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Arts Fridays With Still on the Hill and Tony Bennett

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AETN Presents: Still on the Hill

This AETN Arts Friday, tune in for great shows that put a fun twist on your favorites. First, at 6:30 p.m., “AETN Presents: On the Front Row With Still on the Hill,” highlights the Ozarkers’ inventive “folkgrass” style. At 9 p.m., classic and contemporary come together for “Great Performances: Tony Bennett: Duets II.” The dazzling program features Bennett’s duos with popular recording artists, including Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Michael Buble and the late Amy Winehouse.

Still on the Hill, the featured artists on this week’s “AETN Presents,” serenades viewers with a unique, foot-tapping sound with new arrangements of traditional favorites and original songs from their newest CD, “Ozark: A Celebration in Song.” The award-winning duo, Kelly Mullhollan and Donna Stjerna, creates pieces inspired by their travels in the belief that the stories of the Ozarks’ unsung heroes best reflect what makes the hills distinctive.

In yet another career triumph, Tony Bennett’s latest album, Duets II, reached the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Hot 200. Amazingly enough, it also marked the classic crooner’s first No. 1 album! Watch “Great Performances” at 9 p.m. to see the legendary Bennett deliver a string of knock-out renditions of classic hits with a range of outstanding contemporary recording artists. Duet partners include Lady Gaga, Faith Hill, Josh Grobin, Andrea Bochelli, Queen Latifah, Carrie Underwood, Willie Nelson and many more. A performance of the late Amy Winehouse’s last recorded song is also featured. Catch a taste of the magic on the preview or pop in for Tony’s interview about his stellar collaborations to get ready!

AETN Arts Fridays:
June 1 with “AETN Presents: On the Front Row with Still on the Hill” at 6:30 p.m.
“Great Performances: Tony Bennett: Duets II”