HARTFORD, Conn., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and Star Productions, LLC this week announced the production launch of the upcoming docu-series, "Harmonies For Healing: Under the Streetlamp." The docu-series centers on a singing competition in Lake County and Porter County in Indiana, shining a spotlight on the undeniable power of music to inspire and affect positive change in the lives of individuals in their communities.
"Harmonies For Healing" focuses on these two counties as a microcosm of America, featuring high school students to senior citizens as participants to inspire individuals to follow their dreams. The series will document the making of a "super group," culminating with the "super group" joining forces with nationally lauded singing group Under the Streetlamp for a special live concert in August 2016 at the legendary Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. The targeted broadcast date is early 2017.
"Harmonies For Healing" is a co-production of CPTV and renowned national concert producers and artist/venue management company, Star Productions, LLC. Executive Producer and Creative Director Wendy Lambert is the series creator, and Star Productions President and CEO Charlie Blum is the series co-producer.
"We are excited at the opportunity to create something that uplifts peoples' hearts and minds, a series that showcases positive changes made with lasting importance," Ms. Lambert said. "By working with these two counties, we see the chance to create a truly inspirational, life-changing experience for individuals and their families."
"The excitement being generated by 'Harmonies For Healing' will focus on the discovery of new talent, and giving that talent the opportunity to flourish and shine," said Mr. Blum. "This is a way to give back and support local talent and provide a unique experience to express themselves through the harmony of music and collaboration."
The three-part series will be presented as follows:
- Part One—"The Healing Power of Music" – The audition/selection process during the week of June 20, 2016.
- Part Two—"The Making of a Super Group" - The winning participant's vocal collaboration journey.
- Part Three—"Bring It Home" - The "super group" performs live in concert with UTSL on Saturday August 13, 2016 at the Star Plaza Theatre.
The production/performance team is led by Executive Producer Salli Frattini (19 years with MTV and Executive Producer of two Super Bowl halftime shows) and Musical Director Dennis "Doc" Williams (who has arranged/produced and/or performed for The O'Jays, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Mills, Backstreet Boyz and many more).
Visit www.harmonies4healing.com for more information.
CPTV is the television affiliate of Connecticut Public Broadcast Network (CPBN), a locally and nationally recognized producer/presenter of quality public media programming.
Star Productions, LLC, along with Star Plaza Theatre, is a major national player in live entertainment, having presented some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry over the last 35 years.
Comprised of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp is a vocal group that celebrates the American Radio Songbook.
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SOURCE Connecticut Public Television