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AETN Arts Fridays with Go Fast! and “Memphis on Broadway”

Posted on 24 Feb 2012

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Join AETN Arts Fridays with “AETN Presents:  On the Front Row with Go Fast” Friday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. and “Great Performances: Memphis on Broadway” at 9 p.m.  

For nearly 12 years, North Little Rock band Go Fast has blended Americana-infused proto-rock, hot-rod culture, and monster movies, among other American sounds. 

Great Performances: "Memphis"

Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Musical, “Memphis” turns the radio dial back to the 1950s to tell the story of a white DJ, named Huey Calhoun (Chad Kimball), whose love of music transcends race lines and airwaves.  His romantic interest is Felicia Farrell (Montego Glover), a young black singer whose career is on the rise but who can’t make the break out of segregated clubs on her own. When the two collaborate, her soulful music reaches radio audiences everywhere, and the golden era of early rock ‘n’ roll takes flight. But as things heat up, whether the world is really ready for their music — or their love — is put to a test. With an original story by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a new score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan, the production is directed by Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).  

Watch a clip of "Memphis" 

Be Sure to Watch! “AETN Presents:  On the Front Row with Go Fast" Friday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. and “Great Performances: Memphis on Broadway" at 9 p.m.



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