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EAST TENNESSEE PBS MARKS BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH TELECAST OF ‘KNOXVILLE OPERA GOES TO CHURCH… A CELEBRATION OF TALENT’

February 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2013

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In honor of Black History Month, East Tennessee PBS will air “Knoxville Opera Goes to Church… A Celebration of Talent” on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. East Tennessee PBS can be found on Comcast channels 2 and 1002; Charter channels 2 and 702; Knology channel 2; and Direct TV channel 15.

Presented by Home Federal Bank, “Knoxville Opera Goes to Church,” is an exceptionally popular annual concert that routinely draws a standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,000. The performance to be telecast was held on Sunday, Sept. 30.

“This telecast opens up this community-wide celebration to a much larger audience,” said Home Federal Bank President Dale Keasling. “Now, those who couldn’t be there for the show can still enjoy this unique presentation from some of our area’s top talent, and those who attended can experience it for a second time.”

Soloists include Knoxville Opera artists Kevin Thompson and Michael A. Rodgers along with Evelyn Jack, Maria Clark and Renee Richardson. Russian soprano Julia Lima, star of Knoxville Opera’s October production of “Die Fledermaus,” makes a special guest appearance.

Program selections include “Glorious,” “And He Blessed My Soul,” “Why Should I be Bound,” “I Can Go to God in Prayer,” “Amazing Grace,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” and excerpts from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess,” Kern’s “Showboat” and Bellini’s “Norma.”

The popular concert is part of the Knoxville Opera’s more than 100 annual outreach efforts. For more information about the Knoxville Opera, visit http://www.knoxvilleopera.com.

About Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

Home Federal Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through branches in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. For more information, visit http://www.homefederalbanktn.com.