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Moving forward during extraordinary times

By Todd E Jones | March 21, 2020

I have been quiet for over a week about the pandemic and how it affects Conway Scene. I decided its time to talk about it. Starting now, we are suspending the Events Guide we put out each week. To start with, the Event’s Guide is very labor-intensive. Add to that the fact that, basically, events have been canceled or suspended. I have been thinking about ways Conway Scene can help the Conway area community during this time. I have some skills I can put to use. During this time, metrics like pageviews and email signups don’t seem overly important. Here …

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This Week of Monday, March 15, 2020

This week in Conway – Week of Monday, March 15, 2020

By Todd E Jones | March 15, 2020

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, several events have been canceled for the foreseeable future. Additionally, schools have been dismissed. We are going to take a quick look at the events scheduled for this week in Conway. Several have been canceled. As of now, the Cruisin Friday night at Hendrix is still scheduled. I checked with the host who said that they would be making a decision on Monday. The Youth Maker Monday hosted by Conductor has been canceled. Conductor is working on options, but due to UCA being shut down, they have announced that they “will cancel …

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UCA News

‘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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Toad Suck Creative hosts Project Conway

Toad Suck Creative hosts Project Conway

By Guest Author | March 12, 2020

Toad Suck Creative is a brand new initiative, born right here in my hometown. It is meant to be a sort of conduit for local artists, giving them a chance to showcase their work, as well as helping the community build a much-needed nightlife. Project ConwayProject Conway fashion show takes place February 27 was their first event. The show took place at The Brick Room, a downtown venue which turned out to be the perfect space. A big, open room with a high ceiling and exposed brick walls, it was an ideally neutral backdrop to the haute couture happening within.  …

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This Week of Monday, March 9, 2020

This week in Conway – Week of Monday, March 9, 2020

By Todd E Jones | March 9, 2020

This week in Conway, we have several events on tap. Starting today, the Youth Maker Monday hosted by Conductor will take a look at TinkerCAD & 3D Printing. Conductor will also be hosting Startup Stories Wednesday at 11:30 am. Tacos 4 Life will host its annual Mobile Pack at the Conway Expo starting on Thursday. There will be a Raspberry Pi competition at the UCA Makerspace on Saturday and a new Cubs on the Kitchen at UCA Downtown. The menu for the Cubs in the Kitchen is Scratch Made Pasta! This Week Here are the events for the week of …

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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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UCA News

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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UCA to Host 30th Annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium

By News | March 5, 2020

By: Isabella Ragni, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host the 30th annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, in McCastlain Hall, room 143. “The art department is so pleased to host this milestone event celebrating 30 years of art history at UCA,” said Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and co-founder of the symposium. Established in 1991 by Seymour and Floyd Martin at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Arkansas College Art History Symposium seeks …

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