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GREATER LITTLE ROCK MUSIC MARCH 26: Mick Moloney. Presented by Arkansas Celtic Music Society. 7:30 p.m., Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 323 President Clinton Ave. $15 at door. APRIL 1: Beethoven and Debussy, ASO Chamber Music Series. 8 p.m., Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, 9th and Commerce Sts. 666-1761. APRIL 2: T Tunes Outdoor Karaoke Party. 2-6 p.m., Belvedere Stage, Julius Breckling Riverfront Park. Win karaoke CDs and other prizes. Free. APRIL 3: Natalie Cole, ASO’s SuperPops. 7 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. Call for prices. 666-1761. APRIL 7: Nicole Cabell, UALR’s Artspree. Member of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists in Chicago. 8 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. $20 main floor, $17 balcony, $10 for non-UALR students, free for UALR students. 568-3288. APRIL 8: Preston Reed with Cindy Kalmenson. 7:30 p.m., Acoustic Sounds Cafe, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive (Second Presbyterian Church). $8 adults, $7 students. 227-0000 or www.AcousticSoundsCafe.org. APRIL 9-10: “Exodus,” ASO Masterworks with guest artists William Shatner and Paul Rowe. Concert with 300 voices from area choir groups. 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun., Robinson Center Music Hall. $15-$42. 666-1761. APRIL 10: C.J. Sambach, organ recital. The pipe organ, explained in performance, especially for families and young people. 3 p.m., St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive. Free. 372-2256. APRIL 11: Astral Project. New age New Orleans jazz. 8 p.m., Afterthought. $10 in advance, $15 at the door (tickets available at venue, cash only, or at Capitol Keyboard, 13401 Chenal Parkway, 228-9999). 663-1196. APRIL 14: New Century Saxophone Quartet. Presented by Chamber Music Society of Little Rock. 7:30 p.m., Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1000 N. Mississippi Ave. $15. 661-0520. APRIL 15: Ricky Skaggs, gospel concert. Award-winning bluegrass star will sing inspirational songs and give his testimony. Doors at 6 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church. $20, available at the church or call 376-3071. APRIL 21: Little Rock Wind Symphony Concert. The music of Percy Grainger and Arkansas composers Francis McBeth and William Randal. 7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive. Free. 225-9013. APRIL 22: Acoustic Eidolon with Ken Bonfield. 7:30 p.m., Acoustic Sounds Cafe, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive (Second Presbyterian Church). $8 adults, $7 students. 227-0000 or www.AcousticSoundsCafe.org. APRIL 30: Craobh Rua. Presented by Arkansas Celtic Music Society. 7:30 p.m., Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 323 President Clinton Ave. $15 at door. MAY 6-7: Jose Feliciano, ASO Pops Live! Series. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Robinson Center Music Hall. $15-$64. 666-1761. MAY 6: Michael W. Smith “The Healing Rain Tour,” with Selah and Watermark. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. $30.75 and $25.75 in advance, through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-9000). $32.75 and $27.75 day of show. Group discounts available, call 975-9131. MAY 12: Kenny Chesney with Gretchen Wilson and Uncle Kracker. 7:30 p.m., Alltel Arena. Ticket information TBA. MAY 13: Eric Moll with Danny Santos. 7:30 p.m., Acoustic Sounds Cafe, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive (Second Presbyterian Church). $8 adults, $7 students. 227-0000 or www.AcousticSoundsCafe.org. MAY 14: Gaither Homecoming Concert. 6 p.m., Alltel Arena. $34.75 and $19.75 plus service charges, available through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-9000). MAY 19: Teada. Presented by Arkansas Celtic Music Society. 