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‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’ Brings Back His 1968 Performance With New Voices

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s famous ’68 Comeback Special, NBC is delivering the two-hour Elvis All-Star Tribute, featuring music superstars re-creating that event, down to how the show is shot and what songs are sung. The executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, is an industry veteran. “I was a huge Elvis fan,” says Ehrlich. “A good friend, the attorney for the [Elvis] estate, came to us almost two years ago. … He said the anniversary was coming up and would we want to do a show?” Ehrlich, also the executive producer of the upcoming 2019 Grammy Awards, naturally […]

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Garth Brooks ‘Live at Notre Dame!’ on CBS

Country legend Garth Brooks added another first to his storied career when he took the stage at Notre Dame Stadium in October for the first ever live concert at the university’s 88-year-old famous football field. The sold-out event was captured for the CBS special Garth: Live at Notre Dame! airing Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8pm. Despite cold and wet weather, nothing could dampen the enthusiasm of over 84,000 fans filling the historic stadium. Brooks was playful at the press conference prior to the concert and laughed as he teased the Fighting Irish locals: “I’m going to work you like a rented […]

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Nat Geo Wild, X Ambassadors Set Mother Earth to Music with ‘Symphony for our World’

On Sunday, April 22, Nat Geo Wild celebrates Earth Day — and the splendor of Mother herself — with the unique one-hour special Symphony for our World. And as the special’s stunning trailer says, it’s an event you have to hear to believe.   The perfect way to relax after your Earth Day efforts, Symphony for our World combines the gasp-inducing nature footage National Geographic and its television channels are known for with an original symphony created by Hans Zimmer’s Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, featuring composers Austin Fray and Andrew Christie. The duo’s five-part composition brings viewers on a journey through five […]

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‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ on HBO: We Sit Down With Priscilla Presley And Music Documentarian Thom Zimny!

Let’s start with what you do know about Elvis. Like “Hound Dog” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” “The Pelvis” nickname coupled with said pelvis’ Ed Sullivan Show debut. The stint in the Army, where he met a pretty girl named Priscilla. The feel-good films and the triumphant ’68 TV special. And the endless tabloid fodder that followed, even after his 1977 death at just 42. But do you know why Elvis moved the way he moved? Chose the songs he sang? Suffered so beneath the weight of the very fame he craved? Priscilla — Elvis’ only bride and lifelong confidante — […]

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Michael Jackson’s Halloween: New CBS Special Is A Thriller For Jackson Fans

Move over, Great Pumpkin. The late King of Pop has given rise to a brand-new, animated Halloween special called Michael Jackson’s Halloween, voiced by past and present CBS stars and featuring a roster of the icon’s greatest hits. Created by Optimum Productions, owned by the Michael Jackson estate, the hourlong animated feature follows Vincent (Lucas Till, MacGyver) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons, Extant), who meet cute on Halloween night and, along with their furry friend Ichabod, wind up at This Place Hotel (named after Jackson’s rechristened 1980 tune), located at 777 Jackson St. — an homage to the Gary, Ind., road on […]

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Jackson Impersonator Navi Plays the King of Pop in Lifetime’s ‘Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland’

Navi remembers the very moment he knew Michael Jackson would change his life. It was 1983 and the grade-schooler’s parents let their music-loving boy stay up to watch Don Mischer and Suzanne de Passe’s Emmy-winning documentary Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever — the first time Jackson displayed his signature moonwalk dance move, during a thrilling performance of “Billie Jean.” “I taped the performance and ran upstairs, woke up my parents and played it for them,” the mononymous Londoner recalls. “I played it maybe 20 or 30 times that night. I couldn’t believe this performance … and this man.” As a […]