Katy Henriksen

KUAF host of "Of Note", Arts Director and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Katy Henriksen is a Fayetteville native who grew up in a musical household. She began violin lessons at age six and later added voice, viola and piano to her musical studies. She was briefly a music major at the University of Arkansas before switching over to print journalism (B.A. '00, M.A. '03) and she's been covering arts and culture ever since, both here in Northwest Arkansas and in New York City, where she lived from 2004 to 2008. 

She's covered arts and culture for the Brooklyn Rail, New Pages, Oxford American, Paste, the Poetry Project Newsletter, Publishers Weekly, Venus Zine, Wondering Sound and others. You may have seen her documentary Rare Edition, about the Dickson Street Bookshop, on AETN. Her favorite violin concerto is Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor. In addition to joining KUAF as the classical music and arts producer, she's the music editor for The Rumpus, an online cultural magazine based in San Francisco.

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John Jeter, Music Director of the Fort Smith Symphony for twenty years, explains the Kool Kats to us.

Katy Henriksen gives us a preview of next week's Mozart in the Museum collaboration between KUAF, Artosphere from Walton Arts Center and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

"Satori (Awakening)" is a meditative violin concerto named after the Zen Buddhist tradition of "seeing into one's true nature." Penned by University of Arkansas Music Professor Robert Mueller for his violinist daughter Tara Mueller, the work receives a world premiere performance in collaboration with the University Symphony Orchestra in concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the

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Ally Bortolazzo and Elizabeth Folk

Now in its second year, the Inverse Performance Art Festival kicks off today running through Saturday, April 1. The festival spans venues from Bentonville to Fayetteville, and even California. Fearbook Live, the creation of Santa Barbara-based artists Elizabeth Folk and Ally Bortolazzo, utilizes Facebook Live for a process-centered piece that will be screened live at Foxhole Public House in Bentonville as part of this year's diverse array of more than 20 performances.