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Shreve to perform at Ouachita Center

Submitted by UARM

Mena’s own Ben Shreve is returning to Polk County on the campus of UA Rich Mountain. A staple entertainer in Fayetteville, Benjamin Del Shreve will be performing “The Sound of the 60s: The Songs That Defined a Generation,” at the Ouachita Center.

Fueled by classic rock and blues rock from the old days yet with a modern twist, Shreve’s performance will bring new life to classic 1960 tunes. Shreve even performed the “National Anthem” at a Thunder vs. Celtics game. His live shows are said to have ‘endless power and sound.’

Shreve’s live performance is made possible by a grant through the American Library Association’s American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an emergency relief program to assist libraries that have been adversely affected by the pandemic. Director of Library Services Brenda Miner is responsible for writing for the competitive $10,000 grant, which is assisting Johnson Learning Commons at UARM in delivering programs and services related to culture, history, literature, and other humanities subjects.

The event is free and open to the community. It begins at 7:00 pm this Saturday, April 16.

UA Rich Mountain’s mission is to provide transformative education to all learners.

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