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GREAT PERFORMANCES presents We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, premiering Wednesday, June 6 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). For more information visit http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/ellatribute/index.html
This web-exclusive video features concert footage from the broadcast and interviews with the a capella group Take 6 and singer Ledisi, who appeared in an all-star event commemorating what would have been the 90 birthday of America's beloved "First Lady of Song." This once-in-a-lifetime concert, co-hosted by Natalie Cole and Quincy Jones, included Ella-inspired performances by Stevie Wonder, Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, American Idol Ruben Studdard, Jon Faddis, and more.
One of the longest-running performing arts anthologies on television, the award-winning GREAT PERFORMANCES series presents the best in music, dance and theater. The series is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Arts, public television viewers, and PBS. Major corporate funding is provided by UBS.