Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride + More Set for PBS Special on Sept. 21
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:42:03
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Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Pat Monahan, Carole King, Willie Nelson + more on ONE special? Oh yes! They are the "dust" that dreams are made of!
A legendary lineup of talent from the worlds of music, television, stage and screen join together for an unprecedented night of entertainment in "From Dust To Dreams: Opening Night at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts" in Las Vegas, set to air on PBS on Friday Sept. 21 at 9PM ET/PT.
This historic television event will be hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris and will feature performances by Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, country superstars Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris and Martina McBride, iconic singer-songwriter Carole King, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, world renowned classical violinist Joshua Bell, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member John Fogerty, Gospel great Mavis Staples, Train lead singer Pat Monahan, and American Ballet Theater dancers Marcello Gomes and Luciana Paris.
"From Dust To Dreams" will showcase never-before-seen duets and artist collaborations: Train's Pat Monahan takes the stage with Martina McBride for their first-ever performance of "A Song for You." Mavis Staples teams with Carole King for their performance of the timeless classic "You've Got a Friend." In a powerhouse trio of talents brought together for the first time, Jennifer Hudson takes the stage with Martina McBride and Carole King for an unforgettable performance of "Natural Woman." Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard prove once again why they are country music royalty with their rendition of "Pancho & Lefty." Later, they are joined by Emmylou Harris for a special version of Haggard's classic "Ramblin' Fever."
"I am so honored to have been a part of the Smith Center's opening night," said the GRAMMY winning recording artist, Martina McBride. "I am excited for viewers at home to see how magical the night was performing with some of the most iconic names in music."
Will you tune in?