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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published April 17, 2014 at 2:47 a.m.


The documentary The Act of Killing screens Saturday morning at Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market District. Las Vegas journalist and Little Rock native Deborah Robinson hosts.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

‘Deadly’ documentary

Journalist, author and Little Rock native Deborah Robinson will host the screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Act of Killing at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ron Robinson Theater, 1 Count Pulaski Way (on the back side of the Arcade Building, President Clinton and River Market avenues), Little Rock.

Joshua Oppenheimer’s 115-minute, unrated film challenges unrepentant members of Indonesian death squads during the 1965 military overthrow of the government by re-enacting the killings in the style of the American movies.

It’s the first in a month of the “Deborah Presents …” series in which Robinson, who now lives in Las Vegas, will host films, concerts, conferences, authors, speakers, artists, celebrities, entertainers, politicians and newsmakers.

Tickets are $10. Call (888) 411-2440.

Centennial concert

The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble and conductor Ricky Brooks will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. today in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.

The program, part of the UCA Band Centennial Celebration, replicates an April 13 concert in Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center that includes three world premieres: Rhapsody by Paul Dickinson, with UCA faculty member Neil Rutman as piano soloist; Good Cop, Bad Cop by William Pitts with tuba soloist Christian Carichner, also a UCA faculty member; and Crossover by David Gillingham, commissioned by the ensemble.

Also on the program: Brantley Douglas will conduct Centrafuge by Charles Booker, a 2007 Wind Ensemble commission; In a Better Place by UCA alumnus Brady Massey; Colloquy by William Goldstein, with trombonist Tony Baker, a UCA alumnus and professor of trombone at the University of North Texas; and Purple Pageant March by Karl King, with emeritus director Russell Langston on the podium.

Admission is free. Call (501) 450-5764 or (501) 450-3163 or email

Record Store Day

Arkansas Record & CD Exchange, 4212 MacArthur Drive, North Little Rock, will celebrate the worldwide “Record Store Day” 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday with activities that include an interactive DJ turntable spin and music giveaways. Call (501) 753-7877.

Weekend, Pages 32 on 04/17/2014




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