Ovation heats up summer sked with “Music Mavericks,” “Broadway Bash”

U.S. arts network Ovation has set the dates for a number of summer premieres, and has added Music Mavericks and Broadway Bash to its slate. (Pictured: The Art of: Graffiti).
July 12, 2013

U.S. arts network Ovation has set the dates for a number of summer premieres, and has added Music Mavericks and Broadway Bash to its slate.

The new programming kicks off with The Art of: Graffiti (pictured above) on July 11 at 8 p.m. EST. The previously announced 20 x one-hour series looks at art on the boundaries, and includes episodes on hip hop, airing on July 18; mixology on August 1; sushi on August 8; sneakers on August 22; and animation on August 29.

Each episode of The Art of … will profile three people who work in the featured art form, examining their creative processes and the ways in which they become inspired.

Music Mavericks is a half-hour series looking at influential music stars, including David Bowie, Elton John, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond and more. Premiering July 18 at 9 p.m. EST, the series features behinds-the-scenes footage, interviews, and performance clips.

Ovation has also added Broadway Bash to its schedule, as a companion series to the recently acquired scripted series Smash. Debuting on July 19 at 10 p.m. EST, the “after-the-show” format presents a panel of theater veterans, fans, and special guests as they take a behind-the-scenes look at each episode of the fictional seriesThe Ovation original also examine the latest Broadway productions.

Culture Pop, a weekly half-hour art and culture news show, will premiere on July 26 at 10:30 p.m. EST. Hosted by Adam Havener, the show will use interviews, field reports, commentary and user-generated content to highlight the latest events and personalities in creative fields including music, film, photography, architecture and interior design.

“All these new series demonstrate that ‘Art is Everywhere,’” said Robert Weiss, Ovation’s chief creative officer. “We are incredibly proud of our new shows, and we will continue to build our slate with even more original programming as we continue into the fall.”

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