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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published March 13, 2014 at 2:56 a.m.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Wolf and clarinet

Actor/radio announcer Matt Patton will narrate Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with the Conway Symphony Orchestra and conductor Geoffrey Robson for a children’s concert, 2 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. UCA concerto winner Kayla Smalley will be the clarinet soloist in the second and third movements of the X Concerto by Scott McAllister. A post-concert children’s crafts session organized by the Conway Symphony Guild will feature refreshments and a chance to “meet the instruments” in the lobby. Tickets are $6; take nonperishable items for local food banks. Call (501) 269-1066 or visit

Classical guitarist

Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will give a concert under the auspices of the Arts Council of Mississippi County at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ritz, 306 W. Main St., Blytheville. Fletcher will play works and transcriptions by Michael Praetorius, J.S. Bach, Isaac Albeniz, Jeremy Gill, Edvard Grieg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Niccolo Paganini. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Call (870) 762-1744 or visit

Pine Bluff concert

Pianist Gerald Robbins will be the soloist in the Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, op.18, by Sergei Rachmaninoff with the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra and conductor Charles Jones Evans, 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, 500 E. Eighth Ave., Pine Bluff. The program will also include the Overture to La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi, Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun” by Claude Debussy and “The Moldau” from Ma Vlast (My Country) by Bedrich Smetana. Tickets are $30, $12 students for “preferred seats”; $25 and $8 general admission. Call (870) 536-7666.

Spelman singers

The Spelman College Glee Club will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 815 W. 16th St., Little Rock. Admission is free. Call (501) 374-2891 or email .

Band concert

The North Little Rock Community Concert Band will open its 2014 season with a concert titled “People, Places and Things” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Patrick Henry Hays Center, 401 W. Pershing Blvd., North Little Rock. Rico Belotti will conduct a program that includes marches by John Philip Sousa, Harry Neidermeyer,F.W. Meacham and William Latham; an Irish medley; a “Symphonic Beatles” selection; and a Wizard of Oz Fantasy (arranged by Paul Yoder). Admission is free. Call (501) 758-2576 or visit

Jazz trumpeter

Jazz trumpeter Wayne Bergeron and the Arkansas All-Star Big Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Henderson State University’s Arkansas Hall, 12th and Henderson streets, Arkadelphia. Tickets are $20, which includes admission to a preconcert clinic, 3-4:30 p.m. in Arkansas Hall. Visit

Seagoing Cowboys

Several of the so-called Seagoing Cowboys, men and women who volunteered their time to ship animals around the world in the early years of Heifer International, will share their stories at a special tribute event, noon Friday at Heifer Village, 1 World Ave., Little Rock. In conjunction with the nonprofit’s 70th anniversary, artist Jo Israelson will display an exhibit, Heifer Relief: Compass, Ark, Berth, depicting the journeys of the more than 7,000 men and women and the shipments of cattle, pigs, and goats to families they accompanied in war-ravaged Europe and Asia following World War II. Call (501) 907-2697, email or visit

History walk

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will take the first of its 2014 “Walks Through History” tours through downtown Forrest City, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Forrest City United Methodist Church, 101 S. Izard St. Co-sponsor is The Gladlands. It’s free to participate; call (501) 324-9880, email or visit

Film workshop

Film and television producer Kenneth Johnson, a Pine Bluff native whose credits include The Bionic Woman, The Incredible Hulk, V and Alien Nation, will give a filmmaking seminar titled “Cheats That Work: Tricks of the Filmmaking Trade,” 7 p.m. Saturday in the worship center of St. James United Methodist Church, 321 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. Admission is free. Call (501) 217-6700 (ask for Marcia Dunbar) or visit

Bollywood films

The Central Arkansas Library System will celebrate the Indian festival of Holi with a series of three “Bollywood” films Saturday at CALS’ Ron Robinson Theater, in the Arcade Building, President Clinton and River Market avenues, Little Rock.

The lineup:

Noon: Shoolay. Two bandits find romance and a hope for redemption as they seek to free their rural village from a vicious criminal and his minions.

3 p.m.: Bhool Bhulaiya. An American psychiatrist must determine if the ancestral palace of a Brahmin family is truly haunted.

6 p.m.: Om Shanti Om. Love and dreams follow two starry-eyed actors across three decades and two incarnations.

Admission to all three films is free. Call (501) 918-3000 or visit

‘Swing into Spring’

The Stardust Big Band will “Swing into Spring” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Crystal Ballroom at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs.

Admission is $8, free for high-school students. Call (501) 767-5482 or visit

Met: Live in HD

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role of a tortured poet in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Jules Massenet’s Werther, which, through the company’s Met: Live in HD series, will be on movie screens (including the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock, the Tinseltown in Benton and the Razorback Cinema 16 in Fayetteville) at 11:55 a.m. Saturday.

Ticket information is available at

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