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HOT JAZZ: In Hot Springs, from Randy Brecker.
  • HOT JAZZ: In Hot Springs, from Randy Brecker.
Hot jazz Jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker will play at Hot Springs' 14th Jazzfest, which runs Sept. 9-11. Saturdays' music runs from noon to 7 p.m. at the Regions Bank sky bridge and the show is free. Jazz church services are scheduled for Sunday morning at St. Luke's Epscopal and Christway Unity. The Stardust Big Band performs at the Arlington Hotel from 3 to 6 p.m. ($8 cover). Jazzfest wraps up Sunday with the JazzCats at the Brau Hause from 6 to 9 p.m. Public’s revue The Public Theatre’s new season opens Thursday with “Berlin to Broadway With Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.” “Berlin to Broadway” celebrates one of the leading artists of the 20th century, who left Hitler’s Germany for Broadway. Weill wrote some of the most memorable and daring musical theater pieces of his day, collaborating with some of the greatest writers of the period, including Bertolt Brecht, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner and Ira Gershwin. Several accomplished singer-actors in the city — Kelley Ponder, Michael Davis, James Smith, Patti Airoldi and Fran Austin –- will perform. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 8-10, Sept. 15-17, Sept. 22-24 and Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The Public Theatre is at 616 Center St. A special opening night reception is scheduled at the Satellite Cafe, at Kavanaugh and University Avenue, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission to the reception is free with a ticket to Thursday’s show and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Call 374-7529. Farm livin’ Return to an Arkansas of years gone by when the Plantation Agriculture Museum in Scott holds the 14th annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. See two-cylinder tractors with steel wheels, washing machines powered by gasoline engines, and other antique farm equipment. Experts on the devices will be on hand to discuss the equipment. Anyone wishing to bring their own antique farm equipment (from 1960 or before) is welcome. Outdoor demonstrations are free. Admission to the museum is $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 6-12. The museum is at U.S. Highway 165 and state Highway 161. Call 961-1409. Dedicated performance John Murphy and Friends will dedicate their performance Friday, Sept. 9, at Conway’s Advent Arts and Acoustics Cafe to Greg Glisich, late husband of singer-songwriter Kat Hood. Glisich died recently after a lengthy illness. Faril Simpson also will perform Friday. Murphy’s “friends” on stage will be Hood, Michael Schaefer, Chuck Gilbert and Buddy Case. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Children ages 12 and under are admitted at no charge. Advent is at 900 Farris Road. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call 501-450-3416. Young duo slated Stephen Varney and Naomi Sanchez, who perform as the piano duo Pas de Duo, will appear Wednesday, Sept. 14, as the Little Rock Musical Coterie’s guests in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Concert. The performance is at 10 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1101 N. Mississippi, and is free. The duo’s tour continues throughout Arkansas, with stops in Monticello (Sept. 15), Rogers (Sept. 18), Arkadelphia (Sept. 20) and Texarkana (Sept. 25). Pas de Duo’s repertoire spans both classical and popular music, and the pair was recently awarded first prize at the National Federation’s Biennial Ellis Duo-Piano Competition. Varney and Sanchez are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Call 225-3906 or 663-1739. Don the camo Hunters and outdoor lovers will want to check out the Hunters Expo, scheduled for Friday through Sunday at the State Fairgrounds. Highlights include a 3-D pop-up bow tournament, Monster Whitetails of Arkansas exhibit, silent auction on Saturday, more than 200 vendors and a variety of outdoors-related door prizes. Hours are 4-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Three-day passes are available for $6, and proceeds benefit CASA Outdoors, a group devoted to helping abused and neglected children. Sub’s new hours Beginning Saturday, the U.S.S. Razorback submarine docked at North Little Rock will be available for tours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Special tours can be arranged by calling 371-8320. For more information on the sub or the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, call 340-5302.



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