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Emmy-winning producer to film UMW concert

Emmy-winning producer Jim Brown is filming the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Holiday POPs concert for a PBS holiday special, according to a UMW press release.

The university is holding the concert, “A Down-Home Christmas,” at Dodd Auditorium next Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Brown won Emmy Awards for his documentaries “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song,” “We Shall Overcome” and “The Weavers: Wasn’t that a Time!” He also won an Emmy for outstanding nonfiction series for the PBS show “American Masters.”

PBS is scheduled to air footage of the concert, in addition to area battlefields and downtown holiday scenes, in December 2012.