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“The A List” Preview: Louise Mandrell

Louise Mandrell and Alison Lebovitz
Louise Mandrell and Alison Lebovitz

On Thursday night at 8:30, Louise Mandrell will be the next guest on “The A List with Alison Lebovitz” from our public media partner WTCI PBS.

Her career as a country music singer and multi-talented entertainer spans nearly four decades - from the weekly variety show on network TV with her sisters Barbara and Irlene, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters - to performing on stage and sharing her stories with audiences today.

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