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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published April 10, 2014 at 2:54 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Jazz quartet

The Jeff Bowling Quartet, formed in 1989 by saxophonist Jeff Bowling, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Center, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Tickets are $10. Call (870) 633-4480, Extension 352.

White Lightning

Burt Reynolds plays a bootlegger who goes undercover to seek revenge for his brother’s murder in White Lightning, on screen at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock, part of the Second Friday Cinema series.The 1973 movie was shot in several locations around Benton, England and Little Rock. Ben Fry, general manager of public radio stations KLRE/KUAR and a film instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will introduce the film and discuss the “hixploitation” movement vis a vis movies shot in Arkansas during the 1970s. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9685 or visit

Elvis evening

Elvis Radio’s DJ Argo will offer an evening of Elvis music, dancing and stories from Graceland at 7 p.m. Saturday in the McClure Convention Center, Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Argo broadcasts via Sirius from Graceland in Memphis. Admission is free; the show is part of the university’s Arvest Concert Series. Call (870) 508-6109 or visit

Jazz ‘Vocal-Rama’

The Hot Springs Jazz Society will hold its third annual “Vocal-Rama” at 7 p.m. Friday in the Crystal Ballroom of the Arlington Hotel, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs. The singers, accompanied by the ATM Trio, include Jackie Beaumont, Don Gooch, i.j. Routen, Sharon Turrentine, Mike Frass and the National Park Community College “Sound Waves,” under the direction of Denise Edds. Shirley Chauvin will be the master of ceremonies. Admission is $25; a cash bar will be available. Call (501) 627-2425 or visit

‘Champion Trees’

“Arkansas Champion Trees: An Artist’s Journey,” drawings and documentation of champion trees from around the state by Hot Springs artist Linda Williams Palmer, opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 Main St., Pine Bluff. The artist, state forester Joe Fox and exhibition project manager Barbara Satterfield will give a gallery talk at 5:15, and a screening of the AETN documentary Champion Trees will follow at 6. Admission is free.

The center’s 2nd Saturday Family FunDay, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, will feature a free, colored-pencil tree drawing lesson and a showing of the documentary.

The exhibition, organized by the Arkansas Committee of National Museum of Women in the Arts, will remain up through May 21 before continuing a statewide tour through December.

Center hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Gallery admission is free. Call (870) 536-3375, email or visit

Weekend, Pages 33 on 04/10/2014




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