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MPTV Brings Home Midwest Emmy Award

November 10, 2011

Adrienne Danrich, star of THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: THE STORIES OF MARIAN ANDERSON AND LEONTYNE PRICE has won an Emmy from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The show was taped and aired by Milwaukee Public Television.

The hour long special was created and written by Danrich under a commission by the Cincinnati Opera. A professional singer who has appeared with a number of opera companies, she has presented the one-woman show about the legendary stars across the country.

The play was staged first in Milwaukee at Next Act Theatre and was taped for Milwaukee Public television at Wisconsin Lutheran College. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE aired as a special presentation of BLACK NOUVEAU in February of 2011. BLACK NOUVEAU is MPTV's weekly program about the local African American community.

Danrich received the Emmy in the academy's category for Outstanding Crafts Achievement for On Camera Talent--Program Performer/Narrator. The program's executive producer, Raul Galvan, and its co-producers Danrich and Everett Lee Marshburn, received nominations for an Emmy in the Outstanding Achievement for Arts/ Entertainment Programming.

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