The Arts at KET

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years On the Air

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 years

Austin City Limits (ACL) highlights four decades as a music institution with a primetime special honoring the program's milestone. With hosts Jeff Bridges, Sheryl Crow and Matthew McConaughey, the broadcast features memorable moments from the show's remarkable run.

Incredible pairings include Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris on the Nelson-penned classic “Crazy” and Kris Kristofferson and Sheryl Crow's moving take on his signature “Me and Bobby McGee.” The Foo Fighters honor ACL with a wild rendition of Texas cult hero Roky Erickson's "Two Headed Dog," recorded at the show's original television studio especially for the occasion. Jeff Bridges performs the late singer-songwriter Stephen Bruton's song “What A Little Bit of Love Can Do” as a tribute to the influential Austin musician who inspired Bridges’ Oscar-winning portrayal in Crazy Heart

Other artists performing on the special are: Alabama Shakes, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Double Trouble, Joe Ely, Mike Farris, Grupo Fantasma, Buddy Guy, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Jimmie Vaughan.

KET: Friday, Oct. 3 at 9:30/8:30 p.m. CT

See a complete listing of this week's arts programs.

Math + Arts

Looking for lessons that will inspire students to do math? KET's new Math + Arts lesson plan collection on PBS LearningMedia includes exciting new ways to teach geometry, graphing, patterns, and much more using the arts.

The collection, which is designed for grades K-8, features lesson plans using dance, drama, music, and visual arts to teach math concepts.

Arts Anniversary

On October 1, 1988, Carlisle, Kentucky native Barbara Kingsolver published her critically acclaimed first novel, The Bean Trees, about a young woman who leaves rural Kentucky and winds up in urban Tucson with a 3-year-old companion named Turtle.

Find out what happened in the arts today and every day in the Arts Toolkit's This Day in the Arts calendar.

State of the Art

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair features handmade, juried items, including baskets, weaving, wood, jewelry, photography, 2-D painting, natural materials, sculpture, clay, metalsmithing, florals, 2-D drawing, leather, and more.

The fair takes place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 11 and 12 at the Indian Fort Theatre in Berea.

Live demonstrations are available throughout the fairground, as will live musical entertainment and fun-filled hands-on activities for children of any age.

For more information, visit the event website.