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Kevin Kerby + Battery performance to air Nov. 11 as part of AETN Arts Fridays

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Kevin Kerby + Battery” will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row” is part of AETN Arts Fridays, featuring world class arts and culture programming and locally produced series.

Kevin Kerby + Battery features entertaining, energetic rock ‘n’ roll and the honest songwriting style of lead singer, Kevin Kerby. The band often helps bridge the gap between themselves and the audience with their witty banter and humble demeanor. Battery consists of Geoff Curran, guitars; Joshua Bentley, bass; and Marcus Lowe, drums and backup vocals.

Kerby’s previous band Mulehead was a popular staple of the Central Arkansas independent music scene in the ’90s and was featured in the 2007 documentary film “Towncraft” about the vibrant underground music movement during that period.

Kevin Kerby + Battery is signed to Little Rock-based Max Recordings.

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row with Kevin Kerby + Battery” repeats Sunday, Nov. 13, at midnight and Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Also airing Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. will be PBS Arts from Chicago “American Masters: Bill T. Jones: A Good Man.” Follow award-winning director/choreographer Bill T. Jones’s intense creative journey as he leads his company in the creation of “Fondly Do We Hope...Fervently Do We Pray,” an original dance-theater piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial. Anna Deavere Smith hosts. “Bill T. Jones: A Good Man” is a co-production of A Good Man Film LLC, Kartemquin Films, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Thirteen’s “American Masters” for WNET, and Media Process Group, with the cooperation of the Ravinia Festival. The evening’s presentation is in collaboration with PBS member station WTTW.

“Bill T. Jones is so intense,” Lawrence Hamilton, cultural affairs director at Philander Smith College and Broadway performer who has worked with Jones, said.

 “To be good at anything in the arts you have to work hard at whatever you do.
“His body of work proves that he's one of the greatest in his field.”

AETN Arts Fridays delivers world class arts and culture programming to viewers. The locally produced arts and culture series “AETN Presents,” featuring Arkansas authors and bands, airs at 6:30 p.m., and the unprecedented PBS Arts Fall Festival airs at 9 p.m. More information about AETN Arts Fridays and the PBS Arts Fall Festival, including previews, is available at www.aetn.org/aetnartsfridays.

“AETN Presents” features a variety of arts and cultural subjects. Previously included in the series have been the Arkansas Acoustic Festival; performances by the Cate Brothers, Trout Fishing in America, Dale Hawkins, Wayland Holyfield and Friends, Shannon Boshears Band and Epiphany; and “On the Same Page” with authors Buzz Bissinger, Billy Collins, John T. Edge and Kenneth L. Smith.

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