Watch Past Episodes
December 28 at 9:30pm on MPTV 10.1 and 36.2
December 30 at 3:00pm on MPTV 36.1
Sandy Maxx visits the Rembrandt exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Curator William Keyse-Rudolph and Assistant Curator Catherine Sawinksi explain how they obtained “The Treasures of Kenwood House” from the Lord Iveagh Collection. Actor Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, Broadway’s The Heiress) traces his acting career from the UK to New York City. A fusion of traditional and avant-garde music is performed by Clarinetist David Krakauer. Award-winning dancer and Choreographer Jennifer Nugent’s graceful and precisely executed techniques are highlighted. Writer Kao Kalia Yang didn’t speak for years after living in a Thai refugee camp. Now, she’s found her voice. She reads from her memoir. Photographer Terry Gydesen talks about her career photographing the country’s iconic political and cultural figures. The magic of the New York Botanical Garden “Holiday Train Show” is brought to life, as the model train circles a miniature New York City and its bright decorations.
January 12 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
January 13 at 6:30pm on MPTV 36.1
Jessica Fellowes, co-author, “The World of Downtown Abbey” discusses key details about the story, characters and social history of the mesmerizing Masterpiece Classic series “Downtown Abbey”. A look is taken at the architecture of St. Josaphat’s Basilica in Milwaukee; and, the Bel Canto Chorus performs. The art of Faith Ringgold is explored, including mosaics she created in Harlem subway stations. Sandy Maxx Hosts.
January 19 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
January 20 at 6:30pm on MPTV 36.1
Actress Gloria Reuben discusses her role in the film “Lincoln”. Poet Ed Bok Lee reads excerpts from “Ode to Bruce Lee”. Landscape painter Gregory Euclide is profiled; and, Cowboy Photographer Scott Baxter’s 100 Years Rancher project is highlighted. Sandy Maxx hosts.
January 26 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
January 27 at 6:30pm on MPTV 36.1
Shodekeh talks about being a beat box artist who performs for a ballet company. Alexander Heilner an aerial photographer discusses his work; and, Ukranian Kilims (exquisite rugs) from the Ukraine are featured; and, the Real Pirates exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum is explored. Sandy Maxx hosts.
February 2 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
February 3 at 6:30pm on MPTV 36.1
David Garibaldi, an artist who paints to music is profiled. Guitar-maker Charlie Hoffman talks about the craft of making guitars. Since its debut in London's West End, “War horse” has galloped away with a stream of accolades, including a Tony Award for best play in 2011. Jared Bowen meets with the company and gets a revealing look at the show's unique star. Sandy Maxx hosts. Sandy Maxx hosts.
February 9 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
February 10 at 6:30pm on MPTV 36.1
First Stage Theater's “To the Promise Land” is explored. The production is about a young African American girl inspired by Gold Meir. Later, Artist Tom Otterness is visited; “Goosebumps” Author R.L. Stine is profiled; Lady Carnarvon talks about living in Downton Abbey; and, the stage play “Kite Runner” is highlighted. Sandy Maxx hosts.
February 16 at 5:00pm on MPTV 10.1/36.2
February 17 at 6:30pm on MPTV 36.1
Door County Artist Arnold Alaniz is visited; Chaplin actor Rob McClure is interviewed; and, dancer Amy Sackett is profiled. Sandy Maxx hosts.
February 23 at 5:00pm on MPTV 10.1/36.2
February 24 at 6:30pm on MPTV 36.1
A performance of the Intimate Opera Company is presented; a look is taken at the work of photographer Daniel Rebert, and the classroom of Tim Decker’s Digital Life Drawing class at the Milwaukee Area Technical College is visited. Sandy Maxx hosts.
March 23 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
Steve Adubato speaks with Emmy-Award winner Ed Asner about his long career and his role in the Broadway show “Grace”. Cityscape painter Michael Birawer shows off his quirky signature paintings. Christopher Poor offers a tour of his shop, where he handcrafts Medieval and Renaissance replicas using old world methods. Folk singer David Drake talks about his latest project. Sandy Maxx hosts.
March 30 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
The Quay brothers (twins) share their musical approach to making movies. Guitar-maker Jol Dantzig is profiled. He carves the past into every new instrument. Steve Adubato speaks with playwright Eve Ensler about her “Vagina Monologues” legacy, her activism and the musical “Emotional Creature”. Local artist Jeff Ladow is profiled. He has no use of his arms and paints holding a brush in his mouth. Sandy Maxx hosts.
April 6 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
Artist Danny Scheible takes masking tape to a new level; Photographer Ad Wheeler's subjects are in ruins; college student Aaron Casey uses music to navigate his future; a remastered room echoes of times past, as the Van Rensselaer Hallway is restored; and, local artist Donna Tronca finds a unique way to reuse old plastic bags. Sandy Maxx hosts.
March 24 at 6:30pm and April 13 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
Photographer Rhea Pappas creates an underwater world; Eric Meek, a master glass blower puts his heart, soul and sweat into his work; Choreographer Rosie Herrera uses her life experiences, memories and emotions to create dance movies and performances that combine her eclectic interests; Chef Tyson Cole reveals the fine art of making sushi; and, multi-talented and multi-tasking musician Nathan Bell is profiled. Sandy Maxx hosts.
March 31 at 6:30pm and April 20 at 5pm on MPTV 10.1 & 36.2
Photographer Michael Eastman sees a canvas through his lens; Vocalist Audrey Chen takes a non-traditional approach to music; Artist Gunilla Klingberg uses logos to create intricate patterns; Animator Tom Schroeder's work requires the skill and discipline of another time; and, Farooq Hassan, an Iraqi painter talks about leaving his country in search of the American dream. Sandy Maxx hosts.