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99th Year

Oct. 27, 2008

Calendar highlights:

Dr. Pamela Hunte presents "Afghanistan Today," tonight,
7 p.m.,
Student Union Auditorium

Jennifer L. Pozner presents "Gender, Race and Media in Election 2008," Tuesday,
Oct. 28, 7 p.m.,
Student Union Auditorium



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Fowler Center Series presents Sylvia McNair
The  Fowler Center Series presents American opera singer and classic recitalist Sylvia M
Sylvia McNaircNair in performance  Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. In her performance, "Subject to Change," McNair presents a cabaret-style evening of songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and many others. McNair’s 25-year career as one of the world's leading singers has brought her two Grammy Awards, more than 70 recordings, and worldwide accolades. She has performed with many of the world's leading opera companies and orchestras and has sung for Pope John Paul II, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the U.S. Supreme Court. This presentation is supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance, with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Arkansas Arts Council, and foundations, corporations, and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. For details, call Fowler Center at ext. 3471, or see the NewsPage release.

ASU Museum celebrates Día de los Muertos
The ASU Museum will hold its next diversity event, Día de los Muertos, on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 2-5 p.m. The event will be held in the museum’s main gallery, on the second floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library/ASU Museum. Free and open to the public and the university community, this family event includes hands-on children’s crafts, refreshments, and surprises. An ancient tradition originating with the Aztec and Maya, Día de los Muertos melded with Christianity in Mexico and led to a rich cultural celebration now practiced in many countries. Parking is plentiful, Spanish translators will be available, and all are welcome. The ASU Museum’s Día de los Muertos celebration is also a special Kids’ Quest event, sponsored by the Arkansas Discovery Network of museums. For more information, visit the Special Events section of the ASU Museum Website,  call Lenore Shoults, ext. 2074, or see the NewsPage release.

Cedar Hill to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday tonight
The bluegrass band Cedar Hill will perform in concert tonight at 7 p.m., at Atkins Celebration Hall, 101 South Pruett Street, Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series sponsored by KASU 91.9 FM. Admission is free, but KASU will pass the hat to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Considered one of the best bluegrass bands working today, Cedar Hill
saw their song "Broken Angel" at number one on the fan-voted bluegrass music chart in Bluegrass Now magazine in June of this year. The group’s CD, "Portrait Of A Song: The Drasco Sessions," was named one of the top ten bluegrass CDs in the country in 2006. Bluegrass Monday concerts are held on the fourth Monday night of each month. For more information, contact Marty Scarbrough, KASU program director, at ext. 2367. KASU's Pledge Drive continues today; keep listening, and call in your pledge in support of remarkable radio--news, features, music--at ASU.

ASU University Singers to perform in concert
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU University Singers in concert on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The University Singers ensemble is composed of two choirs—Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir--and are under the direction of Dr. Dale Miller, director of choral activities. Graduate conducting assistant Janet Tullos will also be conducting one selection with each choir. The women will be performing seven songs. Selections for the performance are “Ecce Maria” by Michael Praetorius; “Dixit” by Johann Michael Haydn; and “Veni, Domine” by Felix Mendelssohn. the Men’s Choir, accompanied by senior vocal performance major Willie Sullivan, will perform four sacred selections, which include “Exsultate Justi” by L. Viadana; and “Adoramus te Christe” by Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina, conducted by Ms. Tullos. The concert is free and open to the public. For details, call the Department of Music at ext. 2094, or see the NewsPage release.

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