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Legends Of Folk: The Village Scene

Airs Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Promotional photo of The Lovin' Spoonful standing in front of Cafe Figaro, a Greenwich Village coffeehouse. The Lovin' Spoonful perform “Do You Believe in Magic” in "Legends Of Folk: The Village Scene."

Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, "Legends Of Folk: The Village Scene" celebrates the folk era in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. The epicenter of the folk, folk rock and singer songwriter movements, the Village, with its cafes and coffee houses, shaped one of the most important periods in American music.

The program features rare and stunning performances by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and others singing their best loved songs and more.

Capturing not only the magic of the music but its inextricable link to the downtown New York Village locale, "Legends Of Folk: The Village Scene" features newly filmed interviews with Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Michelle Phillips, Don McLean, John Sebastian, Maria Muldaur and John Cohen.

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Above: Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, "Legends of Folk: The Village Scene" celebrates the folk era in Greenwich Village in the 1960s.

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