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Cory Jackson and Marybeth Byrd performances are among the Foundation of Arts' activities for November

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Cory Jackson and Marybeth Byrd from NBC's The Voice are performing at the Foundation of Arts First Friday event on Nov. 5 at the Forum Theater in Jonesboro. It's one of many activities the FOA has planned for November 2022.

Special performances from The Voice's Cory Jackson and Marybeth Byrd, a singer-songwriter competition, a competitive community art exhibit that combats food insecurity, and details about the upcoming Christmas Parade are all taking center stage from the Foundation of Arts in November.

Arkansas Root's host Marty Scarbrough speaks to Kristi Pulliam, artistic director, and Lucas Clonts, music programmer, of the FOA for a preview of the activities the organization has in store for November.

The Foundation of Arts is a financial contributor of KASU.

Marty Scarbrough has worked at KASU since 1992, and he serves as program director, overseeing the station’s content. Marty is a graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and he has produced and hosted programs of classical music, jazz, bluegrass, and blues music. He also oversees KASU’s Bluegrass Monday concert series. When not at work, Marty loves spending time with his wife and his three sons, and he enjoys attending concerts of many different styles of music.
A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.