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New Arts and Culture season kicks off this week with 'AETN Presents: On the Front Row'

Posted 01 Nov 2010

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) delivers a new season of arts and cultural programming beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. and will repeat immediately following “Austin City Limits” on Saturdays at midnight.

 “On the Front Row” debuts Nov. 3 on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and continues through Nov. 24. Artists performing are:

Damn Bullets, Nov. 3. A critically-lauded blend of early rock and roll, ragtime blues, folk, bluegrass and country brings both classical training and folk sensibilities together with their three-part harmonies.

Go Fast, Nov. 10. An exciting spin on classic Southern-rock blended with proto-rock, hot-rod culture and monster movies influenced by the likes of Lynyrd Skynryd and Mountain.

Bonnie Montgomery and Montgomery Trucking, Nov. 17. A combination of guitar, kazoo and mandolin that has been described as a cross between country, hillbilly and folk. The program will also feature an excerpt from the short-length opera “Billy Blythe,” about the cultural landscape that shaped former president Bill Clinton’s youth.

Wayland Holyfield and Friends, Nov. 24. Native Arkansan and composer of the popular ballad “Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me)” and Grammy nominee joins acclaimed singers and songwriters—Mark Wright, Randy Goodrum and Shawn Camp—for an intimate performance featuring the stories behind the songs.

“AETN Presents” features a variety of arts and cultural subjects and encompasses the series “On the Same Page” and “On the Front Row.” Previously included in the series have been the Arkansas Acoustic Festival; performances by the Cate Brothers, Trout Fishing in America, 3 Penny Acre, Dale Hawkins, The Claudia Burson Trio, The Salty Dogs and Epiphany; and authors Buzz Bissinger, Wells Tower, Billy Collins, John T. Edge and Kenneth L. Smith.  

For more information on AETN’s fall arts and cultural lineup and clips from upcoming shows, visit

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, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).