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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published March 14, 2013 at 2:14 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: ’50s musical

Springer Theatricals’ touring production of The Marvelous Wonderettes, created by Roger Bean, a collection of ’50s songs tied together by a plot involving a high school prom, will be onstage at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. The show, which involves four singer-actors - Ashley Pankow, Tiffany Wiesend, Kelly Karcher and Carly Mooney - plus a band, is under the auspices of the Arts Council of Mississippi County. The council’s “Annual Spring Gala Reception,” 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office, 300 W.Walnut St., Blytheville, will be open to Arts Council patrons, corporate sponsors and advance ticket holders. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, free for children 12 and under with a paying a adult. Call (870) 762-1744 or visit artsmissco.org.

Fiddle folk trio

Celtic-American acoustic folk trio Blue Fiddle - JoeHamilton, Tom Ware and John Lindquist - will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. The concert is part of the university’s Arvest Concert Series. Admission is free. Call (870) 508-6105.

Film power

Actor Robert Walden, artistic director of the March 21-24 Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Film Forum, will discuss “The Power of Film to Effect Change” at noon Friday in Sturgis Hall, Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. It’s billed as a “Lunch & Lecture”; take your own lunch. The Clinton School will provide drinks. Admission is free but seats should be reserved - call (501) 683-5239 or e-mail publicprograms@ clintonschool.uasys.edu.

Folk center Bard

The Staunton, Va.-based American Shakespeare Center will stage its touring production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center, 1032 Park Ave., MountainView. Tickets are $17. A traditional Irish food buffet will be available before the show; cost is $12.95. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit ozarkfolkcenter.com.

Festival preview

The Thea Center will feature the unveiling of part of Little Rock artist Matt Mc-Leod’s one-of-a-kind painting for the second annual Thea Arts Festival during this month’s Argenta ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., North Little Rock. Also on display will be the Pulaski County Special School District’s Landmark Elementary School Student Show. The center will be serving light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. McLeod will be the featured artist for the festival, April 27, along Argenta’s Main Street. Admission is free. Call (501) 379-9512 or visit theafoundation.org.

Flute celebration

The Hot Springs Flute Ensemble will present the world premiere of Eternal Springs by Lewis Kocher at 3 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3819 Central Ave., Hot Springs, commissioned for the 30th anniversary of the ensemble. Soprano Robin Williams will solo in The Palms by Gabriel Faure; percussionist MaryLynn Scheuber will be featured on castanets and triangle in Flute Fiesta by Phyllis Louke.

The program also includes Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clark, “Reflections” by Ricky Lombardo; Galway Fantasy, arranged by David Overton; the “Air” from the Orchestral Suite in D major by J.S. Bach; and Emerald Hills and Sapphire Sea by Kelly Drouillard. Kristin Grant conducts. A reception will follow to honor the group and founder and executive director Jackie Flowers. Admission is free. Call (501) 520-0306.

The ensemble will repeat the concert at 3 p.m. April 20 at the Village United Methodist Church, 200 Carmona Road, Hot Springs Village.

Festive concerts

The Muses Creative Artistry Project will mark spring and St. Patrick’s Day in a pair of concerts, titled “Celtic Spring,” 3 p.m. Sunday at Garvan Woodland Gardens, 550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs, and 7 p.m. Monday at the Arkansas’ Governor’s Mansion, 1800 Center St., in Little Rock. Irish harpist Shana Norton, flutist Adrienne Ingles, pianists Hunter Mabery and Orlando Riverso will join sopranos Deleen Davidson and Lisa Harst for a program of Irish and English ballads. Tickets are $25 at Garvan Gardens, $30 at the Governor’s Mansion. Call (501) 463-4514 or visit themusesproject.org.

Weekend, Pages 35 on 03/14/2013

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