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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published April 4, 2013 at 3:16 a.m.


Cellist Sebastian Baverstam will perform April 4, 2013, under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock.

Cellist Sebastian Baverstam

Baverstam performs "Allegro, ma non Tanto" from Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69, at the New England Conservatory. The full performance is available at this link. Baverstam will play the piece in an April 4 Chamber Music Society of LIttle Rock recital at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock.
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Ballet Arkansas’ Professional Dance Company will Spring Into Motion, with a program featuring world-premiere choreography (two newly commissioned works by New York choreographers Darrell Grand Moultrie and Peter Zweifel) and classic ballet (selections from Don Quixote and Swan Lake), 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Sixth and Main streets, Little Rock. Tickets are $35 and $30. Call (501) 378-0405 or visit


Grammy-winning Christian musician Bill Gaither (center) will be in North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, 6 p.m. Saturday as part of his Gaither Homecoming Tour. Tickets are $37.50-$91 with discounts for senior citizens and groups. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

3 COLORFUL Whimsical, lovely and downright wacky eggs will be up for grabs at Youth Home’s annual Eggshibition fundraiser. The celebration includes auctions of artist-decorated eggs and starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Jack Stephens Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave. Tickets are $50-$75. Call (501) 821-5500 or visit

4 COOK-OFF Heaping helpings of gumbo are on the menu for the annual Jumbo Gumbo Cookoff, 5-9 p.m. Friday at the River Market in Little Rock. At this fundraiser for The Allen School, a school for children with a variety of conditions and developmental delays, amateur cooking teams will compete for prizes while guests listen to music and sample the results. Admission is $15 in advance $20 at the gate. Call (501) 301-4824 or visit

5 COMEDIAN Yakov Smirnoff kicks off a two-weekend run of his one-man Broadway show As Long as We Both Shall Laugh at the Five Star Dinner Theatre, 701 Central Ave., Hot Springs, 7 p.m. today-Saturday and April 11-13. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the buffet opens at 6:05. Tickets are $41 (plus gratuities) show and dinner, $32.50 show only. Call (501) 318-1600 or visit

6 CONCERT Cellist Sebastian Baverstam, winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and pianist Yannick Rafalimanana will play at 7:30 p.m. today, under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock, in the Parish Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. The program will include the G major Suite No. 1 for solo cello by J.S. Bach; the Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, op.69, by Ludwig van Beethoven; Pohadka (Fairy Tale) by Leos Janacek; and the Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy. Tickets are $25, free for students. Call (501) 661-0520 or visit

7 CAUSE Rock out as Alzheimer’s Arkansas and the Memory Keepers present Amp Out Alz 2: A Rock & Roll Event, 7 p.m. Saturday at The Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. This family-friendly show features dance music from Geezer. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Call (501) 224-0021 or visit

8 CONTROVERSY Details of a priest’s behavior create nuanced questions of moral certainty in Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner, which the Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, will stage at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 20. Tickets are $16, $12 for students and senior citizens age 65 and older. Visit; for more information, call (501) 374-3761.

9 COUPLE Nashville, Tenn.-based Americana duo The Twangtown Paramours — Mike Lewis and MaryBeth Zamer — will give a concert under the auspices of the Little Rock Folk Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Thomson Hall, Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, 1818 Reservoir Road. Tickets are $15, $8 for students with ID, free for accompanied children 12 and under. Call (501) 663-0634. See story Page 5E.

10 CABOOSE Locomotive enthusiasts can spend quality time with like-minded souls at the Railroadiana Show & Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The Arkansas Railroad Museum, 1700 Port Road, Pine Bluff, will have a variety of historic engines, cars, cabooses, model trains and other train-related memorabilia. Admission is $5, $2 for children 6-12, children under 6 free with a paying adult. Call (870) 535-8819.

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