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'Monster' fish and the Miami City Ballet on AETN Arts Fridays beginning tonight at 6:30

Posted on 28 Oct 2011


tIt's a mixed bag of culture airing as part of AETN Arts Fridays tonight beginning at 6:30. Featuring tales of giant river fish weighing up to 300 lbs., up to 10 feet in length with shark-like teeth, Mark Spitzer discusses his latest book "Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America's most Misunderstood Fish" as part of "AETN Presents: On the Same Page with Mark Spitzer" at 6:30 p.m.

Spitzer details his lengthy and often frustrating quest from Texas to Louisiana, Missouri and eventually Arkansas to catch his own gar. He draws on folklore, science, history, his own pet gar, and even gar recipes to tell this unique literary eco-tale about a fish that has inspired imaginations.

Rounding out the night is the premiere of "Great Performances: Miami City Ballet Dances Balenchine and Tharp." This program - a trio of signature works by renowned choreographers - will showcase the company's critically acclaimed performances of Balanchine's "Square Dance" and Tharp's "The Golden Section."

Then stay tuned after the program to see Lauren Strother, Executive Director of Ballet Arkansas, share her thoughts on the importance of performance arts in Arkansas and on AETN.

"Great Performances: Miami City Ballet" airs at 9 p.m.

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