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AETN Arts Friday: Runaway Planet and the Beatles

Posted on 13 Dec 2012

This AETN Arts Friday, tune in for Arkansas's own Runaway Planet at 6:30 p.m., then join the Beatles for "Great Performances: Magical Mystery Tour Revisited," at 9 p.m. Wherever your musical tastes range, it's an that's not to be missed!

Start your night with "AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Runaway Planet." Their forward-thinking take on traditional bluegrass and roots music takes center stage in the band’s engaging performance at the AETN Studios for “AETN Presents: On the Front Row.” Building on a foundation of one of America’s long-standing genres, Runaway Planet plays with a pop sensibility, rock-and-roll confidence and draws on an extensive knowledge of 1970s-era progressive rock. Their standout show incorporates precision playing and vocal contributions from each member. Runaway Planet consists of longtime friends Greg Alexander, acoustic guitar; Steve Brauer, bango; Michael Proveaux, upright bass; and Matthew Stone, mandolin.

Produced at the peak of Beatlemania in 1967, "Magical Mystery Tour" is the least known of the various films starring The Beatles and was never theatrically released or nationally broadcast on U.S. television, only receiving sporadic TV syndication in the 1980s. This documentary chronicles the behind-the-scenes ups and downs of how this film came to be.

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AETN Arts Friday

Dec. 14, 2012

"AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Runaway Planet," 6:30 p.m.
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