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Playing In The Silence

Shadow Ensemble scores red carpet party

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From humble beginnings in 2015 in Ryan Cockerham’s classroom at NWACC, the Shadow Ensemble — made up of musicians from many backgrounds using instruments from world music and days gone by — has grown to a schedule this fall that takes performers from Houston to San Antonio to Little Rock to Tulsa.

Ryan Cockerham thinks films are fine things. But that's not where his passion lies. He scores silent films with a live band -- which he calls the Shadow Ensemble -- to enjoy the juxtaposition of music, musicians and the movies.

FAQ

Red Carpet/Silver Screen

Opening Night Party

WHEN — 7 p.m. Thursday

WHERE — UARK Bowl on Dickson Street in Fayetteville

COST — Free

INFO — fayettevillefilmfest.org

BONUS — The event includes food from Blackboard Eatery and craft beers from Fossil Cove, Apple Blossom, Core and Lost 40 Brewery ($12 for an armband).

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