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AT WEEKEND THEATER: "Beautiful Thing" opens Friday with Jackson Stewart (center) as Jamie; Samantha Porter as his mother, Sandra; and Gabby Smoller as Ste. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for the next three weekends. Tickets are $14 for a
  • AT WEEKEND THEATER: "Beautiful Thing" opens Friday with Jackson Stewart (center) as Jamie; Samantha Porter as his mother, Sandra; and Gabby Smoller as Ste. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for the next three weekends. Tickets are $14 for a

Coco Montoya is this year’s headliner as Hot Springs celebrates the blues Saturday, Sept. 2, with free blues music all day on two stages at the downtown Transportation Depot.
The Hot Springs Blues Festival, sponsored by the Spa City Blues Society, will run from 1 p.m. to about 11 p.m., with Brian Martin kicking off the music on the main stage, and Israel’s Jean Yves-Slon and Miri Goldschlag playing on the second stage. Other performers throughout the day include the Kory Montgomery Band, Wayne Caldwell and Sonny McGuire of Port Arthur, the Hump Night Blues Band, Cosmic Biscuit, Mississippi Delta blues player Slick Ballinger, Trouble in Mind, Houston’s Diunna Greenleaf and the Blue Mercy Band, N2Blues, Joe Marks and NTO, and 2004 International Blues Challenge winner Zac Harmon and the Mid-South Blues Review.
Montoya, who has played with many of the Chicago blues guitar greats, spent 10 years with John Mayall, then started releasing his own work in 1994.
The Blues Festival opens with a free concert Friday, Sept. 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the Arlington Hotel lawn with Danny Smith and the Midnight Shuffle Kings. Several Hot Springs nightclubs will be part of a free pub crawl on Friday night. For more information, visit spacityblues.com.


Magic Springs
has Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield will bring his classic 1980s pop rock sound to Hot Springs’ Magic Springs Theme Park and Timberwood Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 2, and country hitmakers the Bellamy Brothers will play on Sunday, Sept. 3.
Both shows start at 8 p.m., and a pass to the theme park (either season pass or one-day pass) allows for free admission to the concerts. Also, admission to the shows after 5 p.m. is $29.99.
The one-time star of “General Hospital” before his rocking days, Springfield’s hits included “Jesse’s Girl” and “Don’t Talk to Strangers.”

Hatfield addresses
Touchdown Club

Former University of Arkansas football coach Ken Hatfield, who also guided Air Force, Clemson and Rice, returns to his home state on Tuesday, Sept. 5, as the speaker for the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s second meeting of the year at the Embassy Suites.
Barry Switzer was the club’s first speaker on Aug. 28, and the College Football Hall of Famer drew a standing room only crowd.
Up next after Hatfield are former Texas Longhorn stars James Street and Bob McKay on Monday, Sept. 11. Hatfield’s appearance is the only Tuesday club meeting, because of the Monday holiday.
Lunch is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers, and annual dues are $40 for renewing members and $45 for new members. Email info@lrtouchdown.com to join, to RSVP for the Hatfield luncheon, or for more information.

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