonathan Flynn and Rudy Cheeks will be introducing their new performance series “Meet Me at the Met” airing later this year. Bob Kerr has the details at the Providence Journal.
. . . Flynn and Cheeks want to make it a public television showcase for the best in Rhode Island music. They want to produce a series of shows that bring established musicians and up-and-comers to a wider audience. They want to bring that great music scene right into the living room.