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AETN Arts Fridays Dares to Be Different

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Margaret Mitchell, pictured with the cast, director of "Gone With the Wind" 

This AETN Arts Friday, celebrate artists with definite reputations for being different! The evening kicks off with “AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Toadsuck Symphony” at 6:30 p.m. and follows with "Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel" at 9 p.m.

Taking their name from the historic Arkansas River crossing (recently voted the most unfortunately named town in America), Toadsuck Symphony has entertained audiences with their special brand of “newgrass” music for more than 25 years. The band, which still boasts four of its five original members, draws from a wide variety of musical influence – and continues searching for material that keeps listeners guessing! See the fun and delightfully funky product for yourself on tonight’s episode.

Be sure to rejoin our arts programming at 9 p.m. for an “American Masters” profile of a true original. Though Margaret Mitchell only enjoyed a short life, she was no ordinary writer – and no ordinary woman. The dramatic, seminal events of her life provide material as fascinating as the enduring characters she created in her master work, “Gone With the Wind.” A charismatic force to be reckoned with, from the very beginning, Mitchell proved a challenge to the stifling social restrictions of Atlanta’s upper crust in the early 1900s. Peeking into the eventso f her incredible and outstanding work is a special treat!


AETN Arts Fridays

Oct. 12, 2012

“AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Toadsuck Symphony,” 6:30 p.m.

“American Masters – Margaret Mitchel: American Rebel,” 9 p.m.