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Walton Arts Center 2017-18 season features Taj Mahal, David Sedaris, Bela Fleck

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The Walton Arts Center announced the programming for its 2017-18 season earlier this week. The WAC Broadway Series features productions of Rodgers & Hammerstein's “The King and I,” Oct. 3-8; Irving Berlin's “White Christmas,” Nov. 7-12; Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy’s “Finding Neverland,” Dec. 19-23; John Kander and Fred Ebbs’ “Cabaret,” Jan. 19 21; George and Ira Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” Feb. 6-11; Jonathan Larson’s “Rent,” March 2-4; Douglas McGrath’s “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” April 24-29; and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” May 15-20.

The WAC’s 10x10 Arts Series features Ballet Arkansas’s “Emergence,” Oct. 13; contemporary dance ensemble Cas Public’s “Symphonie Dramatique,” Oct. 26; a cappella ensemble Voces8, Dec. 3; a concert from Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider, Jan. 17; The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert, Feb. 1; the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Feb. 24; Aquila Theatre Co.’s production of “Sense and Sensibility,” March 8; the Dublin Guitar Quartet, March 9; “Flow,” a “yoga-inspired” piano concert from Ravé Mehta, May 24; and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10x10 Concert, June 19.

The comedy series, LOL @ WAC, includes performances from David Sedaris, Oct. 24, and Robert Earl Keen, Dec. 13. The American Music Series brings shows from the Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Sept. 19; ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, Oct. 18; country star LeAnn Rimes, Dec. 12; and the Charlie Daniels Band, May 10.

The Starlight Jazz Club Series features performances from The Huntertones, Oct. 14; trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg, Nov. 10; the Latin Jazz All Stars, featuring Steve Turre and Nestor Torres, Dec. 8; Donny McCaslin, Feb. 10; vocalist Alicia Olatuja, March 2; and trombonist Conrad Herwig, April 28. For a full list of events or early access to tickets through the WAC’s subscription program, visit waltonartscenter.org.

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