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Greater Little Rock

MUSIC

MARCH 17: Kid Rock. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $33.25 plus service charges. 975-7575, www.ticketmaster.com, or arena box office (975-9000).

MARCH 18: R. Kelly. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $35 through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-7575).

MARCH 21: Nine Inch Nails with Saul Williams. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $36.75 through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-9000).

MARCH 23: Asmira Woodward-Page, violin. Presented by Chamber Music Society of Little Rock. 7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi, $15. 296-1254 or 664-5823.

MARCH 24: Rascal Flatts with Blake Shelton and Keith Anderson. 8 p.m., Alltel Arena. $45.75, $25 through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-7575).

MARCH 24: “Sondheim at 75.” Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. 821-7275 ext. 232 or www.wildwoodpark.org.

APRIL 6: Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Finalist Chu-Fang Huang. UALR’s Artspree series. 8 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building. $20 main floor, $17 balcony; UALR students free, others $10. 569-3288.

APRIL 9: “Trinity Presents ...” Five Guys Named Moe. Jazz and pop group. 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi. Free.

APRIL 14: “Jammin’ at Le Boeuf.” 8 p.m., Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. Ticket packages and season passes $75-$360. 821-7275 or www.wildwoodpark.org.

APRIL 15: Mozart’s “Requiem.” UALR Concert Choir and Community Chorus with Parkview Arts and Science Magnet Choir and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra members. 8 p.m., University Theatre, Performing Arts Center, UALR. $10. 569-3294.

APRIL 15: Chris Denny, UUCLR Coffee House. 7:30 p.m., Thomson Hall, United Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road. $5 advance, $10 at the door. 225-2891 or 228-9999.

APRIL 17-19: “Blast!” Presented by Celebrity Attractions. 7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $17-$52. 244-8800.

APRIL 20: “Celtic Woman.” Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Orlagh Fallon and Máiréad Nesbitt perform Irish songs. 7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $100, through AETN. 800-662-2386.

APRIL 20: Little Rock Wind Symphony Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church. Free. 666-0777.

APRIL 23-24: River City Men’s Chorus, “Just for the Fun of It.” 3 p.m. Sun., 7 p.m. Mon., Trinity United Methodist Church. Free.

MAY 1: “Mariposa and Friends.” Chamber Music Recital with Linda Holzer, Sandra McDonald and guests. 8 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR. Free. 569-3294.

MAY 5: “An Evening with Bucky Pizzarelli.” 8 p.m., Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. Call for price, 821-7275 or www.wildwoodpark.org.

MAY 6: Passion of the Christ Symphony. 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $40-$75 through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-9000).

MAY 18: 4HIM. 7:30 p.m., Park Hill Baptist Church. $15 in advance, $18 day of show, $25 artists circle tickets. 800-965-9324.

MAY 19: “An American in Paris.” 8 p.m., Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. Call for price. 821-7275 or www.wildwoodpark.org.

MAY 20: Suzanne Michell and Uncle Fred Wilson, UUCLR Coffee House. 7:30 p.m., Thomson Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road. $5 advance and $10 at the door. 225-2891 or 228-9999.

JUNE 4: John Hancock Champions on Ice Tour. 3 p.m., Alltel Arena. Call for ticket prices. 975-9000.

JUNE 11: Little Rock Wind Symphony Stars and Stripes Concert. 7 p.m., MacArthur Park. Free. 666-0777.

DANCE

APRIL 22: “Ha’Shoa.” Missouri State University dance troupe program on the Holocaust. 8 p.m., University Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, UALR. Performance to be followed by panel discussion, “Imagining the Unthinkable: Testimony and the Aesthetic Memory.” Free, seating limited. 569-3456.

EVENTS

MARCH 22-23: Cirque du Soleil “Delirium.” 8 p.m. Wed.-Thu., Alltel Arena. $67.75, $82.75, $97.75 plus service charges through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-9000).

APRIL 19-23: Disney Presents Pixar’s “The Incredibles” on Ice. 7 p.m. Wed.-Sat., also 10:30 a.m. Fri., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun., Alltel Arena, NLR. $16.75, $21.75, $30.75 (VIP) and $36.75 (rinkside) through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-9000). Opening night tickets available starting at $11.75.

