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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Airs Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 p.m. on WTVP 47.1


—The Premier Interpreter of the American Songbook Pays Tribute to “The Voice”—


Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum selling, five-time Grammy-nominated singer, pianist, and musical anthropologist has devoted his career to the rediscovery, preservation, and performance of the historic material we know as “American Popular Song.” On May 12th, 2011, in the newly completed, one hundred sixty million dollar Palladium in Carmel, Indiana, a state-of-the-art concert hall already hailed by critics and performers alike as one of America’s premier music venues, Michael Feinstein presented an evening dedicated to The Sinatra Legacy – an exploration of the writers, music, and performers of that fabulous era when Frank Sinatra reigned supreme. MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: THE SINATRA LEGACY airs Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 p.m. on WTVP 47.1.

Backed by a thirty-two-piece orchestra, Feinstein guides viewers on a musical journey of Sinatra and his contemporaries, and how they influenced each other. Through his performance, Feinstein conjures up the biggest musical legends of that golden era using their extraordinary music, spiced with intimate stories about their larger-than-life personalities.

Featuring timeless songs performed in the unmistakable Michael Feinstein style that made his Concord Records’ Sinatra Project a huge success, THE SINATRA LEGACY offers viewers a unique television experience. It sings — and it most definitely swings — with all-new arrangements that bring these classic songs up to date and pays tribute to a time when this music perfectly captured the American spirit of boundless optimism.

Featured songs include:

  • “Once in a Lifetime”

  • “I Thought About You”

  • “Fly Me to the Moon”

  • “Put on a Happy Face”/“Lotta Livin"

  • “So In Love”

  • “There’ll Be Some Changes Made”

  • “Begin the Beguine”

  • “Brazil”

  • “For Once in My Life”

  • “New York, New York”





For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming, at (309) 495-0591 or linda.miller@wtvp.org



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