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Important Arkansan: Pharoah Sanders

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Born in Little Rock in 1940, Grammy award-winning Ferrell “Pharoah” Sanders, noted jazz saxophonist, is recognized as a pioneer of the “free jazz” movement. Collaborations with artists such as Sun Ra and John Coltrane remain his most noted work, but his solo efforts stretch over four deca... Read More

Almeda Riddle and Alan Lomax

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Folklorist Alan Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. He and his father John spent time in Arkansas collecting old stories and songs. Recently thousands of the songs and interviews Lomax recorded were made available fo... Read More

Museum to Present Free Music Performances, extend hours once a month

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Old State House Museum announced today its schedule for Second Friday Art Night at the Museum. The Museum will present musical performances and extend its hours on the second Friday of each month. The Old State House Museum will remain open until 8:00 each night so that guests can enjoy ... Read More

Museum Sets Plans to Mark Black History Month 2015

Department of Arkansas Heritage - Monday, January 26, 2015

Little Rock, AR (Jan. 26, 2015) --- February at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will feature numerous activities to celebrate Black History month. All events are free and open to the public. The schedule of activities includes: It’s in the Bag: Lunch ‘n Learn – Tues., Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.... Read More