Tombstone Portraiture & Personalities with Abby Burnett

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Join us on Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 pm for Tombstone Portraiture & Personalities with Abby Burnett.  Tombstones occasionally include information that goes above and beyond the deceased's name and dates.  In some instances a marker will include a portrait, either carved in stone or, starting in the mid- to late 1800s, a photograph.  Carved portraits are rare in Arkansas, with examples ranging from primitive to eerily lifelike, depending on the carvers' skills.  Photographs attached to grave markers provide an even more accurate and detailed portrait of the deceased.  This talk will foc

2017-04-15 18:00:00 2017-04-15 19:00:00 America/Edmonton Tombstone Portraiture & Personalities with Abby Burnett Join us on Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 pm for Tombstone Portraiture Personalities with Abby Burnett.  Tombstones occasionally include information that goes above and beyond the deceased's name and dates.  In some instances a marker will include a portrait, either carved in stone or, starting in the mid- to late 1800s, a photograph.  Carved portraits are rare in Arkansas, with examples ranging from primitive to eerily lifelike, depending on the carvers' skills.  Photographs attached to grave markers provide an even more accurate and detailed portrait of the deceased.  This talk will focus on Arkansas portraiture, but also include a few unusual examples found outside the state, along with the colorful stories behind the markers.   Abby Burnett is an independent researcher who documents all aspects of burial across Arkansas, specifically in the Arkansas Ozarks.  As seen in the AETN's documentary, “Silent Storytellers,” she studies such subjects as long-lost funeral customs, unusual deaths, grave coverings, tombstone symbolism, epitaphs and the work of early tombstone carvers. A former freelance newspaper reporter, Burnett has written numerous articles for historical societies, as well as seven entries for the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History Culture on such subjects as burial customs, tombstone carvers, cemeteries and early medicine.  Abby Burnett’s most recent book, Gone to the Grave; Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850 – 1950, was published in 2015, while When the Presbyterians Came to Kingston, written with coauthors John D. Little and Ellen Compton in 2000, has recently been reissued by the Madison County Historical and Genealogical Society.  no location Fayetteville Public Library

SoNA Chamber Singers

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Join us on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm as we welcome the SoNA Chamber Singers.  The SoNA Chamber Singers, directed by Terry Hicks, is an auditioned group from across Northwest Arkansas. They focus on preparing a variety of choral literature for the enjoyment and education of the community.

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2017-04-02 19:00:00 2017-04-02 20:00:00 America/Edmonton SoNA Chamber Singers Join us on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm as we welcome the SoNA Chamber Singers.  The SoNA Chamber Singers, directed by Terry Hicks, is an auditioned group from across Northwest Arkansas. They focus on preparing a variety of choral literature for the enjoyment and education of the community. The event program includes: Ain-a That Good News! - arr. William Dawson McKay - arr. Carol Barnetta The Seal Lullaby - Eric Whitacre Worthy to Be Praised - arr. Byron Smith What a Wonderful World  - arr. René Clausen The SoNA Chamber Singers Director Terry Hicks is in his twenty-sixth year as Director of Choirs for the Bentonville Public Schools, his ninth year directing the church choir at First Christian Church, Bentonville, and his sixth year as the director of the SoNA Singers.  Terry holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Ithaca College and a Master of Music Education from the University of Arkansas, and has performed with the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus in Carnegie Hall.  He was awarded the Distinguished Director Award by ArkCDA in both 2001 and 2005.  Terry is a past region chairperson for the Northwest Region of ArkCDA, a past president of Arkansas ACDA, and an active clinician. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Arkansas International: Readings & Launch Celebration

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Join us on Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 pm for the launch of the second issue of The Arkansas International.  The evening will offer readings from the new issue, including the work of Kaveh Akbar, Pam Hitchcock, Ishion Hutchinson, and J. Robert Lennon, among others.

2017-05-04 23:30:00 2017-05-05 00:30:00 America/Edmonton Arkansas International: Readings & Launch Celebration Join us on Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 pm for the launch of the second issue of The Arkansas International.  The evening will offer readings from the new issue, including the work of Kaveh Akbar, Pam Hitchcock, Ishion Hutchinson, and J. Robert Lennon, among others. The Arkansas International is a literary journal that was launched by the University of Arkansas Program in Creative Writing Translation to feature fiction, poetry, essays, comics, and works in translation.  They seeks to publish the best literature from the United States and abroad, placing American writing in conversation with writing from around the world.  This event is free and open to the public.  Copies of the magazine will be available for purchase at the event. no location Fayetteville Public Library

Michael Heffernan Presents: The Night-Watchman's Daughter

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Join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15 for an evening with poet Michael Heffernan.  He will be reading from his latest book, The Night-Watchman's Daughter.  Heffernan's distinguished work has been widely praised.  Billy Collins stated, "Michael Heffernan has what it takes to lead us, line by line, to a place where emotion and thought remarkably occupy the same ground."