7:30 p.m., Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 323 President Clinton Ave. $15 at door. MAY 27: Christian Dozzler with Big Daddy O’ Owen Tuft. 7:30 p.m., Acoustic Sounds Cafe, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive (Second Presbyterian Church). $8 adults, $7 students. 227-0000 or www.AcousticSoundsCafe.org. COMEDY APRIL 2: Ron White. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $33.75 through Ticketmaster, or the Celebrity Attractions office at 3rd and Spring Sts. EVENTS MARCH 24: Smucker’s Stars On Ice. Presented by Olympian Scott Hamilton. 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $39.50-$79.50 through Ticketmaster or the arena box office (975-9000). APRIL 14: CARTI Ragin’ Cajun Bash. New Orleans/Cajun-themed fund-raiser for CARTI Foundation, including crawfish boil, food, beverages, and music provided by Lagniappe. 6-9 p.m., River Market Pavilion. $25 person, $40 couple. 296-3202. APRIL 15-16: 43rd Annual Arkansas Folk Festival. The oldest Mountain View music festival, with acoustic music on the square and throughout Mountain View, including Ozark Folk Center; activities for all ages include a parade at 10 a.m. Sat., 5K run, children’s games, arts and crafts and food on the square. Free in town, tickets must be purchased for concerts at Folk Center. 870-269-8068 or 888-679-2859. APRIL 15-17: Arkansas Literary Festival. River Market District. Free readings, presentations and panel discussions featuring authors and poets from all genres. Venues include the Main Library and neighborhood establishments, plus outdoor booths. There will be children’s activities. A party and book signing with participating authors Friday night, 6 p.m. at Trapnall Hall, 623 E. Capitol Ave. is $40 per person. A gala at the Clinton Presidential Center Saturday night at 6 p.m. featuring William F. Buckley Jr. is $125 per person. Free pub crawl on Friday night sponsored by the Arkansas Times. All festival proceeds benefit Arkansas Literacy Councils. For detailed schedule, participating authors and more information, call 663-4321 or visit www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org. APRIL 16: Casino Night featuring Top of the Rock Chorus. 6:30 p.m., Patrick Henry Hayes Center, 410 W. Pershing, NLR. $30 per person. Proceeds benefit Top of the Rock Chorus for Sweet Adelines International Competition in New Orleans in October. 834-0716, 231-1119, 247-4972 or 227-4972. APRIL 20-24: Disney on Ice’s “Finding Nemo.” Alltel Arena. 7 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 10:30 and 7 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat.; 1:30 p.m. Sun. Opening night tickets: $11. Regular ticket Prices: $16 and $21 plus limited number of VIP and reefside seats available. through the arena box office (975-9000) and Ticketmaster. MAY 27-29: Riverfest. A celebration of the visual and performing arts. 5-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun. Riverfront Park, Little Rock and North Shore Riverwalk, NLR. Admission: $7.50 in advance at any Harvest Foods store, $15.00 at the gate, children 6 and under free. 255-3378. THEATER MARCH 25-26, APRIL 1-2, 8-9: “Never The Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story.” 8 p.m., Weekend Theater. $14 adults, $10 seniors and students. 374-3761. APRIL 8-10, 15-17: “The Glass Menagerie.” Community Theatre of Little Rock production. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 Sun, Woolly Fine Arts Center, Arkansas School for the Blind. $10 adults, $8 seniors ages 55 and up, $8 students, children under 5 free. 663-9494. APRIL 18-20: “42nd Street.” Celebrity Attractions production. 7:30 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. Season tickets $14-$62. 244-8800. MAY 6-JUNE 5, 2005: “Hot Mikado.” Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. 7 p.m. Wed., 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun. $35. (Sneak preview and discussion with director/choreographer Ron Hutchins, 7:15 p.m. May 5, $35.) 