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A&E Launches New Weekly Sunday Morning Music Performance And Interview Series

July 31st, 2007 10:46am EDT
Private SessionsOn Sunday, July 22 at 9:00AM ET/PT, the A&E Network premiered Private Sessions, a weekly one-hour performance and interview series hosted by Lynn Hoffman. Filmed in a small, intimate studio in New York City, the series will showcase exclusive performances and conversations with top names in entertainment with a focus on contemporary music ranging from rock 'n' roll to pop to country. Each Sunday morning Private Sessions will explore the body of work of a single artist or group and feature current releases as well as career-building, influential or defining projects.

The premiere episode of Private Sessions featured pop princess Avril Lavigne, whose third album The Best Damn Thing debuted at number one on Billboard's Top 200 album chart. Avril talked with Lynn Hoffman and performed "Girlfriend," her new hit single which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first-ever hit "Complicated," and several other songs from her new album.

The Goo Goo DollsOn July 29th The Goo Goo Dolls stopped by the studio. On August 5 country music star Toby Keith drops by, blues-rock band Blues Traveler will be featured on August 12 and rocker Meat Loaf on August 19. Nine additional episodes are planned for production in 2007.

Private Sessions host Lynn Hoffman, a Boston native, started her career in radio for Boston's WBMX morning show and went on to serve as the entertainment reporter for the city's CBS television affiliate. Soon after moving to New York in 2002, Hoffman began hosting for MTV Network's VH1 Classic channel where she served as the main host for the channel, its on-demand platform and The All-Request Hour. She has co-hosted shows with such legendary artists as The Doors, Donna Summer, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Benatar and many others. Hoffman had her own morning show on New York's legendary radio station WNEW and has hosted shows for other networks including E!, VH1 and TLC.

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