March 9, 2006

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Faculty recital to feature guest composerDr. David Dzubay, guest composer
The Department of Music will present the fifth concert in the 2005-06 Faculty Recital Series on Thursday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center. The program will showcase works by guest composer, David Dzubay and will be performed by ASU Department of Music faculty and the ASU Wind Ensemble.
  Such works include Ra!, performed by the ASU Wind Ensemble, directed by Ed Alexander; Solus Ib, performed by Ed Owen, tuba; Footprints, performed by Joe Bonner, flute, and Lauren Schack Clark, piano; Pathways, performed by Rob Alley, Sherry Fincher, and Grant Harbison, trumpets; Brass Quintet, performed by Rob Alley and Sherry Fincher, trumpet, Robin Dauer, horn, Neale Bartee, trombone, and Ed Owen, tuba.
  Born in Minneapolis and raised in Portland, Ore., Dzubay earned a doctorate in composition from Indiana University. Additional study was undertaken as a Koussevitzky Fellow in Composition at the Tanglewood Music Center, the June in Buffalo Festival, and as co-principal trumpet of the National Repertory Orchestra in Colorado. This concert is free and open to the public. For more details, call the Department of Music at 972-2094 or see the NewsPage.

Delta Diversity is theme for 12th Blues Symposium
"Delta Diversity" provides the theme for this year’s Delta Blues Symposium, the 12th annual conference that brings together scholars, students, performers, and artists on the Arkansas State University campus to examine the Delta, consider its problems, and celebrate its culture. Sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy with assistance from other components in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and from the Department of Music, the event will take place from Thursday, March 30, through Saturday, April 1. Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in the Student Union. For details, see the NewsPage or visit the symposium web site,

Red Beans & Race: Friday and Saturday
Get your $5 lunch tickets today! Red Beans & Race starts tomorrow. Red Beans & Race, the lunch fundraiser for the ASU Foundation, is 11a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion. Tickets will be $7 tomorrow.
   This year, a 5K run/walk has been added on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m., followed by a $5 pancake breakfast in the Student Union.  Registration for the run/walk is $20; participants may register between 7:30 and 8:45 a.m., and are urged to wear red!
   There are plenty of great door prizes, and ASU's spirit character, Red, will be appearing throughout the weekend!  For details, call University Development at 3940, or visit, or stop by the office, Room 103 of the Administration Building.

Sonos Handbell Ensemble to perform March 28
The Sonos Handbell Ensemble will perform Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center. Since its founding in Sonos Handbell Ensemblethe San Francisco Bay area in 1990, Sonos has been at the forefront of handbell artistry. With a collective experience of more than 100 years of handbell ringing, Sonos’ virtuosity mesmerizes audiences at major world events.
  Performance tickets may be purchased by calling 972-2781 or 1-888-278-3267, or online. Prices are $23 and $15 for ASU faculty and staff with a special ASU student rate of $10 and $6. The next Fowler Center Series concert will be the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performing on Friday, April 21. For more details, see the NewsPage.

Cast announced for The Boys from Syracuse
The ASU Theatre is proud to announce the cast of the upcoming production of the musical, The Boys from Syracuse,” opening Friday, April 7. The first musical ever adapted from a William Shakespeare play remains the most madcap musical farce ever to animate the stage. Perplexed wives, disgruntled courtesans, mistaken twins and outraged constables make up the cast of this award winning Rodgers and Hart classic.
  The Boys from Syracuse
will be performed at Fowler Center Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 11, and 12, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. A “meet the company” dessert reception will follow the April 7 opening night performance. Tickets may be purchased (reserved seating, in advance) at the ASU Central Box Office or by calling 972-ASU1 or online. Reserved seating tickets (if available) may be purchased at the door on the evening of the performance. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details and a list of the cast, see the NewsPage.

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