Arts Scene http://ualrpublicradio.org en Steve Owen at Artspree & Dublin Guitar Quartet http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/steve-owen-artspree-dublin-guitar-quartet <p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:24:59 +0000 Ann Nicholson 21320 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Symphony's Rock Camp & "Tuesdays with Morrie" at the Weekend Theater http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-symphonys-rock-camp-tuesdays-morrie-weekend-theater <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rachel Barton Price and Geoff Robson with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra talk about "Rock Camp," a three-day intense music camp for youth happening March 28-30.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alan Douglas and Case Dillard discuss "Tuesday at Morrie," a play that opens at the Weekend Theater in Little Rock on April 4.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:23:04 +0000 Ann Nicholson 20880 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Symphony's Rock Camp & "Tuesdays with Morrie" at the Weekend Theater The Hourglass Project at Hendrix & Opera Singer Susanne Mentzer at UCA http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hourglass-project-hendrix-opera-singer-susanne-mentzer-uca <p></p><p></p><p><strong>The Hourglass Project</strong></p><p>The Hendrix College Department of Theatre, Arts, and Dance will produce the world premiere of <em>The Hourglass Project</em>, by award-winning playwright Lee Blessing, on Wednesday, March 5, through Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. in Cabe Theatre.</p><p>Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:12:21 +0000 Ann Nicholson 19865 at http://ualrpublicradio.org The Hourglass Project at Hendrix & Opera Singer Susanne Mentzer at UCA Betty Soo Performs At Wildwood & Little Rock Chamber Music Society Celebrates 60th Year http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/betty-soo-performs-wildwood-little-rock-chamber-music-society-celebrates-60th-year <p>Betty Soo, acoustic guitarist and singer, headlines the Wildwood Acoustic Festival. The event features family attractions and many acoustic bands.&nbsp; Soo will conduct a workshop on songwriting on Friday, the 27th at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The festival will be Saturday the 28th at Wildwood Park. She talks about how she broke from a more conventional background to write and sing songs. She is becoming popular and successful.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:23:13 +0000 Ann Nicholson 12866 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Betty Soo Performs At Wildwood & Little Rock Chamber Music Society Celebrates 60th Year Second Annual Arkansas Sounds Festival & The Cassatt Quartet Tours Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/second-annual-arkansas-sounds-festival-cassatt-quartet-tours-arkansas <p>The Arkansas Sounds Music Festival is in its second year and director John Miller and Lee Ann Blackwell of the Central Arkansas Library&#39;s Public Relations team join us for this week&#39;s program to talk about it. They inform us of the diverse array of bands and musical artists that are slated to play and how each has strong connections to the state of Arkansas. Last year&#39;s festival program was very successful, the organizers say. They hope to keep the last Friday and Saturday in September reserved for the festival many years ahead.</p><p></p> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:32:12 +0000 Ann Nicholson 12864 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Second Annual Arkansas Sounds Festival & The Cassatt Quartet Tours Arkansas Pianist Martina Filjak & The Director Of The Arkansas Arts Center's Children's Theater http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/pianist-martina-filjak-director-arkansas-arts-centers-childrens-theater <p>Pianist Martina Filjak is a guest on this week's program. She is set to perform Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto # 1 in B minor with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, as part of the ASO's Masterworks season opener. She discusses her childhood in Croatia and how she kept focus on her training despite undergoing the hardships of her country's War of Independence. She comments both on her career since that difficult time and on the piece she is slated to perform at her upcoming concert in Little Rock.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:22:23 +0000 Ann Nicholson 11658 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Pianist Martina Filjak & The Director Of The Arkansas Arts Center's Children's Theater UALR Artspree Opener & UCA Public Appearances Calendar http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ualr-artspree-opener-uca-public-appearances-calendar <p>Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, opens this year's Artspree Season at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Stella Boyle Smith concert hall. Cooke is a well established opera singer,&nbsp; fostering a career that may place her in the next generation of memorable singers. She talks about her background and growing up in Texas. There she was raised by parents who loved all forms of art: exhibits, theater, concerts, etc.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 08 Sep 2013 17:43:25 +0000 Ann Nicholson 11657 at http://ualrpublicradio.org UALR Artspree Opener & UCA Public Appearances Calendar Pal Joey & Artist INC http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/pal-joey-artist-inc <p></p><p>Producer Peter Schneider and writer Patrick Pacheco discuss how they have reshaped The Rogers and Hart 1940 musical <em>Pal Joey. </em>The new production will have its premiere outing at the start of the Arkansas Repertory Theater's 2013-14 season.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:38:31 +0000 Ann Nicholson 10548 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Pal Joey & Artist INC Arkansas Arts Center Welcomes Old Masters And TheatreSquared Announces New Season http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-arts-center-welcomes-old-masters-and-theatresquared-announces-new-season <p>Todd Herman, Director of the Arkansas Arts Center discusses the Kenwood House exhibit, featuring works from Rembrandt, Van Dycke, Gainsborough and other masters. Herman tells how the exhibit came to Little Rock, one of only four U.S. cities to host it&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Houston, Seattle, Milwaukee were the others)&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He answers those pressing questions 'Why?' and 'How?' this impressive exhibit could possibly reach this small city. The exhibit closes September 28th.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 22:32:46 +0000 9017 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Arts Center Welcomes Old Masters And TheatreSquared Announces New Season Fantasy Author & Heifer Advocate Patrick Rothfuss http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/fantasy-author-heifer-advocate-patrick-rothfuss <p>Patrick Rothfuss, author of&nbsp;<em>The King Killer Chronicle</em>, discusses this ongoing trilogy of fantasy&nbsp;novels. &nbsp;He has already published&nbsp;<em>The Name of the Wind&nbsp;</em>and&nbsp;<em>The Wise Man's Fear</em>, both now in paperback. &nbsp;His third work in the trilogy is eagerly awaited by many.</p><p>In this program he describes his passion for reading all subjects, particularly Fantasy, and discusses genre as well as his approach to writing. Rothfuss is also admired locally for his efforts to raise money for Heifer International.</p><p></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 18:46:56 +0000 Ann Nicholson 8246 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Fantasy Author & Heifer Advocate Patrick Rothfuss