Arts http://kasu.org en Book on Louis Jordan http://kasu.org/post/book-louis-jordan <p>Stephen Koch, host of Arkansongs heard on KASU, is the author of the new book “Louis Jordan: Son of Arkansas, Father of R &amp; B.”&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Koch about Jordan, who was a huge influence on many musicians, yet many people today, even Arkansans, do not know about Jordan or his music.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:51:46 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 42657 at http://kasu.org Book on Louis Jordan ASU Opera Theatre presents "Help! Help! The Globolinks!" http://kasu.org/post/asu-opera-theatre-presents-help-help-globolinks <p>You typically would not put “space aliens” and “opera” in the same sentence, but those two worlds will collide as the ASU Opera Theatre presents “Help, Help, The Globolinks!” Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14, at 7:30 each night in the Drama Theatre of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Marika Kyriakos, director of the ASU Opera Theatre, about this unique operatic work and its upcoming presentation at ASU.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:44:40 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 41436 at http://kasu.org Exhibition "Disparate Acts" opens at Bradbury Gallery in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/exhibition-disparate-acts-opens-bradbury-gallery-jonesboro <p>David Bailin, Warren Criswell and Sammy Peters, three prominent central Arkansas artists, will be featured in an upcoming exhibition, “Disparate Acts,” opening Thursday, March 13, and continuing through April 16 at the Bradbury Gallery on the campus of Arkansas State University.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Les Christensen, director of the Bradbury Gallery, about this exhibition.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:01:14 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 41325 at http://kasu.org Exhibition "Disparate Acts" opens at Bradbury Gallery in Jonesboro "Red Wolves Rising" song on Arkansas Roots http://kasu.org/post/red-wolves-rising-song-arkansas-roots <p>A new song has been created to celebrate Arkansas State University.&nbsp; In a feature for the program Arkansas Roots, KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities at ASU, who told the story behind the song.&nbsp; Click the link to hear a 1963 recording from ASU’s past, the discussion with Dr. Miller, and the new song, “Red Wolves Rising.”</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:47:17 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 41323 at http://kasu.org "Red Wolves Rising" song on Arkansas Roots ASU's Lecture-Concert Series features pianist Thomas Brown http://kasu.org/post/asus-lecture-concert-series-features-pianist-thomas-brown <p>Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series presents a concert by virtuoso pianist Thomas Brown on Sunday, March 2, at 3:00 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.&nbsp; Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Mr. Brown about his music and the works he will perform at his concert in Jonesboro.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:29:01 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40888 at http://kasu.org ASU's Lecture-Concert Series features pianist Thomas Brown "Steel Magnolias" coming to Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/steel-magnolias-coming-jonesboro <p>The Arkansas State University Theatre Department will present the play “Steel Magnolias”. Performances will be Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1, as well as Monday through Wednesday, March 3-5, at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the drama theatre of the Fowler Center on the ASU-Jonesboro campus.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Molly Simpson, professor of theatre, who is directing this production.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:18:18 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40886 at http://kasu.org "Friends In Great Places" concert in Batesville http://kasu.org/post/friends-great-places-concert-batesville <p>The sixth annual “Friends In Great Places” concert will be this Saturday, March 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.&nbsp; Numerous Arkansas musicians will perform to raise money for various causes at the community college.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with concert organizer Danny Dozier.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:11:43 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40885 at http://kasu.org Brother Sun to perform in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/brother-sun-perform-jonesboro <p>Folk music super-group Brother Sun will perform in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.&nbsp; This admission-free concert is part of the ASU Lecture/Concert Series.&nbsp; The group’s newest CD was named The North American Folk Music Chart’s Album of the Year for 2013. In addition, their song, “Lady of the Harbor,” was named Song of the Year.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Greg Greenway, one of the three singer-songwriters who make up Brother Sun.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:11:13 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40681 at http://kasu.org Brother Sun to perform in Jonesboro Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys at Bluegrass Monday http://kasu.org/post/donna-ulisse-and-poor-mountain-boys-bluegrass-monday <p>Acclaimed country and bluegrass singer-songwriter Donna Ulisse and her band, the Poor Mountain Boys, will perform at KASU’s Bluegrass Monday on February 24 at 7 p.m. at the Collins Theatre in downtown Paragould.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke to Ulisse about her musical roots.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:35:57 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40592 at http://kasu.org Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys at Bluegrass Monday Moipei Quartet from Kenya coming to Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/moipei-quartet-kenya-coming-jonesboro <p>The Moipei Quartet, a vocal ensemble of four sisters from Kenya, will perform Saturday, February 22, in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Wendy Hymes, Fowler Center Director, about this concert.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:33:22 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40591 at http://kasu.org Moipei Quartet from Kenya coming to Jonesboro The Scarlet Letter at the Forum in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/scarlet-letter-forum-jonesboro <p>The Foundation of Arts will present a community theatre production of the play The Scarlet Letter at the Forum in downtown Jonesboro February 22-24.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Kristi Pulliam, artistic and community development director of the Foundation of Arts, about this production.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:31:17 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40590 at http://kasu.org Young Artists Concerto Concert http://kasu.org/post/young-artists-concerto-concert <p>The Delta Symphony Orchestra will present its Young Artists Concerto Concert Sunday, February 16, at 3:00 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.&nbsp; Grand prize winners from the DSO’s Young Artist Concerto Competition will perform along with the symphony and the Delta Symphony Youth Chorus.&nbsp; Tickets for the concert are available now through the ASU Central Box Office.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Neale Bartee, Music Director and Conductor of the DSO, about this concert.