LPB TO AIR GREAT PERFORMANCES 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT ON SUNDAY

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

On the final night of Summerfest 2014, LPB will air a special concert honoring Great Performances’ 40 years on PBS.

The concert features an all-star lineup of performances including Tony-winner Audra McDonald, and Grammy-winners Josh Groban, Don Henley, Itzhak Perlman and Michael Bublé along with memorable highlights from the show’s four decades on the air.

“Its simple premise was to provide a home for the world’s greatest artists. The series would be a showcase for the best in music, drama and dance. And as you will see tonight, four decades later, this vision not only succeeded, but it has grown to give viewers across the country a front row seat to the performing arts,” Julie Andrews said.

Also airing Sunday at 5:30PM will be an encore showing of Bayou Bartholomew, a documentary about the world’s longest bayou which stretches from Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Sterlington, Louisiana. At 9PM, Great Performances Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages, a documentary about the late, great tenor will have an encore showing.

For more information, contact Bob Neese at bneese@lpb.org or 225-767-4274.