FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 4th, 2014
Airs Monday, March 3rd at 8:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
Take a joyful trip behind the scenes of the 35th Annual World Championship Old-Time
Piano Playing Contest in The Entertainers. This romp of a performance
documentary premieres Monday, March 3rd at 8:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1 in partnership with our friends
For thirty-five years, piano players from across the world have strapped on their
bow ties, arm garters, and straw boater hats and descended on Peoria, Illinois to battle for the
title of World's Greatest Old-Time Piano Player. With humor, passion and an unsurpassed devotion
to the old-time music—specifically Ragtime—these players compete to claim glory and to remind
the world that Ragtime, the first truly American popular music, should not be forgotten just yet.
The film features a cast of true characters, all stellar musicians competing at
the top of their game who approach the competition—and life—with purpose and style. Audiences
will meet The Prodigy, The Spirit, The First Lady, The Innovator, The Showman and The “Perfessor”
and be treated to plenty of music along the way.
For further information contact Stacey Tomczyk, WTVP Interim Program
Director, at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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