APRIL 20-23: Arkansas Literary Festival. Radio’s “The Book Guys,” readings, talks by authors, “Poetry Out Loud” contest, Pub or Perish poetry event, book fair, etc. River Market district and other venues. www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org.

MAY 26-28: Riverfest. A family festival with more than 100 acts on three main music stages and three smaller stages, arts and crafts, fireworks on Sun. Acts announced include Kool and the Gang, Dwight Yoakam, Neville Brothers, Doobie Brothers, Pat Green. 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. $7.50 for three-day pass in advance, $15 at the gate. 255-3378.

THEATER

MARCH 21-APRIL 23: “Radio Gals.” Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, Asher and University Aves. Call for times and prices. 562-3131.

MARCH 24-25, 31, APRIL 1, 7-8: “Undraped.” 8 p.m., Weekend Theater, Seventh and Chester Sts. $14 adults, $10 students and seniors. 374-3761.

MARCH 28-29: Tyler Perry’s “Madea Goes to Jail.” 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $42.50 through Ticketmaster or the arena box office.

MARCH 31-APRIL 2, APRIL 7-9, 14-16: “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” AAAC Children’s Theatre. 7 p.m. Fri., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sat., and 2 p.m. Sun. $14 adults, $11 children, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 372-4000.

APRIL 14-30: “The Retreat from Moscow.” 7 p.m. Wed.; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $20-$30. 378-0405 or 866-684-3737.

APRIL 14-16, 21-23: “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Community Theatre of Little Rock. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Woolly Auditorium, Arkansas School for the Blind. 663-9494.

APRIL 21-MAY 7: “Intimate Apparel.” 7 p.m. Wed.; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $20-$30. 378-0405 or 866-684-3737.

APRIL 25-30: “The Chekhov Project.” 8 p.m. Tue.-Sat, 2:30 p.m. Fri. and Sun., Haislip Arena Theatre, UALR. $7 general, $5 students and seniors. 569-3456.

APRIL 25-MAY 27: “Out of Order.” Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, Asher and University Aves. Call for times and prices. 562-3131.

MAY 5-7, 12-14, 19-21: “The Frog Prince.” AAC Children’s Theatre. 7 p.m. Fri., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sat., and 2 p.m. Sun. $14 adults, $11 children, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 372-4000 or www.arkarts.com.

MAY 19-21, 26-28, JUNE 2-4: “Passion, the Musical.” 8 p.m., Weekend Theater. $18 adults, $14 students and seniors. 374-3761.

MAY 30-JUNE 25, 2006: “I Take This Man.” Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, Asher and University Aves. Call for times and prices. 562-3131.

JUNE 2-25: “A Chorus Line.” 7 p.m. Wed.; 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. $20-$35. 378-0405 or 866-684-3737.

JUNE 16: “Carmen.” 8 p.m., Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. Season tickets $75-$360. 821-7275 ext. 232 or visit www.wildwoodpark.org.

ARKADELPHIA

MUSIC

MARCH 31: Ouachita Sounds. 7:30 p.m. Jones Performing Arts Center, OBU. Call for price. 870-245-5129.

APRIL 3: Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m., Jones Performing Arts Center, OBU. Call for prices. 870-245-5129.

APRIL 4: Jazz Band. 7:30 p.m., Jones Performing Arts Center, OBU. 870-245-5129.

APRIL 4: HSU Opera Workshop. “An Evening with Mozart.” 7:30 p.m., Russell Fine Arts Harwood Recital Hall. Free. 870-230-5036.

APRIL 28: NuFusion. Free outdoor concert. HSU quad. 8 p.m. 870-230-5036.

DANCE

MAY 1-2: HSU Dance Company. 7:30 p.m., Arkansas Hall Auditorium, 1118 Henderson St. $6. 870-230-5168 or 870-230-5291.

EVENT

APRIL 20, 23, 27: “Cowboy Astronomer.” 7 p.m. April 20, 27; 2 p.m. April 23, Henderson State Planetarium, 514 N. 12th St. Narrated by cowboy poet and humorist Baxter Black. $2 admission per person, no late entries are allowed. 870-230-5162 or 870-230-5006.

THEATER

APRIL 27-30: “The Sound of Music.” Jones Performing Arts Center, OBU. 7:30 p.m. Thu-Sat.; 2:30 p.m. Sun. Call for prices. 870-245-5129.

