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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published May 12, 2016 at 1:54 a.m.

“Fucoid Arrangements” by Robert Lemming go on display Friday at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock.

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'Historic' art

"Fucoid Arrangements" by Robert Lemming and large, nonrepresentational abstract drawings by Louis Watts go on display at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock, during a 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday. The reception will feature music by Marchese Hendricks Project featuring Jessica Lauren and Arkansas-made beer from Bubba Brew's Brewing Co. in Bonnerdale. Admission is free. The exhibition will be up in the museum's Trinity Gallery for Arkansas Artists through Aug. 7. Call (501) 324-9351 or visit

'Black Box'

"Black Box," an exhibit of new works by Arkansas artist Kae Barron, will be on display Friday-July 2 at Cantrell Gallery, 8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, starting with an opening-night reception at which the artist will be present, 6-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or by appointment. Call (501) 224-1335 or visit

Organ-ic honor

Alex Gilson, organ scholar at the Church of Incarnation, Dallas, will be at the keyboards for the 13th organ concert celebrating the life of the late Robert Young Ellis, a longtime music professor at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St., Little Rock. Gilson will perform Olivier Messiaen's Transports de Joie; J.S. Bach's Organ Sonata No. 2 in c minor, BWV 526, and Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541; Cesar Franck's Priere; and Marcel Dupre's Variations sur un Noel. A reception will follow. Admission is free. Call (479) 409-5679.

Band I

The North Little Rock Community Concert Band will kick off the outdoor portion of its 2016 season, 7:30 p.m. Friday under the canopy at the Lakewood Village, on McCain Boulevard between North Hills Boulevard and McCain Mall, North Little Rock. Rico Belotti will conduct a program titled "A March Is a March; Or Is It?" that includes the "March" from Gustav Holst's Suite No. 1 in E-flat major; arrangements of Percy Grainger's Children's March and Peter Tchaikovsky's March Slave; John Philip Sousa's The Black Horse Troop; Karl King's The Big Cage; Warren Barker's Victory Spirit March; and Paul Yoder's Alpha and Omega. Admission is free. Audience members should provide their own lawn chairs and/or blankets; in the event of rain the concert will be canceled. Call (501) 758-2576 or visit


Food festival

The Arkansas Association of Black Professionals will bring in black-owned vendors, including food trucks, caterers, restaurants and retailers, from across the state for the inaugural Black Food Festival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in front of the James Cox Building at Philander Smith College, 900 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock. Sponsors are the college and Bar Louie. Admission and parking are free; the food, of course, costs money. Call (855) 787-2329, email or visit

Pop-up art

Artist and Little Rock native Pinque Clark will put on a special, one-night-only, three-hour pop-up show, 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Boswell Mourot Main Gallery, 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock. The event will feature the revelation of three new pictures from her Boudoir Series, which, drawing inspiration from the Renaissance, results in dark, haunting paintings that focus on sensuality. Call (501) 664-0030.

History walk

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's "Walks Through History" tour will visit St. Mary's Catholic Church (Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help) and Cemetery, 5118 St. Mary's Lane, Altus, 11 a.m. Saturday. The parish was founded in 1879; the current sandstone church was dedicated in 1902. Co-sponsor for the two-hour tour is the Altus Sunset Rotary. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9880, email or visit


Band II

The 35-member British-style Natural State Brass Band will present a pre-Memorial Day celebration of American music, 4 p.m. Sunday in the Great Hall, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave., Little Rock. The program will include Liberty Fanfare and "Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan by John Williams; Eagle Squadron, Kenneth J. Alford's tribute to World War II American volunteer pilots in the Battle of Britain; and a selection of patriotic tunes. Rico Belotti conducts. Admission is free. Call (501) 920-2539 or visit


Erykah at Arena

Singer Erykah Badu will perform at 8 p.m. June 11 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The show will be hosted by comedian Rickey Smiley.

Tickets -- $69.50 and $99.50 plus applicable service charges -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Verizon Arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets, charged by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at

Twenty One in 2017

Alternative hip-hop duo Twenty One Pilots will bring its Emotional Roadshow World Tour to Verizon Arena in North Little Rock at 7 p.m. March 3 (yes, that's 2017).

Tickets -- $45 for general admission, $45 and $35 for reserved seats, plus service charges -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They are available online at or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. They will not be available at the Verizon Arena box office, nor Ticketmaster outlets for the entire sale.

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