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98th Year

April 18, 2008

Calendar highlights:

College of Agriculture Nix petting zoo tomorrow, April 19,
10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

ASU Theatre presents "The Great American Trailer Park Musical," tonight, Saturday, April 18-19, 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center

Relay for Life, tonight,
6 p.m., ASU Armory

ASU Choirs in concert, Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall



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Dr. Lauren Schack Clark records, publishes, performs
Dr. Dr. Lauren Schack ClarkLauren Schack Clark, Music, recently released a new CD. Her CD, "Piano Music by Rosey Mei-Kuei Lee," is now available on Centaur Records. Dr. Lee is on the faculty of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and Dr. Clark will perform in a recital there in September. Dr. Clark's book manuscript "Keyboard Theory and Piano Technique," has been accepted for publication by Longbow Publishing in Canada and is due out this summer. Clark also recently performed three recitals in Ohio with Dr. Stephen Sims, violinist. The duo performed at the United Methodist Church of Chagrin Falls, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Denison University. Dr. Sims is a faculty member of both the Cleveland Institute and Denison University. The duo's program included works by Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, and Quincy Porter.

ASU choirs to present spring concert on Monday
The Arkansas State University Concert Choir and University Singers Menís and Womenís Choirs will be in concert on Monday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall. Dr. Dale Miller, director, choral activities, and Justin Register, graduate conducting assistant, will lead the groups in selections ranging from Renaissance music to the Beatles. The concert is free to the public. For details, call the choral office at ext. 3841, or see the NewsPage release.

KASU's Blue Monday-Paragould presents Barbara Blue

Radio station KASU, 91.9 FM, presents Blue Monday-Paragould, featuring Barbara Blue, on Monday, April 21, 7-9 p.m., at Brittny's Steakhouse, 120 N. Pruett, Paragould. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Barbara Blue has performed with notables like Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, Delbert McClinton, and Marcia Ball. Blue Monday concerts are held on the first Monday of the month at Sheffield's Restaurant in Jonesboro, the second Monday of the month at the Depot Diner in Newport, and the third Monday of the month at Brittny's Steakhouse in Paragould. For details, contact Todd Rutledge, development director, KASU, ext. 2807.

ASU Wind Ensemble performs in concert
The Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble will give its sixth and final concert of the season on Thursday, April 24, in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.; admission is free. The Wind Ensemble is conducted by Dr. Timothy Oliver, director of bands and coordinator of wind and percussion studies, Music. Dr. Oliver will lead the musicians of the ASU Wind Ensemble in a concert titled, “Dances du Jour;" each piece represents a different type or expression of dance music. 
For details, contact the music department at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU hosts second annual Jazz Festival
The second annual ASU Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m., Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. Dr. E. Ron Horton, director, jazz studies, invites jazz bands at all levels to participate and to be adjudicated, either competitively or in the non-competitive class, by some of the regionís top jazz performers and educators. This year's featured artist and clinician is saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, arranger, and educator Mike Tomaro, director of jazz studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Penn. For information about the festival, contact Dr. E. Ron Horton at ext. 2799. For details, see the NewsPage release.

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