Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, Carole King, Jennifer Hudson, John Fogerty, Mavis Staples, and Pat Monahan are on the line up for a PBS Special titled From Dust To Dreams: Opening Night at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts. The Las Vegas event hosted by Neil Patrick Harris will air on PBS Fri., Sept. 21 at 9 pm ET/PT.
Never-before-seen duet and collaborations include Monahan and McBride singing “A Song for You,” and Staples and King performing “You’ve Got a Friend.” Powerhouse trio Hudson, McBride and King also sing “Natural Woman,” and Nelson and Haggard perform a rendition of “Pancho & Lefty.” Harris is slated to showcase Haggard’s “Ramblin’ Fever.”
“We set out to celebrate the best of the American creative spirit whether it was classical, Broadway, rock, dance or soul on the occasion of the opening of a world class performing arts center,” comments Emmy winning director and producer Michael Stevens. “It’s not every day that you get the chance to see such a range of artists all at the peak of their respective talents.”
Produced by George Stevens Jr., the program is part of the ongoing “PBS Arts” initiative, highlighting the performing and visual arts.
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