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Friday Is deadline for AETN Young Filmmakers' Scholarship

Friday Is deadline for AETN Young Filmmakers' Scholarship

AETN welcomes entries through Friday (April 8) for Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase.

UAPB professor performs with State Brass Band

UAPB professor performs with State Brass Band

GRAND RAPIDS, Mi.– Dr. Richard Bailey will represent the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) as a member of the Natural State Brass Band (NSBB) at the North American Brass Band Association in on April 9.  Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Sound Recording Technology at UAPB.

Bailey received a Bachelor of Music Degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied trumpet with Bernard Adelstein and James Darling, and a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University at Buffalo. He remains an active composer writing concert music, jazz, and electronic works. In addition to the NSBB, he performs with the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, Pine Bluff Community Band, and the Capitol Brass Quintet.

As part of its mission, the Natural State Brass Band has worked hard in its history to give back to the community.

UAPB wind sympony performs at HBCU Conference

UAPB wind sympony performs at HBCU Conference

ATLANTA, Ga. - The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Wind Symphony will be the featured performance group for the 2011 Historically Black Colleges & Universities National Band Directors Consortium (HBCU-NBDC) in Atlanta March 31- April 1, 2011. 

The purpose of the HBCU-NBDC Consortium is to provide an opportunity for Band Directors and students from predominately black institutions to collaborate and develop strategic plans for success in instrumental music programs. The Annual Convention provides opportunities for individual products to be evaluated through performances. Onsite workshops and clinics will be held to provide excellent educational value for band directors as well students aspiring to become band directors.

Tanaia Esaw: America's Next Top Model?

Tanaia Esaw: America's Next Top Model?

By Dawon Johnson (published in The Vision Magazine Spring Issue)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas has produced two “America’s Next Top Model” winners, and it could be home to a third. Well, if the show is on-air for 10 more years. That’s when Tanaia Esaw, an eight-year-old model from Little Rock, will be eligible for the highly rated reality show.

“I think I’m the best model. When I come out on the stage everybody screams my name,” says Esaw. “I understand when I’m doing good, because people scream out ‘go on girl’ and ‘you better work that stage.’ Modeling makes me feel very happy. It is my life.”

Esaw, a second-grader at Romaine Elementary School, got her start modeling in the summer 2009 at the inaugural Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW). Since her debut, she has appeared in several fashion shows, a commercial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade.

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Oxford American will offer five scholarships (including tuition, room, and board) for Arkansas college students to attend the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers occurring June 21–26, 2011, at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

"These scholarships will allow the most promising young writers at Arkansas colleges to learn from some of the best writers and editors in the nation," said Marc Smirnoff, editor of The Oxford American.  "We are pleased to be able to extend this opportunity to our home-state students."

The scholarships will be awarded to the five best student applications (as judged by the Summit’s Fiction and Creative Nonfiction admission boards) received from two- and four-year Arkansas colleges and universities.

LRFW 2011 seeks best hairstylists in the state

LRFW 2011 seeks best hairstylists in the state

Are you the "baddest" hairstylist in town? Here's your chance to prove it!

Little Rock Fashion Week (LRFW) is accepting applications from hairstylists and hair salons, wanting to showcase their hair designs at Little Rock Fashion Week 2011, scheduled July 11-16.

In its third year, LRFW is recognized as the one fashion experience that pushes the envelope when it comes to models' hair on the runway. A few lucky hairstylists and hair salons will be highlighted at LRFW's Posh Expression and Young & Fabulous fashion shows. Participating hairstylists and salons will compete to win the inaugural LRFW’s “2011 Best Hairstylists" award. The winner receives several prizes and perks for up to one year.

The application can be downloaded at http://www.littlerockfashionweek.com/.

Celebrate Mardi Gras New Orleans-style

Celebrate Mardi Gras New Orleans-style

PINE BLUFF, Ark. –  The Pine Bluff Community Children’s Choir will have its annual Community Mardi Gras Carnival.  This year's event will  be Tuesday, March 8, 5:30  - 8 p.m. in the  parish hall of St. Joseph’s Church at the corner of Sixth Ave.