Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arkansas Sounds Event: Lyon College Pipe Band, October 24

Friday, October 24, 7 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue

The Arkansas Sounds monthly concert series continues with a performance by the Lyon College Pipe Band at the Central Arkansas Library System's (CALS) Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., on Friday, October 24, at 7 p.m. The doors to the theater will open at 6 p.m. Admission to this concert is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served.

Under the direction of Pipe Major Jimmy Bell, the Lyon College Pipe Band regularly performs at official college functions such as convocations and other ceremonies, in community parades, in concerts around the state of Arkansas, and at festivals throughout the United States and abroad. The pipe band competed at the 2006 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and won in its division. The group also won at competitions in 2013 at Sarasota, Florida, and St. Louis, Missouri, and it is currently placed at 12th in the world in its division.

Arkansas Sounds is a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies focusing on Arkansas music and musicians both past and present. For more information, call 501-918-3033.


Monday, October 13, 2014

From the photograph collections:

Mike's Cafe, Lake Village, Chicot County, Ark., ca. 1957 
5 1/2 x 3 1/2, black and white postcard


Friday, October 10, 2014

New entries on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Check out what's new on the Encyclopedia of Arkansas:

Capitol-Main Historic District
Clarksville National Guard Armory
Dickey, Jay Woodson, Jr.
Ellison, Clyde (Lynching of)
Hinton, Thomas Melvin
McClain, Doc (Lynching of)
Mountain Pine (Garland County)
Pounds, Winston (Lynching of)
Ragon, Hiram Heartsill
Reid, Charles Chester
Sugar Creek Vista and Buckeye Overlooks
Tackett, Boyd Anderson
Tuggle, Browning (Lynching of)


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