Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour 2011 stops at Starlight Theater on Wednesday, August 31, 7:30 pm.
Jackie Evancho – the 11-year-old girl with the extraordinarily big voice – who came to national prominence on “America’s Got Talent” where she dazzled the audience with her rendition of Puccini’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” and Sarah Brightman’s hits “Piu Jesu” and “Time to Say Goodbye,” returns to PBS after her sensational guest appearance on GREAT PERFORMANCES “Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends.” Her solo concert – coincides with the release of her first full-length solo album, Dream with Me – was filmed at the grounds of the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
“Heritage” focuses entirely on their Celtic and Irish roots. Featuring traditional standards such as “Whiskey in the Jar,” “Black is the Color,” “Skye Boat Song” and “Red, Red Rose,” as well as a few beautiful love songs such as “The Dutchman,” “Noreen” and “Just a Song at Twilight.” Celtic Thunder fan favorites “Ireland’s Call” and the new “A Voice in the Choir” are also performed in the show.
Filmed in Poughkeepsie, New York in front of a live audience, Celtic Thunder’s singers bring their musical talent and passion to the performances in this new Celtic Thunder show. The performances range from solo numbers, to enchanting duets and powerful ensembles. The show is a celebration of Celtic Music and the Celts heritage, a joy for all the family, performed as ever with Celtic Thunder magic.
For more than two decades, PBS has been proud to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country with the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT. The evening, that has become an American tradition, offers viewers a time to remember, to heal and bring our country together.
The multi award-winning event, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will be co-hosted for the sixth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI:NEW YORK) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veteran’s causes and supporting our troops in active service. Joining co-hosts Sinise and Mantegna will be an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. The U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff will also participate in the event along with the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.
The 22nd annual broadcast of THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will air live in HD before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.