Editorial Staff

Patty Williams, co-leader of Compassion Fayetteville's Black History Month celebration, talks with Pete Hartman about this month's events and why she believes it is important for everyone, regardless of race, to participate in Black History Month. Listen to the full conversation above. 

University of Arkansas

Ahead of the University of Arkansas Department of Anthropology open house this Thursday, professors Kathy Koziol and Jamie Brandon each joined Pete Hartman in the Nancy Blair Operations studio to go in-depth on anthropology. 

For more than 50 years the Fayetteville school district has championed sustained education. This month the Stephen M. Percival Adult Education Program will begin winter/spring classes. The center offers courses ranging from ballroom dancing to computer education. All classes are in the Jefferson Center, 612 S College Ave., unless otherwise noted.  

Amanda Lawson joins Pete Hartman in studio to discuss what community members can expect for the upcoming semester.  

The 2018 Black Music Symposium from the University of Arkansas Music Department is billed “Shaping American Music.” The symposium, which kicked off yesterday and runs through Friday night at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center (FPAC) looks at blues music and features American masters Lee Finkelstein and Bobby Harden.

Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley take on the "Slavic soul" of Russian music in their latest two-disc release Troika.

"I think we are straddling the idea of three separate generations of Russian music in exile and in protest," explains Christopher O'Riley regarding their selections of Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Schoenberg & more unusual suspects such as the punk band Pussy Riot for the project.

Listen to the entire interview with Of Note's Katy Henriksen via the streaming link.