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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published October 7, 2010 at 3:49 a.m.

— Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts this weekend:

Organist Jonathan Ryan, winner of the first prize in the 2009 Jordan II International Organ Competition, will give a recital at 8 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St., Little Rock. Ryan’s program will include the Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532, by Johann Sebastian Bach; Noel: “Where are these happy shepherds going?” by Claude Balbastre; “The Legend of the Mountain” from Seven Pastels From the Lake of Constance, op.96, by Sigfrid Karg-Elert; Rhapsody in c-sharp minor, op.17 No. 3, by Herbert Howells; Pastorale & Toccata by David Conte; miniatures by Italian Baroque composers Girolamo Diruta, Domenico Zipoli and Alessandro Scarlatti; “Jerusalem, My Happy Home” and “I Love Thee,My Lord” by George Shearing; and “Le Monde Dans l’Attente du Sauveur” from Symphonie-Passion, op.23, by Marcel Dupre. The recital is under the auspices of the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists. Admission isfree. Call (501) 519-1256.

Journalist and author Sharon K. McGhee will put on a one-woman-show version of The PocketBook Monologues, a collection of urbancentered stories designed to educate women about sex education, including discovering sexuality, domestic abuse and HIV/AIDS, as part of Elite Events’ Project Upstage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock. Tickets are $40 (VIP admission, if still available, includes a meetand-greet with McGhee, music, hors d’oeuvres and a bar), $25 general admission in advance, $30 at thedoor. Joining McGhee onstage will be radio personalities Dana “DB” Bradley, Idris “ThaSkirtWitThaDirt” Turner and Natoscha “Necie Breeze” Ragston; also performing will be the Sankofa Performing Arts Dance Troupe. Part of the proceeds will go to Simone’s Home Inc., a residential girls home specializing in sibling groups and teaching life skills. Call (501) 541-9983 or visit ProjectUPSTAGE.com.

The Arts in the Delta Enrichment Program will hold its first Arkansas Delta All-State Choral Preparation Festival, set up to help high school choral students in the state’s Northeast Region prepare to qualify for All-Region and All-State choirs, Saturday in Blytheville. Between morning and afternoon sessions at Arkansas Northeastern College, students will have lunch and hear a concert at the Ritz Civic Center. The event is free for all participating students and their leaders; choir directors can still register by e-mailing the Arts Council of Mississippi County’s David Lyttle at dlyttle47@yahoo.com or by calling (870) 762-1744.

Weekend, Pages 36 on 10/07/2010

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