This weekend, just ahead of his 88th birthday, Freddy Cole will lead his quartet in a celebration of the music of his older brother, Nat King Cole. The concert is Saturday night at the Walton Arts Center.
The World Music Ensemble, based at the University of Arkansas, will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Walmart Museum in Bentonville and Thursday night in the Honors College Lounge in Gearhart Hall on the U of A campus. Both concerts are free. Thursday night's concert begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and music at 6:30.
The band Basment Brew has been quiet for a few years, but the band is anything but silent on their new album. Big Damn Ocean will be released this weekend, and the band recently stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to give us a preview.
We’re launching a new segment this week that focuses on classical musical performances in our listening area. Lia Uribe, an associate professor in the University of Arkansas music department, is curating these segments, which will highlight the diversity of offerings in the region, as well as explore the intersectionality of music and art. We recently sat down with Lia to learn more about her career and the influence music has had on her life.
As a freelance journalist, Gene Beley covered the historic Folsom Prison concert by Johnny Cash in 1968. He also made the only recording of the night before rehearsal. He's speaking at the Fayetteville Town Center today at 6 p.m. as a guest of the Clinton House Museum.