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IN CONWAY: Pulitzer-winning novelist Michael Chabon.
  • IN CONWAY: Pulitzer-winning novelist Michael Chabon.
Novelist in Conway Michael Chabon, whose novel "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, will talk and sign books Tuesday, Feb. 8 at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The session begins at 7:30 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall 103. Admission is free. Call 501-450-3295 for more details. Competition winners to appear at UALR International pianists and singers will perform Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Winthrop Paul Rockefeller IBLA Grand Prize Music Festival, being held for the eighth year. The recital begins at 7 p.m. at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for students and available at the door. The Little Rock Sister Cities Commission is sponsoring the event. The performers are winners of the 2004 IBLA piano and voice competitions and will perform here — because of Little Rock’s sister cities relationship with Ragusa Ibla, Italy, where the prestigious competition is held — before their debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall, according to Linda Brown, chairman of the Little Rock Sister Cities Commission. The IBLA Foundation of New York organizes an annual music competition for pianists, singers, instrumentalists and composers during late June and early July in Ragusa Ibla. Winners are presented in prestigious venues all over the world. The music Saturday will feature classical, patriotic and operatic numbers. The IBLA delegation also will perform at Gibbs Magnet Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. Jordan time In celebration of Black History Month, the Old State House Museum is presenting Brinkley-born jazz legend Louis Jordan “live.” An actor portraying Jordan, one of the museum’s living history characters, will appear in the exhibit “Send You Back to Arkansas: Our Own Sweet Sounds II” as part of the museum’s hourly guided tour program each Wednesday during February. Visitors can meet Jordan as part of their tour beginning on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jordan, the saxophonist, bandleader and singer famous for the hit “Caldonia,” died in 1975. He had a 15-year recording career with Decca and appeared in several films, and he inspired many big-name black performers of the contemporary era. Admission is free to Old State House exhibits. Call 324-9685. Call to farming The Plantation Agriculture Museum will be bringing some of its wares from Scott to the annual Arkansas Farm Show, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5, at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free. The Arkansas Farm Toy Show, which runs concurrently, has a $2 admission for people 12 and older. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Scott museum will have a booth in Barton Coliseum and will feature its restored 1948 Farmall C tractor. The Arkansas Farm Show is sponsored by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Arkansas State Fair. Marley celebration Bob Marley may be gone, but his birthday is an annual celebration for reggae music lovers. Many of those fans will gather at Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 4, for the Bob Marley Birthday Bash, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10. One Love Uprising Band from Dallas and DJ Ras Levi will provide the music. For more information, call 744-8842. Buy and imbibe Everybody can find great fun at the ongoing Shop ’n’ Sip, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3, in Hillcrest. Neighborhood shops stay open late (till 8 p.m. or so) and many offer entertainment, sale items, refreshments and other fun purchase tie-ins. Restaurants are of course all open and ready to serve. The trolley is free and operates until around 8 p.m. Great time to stroll around Hillcrest with family and friends, shop, eat and drink. More ‘Angels’ The Weekend Theater has extended “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” for another weekend. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the theater at Seventh and Chester streets (see review on page 34). Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students and seniors over 65. Call 374-3761.

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