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"Live at Laman," one of our most popular FREE programs, offers an evening of musical entertainment every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. We've hosted some of the best music groups Arkansas has to offer, and our packed houses are proving that "Live at Laman" is the place to be when it comes to quality entertainment for our patrons. Put the third Thursday of the month on your calendar and join us at the library. Whether it's Bach and Beethoven, the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac, or the best original music you've heard in a long time, we've always got surprises in store!



 Acapella Rising is an all-male barbershop chorus consisting of approximately 30 men. It was chartered in 1955 as a chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. (SPEBSQSA). As such, it is part of the largest non-profit men’s singing group in America with over 34,000 members. It is the only men’s chorus of this type in Little Rock. A history of the Chapter through 1996 may read by clicking here.

Although appearing principally in the greater Little Rock area, the chorus membership is made up of members from as far away as Clarksville, Ark., and has a good representation from the surrounding areas of Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Sherwood, Jacksonville, Maumelle, Russellville, and North Little Rock. Its diversity is one of its strong points with the ages of its members ranging from the 20s through the 80s...with vocations varying from doctors and lawyers to accountants and mechanics...from hospital workers to social workers...from corporate executives to retirees.

The chorus is devoted to singing America’s unique barbershop style of music that originated in the early 1900’s when, for entertainment, men congregated in barbershops or on street corners to sing in close harmony. Its repertoire covers the classic songs of the early 1900’s as well as many modern compositions. From patriotic numbers to religious songs, from love songs to comedic songs, from up tunes to ballads, its repertoire is sure to include something to please any ear.

The chorus performs for many civic and charitable functions throughout the greater Little Rock metropolitan area. Its primary source of financial support is through annual dues, an annual show, singing valentines, and corporate sponsors.

The Chorus rehearses each Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1402 Kiehl Ave, Sherwood, AR 72120 (directions are on our home page).

So if you like to sing and want to be part of an award winning, friendly singing group, call (501) 791-SING (7464) for more information or contact Dick Hanson.


Third Thursday of Each Month

Coming in 2017

January 19 American Lions
February 16 Tyler Sellers
March 16 Dave Sadler
April 20 Chris James
May 18 Kevin Blake Goodwin
June 15 People's Republic of Casio Tones
July 20 Sarah Cecil
August 17 Juke Joint All Stars
September 21 Michael Eubanks
October 19 Chris Long
November 16 Episcopal Collegiate Steelcats
December 21 Acapella Rising



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