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'Music Gone Public: Tommy Emmanuel' to air on AETN Nov. 30

Posted 24 Nov 2015

Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel brings together never-before-seen performances and highlights from public television specials special curated concert, 'Music Gone Public: Tommy Emmanuel,' on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Monday, Nov. 30, at 8:30 p.m.

The hour-long special features full performances from Emmanuel and highlights of the best footage of the two-time Grammy Award winner from previous PBS specials, including 'Centerstage,' 'Live From the Balboa Theatre' and 'Live & Solo in Pensacola.' Also showcased are never-before-seen performances, collaborations, and interviews with Emmanuel and others. 

Considered one of the finest acoustic guitar players in the world, Australia native Emmanuel is a two-time Grammy Award nominee, has earned four Platinum and Gold albums, and was named 'CMA Global Country Artist of the Year' in 2011. The legendary guitarist has a professional career that spans five decades and continues to intersect with many of the finest musicians throughout the world.

Emmanuel's unique style, dubbed simply 'finger style,' is akin to playing guitar in a manner similar to how a pianist plays piano, using all 10 fingers. Rather than using a full band for melody, rhythm, bass and drum pieces, Emmanuel plays every part on one guitar.

The AETN Foundation is the only ticket outlet for 'Tommy Emmanuel: It's Never Too Late' at the Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. Donate $50 and receive one floor ticket to the performance or $30 and receive one balcony ticket. Additional information and ticket reservations are available by visiting aetnfoundation.org or calling 1-800-662-2386.

This concert is a fundraiser for the AETN Foundation, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network.

'Music Gone Public: Tommy Emmanuel' will repeat Saturday, Dec. 5, at 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 p.m.

The AETN Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The AETN Foundation builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).