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Former Tuberculosis Site Has New Life

Nov 19, 2012
Christina Karnatz

Patients at the Booneville Human Development Center have an important job to do. They make rugs as part of the center's Rugs Project, which brought in more than $8,000 through craft fair sales just last month.

In Madison County there’s a place called “Negro Mountain.” No blacks live there now, but it was, in the 1860s, settled by Ozark African Americans. All of them and their descendants are gone now—except for one individual. We take you to meet the last living African American resident of Madison County

UA music professor Jim Greeson recently released a documentary on Arkansas-born avant garde classical composer Conlon Nancarrow. Greeson discusses Nancarrow's influences, including Henry Cowell, J.S. Bach, and Stravinsky with host Katy Henriksen. They also discuss the philosophy of rhythm as harmony and the importance of counterpoint to Cowell's player piano compositions. For more of the discussion between Greeson and Henriksen, visit this "Ozarks at Large" archive.

The Fort Smith Symphony begins its new season with a performance of Gustav Holst's "The Planets." Of Note's Katy Henriksen discusses the program with Fort Smith Symphony music director John Jeter.

The String Coalition, a strings education cooperative from the Arkansas Philharmonic and the University of Arkansas Community School, added new faculty, including bassist Michael Montgomery. Montgomery along with instructor Holly Smardo discuss the coalition and the importance of music education with host Katy Henriksen.

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