Schedule

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock and Roll

Wednesday, March 20, 8:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Library Square
100 River Market Avenue
FREE and open to the public

Arkansas Sounds presents American Masters Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll

The director’s cut of the American Masters documentary profiles the newly inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Sister Rosetta Tharpe, paying tribute to the Arkansas musical legend on what would be her 104th birthday. This longer version features more performance footage and a special introduction by filmmaker Mick Csaky.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm with general admission seating on a first come, first served basis.

Presented by Arkansas Sounds and AETN/PBS.

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Big Piph's "The Glow"

Friday, March 22, 8:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Library Square
100 River Market Avenue
$10-$15 general admission

Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow is a Stanford-educated international emcee and community builder. This noted TEDx speaker is a solo artist and front man for the 7pc jazz and funk infused, hip-hop ensemble, “Big Piph & Tomorrow Maybe”. His music, talks, and workshops have taken him abroad to countries such as Morocco, The Gambia, Seychelles, Thailand, Myanmar, and more. After a decade plus in the industry, his unique entertainment is relayed through the lenses of purpose, humor, creativity, race, and a global perspective. His latest project is a new age narrative, one-man show entitled, “The Glow”, with Corey Harris as music director.

Early Bird tickets will be available at the reduced price of $10 through Monday, March 11. Ticket prices will increase to $15 beginning Tuesday, March 12. Doors open at 7:00 pm with general admission seating.

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Lyon College Jazz Band

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Library Square
100 River Market Avenue
FREE and open to the public

Join us for an evening of jazz with our co-presenters the Lyon College Jazz Band and their special guests, the Maumelle High School Jazz Band, the Bryant High School Jazz Band and vocalist Leslie Oden.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Doors open at 6:00pm with general admission seating on a first come, first served basis.

Presented by Arkansas Sounds and Lyon College Jazz Band.

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Dara Tucker

Friday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Library Square
100 River Market Avenue
$10 general admission

“Dara Tucker is brilliant…”—acclaimed jazz musician and songwriter Cassandra Wilson

Nashville-based vocalist and composer Dara Tucker is establishing herself as one of the premier voices in jazz and beyond. From opening for Gregory Porter to appearing on the “Tavis Smiley Show” to winning the silver medal and the Ben Tucker Jazz Award in the prestigious American Traditions Competition in 2017, Tucker is making her mark with a unique blend of soul, Americana, gospel, and jazz. Her latest album, “Oklahoma Rain”, showcases her as a formidable songwriter, able to express love, loss, and healing.

Tickets are $10 for general admission seating. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the concert starts at 8:00 pm.

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The Cate Brothers Band

Friday, May 10, 8:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Library Square
100 River Market Avenue
$25 general admission

Arkansas music legends, The Cate Brothers Band, reunite for a special performance of the biggest hits and most beloved songs from their storied five-decade career, including their Top 25 hit Union Man. The Cate Brothers are the singer-songwriter duo of Earl and Ernie Cate, twin brothers from Fayetteville, Arkansas, who in the mid-1960s began performing soul music throughout the South. Both brothers are singers, with Earl on guitar and Ernie on piano. Since the mid-1970s, they have been prolific performers and recording artists of their signature country soul-rock.

Tickets are $25 for general admission seating. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the concert starts at 8:00 pm.

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Sounds in the Stacks

A series of community concerts at CALS branches, Sounds in the Stacks highlights local musicians with different musical backgrounds as they showcase their talent and skill in an intimate one hour concert. All Sounds in the Stacks concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Upcoming concerts:

Jason Lee Hale, guitarist
March 14 • Thompson Library

Rodger King, guitarist
April 16 • Milam Library

Ramona Smith, R&B/Jazz singer
May 16 • Rooker Library

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