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Trout Fishing in America Featured in AETN Special

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   The Arkansas Educational Television Network provides an evening of family entertainment with “AETN Presents: Front Row with Trout Fishing in America and My Best Day, a Family Concert,” airing Thursday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.

   This concert features Ezra Idlet on guitar and Keith Grimwood on bass and was taped at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The duo performs songs from their two Grammy-nominated albums, as well as some new songs, before an enthusiastic audience that becomes a part of the show. Accompanying TFIA is “multi-instrumentalist” Fred Bogert on guitar, piano, accordion and more.

   The CD, which has also since been nominated for a Grammy, and DVD of this special concert will be available for purchase during the evening. Included in the performance is “I’ve got a Friend (and he won’t be quiet),” which was written with participants from the Forth Smith Library songwriting workshop during the summer of 2005 and has been featured on Sirius Satellite Radio KidStuff.

   For 30 years, Trout Fishing in America has been entertaining audiences with eclectic, intelligent and fun folk-rock. Drawing from many different musical traditions, including folk, blues, rock and reggae, their music focuses on common, everyday occurrences and raises them to an extraordinary level.

   Funding for the production was provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

   “AETN Presents” features a variety of arts and cultural subjects. Previously included in the series have been the Arkansas Acoustic Festival; “On the Same Page” with authors John Jeremiah Sullivan, John T. Edge and Kenneth L. Smith; and performances by the Kat Hood Trio, Toadsuck Symphony, Hannah Blaylock and Lost & Found, Wildwood, The Rodney Block Jazz Project and Steve Davison.

   The Arkansas Educational Television Network ( provides lifelong learning opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans’ lives and celebrates the unique culture of Arkansas through its programming and services. AETN’s analog and digital transmitters and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.


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