The Arkansas State University-Beebe Lecture-Concert Series, sponsored
by Centennial Bank, has announced several concerts for the 2016-2017 season.
All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Owen Center Auditorium.
Afrique Aya Dance Company will be in concert Thursday, Nov. 10.
Afrique Aya is a group of dancers and drummers dedicated to enjoying and
sharing the music and culture of West Africa. Inspired by rhythms and rituals
from Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Afrique Aya celebrates the synergy of nature,
spirit, movement, and percussion.
The Suzie Glaze New Folk Ensemble will perform Thursday, March 16.
The ensemble includes award winning vocalist Susie Glaze, mandolinist Steve
Rankin, fiddler Mark Indictor and bassist Fred Sanders. The group is a folk
Americana fusion ensemble, presenting gorgeous eclectic blends of mountin folk
and exciting new grassy and Celtic-inspired originals, all with the remarkable
voice of Susie Glaze.
Presidio Brass will bring their talent to the ASU-Beebe stage on
Tuesday, April 18. Since forming in 2006, the group has rocketed to success as
the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. By combining a brass
quintet, piano and percussion instruments with fresh, original arrangements,
their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego,
captivating audiences the world over.
Seating for the concerts is on a first-come basis. The theater
will open 30 minutes prior to curtain call. Tickets will be on sale one hour
before show time at the door.
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors,
students, military and educators.
The Owen Center Auditorium is located at 910 Pecan Street in
Beebe. For more information, contact Nate Pyle, director of Community Relations
at (501) 882-8829, or visit the ASU-Beebe website at www.asub.edu.
State University-Beebe is an operationally separate, two-year institution
of the Arkansas State University System. With campuses located in
Beebe, Heber Springs, Searcy, the Little Rock Air Force Base, and
online, the university offers associate degrees, certificates, and
non-credit training for business and industry. The Beebe campus
also collaborates with Arkansas State, a four-year university in
Jonesboro, to offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees on the Beebe campus. ASU-Beebe
is nationally recognized by the Aspen Institute for student success rates.