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MPTV Arts Digest 5/17 Launch

May 12, 2010

MPTV Arts Digest  5/17 Launch

Milwaukee, WI - MPTV launches a new series on arts and culture in Milwaukee with hosts Jon Anne Willow and Tom Strini, and featuring John McGivern.

Episode one of, ARTS DIGEST, premieres on MPTV 10.1 HD on 5/17 at 8 p.m. and on 36.1 on 5/18 at 9:30 p.m. Additional airdates listed below. The first episode of the magazine style series begins with a visit to former New Berlin resident and composer Daron Hagen, who talks about the premiere of his Opera, Amelia, at the Seattle Opera. Next is the very popular Danceworks' Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap, which brings dance into 45 Milwaukee public and private schools. The program visits the Pfister Hotel, where it is time for the changing of the artists. New Artist in Residence Katie Musolff and outgoing Artist Reginald Baylor are interviewed. John McGivern leads a unique and entertaining tour of the Milwaukee Public Museum and performance excerpts from "And... Action!" from Theatre Gigante and an MATC student animation clip round out the show.

ARTS DIGEST is produced by Willow and Strini, of Third Coast Digest, and Lois Maurer of MPTV. Additional airdates for the pilot are MPTV 10.1 on 5/20 at 6:30 p.m., 5/23 at 9:30 p.m., and 5/28 at 10 p.m. and on MPTV 36.1, airdates are 5/22 at 9:00 p.m., 5/28 at 9:30 p.m. and 5/30 at 8:30 p.m. Additional episodes are pending. For more information, visit or call Viewer Service at 414-297-7520.

Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from, 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 10.1 HD (Time Warner Cable 1010) 36.1 (TWC 16 or 1016), 36.2 Vme (TWC 975), 36.3 World (TWC 976) 36.4 Create (TWC 977), 36.5 Classical (TWC 978), 36.6 Jazz (TWC 979), 36.7 Weather (TWC 980), and 36.8 Traffic (TWC 981). MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.
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