The show is going on this December.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, artistic and cultural programming has taken a hit worldwide, including in Arkansas. The events that brought joy and excitement to our lives have been canceled or postponed in order to prevent further viral spread. But now, UA Pulaski Tech is offering a new series of programming to whet your appetites.
This December, UA Pulaski Tech will launch its virtual programming at the CHARTS stage. All of the performances will be broadcast on YouTube, and they will all be free and will not require registration.
“CHARTS was made to showcase quality arts programming, and with COVID-19 forcing us to postpone our regular season to late 2021, we believe the show must go on,” Shannon Boshears, vice chancellor for institutional advancement at the college said in a statement. “We plan to make this an ongoing series to highlight the talents of our finest local artists.”
Four performances have been announced so far. The first show will take place on Thursday, Dec. 10 and will feature the Ted Ludwig Trio. Ludwig is a noted jazz guitarist hailing from New Orleans.
Dazz and Brie will dazzle you on Thursday, Dec. 17 for the second show. This Arkansas rock n’ soul duo has been racking up the accolades in recent years, but they are local favorites. Make sure to catch their virtual performance.
Ballet Arkansas will present some Christmas magic with excerpts from their annual performance of The Nutcracker. You can see some of your favorite parts from this holiday classic right in the comfort of your own home.
You might not be able to go to Broadway now, so Drew Jansen and Jimmy Martin will be bringing a taste of it to the CHARTS stage. Jansen is a vocalist, while Martin is tickling the ivory keys, delivering stunning versions of Broadway and pop standards.
All of the shows will be broadcast at 6 p.m. on the days scheduled.