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WVIA-TV will present Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming Jan. 26, at 9 p.m. In partnership with Bucknell University, WVIA recorded the television special live last May 18 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts in Lewisburg.

Encore presentations of the production will air Jan. 27, at noon, and Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. In March, the show will broadcast nationwide on PBS stations around the country.

A blend of virtuosi instrumental talents, vocals, arrangements and step dancing, Cherish the Ladies combines all facets of Irish traditional culture. The Irish-American group is led by Joanie Madden, a Grammy-Award winning champion flute and whistle player, along with Grammy-nominated vocalist Maura O'Connell. Joining them are seven accomplished dancers and an 11-piece string ensemble.

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