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In the news: Costello interviewing Sexsmith

From Bill Harris of the Toronto Sun:

  • Sexsmith to appear on Costello’s show
    “Elvis Costello and Ron Sexsmith are set to make Spectacles of themselves. British songwriter extraordinaire Costello always has been a big supporter of Canadian songwriter extraordinaire Sexsmith, and Sexsmith will be one of the guests Saturday when Costello’s music/interview series Spectacle resumes its second season on CTV.” Read more.

Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … season 2 premieres March 20

From a media release:

Elvis is in the Building: SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH… Returns for Season 2, March 20 on CTV

  • Bravo! to air encore episodes Sundays starting March 21 –
  • Special episode devoted to Costello shot at Toronto’s historical Masonic Temple –
  • Super-sized Springsteen season finale airs in two parts –

Microphone check! CTV announced today the return of Season 2 of SPECTACLE: ELVIS COSTELLO WITH…, kicking off on Saturday, March 20 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). After the much buzzed-about December sneak peak of Episode 1, featuring Bono and The Edge, all seven new episodes roll out with additional artists such as Ron Sexsmith, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett and the legendary Bruce Springsteen, whose season finale episode airs in two parts. Viewers can also catch encore episodes on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET, starting March 21, on Bravo!

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In the news: Elvis meets Bono in Spectacle

From Rob Salem of the Toronto Star:

  • Elvis Costello and stars who won’t talk
    “Elvis was in the building. And Bono was with him. It was one of worst-kept secrets of last September’s Toronto International Film Festival. While George Clooney and Oprah were downtown walking their red carpets, Elvis Costello was uptown, quietly shooting the second-season opener of his hit interview/jam series, Spectacle.” Read more.

New tonight: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … Bono and The Edge


In this Season 2 sneak peek episode shot at the historic Masonic Temple in Toronto, host Elvis Costello presents an in-depth look at the musical roots of the Dublin rockers, their philanthropy initiatives and the inspiring words of their musical idols Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Frank Sinatra. Bono and The Edge pull the curtain back on the writing and recording process behind some of their most famous recordings; discuss their unlikely friendship with Frank Sinatra; and perform rarities as well as a show ending mash-up with Elvis and The Imposters. Songs performed during the episode include “Stuck In a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”, “Stay (Faraway, So Close!)”, “Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad”, and “Pump It Up / Get On Your Boots”.