2017-03-15 23:00:00 2017-03-16 00:00:00 America/Edmonton Michael Heffernan Presents: The Night-Watchman's Daughter Join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 15 for an evening with poet Michael Heffernan.  He will be reading from his latest book, The Night-Watchman's Daughter.  Heffernan's distinguished work has been widely praised.  Billy Collins stated, "Michael Heffernan has what it takes to lead us, line by line, to a place where emotion and thought remarkably occupy the same ground." The Night-Watchman's Daughter redounds from poetry itself as a muse who recognizes the poet in the form of a father figure.  None of this has much to do with the poems themselves, which belong to the imagination via the unconscious. The act of making the poem happens in its own place, in a time at once past and future, where the present has no space.   Michael Heffernan is part of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas.  His work has appeared in many journals including The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Witness.  His honors include the Porter Prize in 1998.  His twelth book, The Night-Watchman's Daughter, was published by Salmon Poetry (Ireland). Books will be available to purchase and a book signing will follow the reading.   no location Fayetteville Public Library

Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Arkansauce

Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, r&b, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug!

2017-07-30 19:00:00 2017-07-30 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Arkansauce Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, rb, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug! All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Help Desk at 856.7250 July 30: Arkansauce- A genre-hopping 4 piece string band from NWA, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana and country. With a loyal following the band is proud to be stepping into a hard driving sound they call their own, with improvisational guitar, banjo and mandolin leads, powerful harmonies and heartfelt songs.                                                                                                                           no location Fayetteville Public Library

Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- The Odds

Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, r&b, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug!

2017-07-23 19:00:00 2017-07-23 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- The Odds Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, rb, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug! All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Help Desk at 856.7250 July 23: The Odds- Having performed in the local music scene for many years, they play a mix of originals and eclectic cover songs and have been described as a cross between Widespread Panic and Steely Dan. Along with guitar/bass/drums, they incorporate piano and percussion into their sound. The Odds live performances often feature guest musicians from the amazing musical talent pool available in Northwest Arkansas. Winner of the Arkansas Times Best Original Band showcase contest. Upcoming Concert:  July 30                                                                                                                               Arkansauce-A genre-hopping 4 piece string band from NWA, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana and country. With a loyal following the band is proud to be stepping into a hard driving sound they call their own, with improvisational guitar, banjo and mandolin leads, powerful harmonies and heartfelt songs.                                                                                                                                      no location Fayetteville Public Library

Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Sky City

Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, r&b, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug!

2017-07-16 19:00:00 2017-07-16 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Sky City Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, rb, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug! All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Help Desk at 856.7250 July 16: Sky City- From Jonesboro, AR this cosmic americana band is hitting its stride with a talented group of musicians who are able to swerve from honky-tonk to rock 'n' roll to blues and to low-down n' greasy while always keeping it between the ditches. In 2014 they released their debut recording, "Nudie Suite Ep" initially conceived as a tip-of-the-hat to the late, great Gram Parsons. You'll hear Nathan Crouch on guitar/vocals, Matt Pierce telecaster/vocals, Tanja Mckay on violin and Jason Hatcher/drums. Upcoming Concerts: July 23 The Odds- Having performed in the local music scene for many years, they play a mix of originals and eclectic cover songs and have been described as a cross between Widespread Panic and Steely Dan. Along with guitar/bass/drums, they incorporate piano and percussion into their sound. Winner of the Arkansas Times Best original Band showcase contest. July 30 Arkansauce- A genre-hopping 4 piece string band from NWA, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana and country. With a loyal following the band is proud to be stepping into a hard driving sound they call their own, with improvisational guitar, banjo and mandolin leads, powerful harmonies and heartfelt songs.                                                                                                                                      no location Fayetteville Public Library

Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Boss Tweeds

Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, r&b, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug!

2017-07-09 19:00:00 2017-07-09 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Boss Tweeds Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, rb, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug! All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Help Desk at 856.7250 July 9: Boss Tweeds-Part rockabilly, part 50s rb, 100% rockin', these guys are making a name for themselves with their high octane live shows. Channeling the spirit of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bo Didley and the Everly Brothers, among others, their instrumentation, vocals are spot on and played with lots of spirit! The Boss Tweeds live show has all the sweat and fervor of a country revival meeting gone nuclear.  Upcoming concerts:  July 16 Sky City- From Jonesboro, AR this cosmic americana band is hitting its stride with a talented group of musicians who are able to swerve from honky-tonk to rock 'n' roll to blues and to low-down n' greasy while always keeping it between the ditches. In 2014 they released their debut recording, "Nudie Suite Ep" initially conceived as a tip-of-the-hat to the late, great Gram Parsons. July 23 The Odds- Having performed in the local music scene for many years, they play a mix of originals and eclectic cover songs and have been described as a cross between Widespread Panic and Steely Dan. Along with guitar/bass/drums, they incorporate piano and percussion into their sound. Winner of the Arkansas Times Best original Band showcase contest. July 30 Arkansauce- A genre-hopping 4 piece string band from NWA, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana and country. With a loyal following the band is proud to be stepping into a hard driving sound they call their own, with improvisational guitar, banjo and mandolin leads, powerful harmonies and heartfelt songs.                                                                                                                                      no location Fayetteville Public Library

Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Still on The Hill

Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, r&b, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug!

