Thursday, December 7, 2023

Ovation TV Celebrates Black History Month With Premieres And Special Features Spotlighting Black Arts And Their Artistry

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For 2023’s Black History Month, arts network, Ovation TV will recognize Black artists and artistry across all mediums through week-day morning linear programming and in curated on-demand lineups in Ovation NOW destinations Arthouse and Celebrating Black History Month. Titles will be available starting on Wednesday, February 1st.

Every week-day morning starting at 6am ET, Ovation will air a specially curated lineup of programming celebrating Black artists and their artistry. A select number of titles are Ovation network premieres, including episodes of The Directors (Antoine Fuqua, John Singleton), Off Camera (Chadwick Boseman, Common, Keegan-Michael Key, Octavia Spencer, Regina Hall, Uzo Aduba), and Stars of the Silver Screen (Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Samuel L. Jackson); the documentary Morgan Freeman: Breaking Barriers; and the films Should’ve Put a Ring on It (2011) and When It Comes Around (2018). The full linear schedule is located here:

Starting on February 1, the arts network also highlights Black artists who have made a significant impact on the national and international stage, with series and films celebrating Art, Black Voices, Music Icons, Empowering Storytelling, and more. All titles below will be available during the month of February, free to all, in the Arthouse and Celebrating Black History Month destinations on the Ovation NOW app. The Ovation NOW app is free to download and is available on Roku, Android, Apple TV and iOS devices.

Arthouse and Celebrating Black History Month

The Art Detectives

The Art Of: Fashion, Hair, Hip Hop, Music, Pop Up, and Tattoo

The Art of Architecture: The African American Museum

The Green Room with Nadia Brown

The Directors: Antoine Fuqua and John Singleton

Golden Stage

Folia de Mourad Merzouki

Lady You Shot Me: Life and Death of Sam Cooke

Listen to the World: The Musical Instrument Museum

Music in the Louvre

Black Voices

Celebrity Conversations: Antoine Fuqua, Barry Jenkins, David Alan Grier, Djimon Hounsou, Keegan-Michael Key, and Samuel L. Jackson

Icons of Our Time: Muhammad Ali

Inside the Actors Studio: Alfre Woodard, Halle Berry and Will Smith

Off Camera: Chadwick Boseman, Common, Keegan-Michael Key, Octavia Spencer, Regina Hall, and Uzo Aduba

Stars of the Silver Screen: Angela Bassett, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, and Whoopi Goldberg

Music Icons

Artist to Icon: Whitney Houston

Berlin Live: Morcheeba and Naturally 7

Front and Center: Jon Batiste, Gary Clark, Jr, Nile Rodgers, and Seal

Legends of Opera: Jessye Norman

London Live: Jennifer Hudson

Speakeasy: Carlos Santana & Harry Belafonte, Cyndi Lauper & Billy Porter, David Crosby & Wynton Marsalis, Gary Clark, Jr & Jimmy Vaughn, Lenny Kravitz & Sean Lennon, and Nile Rodgers & Valerie Simpson

Empowering Storytelling

Al McKay´s Earth, Wind & Fire Experience

Beyonce & Jay-Z: Power Love

The Color of Medicine

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Enough is Enough

Echoes Cross the Tracks

Eddie Murphy: Laugh Til it Hurts

Everybody Loves Chris Rock

Grandma’s House (2017)

Lil Nas X: Unlikely Cowboy

Michelle Obama: Life After the White House

Morgan Freeman: Breaking Barriers

Obama: Building the Dream

Olympia (2018)

The Perfect Mate (2020)

Shakura S’Aida – Rhino Jazz Festival 2014

Should’ve Put a Ring On It (2011)

Sounder (1972)

Tina Turner: Simply the Best

Tyler Perry: Man of Many Faces

Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream

When It Comes Around (2018)

Will Smith: The Prince of Hollywood

Zac Harmon – Rhino Jazz Festival 2016

Image via Ovation TV

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  • Dan Arndt

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