Yesterday morning, music legends Elton John and Leon Russell took the stage of the historic Beacon Theater in New York City for a live performance that was aired on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’ ABC has graciously provided us with these photos from this momentous event which were are pleased to share with you.
All photos by Ida Mae Astute/ABC. Photos courtesy of and © ABC. All Rights Reserved.
Two music legends, Elton John and singer songwriter Leon Russell, will perform live on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, October 20th from the Beacon Theatre. The duo will perform new music from their upcoming album, “The Union,” as well as a classic Elton John song. This album marks the first time they have worked together in over 40 years.
Recorded live in the studio, “The Union” was produced by T Bone Burnett and features a variety of musical genres from R&B, soul, gospel, country, pop and rock. Icons Neil Young and Brian Wilson provide guest vocals on the 14-track record along with legendary R&B organist Booker T. Jones, steel guitarist Robert Randolph and a 10-piece gospel choir. “The Union” will be released October 19th on Decca.
If you are interested in being part of the audience for the Elton John “Good Morning America” performance on Wednesday, October 20th at the Beacon Theatre, please arrive no earlier than 5:00 am under the marquee at 2124 Broadway between 74th and 75th Street. Lining up prior to 5 am is not permitted. Doors will open at 6:00 am. General Admission tickets will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. There is limited capacity seating for this special showcase. “Good Morning America” airs live from 7:00 – 9:00 am.
“GMA’s” Robin Roberts will also sit down with Elton and Leon to discuss the collaboration behind the new album. The interview will air on Tuesday, October 19th.
In addition, Elton, Leon and T Bone will make an exclusive daytime talk show appearance on ABC’s “The View,” live, October 21 to perform a song off the highly anticipated new CD and will be interviewed by all five co-hosts.
With recent protests against the building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero and the controversy surrounding a Florida pastor threatening to burn the Koran, ABC News’ “Good Morning America” launches a new three-part series, “Faith and Fear-Islam in America.” According to a recent ABC News / Washington Post poll, a quarter of Americans admit to feelings of prejudice against Muslims. This series will take a deeper look into the lives of Muslim Americans, how they practice their faith in this country and why many Americans are apprehensive about the religion.
On Wednesday, September 22, Robin Roberts will give viewers a better understanding of who this country’s millions of Muslim citizens are and explore whether the hostile public rhetoric sparked by the proposed Islamic Center at Ground Zero has changed their lives. She will compare the current divide in the U.S. to the one that opened up after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and ask whether things are worse now.
On Thursday, September 23, ABC News anchor Dan Harris talks candidly with a group of American teenagers, including some Muslim teens, about Islam in this country. They talk about their experiences with the Muslim religion and what they think can or should be done about Islamophobia.
On Friday, September 24, Bianna Golodryga digs deeper into reports of anti-Muslim bigotry in the U.S. She speaks with a group of Muslim women from a community in southern New Jersey about their experiences with prejudice over the years. To gain understanding and perspective, Golodryga and a female producer recently went undercover in New York City, upstate New York and in a Houston suburb, dressed in the traditional head scarf or ‘hijab.’ Golodryga reveals their impressions and observations on the experience.
George Stephanopoulos to Interview President Obama for ‘Good Morning America;’ Viewers Invited to Submit Questions
This week as President Barack Obama unveils new initiatives to rebuild the economy and create jobs, “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos will conduct an exclusive interview with the President in Cleveland, Ohio. The interview will be featured on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, September 9. Viewers can submit questions for Mr. Obama here.
“Good Morning America” today announced its sizzling 2010 Summer Concert Series lineup with the hottest chart-topping acts in the country, including mega-watt stars Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas and Alicia Keys; pop sensations the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus; country superstars Sugarland and Lady Antebellum; and the best nostalgia as The GO-GO’s perform for the final time on television. The 2010 Summer Concert Series returns for the second straight year to the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, where music’s biggest names will perform live every Friday. The Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Walgreen’s (first seven concerts) and John Frieda(r) Frizz-Ease(r) Hair Care (final eight concerts).
“GMA’s Summer Concert Series” kicks off on May 21 with the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato performing songs from the highly anticipated “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.”
Viewers interested in joining “GMA” in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 69th street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00am when the park opens to the public. For more information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park, click on the “GMA” web site at www.abcnews.com.
All concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during “Good Morning America,” Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Additional dates and acts will be announced throughout the summer. Concerts scheduled-to-date include the following:
ABC News today announced that ABC News programming from its platforms and shows will be featured on a branded page on Hulu, an online video service. The site will feature short form news content and long form programming from morning to night — including “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline,” “This Week,” “20/20? and “Primetime” limited series.
“We’re happy to be able to provide our audience with another way to watch ABC News,” said David Westin, President, ABC News. “We look forward to sharing our reporting with users on one of the top video destinations on the Internet.”
Select programming from ABC News NOW, the network’s digital channel, such as “Top Line,” a daily political program hosted by ABC News’ Political Director David Chalian and Senior Political Reporter and author of The Note,’ Rick Klein, will also be available on Hulu. The channel will also feature ABC News NOW’s “Good Morning America Health,” a health and wellness program, as well as ABC News Specials and content from the ABC News Archives.