Nikki Yanofsky: Live in Montreal Premieres Saturday, June 5 at 6 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)

Release Date: 06/04/2010

An Encore Presentation Airs at 9 p.m.

Millions of people were first introduced to 16-year-old singer Nikki Yanofsky when she performed during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. This rising star from Canada makes her PBS debut with Nikki Yanofsky: Live in Montreal on Saturday, June 5 at 6 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), with an encore presentation at 9 p.m.
 
To Canadian audiences Nikki is already a well-known accomplished singer. Born in Hampstead, Quebec, Nikki started her career at the young age of 14 as the hit of the Montreal Music Festival and has recently reached triple platinum sales of Canada’s # 1 selling single: Dare to Dream.
 
Her unique blend of jazz and classic pop makes her an original gem. Now PBS audiences will be exposed to her style along with original songs in her new special in high definition at the legendary Mercure Theatre in Montreal. Songs include I Got Rhythm, Over the Rainbow, Sunny Side of the Street and Circle Game.
 
During the broadcast of Nikki Yanofsky: Live in Montreal, CPTV will offer viewers an opportunity to see Nikki at her upcoming local concert. Tickets will be offered through CPTV’s Red Carpet experience series.
  
About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. 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 (CBPN) also includes WNPR. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly 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 hosted by John Dankosky. 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. 
 
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