Picks and Pans Review: Taping Tips

updated 08/20/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/20/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>The tube is alive this week with the sounds of music—both political and popular. Voices of Sarafina (PBS, Wed., Aug. 15, 9 P.M. ET) is a documentary on the making of the Broadway musical about life under South African apartheid. Graceland: The African Concert (PBS, Sat., Aug. 18, 9 P.M. ET) features Paul Simon and many South African performers (Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba among them). The star of Anita Baker: VH-1 to One (VH-1, Sun., Aug. 19, 4 P.M. ET) discusses her new album, Compositions, and sings a few cuts. New Kids on the Block: Live! In Your House (Disney, Tues., Aug. 21, 8 P.M. ET) sounds like a teenage girl's fantasy, which it is in a way: a taped concert full of chart-toppers to squeal over.

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