9:34 am
Tue November 5, 2013

SOTA-All Hands on Deck

The Riceland Distinguished Performance Series at Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the 1940’s Big Band-style musical, “All Hands On Deck!” written by Jody Madaras.  The two-act revue based on Bob Hope’s 1942 USO tour uses four performers, an announcer and a nine‑piece Big Band-style orchestra to recreate a road show for American troops. The show features the songs, dances and laughs that America has loved since the ‘40s.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with Madaras about Saturday night's concert during this Spotlight on the Arts feature.

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8:34 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-Aliens Invade Opera Scenes

The ASU Opera Theatre fall production will have an unexpected alien invasion.  On Thursday and Friday, October 24th and 25th at 7:30 pm, the fall production of "Aliens Invade Opera Scenes" takes place in the Fowler Center at Riceland Hall.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough speaks with director of the ASU Opera Theatre Marika Kyriakos in this Spotlight on the Arts feature.

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8:25 am
Thu October 10, 2013

SOTA-ASU Choirs Fall Concert

The ASU Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present their fall concert in the Fowler Center at Riceland Hall.  In this Spotlight on the Arts feature, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with director of choral activities, Dr. Dale Miller, about the free concert on Tuesday, October 15th. 

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6:15 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Preview of the upcoming Fowler Center Season

Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming season of performances at the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough has more in this report. 

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Spotlight on the Arts
8:49 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-Jeanie and the Guys

Tonight, KASU welcomes Jeanie and the Guys to Bluesday Tuesday at the Newport Country Club.  In this Spotlight on the Arts feature, KASU's Mike Doyle speaks with drummer and vocalist Jeanie Hendrix about the band; specifically, how the band was recently recognized by the Arkansas Legislature for how the band has helped numerous non-profit organizations. 

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9:11 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Rhodes Family Special tonight

From the 1930s to the 1970s, the Rhodes family has played key roles in the music scene. With roots in rural Arkansas, members of this musical family are still performing. They'll be profiled in a special program tonight at 6:00 p.m. on KASU. Here's a brief preview of the special...

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Spotlight on the Arts
8:46 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Spotlight on the Arts-Bob Hager Film

A local filmmaker will have his work shown Friday night during the Ozark Foothills Film Festival in Batesville.  KASU's Mike Doyle interviews Bob Hager about his film Black Marks on White Paper. 


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KASU Local
7:43 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Spotlight On The Arts

In the February Spotlight on the Arts feature, KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks with the Foundation of the Arts  about art classes and the upcoming performance of "Wind and the Willows".

KASU Local
7:40 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas making a comeback

After historic river flooding in April, the Imperial Dinner Theatre in Pocahontas is being renovated and getting ready for a grand re-opening in early 2012.  KASU's Johnathan Reaves talks about it with Kelly Grooms, Artistic Director of Studio of the Arts in Pocahontas.

KASU Local
7:53 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Breakfast with Ballerinas in Jonesboro

The ninth annual Breakfast with Ballerinas will be held in Jonesboro on Saturday, November 19th. KASU's Marty Scarbrough talks about the event with Jonesboro's Foundation of Arts Community Development Director Kristi Pulliam.

Local Arts
8:47 am
Thu October 13, 2011

"Opera Idol" to be presented at ASU-Jonesboro

The ASU Opera Theatre will present "Opera Idol," a program spoofing the popular TV show "American Idol."  Student "contestants" will demonstrate their opera skills before a panel of "celebrity" judges.  The program will be presented Thursday, October 21, and Friday, October 22, at 7:30 each evening at Riceland Hall of the Fowler Center at ASU-Jonesboro.  KASU's Marty Scarbrough spoke with Marika Kyriakos, director of ASU Opera Theatre, who explained the concept behind this production.