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May 24, 2000
Laura Gross

National Public Radio® News Personalities to Perform with Nancy Wilson, The Orlando Philharmonic and Terence Blanchard Saturday, May 27, 2000; 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. at the Disney Institute Cinema

Orlando, Fla. - National Public Radio® (NPR®) will host a night of unparalleled entertainment during the annual Public Radio Conference (PRC) in Orlando. This performance, "NPR Onstage: Sergei & Satchmo" featuring the Orlando Philharmonic and Terence Blanchard will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at the Disney Institute Cinema for guests of the PRC.

NPR luminaries Robert Siegel, Linda Wertheimer, Ann Taylor, and Sylvia Poggioli will lead a cast of NPR personalities in Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" - told as a breaking NPR News story - with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

In addition, jazz entertainer and host of NPR's Jazz Profiles®, Nancy Wilson, and New Orleans trumpet sensation Terence Blanchard will electrify the stage with memorable jazz tunes in a centennial birthday tribute to Mr. Jazz, Louis Armstrong.

Renowned for its journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information, and cultural programming, NPR serves a growing audience of nearly 15 million Americans each week via more than 625 public radio stations. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR WorldwideSM, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.

Who: NPR personalities including Robert Siegel and Linda Wertheimer The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hal France Nancy Wilson and Terence Blanchard WMFE-FM News Director Pat Duggins

What: NPR ONSTAGE featuring Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and a centennial tribute to Louis Armstrong

When: Saturday, May 27, 2000; 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Where: Disney Institute; North Magnolia Way; Lake Buena Vista, FL

Note: Media wishing to attend must present their press credential at the entrance and inform the guard they are there to cover the Public Radio Conference.

Parking is available behind the Cinema.