CPTV Celebrates a Legend with Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black and White Night

Release Date: 01/07/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Public Television (CPTV celebrates the life of a legend with Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black and White Night on Saturday, January 10 at 12:30 p.m.
 
Filmed at Los Angeles’ illustrious Cocoanut Grove just a year before Orbison’s death, this concert event showcases the talents of the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, as well as those of his biggest fans. These fans include Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, k.d. lang, Jackson Brown, and others, all of whom join Orbison onstage for a series of unprecedented performances. Accompanying Orbison and friends are members of the renowned TCB Band, which performed as Elvis Presley’s touring band during the ’60s and ’70s.
 
This concert has become a fan-favorite, and includes such songs as “Crying,” “Only the Lonely” and a Grammy-Award winning rendition of “Oh, Pretty Woman.” Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black and White Night is one of Orbison’s final and most monumental performances.
 
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries, and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™, and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports, and educational programming to viewers, listeners, and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and / or www.wnpr.org.
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