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AETN, UALR host Community Cinema at Thompson Library

AETN, UALR host Community Cinema at Thompson Library

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 invite the public to a free screening of “For Once in My Life” as part of Community Cinema Monday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Thompson Library in Little Rock.

The film, directed by Mark Moormann and produced by Jim Bigham, explores the struggles and triumphs, and the healing power of music, as the bands members’ unique talents are nurtured to challenge the world’s perceptions. “For Once in My Life” features 28 members of the Spirit of Goodwill Band, all living with varying degrees of physical and mental challenges. The film follows the Spirit of the Goodwill as they prepare for the U.S. Mayor’s Convention that will feature an audience of over 1,000 and highlights the arduous process that becomes a test of patience, compassion and faith.

The screening will be held in Roosevelt Thompson Library located on 38 Rahling Circle off Chenal Parkway in Little Rock.

AETN presents "Pioneers of Television" series

AETN presents "Pioneers of Television" series

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “Pioneers of Television,” a four-part series examining the inception and influence of some of the most popular genres in film and television, will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. and air in four parts on Tuesdays, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. and Feb. 1 and 8 at 7 p.m.

“Pioneers of Television” depicts the beginnings of science fiction, crime dramas, Westerns and local kids’ TV and explores the stories and influence of their groundbreaking pioneers. Utilizing new interviews with legendary stars, along with never-before-seen images and timeless footage that still entertains decades later, “Pioneers of Television” brings to life the fascinating history of some of the most successful and beloved shows in television. Stars such as James Garner, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Angie Dickinson, Bill Cosby, Robert Culp, Stefanie Powers, Martin Landau, and writer Stephen J.

2011 Small Works on Paper Touring Exhibition Kicks Off at AETN

2011 Small Works on Paper Touring Exhibition Kicks Off at AETN

The 2011 Small Works on Paper art exhibition will kick off its statewide tour Thursday, Jan. 6, at Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in Conway. Presented by the Arkansas Arts Council, the exhibition will be on display from Jan. 6-27 in the AETN Atrium on 350 S. Donaghey St. An opening reception, which will include talks by the artists, is slated for 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, at the atrium. The reception is free and open to the public.

Hours for the exhibition are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.