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‘Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story’ Headed to Reynolds

By News | March 13, 2020

CONWAY — Considered to be the world’s most successful rock ‘n roll musical “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it heads back to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall Thursday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. “Buddy” tells the story of the musical icon’s meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months, the Texas-born rock ‘n’ roller revolutionized the face of contemporary music and influenced artists and groups from …

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Yamato Drummers to Reynolds

Yamato Drummers to Bring High-Energy Show to Reynolds

By News | March 9, 2020

CONWAY —  The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome Yamato Drummers of Japan and the group’s new show “Passion” on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. Yamato was founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Masa Ogawa and has successfully toured the globe visiting 54 countries while performing to over 8 million people in more than 3,500 shows. Recognized as the trailblazers in the Taiko world, the troupe of dozens of players starts its performance by hitting a Japanese Taiko drum made from a large, 400-year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum, creating a …

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Celtic Angels to Bring Irish Music and Dance to Reynolds Stage

By News | March 6, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome “Celtic Angels Ireland” on Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. The award-winning Celtic Angels celebrate their heritage through rigorously performed Irish dances and traditional Irish music featuring the beautiful voices of Victoria Kenny, Emily Carroll, Tammy Browne, Amy Penston and Ellie Mullane. The performance also includes the stunning dance routines of the Celtic Knight Dancers, two of which are former lead dancers of “Riverdance.” The Trinity Band Ensemble of Dublin will round out the show with flawless interpretations of authentic Irish instrumentals. “This group is phenomenal with their beautiful …

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Cirque Éloize Returns to Reynolds With Contemporary Circus Show

By News | March 1, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome back Cirque Éloize with their latest show “Hotel” on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Set in an art deco lobby, “Hotel” tells the story of a place and the travelers who pass through it — a stopover where lives intersect and collide for a brief time to generate tales and memories. A cast of 12 characters, from a juggling janitor and a tightrope-walking bellhop to a mischievous maid and a devoted handyman with a dog, are the privileged witnesses to the lives of colorful individuals. A pioneer …

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UCA Theatre to Present Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’

By News | February 16, 2020

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Theatre program will perform Sam Shepard’s highly acclaimed play “Fool for Love” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 29 in the Snow Fine Arts Center’s Bridges Larson Theatre on the UCA campus. The drama was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1984 and won an Obie Award. The play is about former lovers who meet each other in a motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie wants May to come back to his trailer on a …

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Celebration of Ray Charles Music

A Celebration of Ray Charles Music Coming to Reynolds

By News | February 15, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome “Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles” Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. A Georgia native and an award-winning musician, the late Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and composer. His soul music combined the styles of blues, gospel, jazz, and country in a way the world had never seen, earning him the nickname of “The Genius.” Among his many accolades, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a Grammy …

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‘An American in Paris’ Coming to UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | January 29, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome the Tony Award-winning love story “An American in Paris” on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, “An American in Paris” is an all-new musical by Big League Productions. The stage performance tells a timeless love story through iconic music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and gravity-defying choreographed dance. “An American in Paris” transports the audience to post-war Paris, where romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Hoping to start a new life, …

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NYE 2020 events Conway

NYE 2020 events in Conway to help you ring in the new year

By Todd E Jones | December 29, 2019

If you are like me, you have spent many a New Year’s Eve on the couch watching TV.  However, if you are looking for something to do NYE 2020 in Conway, we got the list for you hear at Conway Scene. TC’s Grill is hosting a Roaring 20’s party. Event attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite 20s costume. After all, the 20s are returning in just a few short days. The Downtown Loft is holding the New Year Eve Party. This is going to be one of those premium parties with tickets starting at 35. What better …

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