Posted 30 Oct 2013
"AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Isaac Alexander" will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 8, 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.
Alexander, a multi-talented musician from Little Rock, recently released his latest album, "Antivenin Suite" (Max Recordings), which has been described as laidback rock. His last solo record, "See Thru Me," ranked No. 6 on the Arkansas Times Music Poll's best Arkansas albums list. Joining him for this performance are: Jason Weinheimer, guitar; Chris Michaels, bass; Will Boyd, drums; and Rob Bell, keys. Members of Alexander's longtime band Big Silver are also featured. They include: Brad Williams, guitar; Mike Nelson, bass; and Bart Angel, drums.
"AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Isaac Alexander" repeats Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1 a.m., following "Austin City Limits."
Also airing Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. will be "Great Performances: Stephen Sondheim's 'Company' with the New York Philharmonic." Set in a swinging New York City, evocative of the time of the show's 1970 Broadway debut, "Company" follows perennial bachelor Robert (Neil Patrick Harris) on the occasion of his 35th birthday as his five married couple friends gather to celebrate and offer varying degrees of relationship advice. Their interactions are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Robert's eyes. The show's many Sondheim standards include "Company," "Side by Side by Side," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Another Hundred People," "Barcelona" and "Being Alive." In assessing the performance, Stephen Holden of The New York Times praised "the suave, dynamically subtle contribution of the mighty Philharmonic," as well as "the witty musical staging."
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 aetn.org/artsfridays.
"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. A full listing of bands and more information is available at aetn.org/aetnpresents.
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).