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Classical musicians perform in ancient traditions

Classical musicians perform in ancient traditions

SEARCY, Ark. - Layali El Andalus will present music in the spirit of the Muslim and Judeo ancient traditions of Andalusia Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium at Harding University. Tickets will be $3 at the door.

Layali El Andalus is a Judeo-Muslim ensemble led by Moroccan singer/oud player Rachid Halihal. The group brings to life a diverse repertoire of music including songs from Andalusia, Morocco, Tunisia, Yemen, Israel and the Middle East.

The ensemble is made up of world-class Muslim, Jewish and Christian musicians including Brahim Fribgani – percussion (Doumbek & Middle Eastern percussion); Uri Sharlin – accordion and piano; Hadar Noiberg – fluit; and David Buchbut – percussion (Riq & Middle Eastern percussion).

Layali El Andalus will perform as part of Harding University’s Classical Lyceum Series, which has been bringing talented musicians to campus for more than 50 years.

Harding professor displays vocal talents

Harding professor displays vocal talents

SEARCY, Ark. - A faculty recital featuring the baritone vocal talents of Harding Professor of Music Dr. Arthur Shearin will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

Selections for the recital include an Italian art song and opera; pieces composed by William Holloway set to the text of English poets; and songs from German romantic opera. The performance will also feature songs of inspiration including "Panis Angelicus" by Thomas Aquinas, "The Lord's Prayer" by Albert Hay Malotte, and "I Believe” by Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl and Al Stillman, as well as two duets from Broadway's “110 in the Shade” and “Porgy and Bess” featuring Harding Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Kelly Neill and Kami Horton.
 
Shearin will be accompanied on the piano by Noelani Wilkinson, Dr. William W. Hollaway, Lis Jones and Dr.

Local author appears for book signing

Local author appears for book signing

SEARCY, Ark. – Childrens’ Author Michelle Rollins, a resident of Searcy, AR, will be available to sign copies of her Children's book, Miss Dimples and the Big Stink.

Miss Dimples and the Big Stink by Michelle Rollins shows how a little stink of trouble grows in a classroom. But Miss Dimples quickly gets rid of the stink, and soon the sweet smell of love fills the room.

The signing takes place on Saturday, Jan. 29 at Becky's Hallmark Shop, 1551 E. Race Ave., Searcy, AR 72143. Rollins will be available from 11 am – 3 pm.

Harding art and design department hosts fine art show honoring seniors

Harding art and design department hosts fine art show honoring seniors

The Harding University Art and Design department will host a fine art exhibit showcasing the work of graduating seniors in the Stevens Art Building Dec. 5-17.  

The senior fine art show features artists Erin Powell, Leslie Stackpole, Samantha Switzer, Todd Taylor, and Andrew Thompson. Their work includes a wide variety of pieces including oil paintings, acrylic paintings, drawings, watercolor, sculpture, pottery and much more.

Guests are encouraged to park in the parking lot by the cafeteria at the intersection of Center and Grand and walk down the brick walkway to the Stevens Art Building for easiest access. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call 501-279-4426.

Source: Harding University