2017-07-02 19:00:00 2017-07-02 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Still on The Hill Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, rb, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug! All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Help Desk at 856.7250 July 2: Still on the Hill- Over the past decade Still on The Hill  has been celebrating the Ozark Mountains in an effort to preserve a rich culture that is quickly disappearing. Kelly Donna are award winning 'story telling-song writers'. Different than most singer-songwriters, this dynamic duo embellishes their songs with a host of unique instruments from the hills they call home. Many of these were hand-made by old-timers and have amazing stories that go with them. Upcoming concerts:  July 9 Boss Tweeds- Part rockabilly, part 50s rb, 100% rockin', these guys are making a name for themselves with their high octane live shows. Channeling the spirit of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bo Didley and even Arkansas' own wild man Ronnie Hawkins, The Boss Tweeds live show has all the sweat and fervor of a country revival meeting gone nuclear. July 16 Sky City- From Jonesboro, AR this cosmic americana band is hitting its stride with a talented group of musicians who are able to swerve from honky-tonk to rock 'n' roll to blues and to low-down n' greasy while always keeping it between the ditches. In 2014 they released their debut recording, "Nudie Suite Ep" initially conceived as a tip-of-the-hat to the late, great Gram Parsons. July 23 The Odds-Having performed in the local music scene for many years, they play a mix of originals and eclectic cover songs and have been described as a cross between Widespread Panic and Steely Dan. Along with guitar/bass/drums, they incorporate piano and percussion into their sound. Winner of the Arkansas Times Best original Band showcase contest. July 30 Arkansauce- A genre-hopping 4 piece string band from NWA, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana and country. With a loyal following the band is proud to be stepping into a hard driving sound they call their own, with improvisational guitar, banjo and mandolin leads, powerful harmonies and heartfelt songs.                                                                                                                                      no location Fayetteville Public Library

Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings

Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, r&b, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug!

2017-06-25 19:00:00 2017-06-25 21:00:00 America/Edmonton Mountain Street Stage Summer Music Series- Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings Join us this summer for our 9th annual Mountain Street Stage Summer Music series.There's sure to be a genre of music that will sooth your soul and make you smile. Whether it's original or cover: blues, jazz, rb, folk, americana, rockabilly, bluegrass and more, you are bound to be entertained by these high energy talented musicians. Kids and family members welcome. There's even room in the back to cut a rug! All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Help Desk at 856.7250                                                                                                                                       June 25: Opal Agafia The Sweet Nothings- A five piece string band performing music from the hills of Arkansas. Their songs blend the best elements of soul, bluegrass, gospel, blues, jazz, country, swing and traditional mountain music into a sound that is fearlessly haunted by those who came before them and seek to add their spirit to new generations of listeners who come after them. Upcoming concerts: July 2 Still on The Hill- Over the past decade Still on The Hill has been celebrating the Ozark Mountains in an effort to preserve a rich culture that is quickly disappearing. They embellish their songs with a host of unique instruments from the hills they call home, Many of these were hand-made by old-timers and have amazing stories that go with them. July 9 Boss Tweeds- Part rockabilly, part 50s rb, 100% rockin', these guys are making a name for themselves with their high octane live shows. Channeling the spirit of Elvis, Buddy Holly, Bo Didley and even Arkansas' own wild man Ronnie Hawkins, The Boss Tweeds live show has all the sweat and fervor of a country revival meeting gone nuclear. July 16 Sky City-  From Jonesboro, AR this cosmic americana band is hitting its stride with a talented group of musicians who are able to swerve from honky-tonk to rock 'n' roll to blues and to low-down n' greasy while always keeping it between the ditches. In 2014 they released their debut recording, "Nudie Suite Ep" initially conceived as a tip-of-the-hat to the late, great Gram Parsons. July 23 The Odds- Having performed in the local music scene for many years, they play a mix of originals and eclectic cover songs and have been described as a cross between Widespread Panic and Steely Dan. Along with guitar/bass/drums, they incorporate piano and percussion into their sound. Winner of the Arkansas Times Best original Band showcase contest. July 30 Arkansauce- A genre-hopping 4 piece string band from NWA, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana and country. With a loyal following the band is proud to be stepping into a hard driving sound they call their own, with improvisational guitar, banjo and mandolin leads, powerful harmonies and heartfelt songs.                                                                                                                                      no location Fayetteville Public Library

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