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:51:23 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40323 at http://kasu.org Young Artists Concerto Concert Rockin' the Night Away benefit for Paragould Bands http://kasu.org/post/rockin-night-away-benefit-paragould-bands <p>The fourth annual ‘Rockin’ The Night Away for the Paragould Band’ will be Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre in downtown Paragould.&nbsp; This concert features Paragould-area musicians performing rock-and-roll songs from the 1950s through the 1980s.&nbsp; The concert is a benefit for the Paragould School District’s band programs, with proceeds going toward the purchase of new instruments.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Richie Williams, Director of Bands in the Paragould School District.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:28:49 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40237 at http://kasu.org John Mark McMillan to perform in Walnut Ridge http://kasu.org/post/john-mark-mcmillan-perform-walnut-ridge <p>Christian singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan will perform at Williams Baptist College’s Manley Chapel in Walnut Ridge on Wednesday, February 12, at 7:00 p.m.&nbsp; McMillan’s song “How He Loves” was named one of the 25 most influential worship songs of the past 25 years, and he has been nominated for numerous Dove Awards.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with McMillan about his music.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:04:51 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 40132 at http://kasu.org Theatrical Productions this weekend at ASU's Fowler Center http://kasu.org/post/theatrical-productions-weekend-asus-fowler-center <p>The ASU Fowler Center welcomes a very unique theatrical production this weekend.&nbsp; Lightwire Theatre will present “The Ugly Duckling” and “The Tortoise And The Hare” Saturday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with the co-creator of Ligthtwire Theatre, Ian Carney.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:18:32 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 39985 at http://kasu.org Black History Month Activities http://kasu.org/post/black-history-month-activities <p>The Arkansas State University Museum will host two activities for Black History Month.&nbsp; An exhibit of photographs by Nadia Bates is on display this month.&nbsp; Also, TinkerFest, a hands-on display of items by African-American inventors, will be presented Saturday, February 8.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Marti Allen and Jill Kary about these events.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:14:39 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 39984 at http://kasu.org Black History Month Activities Trumpet-Piano Recital at ASU-Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/trumpet-piano-recital-asu-jonesboro <p>Dr. Chris Wilson and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, ASU Music Department faculty members, will perform a trumpet-piano recital at ASU-Jonesboro Tuesday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Wilson and Clark about this rare opportunity for audiences to enjoy a recital of this type.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:43:40 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 39941 at http://kasu.org Trumpet-Piano Recital at ASU-Jonesboro Performance of the Harlem Quartet http://kasu.org/post/performance-harlem-quartet <p>The Harlem Quartet will perform Monday in Riceland Hall as part of ASU-Jonesboro’s Lecture/Concert series.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Ilmar Gavilan, one of the members of this string quartet, about the group’s unique mission and repertoire.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:57:28 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 39799 at http://kasu.org Performance of the Harlem Quartet Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Performance in Jonesboro http://kasu.org/post/arkansas-symphony-orchestra-performance-jonesboro <p>The strings and soloists of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with the symphony’s music director, Philip Mann, about this upcoming performance.</p><p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:58:56 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 39486 at http://kasu.org Spotlight on the Arts-It's a Wonderful Life http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-its-wonderful-life <p>The Foundation of Arts will present a stage adaptation of the film “It’s A Wonderful Life” this weekend at the Forum Theatre in downtown Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with FOA Community Development and Artistic Director Kristi Pulliam and with actor Reid Shelton who portrays George Bailey onstage.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 38001 at http://kasu.org Spotlight on the Arts-It's a Wonderful Life http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-its-wonderful-life-0 <p>The Foundation of Arts will present a stage adaptation of the film “It’s A Wonderful Life” this weekend at the Forum Theatre in downtown Jonesboro.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with FOA Community Development and Artistic Director Kristi Pulliam and with actor Reid Shelton who portrays George Bailey onstage.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 38002 at http://kasu.org Spotlight on the Arts-The Nutcracker http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-nutcracker <p>This weekend, the Foundation of Arts will present its annual production of The Nutcracker.&nbsp; KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Kristi Pulliam of the FOA, who said that this year’s show will be a bit different than the one presented in recent years.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:45:07 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 37553 at http://kasu.org Spotlight on the Arts-Messiah Sing http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-messiah-sing <p>The annual "Messiah Sing " occurs Sunday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.&nbsp; In this Spotlight on the Arts feature, KASU's Mike Doyle sits down with director of "Messiah Sing" Kelly Kraft and Paul House, with the Helping Neighbors Food Pantry.&nbsp; Click to hear this feature.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:31:04 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 37337 at http://kasu.org Spotlight on the Arts-"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" http://kasu.org/post/spotlight-arts-youre-good-man-charlie-brown <p>Arkansas State University's Theatre Department presents the production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".&nbsp; This performance will be held at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall on Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th, and Monday through Wednesday, November 18th through the 20th, except for Saturday, November 16th, which is a morning show starting at ten.&nbsp; KASU's Marty Scarbrough speaks to assistant professor of theatre at Arkansas State Univertsity, Lisa Bohn, who is also directing the play.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:32:33 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 36748 at http://kasu.org Spotlight on the Arts-"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" SOTA-University Singers and Vocal Jazz in concert http://kasu.org/post/sota-university-singers-and-vocal-jazz-concert <p>The Department of Music at Arkansas State University will present the University Choirs in concert on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.&nbsp; The University/Community Choir is under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller, professor of music and director of choral activities at A-State. University Men’s and Women’s Choirs are under the direction of Sean Pollock, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Kyle Chandler, assistant professor of music. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:12:34 +0000 Johnathan Reaves 36402 at http://kasu.org