PBS Arts Festival: Chicago Choreographer Bill T. Jones 11/11

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Discover even more unique art from the nation’s emerging artists as the PBS Arts Fall Festival continues its nine-week celebration of the arts. Tune in each week for new full-length performances, artist and performer profiles, behind-the-scenes documentaries and mini-films about the art scenes in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chicago, Cleveland, and more.

See the blood-sweat-and-tears account of Tony award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones as he constructs a full-evening dance event inspired by the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Airing at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 11, PBS Arts from Chicago: American Masters “Bill T. Jones: A Good Man” exposes the similarities between Bill T. Jones and Abraham Lincoln – good men whose courage and convictions, instincts and innovations are a testament to the timeless endurance of art and action.

Afterward, catch Jeanne Gang: The Sky’s The Limit, a short film profiling a new, yet highly lauded architect on the Chicago scene. Driven by curiosity and creativity, Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, has designed numerous award-winning structures, including the Aqua Tower, the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Columbia College Chicago’s Media Production Center.

Next, hear how the Visual Arts Center on the University of Texas campus draws together a uniquely diverse arts community of students, alumni, faculty, guest artists and creative voices from around the world. See how the fall artist-in-residence Mika Tajima is influenced by Austin’s architecture and Richard Linklater’s film “Slacker.”

Then, Austin City Limits showcases the best in modern country with Miranda Lambert and Jeff Bridges. The numerous award-winning Lambert performs her greatest hits, followed by actor Bridges in his music television debut.