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University of Arkansas officials this week unveiled the 2017-18 season lineup for the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the school campus in Fayetteville.
The center kicks off its new season with the choral group the Singing Men of Arkansas on Friday, Sept. 8. Now in their tenth year, the group will perform SING AMERICA!, a musical history of American music that includes barbershop, African-American spirituals and Broadway songs.
Next up is a partnership with the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies on Thursday, Nov. 9, to host Jordan’s “musical ambassadress,” Farah Siraj. The University of Arkansas Children’s Choir will be accompanying Siraj on select pieces.
Other events include concerts by Still on the Hill, The Ozark Highballers and The SteelDrivers, a holiday extravaganza, and a one-man multimedia show celebrating iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie.
The 40,000-square-foot Faulkner Performing Arts Center includes seating for 587 people, and a stage that can accommodate as many as 250 performers. The center is the main performance venue for the university’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community.
Faulkner Performing Arts Center 2017-18 season
Sept. 8 – Singing Men of Arkansas
Nov. 9 – Farah Siraj
Dec. 9 – Holiday Extravaganza – costumes, film screening, live music
Jan. 19 – Still on the Hill and The Ozark Highballers
March 3 – The SteelDrivers
May 5 – Hard Travelin’ with Woody