PBS will airing "Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music"


2003年4月30日にメンフィスで行われたスタックス・ミュージアムのオープン記念イヴェントのライヴ模様が、アメリカPBSで8月9日に放送される。正式な番組タイトルは『ソウル・カムズ・ホーム: ア・スタックス・レコーズ・アンド・メンフィス・ソウル・ミュージック』。









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By Carla Hay

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Superstars and all-star lineups are the driving forces behind several upcoming music specials on TV.

PBS will begin airing “Soul Comes Home: A Celebration of Stax Records and Memphis Soul Music” Aug. 9. It is a concert that took place April 30 in Memphis to benefit the city’s Stax Museum.

Performers include Solomon Burke (news), Al Green (news), Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, Michael McDonald (news), Rance Allen, Jimmie Vaughan, William Bell, Little Milton and Mavis Staples.

As part of its August pledge drive, PBS is selling the companion CD and DVD of the concert before its retail release date in January 2004 on Shout Factory.

“Soul Comes Home” executive producer Mark R. Crosby says, “We had to get this concert on TV, and PBS was the perfect choice. When people think of Motown, they think of Detroit. With this concert, we want to do the same thing for Stax and Memphis.”

Crosby adds that a Stax documentary is in the works, and he hopes to bring it to TV.

Meanwhile, UPN will air “The 2003 Essence Music Festival,” a two-hour, condensed version of the event that took place July 3-5 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The UPN program (at 8 p.m. ET/PT Sept. 12) will feature performances from Ashanti, Erykah Badu (news), Faith Evans (news), Jaheim, Patti LaBelle (news), Gerald Levert (news), LL Cool J, Chaka Khan (news), Tamia, Usher and Stevie Wonder (news).

This fall, cable network A&E will premiere new Paul McCartney (news) and Sting documentaries at dates to be determined.

“Paul McCartney: The Journey to Red Square” is a two-hour program about McCartney’s first Russian concert, which took place in May. McCartney executive-produced the special. The program will include footage of his Moscow concert and his visit to the Russian city of St. Petersburg, where he received an honorary doctorate from the Russian Conservatoire.

“Sting: Sacred Love” chronicles the making of the veteran rocker’s latest album, as well as performances of the new songs at his Malibu, Calif., home and Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater. There will be an accompanying “Sting: Sacred Love” DVD to be released on a date to be announced.

NBC also will have concert specials on Shania Twain (news), Elton John (news) and Harry Connick (news) Jr. Twain’s special airs Aug. 19, while the latter two shows’ air dates are yet to be determined.


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