378-0405. MAY 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: “The Cradle Will Rock.” Musical. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Weekend Theater. $18 adults, $14 seniors and students. 374-3761. MAY 31-JUNE 26: “The Lucky O’Learys.” Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, Asher and University Aves. Call for times and price. 562-3131. JUNE 17-19, 24-26, JULY 1-3: “Ragtime.” Musical. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun., Weekend Theater. $18 adults, $14 seniors and students. 374-3761. JUNE 28-JULY 31: “Nunsense.” Murry’s Dinner Playhouse, Asher and University Aves. Call for times and prices. 562-3131. JULY 1-16, 2005: “Much Ado About Nothing.” Performed by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre at Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. Call for times and prices. 378-0405 or 821-7275. JULY 15-17, 22-24: “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Community Theatre of Little Rock production. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 Sun, Woolly Fine Arts Center, Arkansas School for the Blind. $12 adults, $10 seniors age 55 and up, $10 students, children under 5 free. 663-9494. VISUAL ARTS Arkansas Arts Center, MacArthur Park, 372-4000. APRIL 22-JUNE 19: “Whispers from the Walls: the Art of Whitfield Lovell.” APRIL 29-JULY 3: “Richard Jolley: Glass Sculptor.” MAY 13-JULY 17: “48th annual Delta Exhibition.” APRIL 29-JULY 17: “Piranesi: Master Etcher of Rome.” Gallery 26, 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd., 664-8996. MAY 21-JULY 19: Kathy Strause, oils. Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., 324-9351. MARCH 31-SEPT. 18: 4th annual Eclectic Collector Series: Kathleen Pate’s Nesting Eggs. APRIL 1-JUNE 5: Mid-Southern Watercolorists’ Annual Exhibition. JUNE 10-SEPT. 18: Arkansas Artists: Maria Botti Villegas and Jorge Villegas. River Market Artspace, 301 President Clinton Ave., 324-2787. APRIL: Amy Hill-Imler, paintings. JUNE: Ron Ufkes, woodworking. University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 569-8977. APRIL 5-MAY 26: 2005 Annual Student Competition. BATESVILLE FILM APRIL 1-17: Ozark Foothills FilmFest. Screenings at Independence Hall at UACC-Batesville, at the Heber Springs Gem Theater and Searcy 8. $50 for festival pass to all three locales; other passes available, some events free. For complete schedule and ticket info, see www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or call 870-251-1189. THEATER MARCH 31-APRIL 3: “A Love by Any Other Name.” An evening of 3 one-act plays. A celebration of the diversity of love. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Holloway Theatre, Lyon College, $5 adults, $3 seniors and students. 501-793-1749 BEEBE THEATER APRIL 22-24: Student Showcase Productions. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. matinee 2:30 p.m., campus of ASU-Beebe, Owen Center Theatre. 501-882-8325. CLARKSVILLE EVENT APRIL 19: An Evening With George McGovern. The former U.S. senator and presidential candidate visits as part of the 2004-2005 Walton Arts and Ideas Series. 7 p.m., Seay Theatre, Walton Fine Arts Center, University of the Ozarks campus. $15. 479-979-1420 CONWAY MUSIC APRIL 4: Norman Boehm, piano recital. 7:30 p.m., Reves Recital Hall. Free. 501-450-1247. APRIL 25: Hendrix Chamber Orchestra Concert. 7:30 p.m., Reves Recital Hall. Free. 501-450-1249. APRIL 29: Hendrix Spring Choral Concert. The choir will perform John Rutter’s Requiem. 7:30 p.m., Greene Chapel. Free. 501-450-1248. MAY 1: David Briggs, “cinematic” organ recital. 3 p.m., Staples Auditorium. British organist will present a showing of the silent film “Phantom of the Opera,” with improvised accompanying music. Free. 501-450-1248. DANCE APRIL 26: Complexions. Performances by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, former Alvin Ailey Co. members. 7:30 p.m. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA Campus. $15-25. 