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ASU-Beebe to Present LSU Saxophone/Percussion Duo in Concert

 

BEEBE, Ark.-The Arkansas State University-Beebe Department of Music will present Dr. Griffin Campbell, saxophone, and Dr. Brett William Dietz, percussion, in a recital on November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Building Lecture Hall.

Campbell has been Professor of Saxophone at Louisiana State University (LSU) since 1984. He has performed throughout the United States and in South America, Europe, and Asia. Recordings can be found on the Capstone, Cat Crisis, Centaur, EMF, Innova, SEAMUS, Vestige, and WorldWinds labels. He is a Vandoren and Selmer Artist.

Dietz, associate professor of percussion at LSU, is in demand as a clinician and soloist throughout the United States and abroad. Recent performances have taken him to Paris, France; Bangkok, Thailand and General Roca, Argentina. Dietz’s compact disk, “Seven Ghosts” was released in 2006.

Harding continues Lyceum Series with internationally acclaimed pianist

Harding continues Lyceum Series with internationally acclaimed pianist

SEARCY, Ark.—Tony Caramia, piano professor at Eastman School of Music, will perform in the Harding University Administration Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. as part of the University’s Classical Lyceum Series. Before the performance, Caramia will hold a workshop for music students and anyone interested in the Reynolds Recital Hall at 3 p.m.

The theme of the performance is “An American Journey,” which will feature piano music that celebrates several aspects of life in America. The first part of the tour is based on a set of pieces commissioned by Meredith Willson in 1942—each with the word ‘American’ in their title—and continues to explore additional American pieces, through the styles and sounds of such composers as John Alden Carpenter, Roy Harris, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke and Morton Gould.  The second part is a jazz-inspired tour of four cities across the U.S., from St.

Harding University begins Lyceum Series with Chinese acrobatic group

Harding University begins Lyceum Series with Chinese acrobatic group

SEARCY, Ark. --- The Golden Dragon Acrobats, a world-renowned Chinese troupe, will begin Harding’s annual Lyceum Series Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium at the University.

The company of 27 acrobats from Cangzhou, Hebei province in China incorporates acrobatics, traditional dance, costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques in all of their performances under the direction of impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang. Their awards include the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Entertainer of the Year and the Campus Activities Today’s Performer of the Year.

The troupe has toured in more than 65 countries on five continents and, beginning in 1985, traveled to all 50 states.

Riverview Choir receives awards

Riverview Choir receives awards

Congratulations to the Riverview Jr. & Sr. High Choirs under the direction of Riverview Fine Arts Teacher Mrs.

Civil War anniversary events in your town

Civil War anniversary events in your town

LITTLE ROCK—October 2011 events sanctioned by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission include tours of Civil War sites, exhibits, a poetry contest and lectures, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced today. A complete listing of scheduled sesquicentennial activities, as well as additional information on the activities listed below, can be found at http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/events/.

Brass in the Clouds on Sunday atop Mount Nebo

Brass in the Clouds on Sunday atop Mount  Nebo

Musicians from Arkansas Tech University will provide an evening of entertainment at one of the Arkansas River Valley's most beautiful points of interest on Sunday, Sept. 18.

The seventh annual Brass in the Clouds concert, which is co-sponsored by Mount Nebo State Park and the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Mount Nebo's Sunset Point. The public is invited to attend.

The annual event showcases the talents of the Arkansas Tech Brass Choir. The performance will last until sundown.

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Last call for fashion design students

Last call for fashion design students

This is the final call for fashion design students interested in attending the Jamileh Kamran Fashion School.  Students from all over are welcome to attend.  Jamileh Kamran is a fashion maven known in Arkansas and abroad for her sense of style and professional design attire.  After forty years of design experience, Kamran now offers her skills to her students at the Jamileh Kamran School of Fashion (http://www.jamilehkamran.com/).  Students receive a hands on approach in learning the design process with basic, intermediate, and advanced classes.