KUAF Music and Culture

Suzannah Schreckhise

Artists Suzannah Schreckhise and Scarlet Sims explore issues of immigration in "Voices" now on display at Stage Eighteen in downtown Fayetteville. 

"I found out how the poultry workers--predominantly non-documented immigrant workers--were treated in the poultry plants in the United States," explains Schreckhise when discussing her sculptural installation "Not a Chicken But a Human Truck."

Schreckhise's conceptual work compliments Sims' seven foot tall illustrations of immigrant women, whose stories are documented via recordings. 

Courtesy of the artist and Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston

Catch 21st century installations from the likes of Jenny Holzer to Alicia Eggert as part of "Language as Medium" at the Fine Arts Center Gallery on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. This free exhibit runs now through Friday, Dec. 7, with a closing reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Courtesy Cedille Records

Classical and blues, followed closey by heavy metal, are violinist Rachel Barton Pine's favorite forms of music. In Blues Dialogues she takes on black composers who intertwine the two distinct styles with concert music she can perform.

A love of literature and a dream of having an independent bookshop in their own town led Monica Diodati and Rachel Stuckey Slaton to form Two Friends Books and Records, a pop-up in downtown Bentonville. In a world where anything the heart desires is orderable simply by picking up your phone, they believe a bookstore provides something invaluable to a community.

Although the ragtime craze was all the rage in dance halls at the turn of the 20th century, a century later few performers tackle this crucial part of American music. The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is an exception and they're performing in Northwest Arkansas this week.

Andrew Greene and the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra delve into ragtime as it was heard in the 1910s, fully orchestrated, thanks to an insatiable curiousity and the dedicated pursuit of period materials.