Sirius XM satellite Radio announced today special programming for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday beginning this Thursday.
Highlights include live recordings by Norah Jones, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett and more.
The following is a list of the specials; listener can look forward to this weekend on Sirius XM.
Coffee House Live with Norah Jones
To celebrate the release of her fourth album, The Fall, Norah Jones will perform an acoustic set during the weekly acoustic singer-songwriter series, Coffee House Live on Sirius channel 30 and XM channel 51. Tune in Thursday, November 26 at 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 12:00 am; Friday, November 27 at 9:00 am, 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm; Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 am, 5:00 pm and 11:00 pm; and Sunday, November 29 at 7:00 am, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm (all times Eastern).
Historic Thanksgiving Bruce Springsteen Thanksgiving Concerts
E Street Radio (Sirius channel 10 and XM channel 58) will broadcast several historic Bruce Springsteen concerts from previous Thanksgiving weekends as well as a special segment featuring tracks from the "Working on a Dream Tour."
The concerts will air on Thursday, November 26 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Friday, November 27 at 12:30 pm and 8:00 pm; Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm; and Sunday November 29 at 12:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Selected tracks from the "Working on a Dream Tour" will air on Thursday, November 26 and will be featured throughout the Thanksgiving weekend (all times Eastern).
Eminem's Performance from the 2009 Voodoo Experience Music Festival
Eminem's only public performance in 2009, from the Voodoo Experience Music Festival in New Orleans, will be broadcast throughout the Thanksgiving weekend on Shade 45, SIRIUS channel 45 and XM channel 66)
The two-hour special will feature Eminem performing his hits, including "Stan," "Kill You" and "Crack a Bottle," joined by a live band.
Friday, November 27 at 6:00 pm ET. The performance will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 am, 10:00 am and 6:00 pm; Sunday, November 29 at 12:00 am, 10:00 am and 8:00 pm; and Monday, November 30 at 12:00 am and 2:00 pm (all times Eastern).
Willie Nelson -- Aloha from Hawaii
Listeners will hear a broadcast of Willie Nelson's "secret" concert recorded at Charley's, Nelson's local watering hole in Maui, Hawaii. To celebrate the release of his latest album American Classic, Willie will be performing a selection of popular standards along with his own timeless hits, accompanied by some of Hawaii's top jazz players.
Tune in Thursday, November 26 at 7:00 pm to Willie's Place, Sirius Channel 64 and XM Channel 13. The concert will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 28 at 1:00 pm, 8:00 pm; and Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 pm (all times Eastern).
Jimmy Buffett Concerts
Radio Margaritaville, Sirius channel 31 and XM channel 55, will broadcast eight full-length Jimmy Buffett concerts, including the first-ever broadcast of Buffett's recent concert in Paris. The Thanksgiving special will also feature the channel's tradition: a broadcast of Arlo Guthrie's classic "Alice's Restaurant." Tune in Thursday, November 26 from 6:00 am - 2:00 am ET.
Queen Latifah's "Artist Confidential"
Queen Latifah's Artist Confidential, the popular series featuring artists sitting down for candid interviews, intimate conversations with fans and live performances, will feature the iconic artist talking about her new album Persona and performing new songs as well as her classic hits.
Tune in Thursday, November 26 at 4:00 pm and Saturday, November 28 at 9:00 pm ET on The Heat, Sirius Channel 50 and XM channel 68). The special will be rebroadcast on Monday, November 30 at 6:00 pm on Backspin The Queen Latifah Artist Confidential will air Monday, November 23 at 9:00 pm, Sirius channel 39 and XM channel 65.
Sting's A Winter's Night...Live from Durham Cathedral
Listeners will hear a performance by Sting recorded at the Durham Cathedral, near his hometown of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Northern England. The performance will include songs from his latest release, If On a Winter's Night..., which is inspired by his favorite season and features a collection of songs, carols and lullabies spanning the centuries. Sting's performance features the singer joined by 35 guest musicians, and songs include traditional music, such as "Gabriel's Message," "Balulalow," and "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," as well as several original compositions by Sting.
Tune in Saturday, November 28 at 6:00 pm on Sirius XM Pops, Sirius channel 79 and XM channel 77. The performance will be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 29 at 10:30 pm.
Soul Town Classic Soul Countdown Celebration
Soul Town will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Motown Records with special guest, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Smokey Robinson. He will share stories about the beginning of Motown Records, including memories about the creation of The Miracles, Mary Wells, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Tune in Saturday, November 28 at 12:00 pm ET on Soul Town, Sirius channel 53 and XM channel 60. The special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 29 at 12:00 am ET.
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