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Concert band, chorale to perform

Concert band, chorale to perform

The Lyon College Concert Band and the Lyon College Concert Chorale will host a concert, “Music of the High Renaissance,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Christian Science Society. Dr. Joel Plaag conducts both groups. Dr. Russell Stinson will accompany the group on the Flentrop organ.

Introducing -- Wikipedia Brown!

Introducing -- Wikipedia Brown!

Yes, indeed! First Arkansas News has developed a brand new modern audio theater series called Wikipedia Brown.

We've got quite a cast lined up for this one -- a bunch of actors from the Royal Theater in Benton and Jay Jackson from KTHV are on hand for the series.

Want to hear the first Wikipedia Brown episode? Sure you do! Just click here and you're on your way.

Arkansas Arts Council invests $1.1M in programming

Arkansas Arts Council invests $1.1M in programming

The Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $1,101,473 to 83 Arkansas organizations for Fiscal Year 2012. This investment in community arts and educational activities is funded by state funds and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Your chance to be in the movies

Your chance to be in the movies

Award-winning Arkansan Jeff Nichols to bring next feature film home

We are looking to cast “Neckbone” in Arkansas!  He should be , Caucasian, 13-17 years old whose life experiences in a rural environment results in a hard edge and survival instinct.  This role requires that he be comfortable in boats and water.  Other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and motor biking would be ideal.

This role is also auditioning in other states and Los Angeles.  As proud Arkansans this is an opportunity to showcase what The Natural State has to offer.  Spread the word; encourage all who fit the description to make application immediately.

We are also looking to cast “May Pearl” in Arkansas as well.  She should be Caucasian, 15-17, a small town girl with natural beauty.

In addition casting will include approximately 400 actors, extras and stand-ins.

Interested parties may refer to the casting website to make ap

13 sites nominated for Historic Register

13 sites nominated for Historic Register

LITTLE ROCK—The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated 13 Arkansas properties to the National Register of Historic Places when it met August 3, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced today.

Properties nominated to the National Register are:

  • Tower Building at Little Rock in Pulaski County, an International-style structure constructed between 1958 and 1960
  • Ouachita Avenue Historic District at Hot Springs in Garland County, containing buildings dating to 1905
  • Central Methodist Episcopal Church South at Hot Springs in Garland County, a 1915 Gothic Revival-style building
  • Roanoke Baptist Church near Gurdon in Clark County, a 1945 building designed in the Craftsman style of architecture
  • Okolona Colored High School Gymnasium at Okolona in Clark County, a ca.

Lyon pipers place in competitions

Lyon pipers place in competitions

Lyon College student piper Elliot Smith and pipe major Jimmy Bell recently competed at the 88th annual Round Hill Highland Games in Norwalk, Conn. Smith was second overall with a win in the strathspey and reel, and third in the piobaireachd and third in the 2/4 march. Bell was the overall winner of the professional class.

Smith also traveled this month to the Governors Academy in Newburyport, Mass., to receive tutelage from piping instructors visiting from the Scotland-based College of Piping. Listen to his July radio interview from the camp online at http://www.college-of-piping.co.uk/media/cop-radio/

In the weekend following the camp he traveled to the Glasgowlands Highland Games in Massachusetts.

Arts Council calls for submissions

Arts Council calls for submissions

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting submissions by Arkansas artists for the 25th annual 2012 Small Works on Paper exhibition. Works of art selected by a juror will be featured in a year-long exhibition that travels to 10 Arkansas communities. Deadline for entries is July 22, 2011.

Artists may download the entry form at www.arkansasarts.org or contact Cheri Leffew, special events/program manager, at (501) 324-9767 or cheri@arkansasheritage.org.

Arkansas artists may enter up to three works of art on paper (no larger than 24x24 inches) for a fee of $10 per entry or $25 for three entries. Entries will be juried by Marcia Goldenstein, a prominent artist and art professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Works must have been completed within the last two years.