Fowler Center Series
presents Sylvia McNair
The Fowler Center Series presents American opera
singer and classic recitalist Sylvia McNair in performance Saturday,
Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in
Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. In her
"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.
Museum celebrates Día de los
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
Network of museums. For more information, visit the
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
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
For more information, contact
Marty Scarbrough, KASU
program director, at ext. 2367.
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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
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