1-866-810-0012 or www.uca.edu/tickets. APRIL 26-27: Hendrix College Dance Ensemble Spring Dance Concert. 7:30 p.m., Staples Auditorium. Original dance works in a wide range of styles. Free. 501-450-1346. LECTURE MARCH 31: “Secular Steeples: The Power of Images in Popular Culture and Religion,” by Conrad Ostwalt. 7 p.m., Mills Center. Free. 501-450-1284. APRIL 1: “The Passion of the Christ: A 21st Century Flagellation.” 3:30 p.m., Raney Building. Dr. Conrad Ostwalt of Appalachian State University will lead the discussion. 501-450-1284. APRIL 12: “War and Its Social Consequences: Poetry and Films from the U.S. and Vietnam.” 7:30 p.m., Reves Recital Hall. Kevin Bowen and Nguyen Ba Chung, poets at the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and its Social Consequences (University of Massachusetts-Boston) will lecture on poetry from the Vietnam War. Free. 501-450-1399. THEATER APRIL 14-16: William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” UCA Theatre presentation. 7:30 p.m., Reynolds Performance Hall. $8. 501-450-3265, (toll free) 866-810-0012. or www.uca.edu/tickets. UCA faculty, staff, and students may reserve two tickets free with a current UCA I.D. EL DORADO MUSIC APRIL 3: South Arkansas Symphony Concert series featuring Xiang Gao, violinist. 3 p.m., El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. Season subscriptions $60. 800-792-0521. MAY 19-21: “Sing for a Cure.” In partnership with the American Cancer Society, El Dorado Chapter. South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. 5th St. Call for details. 870-862-5474. POETRY APRIL 28: “A Night of Poetry” featuring Slam Poet Clayton Scott. 7 p.m., South Arkansas Arts Center Theater. 110 E. 5th St. Free. 870-862-5474 VISUAL ARTS South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. 5th, 870-862-5474. APRIL 4-29: “RB Sprague: A Brief Retrospective,” “1st annual Student Art Show and Competition.” MAY 2-27: “Membership Art Show and Competition.” EUREKA SPRINGS MUSIC APRIL 23: Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert. 7:30 p.m., City Auditorium. 888-855-7823. JUNE 3-5: Blues Festival Eureka. Blues concerts at various venues throughout town and main concerts at City Auditorium. Details to come. 888-855-7823. EVENTS APRIL 1-2: Murder Mystery Weekend. Weekend held at the 1884 Bridgeford House Bed and Breakfast and the 1881 Crescent Cottage Inn. 888-567-2422. MAY 2: Artrageous Parade. Downtown Eureka Springs. 888-855-7823. MAY 6-8: Spring War Eagle Mill Crafts Fair. War Eagle River between Eureka Springs and Rogers. 479-789-5343, visit www.wareaglemill.com or email zoe@wareaglemill.com. THEATER APRIL 9: “The Vagina Monologues.” Presented by the Eureka Theatre Company to benefit a local women’s shelter. 8 p.m., City Auditorium. $22. 888-855-7823 or 479-363-0363. STARTING APRIL 29: 37th season of the “Great Passion Play.” 866-566-3565. FAYETTEVILLE MUSIC APRIL 2: “The Bernstein Beat.” Jamie Bernstein Thomas, the eldest daughter of composer Leonard Bernstein, asks kids what makes music dance and introduces them to symphonic music. 10 a.m., Walton Arts Center. $10, $6, recommended for ages 5-12. 479-443-5600. APRIL 9-10: North Arkansas Symphony, “Strings Around the World.” Featuring the Assad brothers, Sergio and Odair, on guitar. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., Walton Arts Center. $22-$34, 479-443-5600. APRIL 23: Tuscan Sun Festival featuring cellist Nina Kotava. 8 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $25, $18. 479-443-5600. MAY 26: Ryan Cabrera. Chart-topping pop star. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $60, $47, $37, $27, $22 ($60 tickets include post-concert reception). 479-443-9216 or www.waltonartscenter.org. EVENTS APRIL 11: David Sedaris. The “funniest man alive” will read selections from his “Barrel Fever” and “Naked.” 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $35, $30, $25. 