BATESVILLE

MUSIC

MARCH 25: Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds). Part of the Ozark Foothills Filmfest. 7 p.m., Independence Hall, UA Community College. $10, $8 seniors 55 and older, $6 students. 870-251-1189.

BEEBE

MUSIC

APRIL 3: The Drifters. 7:30 p.m., Owen Center Theatre, ASU-Beebe. $10. 501-882-8351.

THEATER

APRIL 14-16: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Presented by ASU-Beebe. Owen Center Theatre. Time and price TBA. 501-882-8325.

CONWAY

MUSIC

APRIL 13: UCA Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall. 866-810-0012 or 501-450-3265.

APRIL 18: Conway Symphony Orchestra, “A Celebration of Spring.” Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Dvorak’s “Eighth Symphony.” 6:45 p.m. pre-concert discussion with conductor Israel Getzov, 7:30 p.m. concert, Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA. $15 adults, $5 children ages 12 and under. 866-810-0012 or 501-450-3265.

APRIL 19: UCA Symphonic and Concert Bands. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall. 866-810-0012 or 501-450-3265.

DANCE

MARCH 27: Urban Bush Women. Brooklyn-based dance, music and narrative ensemble. 7:30 p.m., Staples Auditorium, Hendrix College. Free, seating first-come, first-served. 501-450-4545.

APRIL 27: Russian National Ballet. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall. $28-$35. 866-810-0012 or 501-450-3265.

EVENT

MAY 5-7: 25th Toad Suck Days. Music, including name headliners, arts and crafts, sports, family fun. 5 p.m. Fri., noon Sat.-Sun. More information will be announced next month by Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. 501-327-7788

THEATER

MARCH 29-31, APRIL 1: “Die Fledermaus.” UCA Opera Theatre Workshop Presentation. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall. 866-810-0012 or 501-450-3265.

APRIL 13-15: “Three Penny Opera.” Presented by UCA Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall. $8. 866-810-0012.

APRIL 19-22: “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” by Stephen Adly Guirgis. 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat, 2 p.m. Sat. matinee, Cabe Theatre, Hendrix College. Free. 501-450-1343.

EL DORADO

MUSIC

APRIL 23: South Arkansas Symphony Concert featuring Randal Rushing and Suzanne Banister, opera. 3 p.m., El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. $15 adults, $10 seniors, children K-12 admitted free with paying adult. 870-862-0521.

EUREKA SPRINGS

MUSIC

MAY 13: Saffire: Uppity Blues Women. 7 p.m., The Auditorium. $25 in advance, $32 at door. www.PaperMoonAttractions.com or 479-363-0363.

COMEDY

APRIL 8: Gay-Co. Comedy troupe born from Chicago’s The Second City. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., The Auditorium. Limited seating, recommended for ages 16 and up. Purchase tickets online at www.diversitypride.com.

EVENTS

APRIL 6-8: Diversity Weekend. GBLT festival, concerts and other events. www.eurekapride.com.

APRIL 28-30: 4th Annual Clogging in the Natural State. Workshops, demonstrations and performances. Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Call Kathey Wilson, 870-243-8113.

APRIL 30-MAY 30: May Festival of the Arts. Gallery walks, concerts, dance, artist receptions, parade, contests, workshops and demonstrations; events scheduled every day in May. Geared to all ages. 479-253-0505.

THEATER

JUNE 23-JULY 21: Opera in the Ozarks. Presenting “La Traviata” (June 23, June 28, July 1, July 6, July 14, July 17, July 21), “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” June 24, 29, July 2, 5, 11, 15, 19), and “Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica” (June 27, 30, July 3, 7, 9, 13, 20). Inspiration Point (7 miles west of town), 16311 Highway 62 West. $12 general seating, $17 first four rows. 479-253-8595 or www.estc.net/opera.

FAYETTEVILLE

MUSIC

APRIL 20: Los Folkloristas. Traditional Mexican and Latin music on guitars, violins and unusual instruments. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $8, $12, $16. 479-443-5600.

DANCE

MARCH 25: Dance Coalition Annual Spring Concert. Ballet, jazz and lyrical, musical theater and modern dance choreographed by local dancers. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $13 adults, $7 children ages 12 and under. 479-422-6132 or www.dancecoalition.org.

APRIL 7-8: Ballet Hispanico. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $18, $22, $26. 479-443-5600.

