Top Picks: Woody Allen's 'Manhattan,' an all-star blues concert, and more top picks
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New York, New York
Woody Allen's classic 1979 film Manhattan, about New Yorkers and their romances, is now on Blu-ray for the first time. Famously opening with a montage set to George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," the movie features several actors at the top of their game, including Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, and, of course, Allen himself.
Tracing the blues
The Feb. 27 PBS concert special, In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues, features a Feb. 21 White House event hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, taped for the broadcast. The evening is in recognition of Black History Month. The all-star concert features B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, and Buddy Guy, among others, and celebrates the great figures of the blues genre and the songs they made famous. It airs at 9 p.m.
Bach and Schubert freshly drawn
Simone Dinnerstein's album Something Almost Being Said – whose title is taken from Philip Larkin's poem "The Trees" – feels like a perfect mathematical series with a soul. Dinnerstein renders Schubert and Bach with immaculate precision, and fans won't be disappointed by her interpretation of the two Bach partitas, especially the vibrant capriccio of Partita No. 2 in C Minor.