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One of the most anticipated new arts venues in Central Arkansas is finally scheduled to come online for public performances beginning March 30, when the Windsong Performing Arts Center plays host to an Arkansas Chamber Singers Concert.

The 7:30 p.m. show, featuring music associated with Shakespearean poetry, is the first of two Chamber Singers shows that weekend; the ACS will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Clinton Presidential Center.

Beyond this show, however, the Windsong schedule is still up in the air.

“We’re going to have one major concert a month and some smaller ones in between,” says owner Becky Witkowski. “I can’t tell you who the will be because we’re getting everything booked with just getting opened.” Within two weeks, however, plans will be announced for the Little Rock Stars competition, an “American Idol” style talent show for youngsters to be held at Windsong.

The facility held a private event March 2 in its 314-seat concert hall featuring jazz great Herbie Hancock. “We found the acoustics to be better than even we expected that night,” Witkowski said.

Along with the concert hall, the facility features three smaller rooms that can be used for receptions, performances, corporate events and meetings, as well as a recording studio. “You can actually record in the studio or in the [concert] hall. There are almost none around the country like this where you can do both in the same facility,” Witkowski said.

The time taking in constructing the venue has proved worth it, Witkoswki said. “It’s been done very elegantly, the acoustics were meticulously done,” she said. “The whole place took a tremendous amount of work to get it right.”

To join a blast e-mail list from Windsong, visit the website at www.windsongcenter.com. Event tickets will also be sold on the website.

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