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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published May 1, 2014 at 2:28 a.m.

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Chicks With Hits

Nashville Chicks With Hits - singer-songwriters Sherrie Austin, Kylie Sackley and Alissa Moreno - will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday as part of the Warfield Concerts series in Lily Peter Auditorium, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus Road, Helena-West Helena. Admission is by free ticket, available for download at warfieldconcerts.com, or call (870) 338-8327.

Strange and Separate

The Weekend Theater, West Seventh and Chester streets, will stage A Strange and Separate People by Jon Marans, involving a gay rabbi struggling with the tenets of Orthodox Judaism, 7:30 p.m.Friday-Saturday through May 17. Tickets are $16, $12 for senior citizens and students, available online at weekendtheater.org/boxoffice. For information only, call (501) 374-3761.

Hendrix choir

The Hendrix College Choir will present a concert titled “A Few of My Favorite Things” at 7:30 p.m. today in Reves Recital Hall at the school, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. The program includes “Sing Joyfully” by William Byrd; “Der Gang zum Liebchen” (“The Way to the Beloved”) and “Neckereien” (“Flirtation”) by Johannes Brahms; “Sure on This Shining Night” by Morten Lauridsen; “Animal Crackers” by Eric Whitacre; and “The Good-bye Jazz” by Tom Cunningham. Nancy Fleming conducts. Admission is free; a reception will follow in the Trieschmann Gallery. Call (501) 450-1248or email fleming@hendrix.edu.

Songwriter showcase

Singer-songwriter David Barrett, composer of “One Shining Moment,” the NCAA basketball championship theme song, as well as other sports-events themes, will be the guest performer during the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Songwriters Showcase, focusing on student composers and songwriters, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

Barrett will perform several of his songs, including “Moving at the Speed of Life,” “Fiddler’s Delight,” “Sunday’s Child” and “The Flower Needs the Root.” The program includes “Sonata in F” by Langdon “Buh” Jones; “Safe and Warm” by Susan Gale Robbins; “Time Song” by Sarah Hastings; and “Crystal Sky” by Johnathan Owens.

The UALR music department and Office of Campus Life are hosting. Admission is free; parking will be available in Lot 8. Call (501) 569-3294.

Abstract ‘Icons’

“Icons in Transformation,” a 150-piece traveling exhibit of the works of abstract expressionist Ludmila Pawlowska, a Russian native who now lives in Sweden, will be on display Saturday-Aug. 17 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock. The artist will attend a 6-8 p.m. Saturday reception. Admission is free; the artwork is for sale and a percentage of the proceeds goes toward the Artists-in-Residence Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Call (501) 225-4203 or email iconslittlerock@gmail.com.

Outdoor ‘OLE!’

The North Little Rock Community Concert Band will kick off its outdoor concert season with a concert titled “OLE!” at 7 p.m. Friday under the big canopy in the center of Lakewood Village, McCain and North Hills boulevards, North Little Rock. Rico Belotti conducts. Admission is free; take lawn chairs or blankets. Call (501) 758-2576 or visit nlrcommunityband.com.

Multicolored musical

The Royal Players will stage Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice at 7 p.m. Friday and May 9, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and May 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 11. Tanner Oglesby plays the title role with Erin Murphey Martinez as the narrator. Tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens, $5 for students. Call (501) 315-5483 or visit theroyalplayers.com; each ticket bought online is worth $1 off a medium or large drink at the concession stand. Two all-ages “Technicolor Daze” cabaret shows will follow the Friday-night shows, featuring members of the cast. Admission is free; the Royal Players will accept donations.

One-act festival

Ouachita Baptist University’s department of theater arts will host its annual student-directed One-Act Play Festival, eight one-act plays over two days, 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, in Verser Theatre, OBU in Arkadelphia.

Thursday night’s lineup: Hello Out There by William Saroyan; Urashima the Fisherman by David F. Eliet; Here We Are by Dorothy Parker; and Shotgun by Romulus Linney. For Friday: Haiku by Katherine Snodgrass; Naomi in the Living Room by Christopher Durang; The Third Angle by Florence Ryerson; and The Next Contestant by Frank D. Gilroy.

Admission is free. Call (870) 245-5522 or email inouyed@obu.edu.

Fancy Nancy

Vital Theatre Company’s touring production of Fancy Nancy - The Musical will be onstage at 6 p.m. today at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. Tickets are $15, $5 for ages 18 and younger. Call (870) 508-6280 or visit thesheid.com.

Civil War marker

The Gen. T.J. Churchill chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will dedicate an Arkansas Civil War sesquicentennial marker memorializing the so-called “Camden Expedition,” with the help of Civil War re-enactors and the Arkansas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1 p.m. Saturday at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. Call (501) 529-3802.

Bountiful donation

Community Theatre of Little Rock will donate a portion of the proceeds from this weekend’s performances of Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful - 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at North Little Rock High School Freshman Campus Mini-Auditorium, 2400 Lakewood Road, North Little Rock - to the American Red Cross. “It is our hope that the money raised will be used to help the victims of our neighboring communities in Vilonia and Mayflower,” says CTLR president Chris Boggs. Tickets are $16, $14 for students, adults 65 and older and members of the military, $6 for children 4-9, free for children 3 and younger. Call (501) 410-2283 or visit ctlr-act.org.

To submit items for the weekend calendar, please use our form at: arkansasonline.com/events/ submit or send calendar announcements, listing time, date and place (including street address) of event, admission charges (if any) and phone number to:

Robin Ward

Arkansas Weekend

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

P.O. Box 2221

Little Rock, Ark. 72203

Deadline for the Weekend section is noon Thursday, one week before publication.

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