Editorial Staff

Inspirational Chorale

Last week the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio captured the spirit when approximately 30 singers from the University of Arkansas's Inspirational Chorale performed in our bedroom-sized studio ahead of a very special 40th anniversary celebration.

The full gospel gospel choir--accompanied by bass, electric guitar, keyboard, drum kit and one member on our Steinway piano--filled what little space was left with their powerful, haunting harmonies.

The Arts Center of the Ozarks in downtown Springdale has been a staple of the community for the last 50 years. The community organization provides arts classes for all ages, hosts theatrical performances and houses a gallery for local artists. 

This Saturday the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) begins its 2017-18 season with a performance of Tchaikovsky's fifth, Haydn's trumpet concerto and an original piece from Music Director Paul Haas.  

Principal Bassoonist, Lia Uribe, sits down with Of Note's Katy Henriksen for a preview. She talks six years of performing with SoNA, the intimacy of reed-making and deciphering the two composers' distinct sounds.

The fifth annual Kessler Trail Run is set for this Saturday at 9 am. The run is sponsored by the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association and helps raise money for the Kessler Mountain Reserve- a 386-acre public nature site- which the City of Fayetteville purchased in 2014. 

Sim Barrow and Dana Smith from the Kessler Trail Run planning committee talk to Pete Hartman about changes to this year's course and what runners can expect. 

Artist Andrew Bell from Compassion Fayetteville discusses his art exhibition, "A Voyage in Visual Metaphors: From NYC to NWA," in honor of domestic violence awareness month. The exhibition is on display through October 27 at various locations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit organizations serving children and families.