Firmin-Garner Performance Studio

courtesy / University of Arkansas

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.

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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.

Tom Oxley, courtesy Our Man in the Field

Alexander Ellis, who performs as Our Man in the Field, is a man of many words, and he's sharing some of those words with northwest Arkansas this week. He recently stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to talk with us about his music and his travels

Live music takes to the streets with “Live at the Five and Dime,” a series of intimate sidewalk concerts presented by the University of Arkansas Music Departmenton the downtown Bentonville Square.

“It’s a really great opportunity to infringe on people’s environment. That’s honestly where [music] belongs,” upright bassist Garrett Jones says about incorporating passers-by. “Art’s all around you on a day-to-day basis. Music is up the same alley.”

Courtesy / Kale Ogle

Kale Ogle, who used to release music with a bit of an edge under the name Dr. Nod, has formed a new band with a completely different sound. The new band is called Kale Ogle and the Light and features Kale and local musicians Kevin Blagg, Jason Rich and Lora Murphy. The band recently stopped by the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to let us hear some of the songs from an upcoming album, and to talk a little about their music.