479-443-5600. DANCE APRIL 26-28: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presents a beautiful and sensitive multi-cultural energy through dance. Dancers are dressed in lavish and colorful costumes and present a panorama of work. The evening will end with Ailey’s classic work, Revelation. Come and enjoy a night of food for the soul. 7 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $36, $32, $28. 479-443-5600. THEATER MARCH 29: “Guess How Much I Love You.” Colorful children’s show performed by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. 6:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. $10, $6, recommended for ages 3-8. 479-443-5600. APRIL 15-17: “42nd Street.” The “Broadway musical for people who love Broadway musicals.” 8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sun., Walton Arts Center. $32-$44. 479-443-5600. APRIL 19: Jamie Adkins! in “Typo.” Pranks, tricks, juggling and acting. 6:30 p.m., Walton Arts Center. $12, $8, recommended for ages 5 and up. 479-443-5600. APRIL 22-24, 27-30, MAY 1: “Romeo and Juliet.” 8 p.m., except for 2 p.m. Sun. matinees. University Theatre, Fine Arts Center. For tickets, call 479-575-3946. APRIL 22-24, 27-MAY 1: “Romeo and Juliet.” All shows 8 p.m. except for 2 p.m. Sun. matinees, University Theatre. Season tickets: $40 adults, $35 seniors, $25 UA faculty/staff, $15 students. Single tickets: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $10 UA faculty/staff, $5 non UA student, UA students free with ID Wed.-Thu. and Sun. 479-575-3946 or 575-4752. MAY 18-22: “Les Miserables.” National tour of the long-running Broadway hit musical. 7:30 p.m. Wed., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thu., 8 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., Walton Arts Center. $46-$60. 479-443-5600. VISUAL ARTS Walton Arts Center, 479-443-9216. MARCH 28-May 28: “Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Edward and Ann Weston Collection.” MARCH 28-MAY 28: “Peter Takal: On Paper.” JUNE 6-JULY 30: Photogravures by David Bartlett; “Laurent La Gamba: Urban Camouflage.” FORT SMITH MUSIC MARCH 26: Bluegrass Festival, “Bluegrass on the Border.” Featuring Frank Ray & Cedar Hill, Central City Grass, Louisiana Grass, Bluegrass Thoroughbreds and Shady Mountain Band. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Fort Smith Convention Center. $12 in advance, $15 door. 479-782-6801. APRIL 1: Rosilee Walker. 7:30 p.m., Breedlove Auditorium, UAFS. $6 adults, seniors 60 and over free. 479-788-7300. APRIL 8-9: UAFS Jazz Band Concert. 7:30 p.m., Breedlove Auditorium. $8 adults, students and seniors free. 479-788-7300. APRIL 9: Fort Smith Symphony, “Mostly Mozart.” 7:30 p.m., Convention Center Theater. 479-452-7575. APRIL 12: UA-Fort Smith Opera, “Aida.” 7:30 p.m., Convention Center Theater. 479-788-7300. APRIL 23: “An Evening for Sparks” featuring Randy Travis. Time TBA. Convention Center. 479-441-5408. MAY 7: Fort Smith Symphony, “American Celebration.” 7:30 p.m., Convention Center Theater. 479-452-7575. COMEDY APRIL 30: Bill Engvall. 8 p.m., Convention Center Theater. $34.50. 800-365-6153 or www.ticketsage.com. MAY 14: Gallagher. Time and price TBA. Convention Center Theater. DANCE MARCH 25: The Golden Dragon Acrobats. Mixing award-wining acrobatics with traditional dance and spectacular costumes. 7 p.m., Convention Center Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center. $25 adults, $18 children 12 and under. 800-737-4040. APRIL 7: Western Arkansas Ballet, “Shall We Dance.” 7:30 p.m., Convention Center Theater. $8. 479-785-1052. THEATER APRIL 1-3: Youth Arts Coalition presents “Beauty and the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. $22 adults, $15 children 12 and under and seniors 60 and over. 479-783-7827. APRIL 7-10: “The Crazy Quilt Club.” Fort Smith Little Theater. Call for times and price. 479-783-2966. MAY 4: American Theater presents “The Little Mermaid.” 10 a.m., Convention Center Theater. 