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[Video] Andrea Bocelli with David Foster – “Love in Portofino” – PBS Great Performances


Source: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/andrea-bocelli-love-in-portofino/about-the-concert/1622/

Andrea Bocelli, the international superstar tenor returns to Great Performances once again to delight fans with Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino, a new concert special in which he puts classical music aside for an evening of international favorites inspired by the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy.

The Italian fishing village and upmarket resort is noted for its picturesque harbor and frequent celebrity visitors, as demonstrated by a kaleidoscopic photo montage featuring screen legends Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Eddie Fisher, Elizabeth Taylor, and current personalities ranging from Denzel Washington to Ellen DeGeneres.


With 16-time Grammy-winner David Foster...

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Christmas Comes Early to THIRTEEN`S Great Performances With the Andrea Bocelli and David Foster: My Christmas Concert


David Foster and Andrea Bocelli


A-list Lineup of Musical Guests Makes This a “Starry” Night
NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–
Everyone`s favorite “Hitman” David Foster joins Great Performances superstar
Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics airing on
Thanksgiving night. Showcasing Bocelli`s unmistakable soaring vocals are lush
new arrangements infused with the distinctive Foster touch. The inspiring
concert performance, recorded at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, also features
special musical guests Natalie Cole, Mary J. Blige, Reba McEntire, Welsh
mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, The Muppets and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Among the featured songs highlighted will be “White Christmas,” “Oh Holy Night,”
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silent Night,” “The Christmas
Song,” “Wh...

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Video interview: NBC TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford


David Foster


This is a short video interview with David Foster on NBC Today’s October 1st, 2009.


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Video: Andrea Bocelli and David Foster Record with Mormon Tabernacle Choir


David Foster and Andrea Bocelli


From newsroom.lds.org:

Capping off an intense week of multiple recording sessions inside the historic Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Andrea Bocelli and David Foster joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a few hours this month.

“The Lord’s Prayer,” featuring Andrea Bocelli, the choir and orchestra, and David Foster at the organ will be part of a PBS Christmas special produced by WNET. After several takes, David Foster then switched to the piano to accompany both the choir and orchestra for “The Prayer,” a song he personally composed, which will be featured in an upcoming choir and orchestra recording.

Between takes of the recording process, Bocelli sat down at the Tabernacle’s famous pipe organ and gave an impromptu recital of...

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Is Katherine Jenkins set for big break Stateside?

Katherine Jenkins

Wales News
Sep 18 2009 by Robin Turner, Western Mail

SOPRANO Katherine Jenkins looks set for her big break in the US, thanks to a television Christmas special.

The Neath star is to sing a duet with tenor Andrea Bocelli in his festive show on the PBS network.
The show, which will also feature Mary J Blige, Natalie Cole and The Muppets, looks set to bring the 29-year-old to a big American audience, with PBS boasting 65 million viewers.

Although Jenkins has insisted she does not want to move from the UK, it will certainly boost sales of her new album, Believe, the first she has recorded in the US.

The Welsh diva had a huge ovation from the 5,000-strong crowd at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre this week where the Christmas show was recorded in front of a live audience.

Bocelli picked Jenkins to...

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Andrea Bocelli Set to Release His First-Ever Holiday CD, My Christmas

My Christmas

Worldwide Superstar Andrea Bocelli Set to Release His First-Ever Holiday CD,
My Christmas
Produced By The Grammy-Award Winning David Foster, Available November 3rd On

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Millions will rejoice this holiday season
with the much-anticipated release of Andrea Bocelli’s My Christmas. The
first-ever Christmas recording from Andrea
is a heart-warming collection of
songs destined to become a holiday classic for years to come. Produced by the
legendary David Foster, the CD features the singer’s unmistakable soaring
vocals, alongside duets with special guests to be announced soon. My
Christmas will be released on Sugar/Decca on November 3rd.

My Christmas is the ultimate holiday recording from Andrea Bocelli, who sings
traditional carols and favorites...

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Andrea Bocelli’s live concert on PBS


David and Andrea


Superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to his native Italy for a “Great Performances” concert of his greatest hits along with the debut of new songs. “Vivere: Andrea Bocelli Live in Tuscany” will be broadcasted Wednesday, Dec. 5, 8-9:30 p.m. EST on U.S. channel PBS.
Taped at a specially constructed theater on the slopes of the ancient hill town of Lajatico in Italy, Bocelli is joined on stage by David Foster plus Chris Botti, Heather Headley, Kenny G., Lang Lang, Elisa, Laura Pausini and Sarah Brightman for an evening of romantic favorites.

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