KUAF Music and Culture

Fayetteville's massive Bikes, Blues & BBQ festival, now in its 18th year, keeps getting bigger, which means more than a few growing pains. In the current divisive political climate, some Fayetteville residents are concerned about the proliferation of racist or sexist merchandise at the festival. 

As far as original TV shows go, Twin Peaks remains unmatched. The surreal, dreamy noir resonated with audiences so much that 25 years after its two season run on ABC the series returned earlier this year with 18, hour-long episodes on Showtime.

Ahead of his recital at the University of Arkansas's Faulkner Performing Arts Center on September 21st, percussionist and Fayetteville native Aaron Ragsdale stopped by KUAF to discuss the diverse history of the percussive medium and his collaborations with fellow music professor and saxophonist Nathan Jorgensen.

What does the era of social media, where the selfie has entered the lexicon as an endlessly reproducible format, mean for the figure in art? That's a central question explored in  "A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000," a showcase of diverse and divergent ways the art world is interfacing with an image saturated culture. 

Internationally acclaimed Irish pianist Michael McHale brings classical favorites to Fayetteville this Friday.

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