Arts

Arts
7:51 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Book on Louis Jordan

Louis Jordan.

Stephen Koch, host of Arkansongs heard on KASU, is the author of the new book “Louis Jordan: Son of Arkansas, Father of R & B.”  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.

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8:44 am
Wed March 12, 2014

ASU Opera Theatre presents "Help! Help! The Globolinks!"

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.  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.

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9:01 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Exhibition "Disparate Acts" opens at Bradbury Gallery in Jonesboro

Artwork by Sammy Peters.

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Les Christensen, director of the Bradbury Gallery, about this exhibition.

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8:47 am
Mon March 10, 2014

"Red Wolves Rising" song on Arkansas Roots

Arkansas State University Mascot, Howl.

A new song has been created to celebrate Arkansas State University.  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.  Click the link to hear a 1963 recording from ASU’s past, the discussion with Dr. Miller, and the new song, “Red Wolves Rising.”

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9:29 am
Wed February 26, 2014

ASU's Lecture-Concert Series features pianist Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown.

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.  Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Mr. Brown about his music and the works he will perform at his concert in Jonesboro.

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9:18 am
Wed February 26, 2014

"Steel Magnolias" coming to Jonesboro

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Molly Simpson, professor of theatre, who is directing this production.

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9:11 am
Wed February 26, 2014

"Friends In Great Places" concert in Batesville

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.  Numerous Arkansas musicians will perform to raise money for various causes at the community college.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with concert organizer Danny Dozier.

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9:11 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Brother Sun to perform in Jonesboro

Brother Sun.

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.  This admission-free concert is part of the ASU Lecture/Concert Series.  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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Greg Greenway, one of the three singer-songwriters who make up Brother Sun.

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8:35 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys at Bluegrass Monday

Donna Ulisse.

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke to Ulisse about her musical roots.

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8:33 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Moipei Quartet from Kenya coming to Jonesboro

The Moipet Quartet.

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Wendy Hymes, Fowler Center Director, about this concert.

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8:31 am
Wed February 19, 2014

The Scarlet Letter at the Forum in Jonesboro

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Kristi Pulliam, artistic and community development director of the Foundation of Arts, about this production.

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4:51 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Young Artists Concerto Concert

Delta Symphony Orchestra

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.  Grand prize winners from the DSO’s Young Artist Concerto Competition will perform along with the symphony and the Delta Symphony Youth Chorus.  Tickets for the concert are available now through the ASU Central Box Office.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Neale Bartee, Music Director and Conductor of the DSO, about this concert.

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6:28 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Rockin' the Night Away benefit for Paragould Bands

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.  This concert features Paragould-area musicians performing rock-and-roll songs from the 1950s through the 1980s.  The concert is a benefit for the Paragould School District’s band programs, with proceeds going toward the purchase of new instruments.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Richie Williams, Director of Bands in the Paragould School District.

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9:04 am
Fri February 7, 2014

John Mark McMillan to perform in Walnut Ridge

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.  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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with McMillan about his music.

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8:18 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Theatrical Productions this weekend at ASU's Fowler Center

The ASU Fowler Center welcomes a very unique theatrical production this weekend.  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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with the co-creator of Ligthtwire Theatre, Ian Carney.

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8:14 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Black History Month Activities

The Arkansas State University Museum will host two activities for Black History Month.  An exhibit of photographs by Nadia Bates is on display this month.  Also, TinkerFest, a hands-on display of items by African-American inventors, will be presented Saturday, February 8.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Dr. Marti Allen and Jill Kary about these events.

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9:43 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Trumpet-Piano Recital at ASU-Jonesboro

Dr. Lauren Schack Clark.

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Wilson and Clark about this rare opportunity for audiences to enjoy a recital of this type.

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8:57 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Performance of the Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet

The Harlem Quartet will perform Monday in Riceland Hall as part of ASU-Jonesboro’s Lecture/Concert series.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with Ilmar Gavilan, one of the members of this string quartet, about the group’s unique mission and repertoire.

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3:58 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Performance in Jonesboro

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with the symphony’s music director, Philip Mann, about this upcoming performance.

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6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-It's a Wonderful Life

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with FOA Community Development and Artistic Director Kristi Pulliam and with actor Reid Shelton who portrays George Bailey onstage.

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6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-It's a Wonderful Life

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.  KASU’s Marty Scarbrough spoke with FOA Community Development and Artistic Director Kristi Pulliam and with actor Reid Shelton who portrays George Bailey onstage.

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Spotlight on the Arts
10:45 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-The Nutcracker

This weekend, the Foundation of Arts will present its annual production of The Nutcracker.  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.

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Spotlight on the Arts
8:31 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-Messiah Sing

The annual "Messiah Sing " occurs Sunday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Jonesboro.  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.  Click to hear this feature.

Spotlight on the Arts
9:32 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"

The cast includes Clint Stevens, a junior theatre major from Huntsville, as Charlie Brown; Jacob George, a sophomore theatre major from El Dorado, as Schroeder; Heidi Sohl, a freshman theatre major from Benton, as Lucy; Sarah Ring, a junior theatre major from Cabot, as Sally; Dru Ergle, a junior theatre major from Jonesboro, as Snoopy; and Drew Brown, a freshman theatre major from Jonesboro, as Linus.

Arkansas State University's Theatre Department presents the production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown".  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.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough speaks to assistant professor of theatre at Arkansas State Univertsity, Lisa Bohn, who is also directing the play.

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10:12 am
Tue November 5, 2013

SOTA-University Singers and Vocal Jazz in concert

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.  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.

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