800-523-4540. HEBER SPRINGS FILM APRIL 16: Judge Reinhold. Part of the Ozark Foothills Filmfest. Dinner at the Red Apple Inn, 7 p.m.; screening of “Beverly Hills Cop” at Gem Theater at 9 p.m. $40, $75 per couple. www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org or 870-251-1189. HELENA MUSIC MARCH 31: “Three Men and a Baby … Grand.” Music from Broadway. Warfield Concerts Series. 7:30 p.m., Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College/UA-Helena. Free, but tickets required; write: Warfield Concerts, P.O. Box 81, Helena 72342. THEATER APRIL 6: “Hansel and Gretel.” Presented by Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. Warfield Concerts Series. 9 a.m., Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College/UA-Helena. Free. HOT SPRINGS MUSIC APRIL 14: Vince Gill. Multi-Grammy Award-winning country star performs at HotSpringFest.7:30 p.m., Summit Arena. $35 lower level, $30 upper level, through Ticketmaster (321-1919) or the arena box office. FILM APRIL 13-14: “What’s Up Docs?”, Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute’s children’s film festival. Malco Theater. 501-321-4747 or log on to www.hsdfi.org. THEATER MAY 5-8, 12-15: “Murder by Natural Causes.” Presented by Pocket Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. $10 general admission, $5 students through grade 12. 501-525-7529 or www.pockettheatre.com. VISUAL ARTS Artists Workshop Gallery, 810 Central Ave., 501-623-6401. APRIL: Sheliah Halderman,Jean Pennucci, watercolors. Blue Moon Gallery, 718 Central Ave., 50-318-2787. APRIL 1-31: “Equine Art from Oaklawn Race Track,” works by gallery artists; watercolors by Alison Parsons; photographs by Wendy Belanger; wire art by Bart Soutendijk; paintings by Deborah Norton. APRIL 5-8: Garvan Woodland Gardens Annual Plein-air painting, show and sale. Reception 5-9 p.m. April 8. JONESBORO MUSIC MARCH 24: Sotavento. Latin American folk and folk-inspired musical performance, with more than 30 Latin American instruments — strings, winds, and percussion. 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center, Riceland Hall, ASU. Free. 870-972-2308. MARCH 31: Stefanie Dickinson, “Late Experimental Works of Franz Liszt.” 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, ASU. Free. 870-972-2094. APRIL 7: Little Milton. Grammy-nominated, W.C Handy Award-winning bluesman. A joint presentation with the Delta Blues Symposium XI: Imagining the Delta. 8 p.m., Student Union Auditorium, ASU. Free. 870-972-3043. APRIL 26: Fowler Center Series (Riceland Distinguished Performance): Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center, ASU. $20-$25 adults. $14-$18 for staff, seniors, non-ASU students, $6-$9 ASU students. 870-972-3471. MAY 1: Delta Symphony Orchestra, “Pops Concert From Hollywood and Broadway.” 2 p.m., Fowler Center, Riceland Hall, ASU. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 students. 870- 972-2781. EVENT APRIL 7-9: Delta Blues Symposium XI: Imaging the Delta. Features novelist John Dufresne, folklorist Henry Glassie, and bluesman Little Milton. Blues Symposium Concert, Sat., 5 p.m. Fowler Center, ASU. Free. 870-972-3043. THEATER APRIL 15-16, 19-20: ASU theatre production of “Anything Goes.” 7:30 p.m., Fowler Center, $12 ($10 in advance). 870-972-2781. MOUNTAIN VIEW MUSIC APRIL 1-2: Gospel Jubilee Pre-Season Concert featuring Mountain Heart. Local and regional gospel acts. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center. Sat.: $9 adults, $6 children 6-12. Sun. Mountain Heart concert: $15. 870-269-3851. APRIL 16: Norman and Nancy Blake. Thrice Grammy-nominated American Folk duo. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center Theater. $15. 870-269-3851. APRIL 19-23: Annual Dulcimer Jamboree. Concerts and workshops. Ozark Folk Center. Concerts (7:30 p.m. April 21-23): $9 adults, $6 children 6-12. Workshops: $55 for one day, $225 for five days. 870-269-3851. MAY 13-14: Merle Travis Guitar Festival and National Thumbpicking Guitar Contests. 