EPIPHANY AND ONE NIGHT STAND
6:30 p.m., AETN, Conway. Free.
A couple times a year, AETN tapes “Front Row,” a live performance by a local act in front of a studio audience. It’s like a smaller, more provincial “Austin City Limits.” So far the programming has been excellent. Folky singer/songwriter Sara Thomas, jazz trumpet player Rodney Block and pop-rockers the Boondogs have all participated. Now, just as “Austin City Limits” has expanded its genre reach, “Front Row” branches out, too, with Epiphany and One Night Stand, a live hip-hop act familiar to anyone who followed the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Led by the immensely charismatic rapper Epiphany, One Night Stand includes local diva Gina Gee (the best R&B vocalist in town) and a crack four-piece band. Their music swings, particularly “5 Dollas,” a buoyant and highly memorable song that should be all over the radio. Seating for the taping is limited. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at aetn.org or 800-662-2386. The show will air on April 16.