AXS TV Salutes Entertainment Superstar Cher with a Special Three-Day Event Kicking Off Aug. 10

AXS TV SALUTES ENTERTAINMENT SUPERSTAR CHER WITH A SPECIAL THREE-DAY EVENT, KICKING OFF WITH HER OSCAR®-WINNING ROLE IN THE 1987 COMEDY ‘MOONSTRUCK’ ON THURSDAY, Aug. 10 AT 9pE

Other Highlights Include the Artist Profile ‘ROCK LEGENDS: CHER’ on Aug. 23 at 8pE, and the 1990 Dramedy ‘MERMAIDS,’ with Wynona Ryder, on Aug. 24 at 9pE

LOS ANGELES – July 31, 2017 – AXS TV turns back time with a three-day salute to Cher, featuring the “Goddess Of Pop” in two classic comedies and a career-spanning profile piece, airing throughout the month of August. The special event begins on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 9pE, with Cher in her Oscar®-winning turn as Loretta Castorini, a charming Italian widow who finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for her fiancé’s fiery younger brother (Nicolas Cage) in the critically acclaimed 1987 Norman Jewison comedy MOONSTRUCK, with Olympia Dukakis and Danny Aiello.

Then, on Wednesday, Aug. 23, tune in for an in-depth look at Cher’s legendary career in film and music in the 2016 docuseries ROCK LEGENDS: CHER at 8pE, taking viewers on an insightful journey that examines her early life dropping out of high school at the age of 16 to pursue her entertainment dreams, as well as her fateful meeting with songwriter Sonny Bono, and her incredible rise as one of music’s most enduring and influential figures. The event comes to a close on Thursday, August 24, with Cher as a single mother looking for a fresh start on the East Coast for her and her young daughters (Wynona Ryder and Christina Ricci, in her big screen debut) in the 1990 coming-of-age dramedy MERMAIDS, with Bob Hoskins, at 9pE.

The full line-up for the three-day Cher event is as follows:

  • Thursday, Aug. 10 – 9pE – MOONSTRUCK
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23 – 8pE – ROCK LEGENDS: CHER
  • Thursday, Aug. 24 – 9pE – MERMAIDS

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