Summer Arts Festival presents John Leguizamo's Tales from a Ghetto Klown, 7/13

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KLRU expands the scope and diversity of the arts on television with a special presentation of John Leguizamo’s Tales from a Ghetto Klown as part of the PBS Summer Arts Festival. Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the industry’s most versatile actors: John Leguizamo. This profile of the actor/playwright looks at his unorthodox rise to success while capturing his struggles to mount his latest one-man show. From his Colombian and “NuyoRican” roots to his high-profile career in Hollywood, Leguizamo bares his soul.

John Leguizamo’s Tales from a Ghetto Klown is part of the PBS Summer Arts Festival and each week KLRU will present a local story to accompany the PBS program. Stay tuned after John Leguizamo’s Tales from a Ghetto Klown for a look at Fusebox, an Austin arts festival that encourages artists and audiences to take risks, ask questions, explore ideas, break rules, and blur boundaries.

The PBS Summer Arts Festival line-up, part of PBS’ ongoing commitment to arts content on-air and online, features films that celebrate the contributions of independent filmmakers including a behind-the-scenes profile of actor/playwright John Leguizamo, a film that chronicles a year in the life of talented teenage Mariachi musicians, a look at priceless museum collections and a concert documentary profiling a world-renowned mezzo-soprano. The Festival explores international arts, including a historic concert by four Cuban music greats and a journey into Islamic art narrated by acclaimed actress Susan Sarandon. Slated to run for seven weeks, an additional program will be announced at a later date.