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Jackie Evancho's PBS Special Premieres Saturday Across U.S.

The 'Great Performances' show will air Sunday in the Pittsburgh area.

In a lavish theater known for decades of performances by music legends,

That "Great Performances" special filmed at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles begins airing Saturday on PBS stations across the U.S.

In the Pittsburgh area, it will air at 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday on WQED, and on other dates throughout August.

This is Jackie's second PBS special. A year ago, her "Great Performances Dream With Me in Concert" was broadcast to wide acclaim. It was filmed at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Florida.

This weekend's airing of the latest special coincides with the announcement that Jackie's new album,

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Joe Merkt August 11, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Don't miss this PBS special. It carries the name GREAT Performances for a reason. Jackie Evancho is, at 12 years old, is already one of the great performers today. She is destined, in my opinion, to be the greatest performer of a generation...or two. Her unique interpretive ability and incredibly beautiful voice transform these well known and loved movie songs into materpieces! Joe Merkt Thompsons Station, TN
James Dale Barrington August 12, 2012 at 02:10 PM
'Incredibly beautiful voice,' yes, indeed Joe. From a sprightly, vivacious and precocious child who had/has all the markings of a musical prodigy to a young lady who seems to be on a course to legendary endings -- she goes undisturbed or even annoyed with all the fuss around herself. She still loves to sing to us. -- Now, that's the home grown commodity that our world of 'capitalism' doesn't have an inkling about how to reproduce and make a profit from. It's the difference between what is 'real' and what is 'artificial.' -- Teach us more Jackie. PBS Great Performances will give a few encore performances from this concert, I'm sure.
Robert Dorff August 12, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Saw the PBS Special on L.A. television.last night. A stellar job of production and a sensational orchestra, particularly the lead violinist and the trumpet player. Jackie was superb but of course, that's a given. She handled the transition like water off a duck's back. Tune in tonight.
Joe Merkt August 12, 2012 at 05:07 PM
WNPT (Nashville) (Charter Communication) airs this Wednesday, Aug 15, 7:00 pm Friday, Aug 17, 7:00 am and 7:00 pm Saturday, Aug 18, 12:00 am Monday, Aug 20, noon
Cindy Cusic Micco August 13, 2012 at 04:17 AM
I watched the 5:30 p.m. Sunday showing in the Pittsburgh area. It is a wonderful show, beautifully orchestrated, so to speak.
Chuck Yates August 18, 2012 at 10:07 PM
►► An incredible performance not to be missed... here's a preview... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8sKmupShIY
Joe Merkt August 19, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Cindy, The PBS show was delightful! Jackie has grown as a performer, acting as her own MC and interacting wonderfully with her audience. Her already unbelievable vocal abilities continue to astound as they grow and mature. What a talent and what an admirable young lady! Joe Merkt Thompsons Station, TN

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