Sumner Coy

Ozark folklorist Willi Carlisle and Artist's Laboratory  Theatre director/producer Joseph Fletcher explore the unsung past of folk in a vaudeville-cabaret-operetta, There Ain't No More: Death of a Folksinger.

This one-man show, starring Carlisle, centers around what he describes as "a very white, very male folksinger trying to navigate--politically and personally--the fraught territories of a life in folk song."

Saverio Truglia

Third Coast Percussion's expansive take on Steve Reich earned them a Grammy this year, and the group has forged a reputation for opening up to the audience in novel ways--such as the use of smartphone apps to offer intimate participation and awareness of the process.

"I think most people are curious, creative people, and if you appeal to people's curious nature, that's a point of connection," explains Third Coast member Sean Connors to Of Note's Katy Henriksen.

The Fort Smith Symphony has two concerts left in the 2016-2017 season.

Library of Congress

In this episode, we immerse ourselves in the element of water, tour the dreams of the creative mind, and hear the planets by piano.

Moving through the cosmos to the sounds of Gustav Holst's "The Planets," as played by Len Vorster and Robert Chamberlain on two pianos, we fall back to Earth to explore an imagination unfettered by wakefulness in Jennifer Higdon's composition "Scenes from the Poet's Dreams."

The words orchestra and overture conjure sounds and images of grandeur and bombast, but what if the accumulated skill of an orchestra could be used for just the opposite: intimacy and contemplation?

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