‘ELVIS LIVES’ coming to UCA on Jan. 28

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Elvis Lives!, a musical journey through the life of rock n’ roll’s greatest performer, will be at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Jan. 28 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. “Elvis lovers will not be disappointed with this dynamic show that celebrates the life of the beloved ent … [Read more...]

Students win Biotest campaign

By Sarah Kinder University Relations and Creative Services Office University of Central Arkansas students won a competition to develop a new marketing campaign for Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Jessica Casey (Lamar, Arkansas), Mya Hyman (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Noelle Smith (Little Rock, Arkansas) from the team “Check Your Vitals” won the competition by developing a plan to help Bi … [Read more...]

UCA receives $250,000 gift in support of the arts

The University of Central Arkansas received a $250,000 gift that moves the university closer to becoming an All-Steinway campus. Joe Whisenhunt Sr., Joe Whisenhunt Jr., Kari Whisenhunt and the entire Whisenhunt family dedicated the gift in memory of Margaret Whisenhunt, who helped establish the Friends of Music, an organization that works to enhance the student experience in the Department of M … [Read more...]

Clarinetist David Shifrin to visit Jan. 19

David Shifrin, a clarinetist who has appeared with the Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras, will be at the University of Central Arkansas as Artist in Residence on Tuesday, Jan. 19. His recital, free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Shifrin has also appeared with American symphonies in Dallas, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, Detroit and … [Read more...]

Monterey Jazz Festival to visit UCA on Jan. 22

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Jan. 22, for a 7:30 p.m. performance. The performance is part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s fourth North American Tour, featuring critically-acclaimed GRAMMY®-winning jazz artis … [Read more...]

Hit musical Mamma Mia! to visit UCA for two shows

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for two performances in February. The original date — Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. — sold out quickly, so UCA Public Appearances has scheduled a second show for Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

McNally to be featured in opera and social justice conversation

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Terrence McNally, the Tony- and Emmy-winning playwright, will wind up his residency with the University of Central Arkansas’s College of Fine Arts and Communication on Dec. 4 with a conversation about the power of opera to tell important stories. “Contemporary Opera and Social Justice: An Interview with Terrence McNally,” will be an … [Read more...]

UCA Chamber singers set Dec. 2 performance

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office  CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Chamber Singers will perform Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. concert, free and open to the public, will highlight the Christmas spirit by featuring a variety of carols. “People should come hear this concert if they would like to enj … [Read more...]

Voices of Central Arkansas to be in concert Dec. 8

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Voices of Central Arkansas will perform a Christmas concert, “Sing Alleluia!” on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Ida Waldran Auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas campus. “This concert will get the audience in the Christmas spirit with a combination of traditional carols along with new holiday offerings,” said … [Read more...]

UCA Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band to perform Dec. 1

By Elizabeth Sandoval College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will host a joint performance at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The performance is free and open to the public. The Wind Ensemble will be conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Ricky B … [Read more...]