Spend your Thanksgiving with AETN! We have arranged a festive lineup of concerts to brighten your holiday. Programs include Faith Hill singing her favorite songs from her holiday album, Joy to the World, Michael McDonald performs his yuletide favorites, and Chicago's celebrated Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass ensemble for "A Renaissance Christmas" celebrates the soaring sounds of the holiday season.

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Posted on 18 Nov 2010

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Faith Hill, Joy to the World: A Soundstage Special Event Faith Hill, backed by an orchestra led by conductor David Campbell, sings favorites from her upcoming holiday album, Joy to the World, a collection of standards. This SOUNDSTAGE special features orchestral arrangements on the title track, "Joy to the World," and swinging, big-band versions of more lighthearted fare such as "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "Holly, Jolly Christmas." A choir joins Hill and the orchestra on more spiritual songs such as "O Come All Ye Faithful, " "Silent Night" and "A Baby Changes Everything." Faith Hill, Joy to the World: A Soundstage Special Event air Thursday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m.

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Michael McDonald - This Christmas: A Soundstage Special Event Michael McDonald combines yuletide favorites such as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "White Christmas," the Stevie Wonder Motown classic "What Christmas Means to Me" and a few of his signature hits for a perfect blend of holiday cheer. McDonald's soulful, throaty baritone infuses a unique vocal styling that adds the perfect twist to everyone's holiday season. Michael McDonald - This Christmas: A Soundstage Special Event airs Thursday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.

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Renaissance Christmas Rich in emotion and detail, the Christmas story has inspired centuries of beautiful music. Join Chicago's celebrated Music of the Baroque Chorus and Brass ensemble for A RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS as they celebrate the soaring sounds of the holiday season. Joyful carols, solemn chants and vibrant works for brass create a pageant of sound -- as voices rise to the rafters and bells ring out in the exquisite Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Both Renaissance and Baroque pieces for chorus and brass are performed. Renaissance Christmas airs Thursday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m.


Arkansas STEM Girls Camp
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Win Tickets to See “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” in Fort Smith
Looking for a grr-ific family treat? We’re giving away four tickets to “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live” on Sunday, Oct. 2! Enter to win four seats to the show by telling us about your family’s favorite Daniel Tiger lesson by midnight on Sunday, July 31.


FOI Notice: AETN Commission Conference Call July 25
Members of the will meet via conference call Monday, July 25, at 4 p.m. to discuss current events and activities. This is an open meeting, and the public may request teleconference information.


5 Ways to Celebrate Summer Learning Day
With local and national applications - and even some fun prizes to win - we’re thrilled to celebration National Summer Learning Day Thursday, July 14, and to support academic growth for all of our PBS KIDS all season long! From special events and contests to new episodes and more, read on for five ways to celebrate National Summer Learning Day with AETN PBS KIDS.


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This summer, AETN was proud to host PBS KIDS ScratchJr Camps, made possible by PBS KIDS and support from the Verizon Foundation, to help Arkansas students between the ages of five and eight get started with Creative Coding! Read on to learn more about how our Conway campers learned to create and express themselves with technology (and how you can download the FREE PBS KIDS ScratchJr App to get started at home) after the jump.