870-269-3851. MAY 24-28: Resophonic Guitar Festival, Classes and Concerts. Ozark Folk Center. Workshops: $275 for four days, $80 for one day. Concerts (other than Blue Highway May 28): $9 adults, $6 children 6-12. 870-269-3851. MAY 28: Blue Highway. Featuring Grammy-winning dobro player Rob Ickes. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center Theater. $15. 870-269-3851. JUNE 7-11: Autoharp Jamboree – Workshops, Seminars and Concerts. Ozark Folk Center. Workshop fee: $275 for five days, $65 for one day. Concerts (7:30 p.m. June 10-11): $9 adults, $6 children 6-12. 870-269-3851. JUNE 18: Kenny and Amanda Smith. 7:30 p.m., Ozark Folk Center Theater. $15. 870-269-3851. EVENTS APRIL 15-17: Folk Festival Open House. Ozark Folk Center. Free admission to the Crafts Village, Heritage Herb Gardens. 870-269-3851. VISUAL ARTS MAY 2-5, 9-13: Drawn in Nature – A Botanical Drawing Workshop. Ozark Folk Center. $200 for May 2-5, $250 for May 9-13. 870-269-3851. MAY 7-8: Postcards from the Ozarks – A Mixed Media Workshop. Create a collection of artist postcards for mailing, framing, or gift giving, inspired by the natural beauty of the Ozarks. Ozark Folk Center. $100. 870-269-3851. PINE BLUFF MUSIC APRIL 23: Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra, “That Fabulous French Elan.” 7 p.m., Pine Bluff Convention Center Auditorium, 1 Convention Center Plaza. Preferred seating: $23 adults, $12 students. General seating: $18 adults, $8 students. 870 536-7666. DANCE APRIL 1-3: USA Festivals Square Dancers. Pine Bluff Convention Center. Call for times and price. 870-536-7600. THEATER MARCH 31, APRIL 1-3, 8-9: “Steel Magnolias.” Arts and Science Center. Call for times and price. 870-536-3375. MAY 2: “The Little Mermaid.” Pine Bluff Convention Center. Call for time and price. 870-536-7600. May 5-8: “Rumors.” Arts and Science Center. Call for times and price. 870-536-3375. VISUAL ARTS Arts & Science CenterPine Bluff, 870/536-3375. APRIL 1-30: “Animals for All Seasons”; Alice McCallum, local artist; “Selections from the Permanent Collection”; Barbara Cade, fiber artist. MAY 9-31: “Quantum Puppetry.” JUNE 10-30: Carroll Cloar, Arkansas artist. SEARCY MUSIC APRIL 14: Hesperus, “The Food of Love,” music from Shakespeare’s time. 7 p.m., Harding Administration Auditorium. $2. 501-279-4343. THEATER MARCH 24-APRIL 10: “Harvey.” Performing Arts Center on the Square. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. curtain Thu.-Sat.; lunch 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. curtain Sun. $12.50 show only; $23 adults, $20 seniors and students Thu.-Sun.; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students Fri.-Sat. 501-368-0111. MAY 12-29: “The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild.” Performing Arts Center on the Square. 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. curtain Thu.-Sat.; lunch 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. curtain Sun. $12.50 show only; $23 adults, $20 seniors and students Thu.-Sun.; $25 adults, $22 seniors and students Fri.-Sat. 501-368-0111. TEXARKANA EVENT APRIL 22-24: Jump, Jive & JamFest! Celebration Square, Third & Fourth Sts. at Texas Blvd. Fri. kickoff party: Brave Combo and barbecue; admission: $15 adults, $5 ages 4-12, ages 3 and under free. Sat. headliner: Los Lonely Boys, admission: $15 ages 13 and up, $5 ages 4-12, ages 3 and under free. Sun. headliner: Vince Vance and the Valiants, plus all-day activities, Generations Jam, admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 4-12, ages 3 and under free. Two-day festival passes $20 adults, $10 ages 4-12. 903-792-4992 or www.jumpjivejamfest.org or artsinfo@trahc.org.
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    The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and others will have a forum on mental illness and the death penalty at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bowen School of Law's Friday Courtroom.

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