THEATER

MAY 16-21: “The Will Rogers Follies.” 7 p.m., Tue.-Thu., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun. $38, $42, $46. 479-443-5600.

APRIL 27-30: “Into the Woods.” By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. University Theatre, UA-Fayetteville. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Baum-Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. $14 adults, $12 faculty, staff, seniors, $5 non-UA students Fri.-Sat., $3 UA students Fri.-Sat., free for UA students Wed.-Thu. and Sun. 479-443-5600.

HELENA

MUSIC

MARCH 31: Tin Roof Tango. Presented by Warfield Concerts. 7:30 p.m., Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College/University of Arkansas in Helena. Free.

THEATER

APRIL 6: “Little Red Riding Hood.” Presented by Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College/University of Arkansas in Helena. Free.

HOT SPRINGS

MUSIC

April 13: Lynyrd Skynyrd. Part of weeklong 2006 SpringFest. 7:30 p.m., Summit Arena. $35 and $30 through all Ticketmaster locations, www.ticketmaster.com, 501-321-1919.

THEATER

MAY 4-7. 11-14: “Chapter Two” by Neil Simon. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Hot Springs Pocket Theatre, 170 Ravine. $13 adults, $5 students.

JONESBORO

MUSIC

APRIL 3: Ashlee Simpson. 7:30 p.m., ASU Convocation Center. $35 for floor seats; $25 for lower and upper level, plus applicable service charges. 870-972-2781.

APRIL 29: Delta Symphony Orchestra Spring Pops Concert. Featuring George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center, Arkansas State University. 870-972-ASU1 or visit www.deltasymphony.org.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

MUSIC

MARCH 31-APRIL 1: Spring Gospel Jubilee. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center. $10 Fri., $15 Sat. for Karen Peck and New River. 870-269-3851.

APRIL 15: Peter Yarrow with Bethany and Rufus. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center. $20. 870-269-3851.

MAY 5: Santiago Jimenz Jr. with Traditional Music of Mexico. Celebrity Concert Series, in conjunction with Cinco de Mayo Celebration. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center. $15. 870-269-3851.

MAY 27: Jerry Douglas, Celebrity Concert Series. Part of the Resophonic Guitar Weekend. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center. $20. 870-269-3851.

EVENTS

APRIL 14-16: Arkansas Folk Festival. Events downtown and concerts and craft festival Fri.-Sat. at Ozark Folk Center. 870-269-3851.

PINE BLUFF

THEATER

APRIL 13-16, 21-23: “Johnny MoonBeam and the Silver Arrow.” 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Arts and Science Center of Southeast Arkansas. All seats $15 opening night, $11 other nights, $1 discount for center members. 870-536-3375.

ROGERS

THEATER

APRIL 14-15, 20-22, 27-30: “A Few Good Men.” 8 p.m.; also 2 p.m. Sun., Rogers Little Theater. $15-$35, $7.50 for children 5 and older. 479-631-8988.

SPRINGDALE

MUSIC

APRIL 30: ACO Choral Springs Concert. 3 p.m., Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St. $3-$6 members, $4-$7 nonmembers. 479-751-5441.

MAY 6: Betty Turner, “Sitting on the Flat Side of Dime, Swinging My Legs.” 3 p.m., Arts Center of the Ozarks. $7-$12, $8-$15. 479-751-5441.

MAY 13: Mosaic. Latin jazz trio. 8 p.m., Arts Center of the Ozarks. $7-$12 members, $8-$15 nonmembers. 479-751-5441.

THEATER

APRIL 7-9, 14-15: “The Merchant of Venice.” 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Arts Center of the Ozarks. 8-$15 members, $9-$18 nonmembers. 479-751-5441.

TEXARKANA

EVENT

APRIL 28-20: Jump! Jive! and Jamfest. Marcia Ball, Ruthie Foster, Light Crust Doughboys and other major acts, three stages of regional and local bands, art, family events. Celebration Square, 3rd and 4th Sts. at Texas Boulevard and Main Street. Call or check website for times. $6 adults (ages 13 and up), $4 ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under, $20 for family of four. Sat.-Sun. daytime; $18 adults, $10 youths age 4-12, Sat. night. $25 pass includes day acts and Sat. headliner. 903-792-4992 or www.jumpjivejamfest.org.


























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