AETN Arts Fridays
Arts Fridays Summer 2012
The PBS Arts Summer Festival will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) as part of AETN Arts Fridays June 29. AETN Arts Fridays provides Arkansans with world-class arts and culture programming, including the locally produced series “AETN Presents” at 6:30 p.m. and the PBS Arts Summer Festival at 9 p.m.
Friday, June 29, 2012
"Mariachi High," spends a year in the life of the champion mariachi ensemble at Zapata High School as they compete and perform with astonishing musical virtuosity. Airing at 6:30 p.m. will be "AETN Presents: On the Front Row With The Smittle Band."
Friday, July 6, 2012
"Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World", narrated by award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, this film takes viewers to nine countries and through 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of this ancient religion. Airing at 6:30 p.m. will be “AETN Presents: On the Front Row With the Boondogs."
Friday, July 13, 2012
"John Leguizamo's Tales From a Ghetto Klown" profiles the actor/playwright John Leguizamo. This program looks at his unorthodox rise to success, while capturing his struggles to mount his latest one-man Broadway show and giving viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at one of the industry’s most versatile actors. Airing at 6:30 p.m. will be "AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Pam Tillis."
Friday, July 20, 2012
Architect Moshe Safdie’s extraordinary new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City provides the backdrop for "Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce Didonato". This performance-documentary profiles Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, the young musicians of the Kansas City Symphony, and artistic director and conductor Michael Stern. Airing at 6:30 p.m. will be "AETN Presents: Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys."
Friday, July 27, 2012
"Havana, Havana!" vibrates with the soul and energy of African-Cuban drummers, guajira guitarists, and the pulsing melodies of celebrated Cuban musician Raul Paz as he brings together fellow musical stars Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa and David Torrens to give their first concert together for the Cuban people. Airing at 6:30 p.m. will be "AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Go Fast."
Friday, August 3, 2012
Public viewers will get an exclusive look at Dr. Albert Barnes' collection "The Barnes Collection" for the first time. Thousands of magnificent works of art by some of the most famous names in art history, such as Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir and Matisse – and the new museum that now houses it.
Friday, August 10, 2012
"Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration" is located in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. It hosts one of the world's most beloved music festivals and serves as the summer home for the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra.