Posted 05 Nov 2013
"AETN Presents: On the Front Row With National Park Radio" will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Friday, Nov. 15, 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.
National Park Radio is a new, modern folk band born and based in the Ozark Mountains. An all-acoustic band featuring original songs, the group includes: Stefan Szabo, vocals, guitar, banjo; Kip Kibling, bass, vocals; Isaac Szabo, banjo, guitar; Jamie Stevens, guitar, vocals; and Micah Szabo, percussion, vocals. Their music is inspired by the beauty of their native landscape, as well as the joys and trials of life and love. Lead singer and songwriter Stefan Szabo composes lyrical poetry, and the melodies and vocal harmonies complete the group's unique performances.
"AETN Presents: On the Front Row With National Park Radio" repeats Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1 a.m. following "Austin City Limits."
Also airing Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. will be "Great Performances: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!" Retransferred from the original film print, the special encore telecast is presented for the first time in high definition. Hugh Jackman – who recently starred in the worldwide hit film version of "Les Misérables" – can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly. "A triumphant, miraculously fresh-feeling production," wrote The New York Times of the groundbreaking 1943 work, now celebrating its 70th anniversary.
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).