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Saturday, June 3, 2006

Saturday Gettin' Out: WM3 Observance, and more

Posted on Sat, Jun 3, 2006 at 11:20 AM

I’m recovering from attending the opening night of “A Chorus Line” at the Rep…a review will be printed in this week’s issue by Joy Ritchey. I will say that there was champagne there. Wasn’t it Fozzy the bear that said if you mix enough sugar with champagne, the stuff tastes just like Ginger Ale?
I’ve been singing “I Hope I Get It” all day. I’m not allowed back into my house until I stop, so here’s a little blog about what’s going on today.

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the arrest of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelly, Jr., known as the West Memphis Three. There are world-wide events scheduled, but the one here in Little Rock, at Vino’s, will have an appearance by Mara Leveritt, the writer/journalist that investigated case, and wrote the book, “Devil’s Knot.”
Free screenings, from 2 to 8 p.m., of “Paradise Lost I & II,” a “Write to Freedom,” letter drive, and discussions with Mara Leveritt of her book. Beginning at 8, admission will be charged for a show to include a short documentary on Jason Baldwin, an auction of case-related items, and performances by San Francisco comedian Will Franken, belly dancer Udit and hardcore bands Benison, Ashes of Augustine and April’s Love Affair. Proceeds to benefit the WM3.

Also, via email Mara tells us that the event’s focus will be on informing Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansans’ concern about the case. Anyone wishing to participate in the letter campaign is asked send a polite letter to Gov. Huckabee by June 10 in care of Post Office Box 7406, Little Rock, AR, 72217. The letters will be delivered in bulk to his office.
 
Check out Will Franken at www.willfranken.com.

Rumba, the Cuban restaurant/soon-to-be music venue at the River Market will have its grand opening tonight. Karaoke (T’s Tunes) is on tonight from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. No cover

At Sticky Fingerz, local-esque (Siloam Springs) rock outfit Jackson Waters. Here's something cool: opening act is not-so-hard rock.pop latin-like opening act Rocco Deluca, who is signed on Kiefer Sutherland’s new label, Ironworks. Poor guys, they just recently played at the Playboy Mansion. And the Carson Daly Show. 9:30 p.m.; $5.
Here’s more on Kiefer’s music venture:
http://www.gibson.com/whatsnew/pressrelease/2004/apr22a.html.

In other venues tonight: Smoky Lane Trio, a top notch jazz ensemble, at the Afterthought. 8 p.m. $5.

Go-Go punk and rock with the Chicklettes at White Water tonight. 10 p.m.; $5.

I checked out the show with John Kilzer and Andy Tanas last night at the White Water. The guys tooked turns. Tanas did an unusual cover, of "Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls," bringing in a whole new meaning to TLC's original version. Kilzer: harmonica, acoustic guitar: americana heartland rock at its best. Wow. But, I missed Johnny B's new band. Didn't know he had one. Now I do. I've got my eye on you, Johnny! Looking forward to seeing th new line-up. Johnny B (Mojo Depot) does a great version of "Pinball Wizard," for real.

 More belly dancing tonight at Argenta Coffee House: Tribal Motion dance troupe. 9 p.m. $5.

Hard rock at Juanita's with Kingsdown, More Than A Threat, New Ending. 9:30 p.m. $6.

I gotta get outta here: so many things to do on this Saturday.

Ciao for Now. See ya out tonight.

 --AmyB

 

 

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