Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…

Friday, June 26 10 p.m.

Also airs at 10 p.m. ET in a super-simulcast on /A\

In the season finale, Elvis engages in a fascinating discussion (and some irresistible music) with the incredible Smokey Robinson, the miraculous Motown singer and songwriter once described by Bob Dylan as “America’s greatest living poet.”

Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

The critically-acclaimed series SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… continues on Bravo! during the month of June. Exciting guests this month include Herbie Hancock (June 6), Lou Reed and Julian Schnabel (June 13), Renée Fleming (June 20) and an episode with Motown’s finest Smokey Robinson (June 27). Conceived and developed in Canada, SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… explores the creative process, the power of music and the impact it has on creators and the world at large. (Encore Presentation: Saturdays at 1:30 a.m. ET / 10:30 p.m. PT and Sundays at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT – check local listings)

Friday, May 29 at 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. ET (special time) on Bravo!

Spectacle shines the spotlight on a talented and varied group of young singers and songwriters – Jenny Lewis (ex-Rilo Kiley), Jakob Dylan (ex-Wallflowers) and the acclaimed indie duo She & Him, comprised of singer-songwriter and actress Zooey Deschanel and guitarist/producer M. Ward. Coincidentally, they all come from show business families, some more famous than others. Costello explores this theme, as well as their various talents and musical adventures, in revealing interview segments. A good deal of musical performance and collaboration transpires too, with Lewis and Costello teaming up for a rousing version of a song from her new album (on which Elvis Costello also appears); Dylan demonstrating a stripped-down version of one of his Wallflowers hits, before performing a duet with Costello on a lovely new song; She & Him showing off their intriguing, timeless sound; and the entire group hooking up for a fitting finale on one of the host’s signature hits.

Friday, May 29 10 p.m.

Also airs at 10 p.m. ET in a super-simulcast on ‘A’

Elvis brings together some of “the next generation” of singers and songwriters catching his ear – all of whom come from musical/show business families.

Friday, May 22 at 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 23 at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday, May 24 at 6 p.m. ET on Bravo!

Now in his ninth decade, the irrepressible Tony Bennett is not only the steward of the Great American Songbook, but one of the last living connections to it. In this seductive and utterly charming hour, Bennett and Costello discuss many of the great songs and the colourful people responsible for them with warmth and affection. Accompanied by (in Tony Bennett’s estimation) “the finest jazz pianist today,” Bill Charlap, Bennett sings several classics, and pulls a very special surprise guest from the audience for a spontaneous and irresistible duet.

Friday, May 22 10 p.m.

Also airs at 10 p.m. ET in a super-simulcast on ‘A’

Now in his ninth decade, the irrepressible Tony Bennett is not only the steward of the Great American Songbook, but one of the last living connections to it. In this seductive and utterly charming hour, Tony and Elvis discuss many of the great songs and the colourful people responsible for them with warmth and affection. Accompanied by (in Tony Bennett’s estimation) “the finest jazz pianist today,” Bill Charlap, Tony sings several classics, and pulls a very special surprise guest from the audience for a spontaneous and irresistible duet.

Friday, May 15 10 p.m.

The brutally honest Canadian musician Rufus Wainwright talks about his influences and inspirations as a musician, from his family to the heavyweights of pop and opera, and throws in a passionate performance while he’s at it.

Friday, May 15 at 10 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 16 at 8 p.m. ET and Sunday, May 17 at 6 p.m. ET on Bravo!

Few new artists have made the powerful impression Rufus Wainwright has since bursting onto the international music scene in the late ‘90s. With a singular voice, formidable songwriting skills, and undeniably flamboyant stage presence, Wainwright holds nothing back, demonstrating his musical chops at the piano and freely discussing his passion for music, his complicated family dynamics, and his status as an icon of the gay community. His mother, the Canadian folk legend Kate McGarrigle, even turns up to join in on an unexpected performance, and Costello covers a song by Wainwright’s father, Loudon Wainwright lll.

Friday, May 1 10 p.m.

Elvis steps aside to allow Spectacle executive producer and good friend Sir Elton John the opportunity to interview, at the piano, Diana Krall, the international jazz superstar (and Elvis Costello’s wife).

Friday, April 24 10 p.m.

James Taylor, one of the biggest stars of the American singer-songwriter movement which dominated popular music in the early 70s, joins Elvis for an intimate and candid conversation – and some equally intimate and candid music.