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KASU Radio’s next concert in Jonesboro will be on July 21 with Mark Currey playing at Lost Pizza Company, 906 Southwest Drive, Suite A.

Mark Currey is a Little Rock singer-songwriter whose roots run through North Texas and Southeast Arkansas. Inspired by roots rock, classic country, folk and Americana music -- as well as southern gothic literature --  Mark says “I’m a storyteller searching for an  honest expression of my own Southern voice. “

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Trumpeter Wayne Jackson, one half of the musical duo "The Memphis Horns", passed away at the age of 74 on Tuesday.  Jackson was a native of West Memphis.  KASU's Mike Doyle spoke with two Arkansans who knew Jackson well.  

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  For the next KASU Coffee House Concert June 16, four local and regional musicians reunite, about 25 years after they first played together.

Sarah Jo Roark and John T. Parks have performed as a vocal duo in restaurants and at private functions throughout the Melbourne-Batesville-Hardy area. The other duo – Vikki McGee and Sonny Campbell – are familiar players at Jonesboro area venues.  Members of these separate duos played in a couple of different bands in the 1990s and are looking forward to being on stage together again.

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Arkansas State University faculty, staff and students are trained on how to handle an Active Shooter situation.  As for the 1:00 session of the Making Connections class, they had to put their training to use during the Active Shooter situation Thursday afternoon.

KASU's Mike Doyle and Mark Smith sat down with Heather Lemon of A-State's Wilson Advising Center.  She was teaching the Making Connections class at the time the Active Shooter Protocol was activated by ASU officials.

The National Day of Writing takes place on Tuesday, October 20th.  From 10 am to 5 pm that day, the A-State Writing Center will host a Poetry Cafe that will be held near the new Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the A-State campus in Jonesboro.  The public is invited to attend.  KASU Station Manager Mike Doyle produced this feature about the Poetry Cafe.  Click on the Listen button to learn about the Poetry Cafe. 

The A-State Theatre Depeartment will present a classic American drama on the stage of the Fowler Center.  KASU Station Manager Mike Doyle talks with Assistant Professor of Theatre Lisa Bohn about the play that she directs.

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  Suddenlink, in cooperation with KASU and the Arts@311, presents "Book Signing Boogie," with author Marvin Schwartz and the only original rockabilly band still performing regularly,Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers. The event will be held at 311 South Church  Street in Jonesboro Tuesday November 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., beginning with  the author's presentation and a concert by Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers immediately following.

To celebrate the National Day on Writing, the ASU Writing Center invites the campus community and the public to an event that will be held Wednesday at noon,  near the ASU Fountain by the Carl R. Reng Student Center.  KASU’s Mike Doyle has this feature.