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'The Texas Tenors: RISE' to premiere on AETN Aug. 12

Posted 02 Aug 2017

'The Texas Tenors: RISE' will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Saturday, Aug. 12, at 4:30 p.m.

America's favorite tenors are back with 'RISE,' an all-new concert special filmed at the beautiful Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston, Texas. In their second special for PBS, The Texas Tenors follow up their Emmy Award-winning PBS special 'You Should Dream' with a live orchestra and choir performing classic rock favorites, pop, country and Broadway – including a show-stopping tribute to one of the most beloved and cherished musicals of all time, 'Les Misérables.'

Marcus Collins, JC Fisher and John Hagen treat viewers to favorites from their new upcoming album 'RISE,' including orchestral arrangements of 'Amazing Grace,' The Righteous Brothers' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin',' John Denver's 'Country Roads, Take Me Home' and an emotional rendition of the patriotic Irving Berlin classic 'God Bless America.'

Since their whirlwind debut eight years ago on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and an enthusiastic fan base. They have performed more than 1,000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai and China and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies, performing arts centers and arenas in the United States. They were recently named the No. 10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine.

From Bruno Mars to Puccini, The Texas Tenors share with audiences a unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music. They use breathtaking vocals, humor and a touch of cowboy charm to create an unforgettable live show.

During the broadcast, viewers will have the opportunity to make a donation to the AETN Foundation to experience a Texas Tenors concert in Branson and meet the members of the group. Only 25 tickets will be available.

'The Texas Tenors: RISE' will repeat Sunday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).