Elvis Costello will host a 13-part series for Canadian television called "Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...," which promises to feature performances and in-depth discussions between Costello and anyone he chooses (Is there any artist who would, of sound mind, turn him down?). Guests haven't been announced yet. "This is a wonderful opportunity to talk in complete thoughts about music, movies, art or even vaudeville, then frame it with unique and illustrative performances," he said.
Don't live in Canada? The series, coming this fall, will be on the Sundance Channel in the U.S. The show is executive produced by Elton John's company, Rocket Pictures, and its aim will be to raise money for awareness of AIDs in Africa.