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By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 7, 2013 at 3:18 a.m.

— Peggy Lee tribute

Jazz singer Stacy Sullivan pays a “A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Riceland Hall, Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The show is a Riceland Distinguished Performance and the sponsor is the Occasions Publishing Group. Tickets are $30 and $20, $23 and $15 for senior citizens and students. Call (870) 972-2781 (ASU1) or (888) 278-3267 (ASU-FANS) or visit or

Conlee concert

Country singer John Conlee will perform at at 8 p.m. Saturday in Riceland Auditorium, the Grand Prairie Center, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Stuttgart Campus, 2709 U.S. 165 South, Stuttgart. Tickets are $15-$39. Call (870) 673-4201, Extension 1895, or visit

‘Bishop of Jazz’

Rio Clemente, billed as “The Bishop of Jazz,” will perform on a 7-foot Steinway grand piano at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Country Club, 1100 Country Club Lane, Pine Bluff. It’s part of the Old Town Theatres Centre’s monthly dinner-theater series, geared for adults and older teenagers. Dinner starts at 6. Tickets are $45, including gratuity. Call (870) 535-2646 or visit

Children’s concert

The Conway Symphony will put on a children’s concert titled “Enchanted Tales” at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. The orchestra will perform Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, with onstage help from UCA theater students and professor Chris Fritzges, and Carmen Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra by Francois Borne, with UCA Concerto winner Simona Donova as soloist. Israel Getzov conducts. Children can participate in a post-concert crafts session organized by the orchestra guild, with refreshments and a chance to “meet the instruments” in the lobby. Tickets are $6. Call (501) 450-3265 or (866) 810-0012 or visit Underwriting comes from First Security Bank; additional sponsors include College Square and Aramark.

Famous melodies

The North Little Rock Community Concert Band will open its 2013 season at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Patrick Henry Hays Center, 401 W. Pershing St., North Little Rock, with a program that Music Director Rico Belotti calls “Famous Melodies (and a couple that aren’t).” It will include a pair of John Philip Sousa marches; “Parade of the Charioteers” from Miklos Roza’s score for Ben Hur; Franz Von Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture; the “March” from Gustav Holst’s Suite No. 1 in E-flat major; Brighton Camp, three Civil War-era folk melodies molded into a regimental march by Little Rock native Randall D. Standridge; and anIrving Berlin medley. Admission is free. Call (501) 758-2576 or visit visit

Piano festival finale

Pianist Roger McVey, associate professor of piano at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, the closing event of the UALR Piano and Strings Festival. His program will include the Fantasy in d minor, K.397, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Agu by Marc Mellits; Sepuluh jari by Gareth Farr; and Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op.24, by Johannes Brahms. Admission is free. Call (501) 683-7230 or e-mail femmes

The Royal Players will stage The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon at 7 p.m. today-Sunday and March 14-17 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Sponsors include Adams Pest Control of Benton. Tickets are $10, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for students. Call (501) 315-5483 or visit

‘Hidden’ photos

“Hidden Arkansas,” an exhibition of 50 photos by 11 Arkansas photographers working from the theme, “What in Arkansas is hidden to you?,” opens with a reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock.The photographers, members of the Blue-Eyed Knocker Photo Club who have been working on the project since 2008, will be present; Peg Roach Loyd will perform. The exhibition will remain on display in the museum’s Second Floor Gallery through May 5. Call (501) 324-9304 or visit

Zombie cinecast Zombies are invading area movie theaters. The PaleyFest TV festival’s Q&A session with the cast and producers of the hit The Walking Dead will be “cinecast” at 8 p.m. today to movie theaters across the country, including the Breckenridge Village Stadium 12, 1200 Breckenridge Drive - $15, (501) 224-0992; the Cinemark Towne Centre, 201 Skyline Drive, Conway - (501) 450-7558; and the Cinemark Tinseltown, 17314 Interstate 30, Benton. Tickets to the Cinemark theaters are $14, $13 for students and ages 65 and older, $12 for children. Call (501) 776-2282.

Theatrical tinkering

Tinkerers from around the state will convene, 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., Pine Bluff, for Tinkerfest 2013. Participants can learn theatrical production prop, costume and makeup-making techniques, including restoring and re-appropriating old clothes; fantasy mask-making on a budget using household items; using latex and crepe hair to build wigs and facial hair; and how to make automatons, shadow puppets, robot hands, dolls and sugru, a hand-formed, self-setting rubber. Admission is free. Call (870) 536-3375, e-mail or visit

At the plate

The Pitch, Hit & Run baseball competition originally scheduled for March 2 has been rescheduled for noon March 16 in Jacksonville’s Dupree Park. Children ages 7-14 are invited to show off their skills at this Major League Baseball event. Registration is free, but participants are required to provide a copy of their birth certificate. More information is available by calling (501) 982-4171.

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