LEON RUSSELL: The Tribute

Leon Russell: The Tribute was recorded on February 9, 2019, produced by Dick Risk under the auspices of the Will Rogers High School Community Foundation. After resolution of a licensing issue, the Will Rogers Stage Foundation, which was formed in 2022, reformatted the television show for Public Television Service (PBS), including the addition of closed-captioning, and submitted it earlier this year to the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), for distribution and promotion to PBS affiliates.

The Will Rogers Stage Foundation’s “Classics of Lerner & Loewe” concert on October 29, 2023, also produced by Risk, was recorded for television and is being submitted for PBS as two one-hour programs featuring songs from five of the duo’s most popular shows: Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi, Brigadoon, and My Fair Lady. The music was played by the Will Rogers Stage Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Brad Henderson, and sung by three classically trained opera veterans—John Kaneklides, tenor, Susan Hellman Spatafora, soprano, and Elliott Wulff, baritone. Click Here

The Folk Legacy Trio concert on April 14, 2024, was also recorded for PBS and will be released later this year. This concert featured hits of the ’60s and ’70s Great Folk Era. Click Here

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