It’s officially fall now, and in addition to the nice cooler temperatures, majestic golden foliage and gusty, autumnal splendor all around us, it’s also time for a new season of “AETN Presents,” showcasing some of the state’s finest entertainers.
The debut of “AETN Presents: On the Front Row” features the folk- and jazz-informed multi-instrumental sextet Don’t Stop Please. Their performance airs Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. and again Nov. 4 at 1 a.m.
Blazin’ bluegrass combo Runaway Planet is up next, on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. and again Nov. 11 at 1 a.m.
On Nov. 16, you can see highlights from the live recording of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, recorded earlier in the year at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall. The nationally syndicated folk show featured performances from Blue Rain, fiddling champ Tim Crouch and blues prodigy Nathan A. The show airs again Nov. 18 at 1 a.m.
You can catch a performance from Heber Springs natives Grand Serenade on Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. and again on Dec. 16 at 1 a.m.
The new season wraps up with a chat with travel writer and TV host extraordinaire Rick Steves, on “AETN Presents: On the Same Page with Rick Steves,” Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Steves was at UCA earlier this year, and in this episode, he’ll talk about his recent book “Mediterranean Cruise Ports.”
The full press release is available after the jump.