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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013


Josh Groban: All That Echoes


Airs Friday, April 12nd at 8 p.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Josh Groban

– Live From Lincoln Center Is Hosted By Audra McDonald –

Live From Lincoln Center features a special concert with internationally renowned, multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban, performing songs from his most recent album release All That Echoes (Reprise) as well as other popular favorites. The broadcast, “Josh Groban: All That Echoes,” is hosted by Audra McDonald and will air on WTVP-Public Television on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Possessing one of the most outstanding and instantly recognizable voices in music, singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban is a triple-threat who has entertained fans across the globe with his multi-platinum albums and DVDs (over 25 million sold worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. All That Echoes was recently named the number one album on the Nielsen SoundScan charts, selling 145,000 copies in its first week. The Los Angeles native first broke through in 2001 with his self-titled double-platinum debut album, followed by 2003’s multi-platinum Closer, featuring the smash hit “You Raise Me Up”, and 2006’s double-platinum Awake. In 2007, the Grammy-nominated star became the best-selling recording artist of the year thanks to sales of Awake and his blockbuster Grammy-nominated Christmas album, Noel – the best-selling album of 2007. Groban ranks as Billboard’s 14th top-selling artist of the 2000s with more than 20 million units sold in the U.S. alone. He is the only artist to have two albums appear on the Top 20 best-selling albums list of the past decade. In November 2010, Groban released Illuminations, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard’s Top 200 chart (Groban’s fourth consecutive Top 5 chart bow) and reached platinum status just two months later. In the year following Illuminations’ release, Groban completed an 87-city “Straight To You” World Tour, appeared in the feature film Crazy, Stupid, Love and on NBC’s The Office.

This Live From Lincoln Center program was taped at The Allen Room at Lincoln Center in February 2013. Live From Lincoln Center is in its 38th broadcast season. The series has received 13 Emmy Awards to date. Live From Lincoln Center, which celebrates the live performance experience, has made the world’s greatest artists on Lincoln Center’s renowned stages accessible to home viewers in virtually every corner of the United States. This episode is directed by Alex Coletti. The executive producer is Andrew C. Wilk. Lincoln Center’s Chief Media and Digital Officer, Elizabeth W. Scott, is executive in charge of the series’ production. For Warner Bros. Records, concert executive producers were Rob Cavallo, Josh Groban, Q Prime Inc, Esther Somlo and Livia Tortella.



"Josh Groban: All That Echoes" is the third of six Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts to air this winter and spring on PBS, part of an expanded 2013 season. The next episode of Live From Lincoln Center features Stephanie Blythe’s tribute to the wartime era songs of Kate Smith (“Celebration: Stephanie Blythe Meets Kate Smith”) on April 19 at 8 p.m., and the New York Philharmonic’s staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic musical Carousel starring Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn on April 28 at 2 p.m. The final broadcast of the season airs on May 24 at 8 p.m. with host Audra McDonald performing at a special gala concert.

In addition to underwriting from MetLife, the series is also made possible with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum, and The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation.

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



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