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Instrumental music faculty expands to meet growth

JONESBORO — When the Sound of the Natural State Marching Band takes the field at Centennial Bank Stadium the first Friday in September, Dr. Polly Middleton will proudly watch the A-State students . . . more »

Simpson stepping down from A-State arts

JONESBORO — Bob Simpson, a fixture on the arts scene at Arkansas State for the past 34 years, has elected to step down from full-time duties and retire from the university.
Simpson, a faculty . . . more »

Sun to offer free portraits to cancer survivors

JONESBORO — Cancer survivors in Northeast Arkansas are invited to have their portraits made by a Sunphotographer at no cost.
The portraits will be taken from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14 at . . . more »

Gold Heart to perform Monday

PARAGOULD — Gold Heart will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at The Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., as part of KASU's Bluegrass Monday concert series.
KASU will collect money to pay the group. The . . . more »

Social calendar

Today
Games Club (Bridge), 9 a.m. to noon, Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center.
Handquilters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nettleton United Methodist Church.
Jonesboro Transplants Garden Club, 11 . . . more »

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Library to celebrate Elvis Week

JONESBORO — Things are about to get "all shook up" at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave. . . . more »

Back-to-school bash set Saturday

JONESBORO — A back-to-school bash featuring Cory Jackson and Michael Gardner will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Brickhouse, 218 S. Main St. . . . more »

Garland to perform in Wilson

WILSON — Singer-songwriter Grant Garland will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Grange in Wilson Gardens, 15 S. Jefferson St. . . . more »

SRAG to present annual show

HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild will present its ninth annual Fine Art Show on Sept. 2-11 at the Spring River Art Gallery, 300 Main St. . . . more »

NEAVAL to host acrylic workshop

JONESBORO — The Northeast Arkansas Visual Arts League will host an acrylics workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Harlin Henry Senior Citizens Center, 1210 S. Church St. . . . more »

NEAVAL works on display at library

JONESBORO — "Arts of August: Abstracts, Still Lifes, Landscapes and More" will continue through Aug. 31 at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 W. Oak Ave. . . . more »

WBC seniors make final theater appearance in spring drama

WALNUT RIDGE — The Williams Baptist College Theatre Program will close its season with "The Boys Next Door" on Thursday and Friday in the Old Chapel.
Melinda Williams, head of the WBC Theatre . . . more »