Live music performances on television shows this week include:

Live music performances on television shows this week include:

v Midland: Tonight on “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

v Meghan Trainor, Avett Brothers: Wednesday on “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

v 30 Seconds to Mars: Thursday on “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

v Luke Evans: Friday on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (NBC)

v Chris Stapleton: Saturday on “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

“We’ll Meet Again” (8 p.m., PBS): Tonight’s episode of this new series hosted by Ann Curry features dramatic reunions between people separated during World War II.

“This Is Us” (9 p.m., NBC): Kevin helps Randall and Beth with a project while Kate contemplates a big gift for Toby.

“Baskets” (10 p.m., FX): It’s the season premiere of this comedy series starring Zach Galifianakis.

“The Detour” (10:30 P.M., TBS): After a year on the lam across the continental United States, the Parkers finally settle on the last place anyone will be looking for them: Alaska.

TV listings, C3


‘Rings’ director making WWI film


“The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson is going from Middle Earth to the Western Front, transforming grainy black-and-white footage of World War I into 3-D color for a new documentary film.

Jackson’s movie, announced Monday, is among dozens of artworks commissioned by British cultural bodies to commemorate 100 years since the final year of the 1914-18 war.

The New Zealand-based director of “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” series has restored film from the Imperial War Museum using cutting-edge digital technology and hand coloring, pairing it with archive audio recollections from veterans of the conflict.

He said the aim is to close the 100-year time gap and show “what it was like to fight in the war.”

“We all know what First World War footage looks like,” Jackson said in comments broadcast Monday. “It’s sped-up, it’s fast, like Charlie Chaplin, grainy, jumpy, scratchy, and it immediately blocks you from actually connecting with the events on-screen.

“But the results we have got are absolutely unbelievable. This footage looks like it was shot in the last week or two, with high-definition cameras.”

The film will have its premiere during the London Film Festival in October before being broadcast on BBC television. Every school in the U.K. also will receive a copy.

Music lecture on YSU campus


Nicole Biamonte, a professor of music at McGill University, will give a free lecture titled “Interactions of Rhythm with Texture and Form in Popular Music” on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. in Bliss Recital Hall, on the Youngstown State University campus.

Her talk will survey recent research on rhythm and meter in pop-rock music as it relates to the different layers of the musical texture. For information, call 330-941-2307.

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.