Katy Henriksen

KUAF host of "Of Note", Arts Director and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Katy Henriksen is a Fayetteville native who grew up in a musical household. She began violin lessons at age six and later added voice, viola and piano to her musical studies. She was briefly a music major at the University of Arkansas before switching over to print journalism (B.A. '00, M.A. '03) and she's been covering arts and culture ever since, both here in Northwest Arkansas and in New York City, where she lived from 2004 to 2008. 

She's covered arts and culture for the Brooklyn Rail, New Pages, Oxford American, Paste, the Poetry Project Newsletter, Publishers Weekly, Venus Zine, Wondering Sound and others. You may have seen her documentary Rare Edition, about the Dickson Street Bookshop, on AETN. Her favorite violin concerto is Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor. In addition to joining KUAF as the classical music and arts producer, she's the music editor for The Rumpus, an online cultural magazine based in San Francisco.

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Next week's Of Note with Katy Herniksen will include, of course, music from the Malcolm Hayward Music Library, but there will also be words and music from the musicians themsleves.

Kat Wilson

Kevin Arnold's latest exhibition at Fenix Gallery, "Wishful Misgivings," exemplifies all the ambivalence of its title, a retreat into sickly-sweet nostalgia spurred on by a chaotic and disordered world.

Arnold specializes in large canvases that explode in colorful stimuli--but the composition is far from haphazard. Indeed, the approach works within "Wishful Misgivings" to represent the fragmented, overloaded experience that is 2018 in the United States. 

Amit Peled/CAP Records

For Amit Peled, To Brahms With Love is more than an album, it is a true sentiment. He says love, or a childhood crush, led to his lifelong relationship with the cello. 

Photo Courtesy of Cedille Records

It can be hard for anyone to show adequate admiration for their mother, but it can be even harder when your mom is beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

That's why soprano Patrice Michaels and Cedille Records founder James Ginsburg decided to devote an entire album to the famed associate justice. James and Patrice are married & James' mother is the Notorious RBG herself.

"Notorious RBG in Song," is a portrait of her life in nine original pieces with help from pianist Kuang-Hao Huang among others.

On Simone Dinnerstein's new album Circles, the pianist debuts an original concerto from Philip Glass.

The minimalist, yet romantic piece, which Glass composed specifically for Dinnerstein, sprung from a breakfast meeting in the prolific composer's garden. She says the new work uses repetition to mirror human values in music. 

"It's something that we need... to revisit experiences," she says. "I just feel like that's something where the music is reflecting a need that we have as people." 

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