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By Eric E. Harrison

This article was published September 14, 2017 at 1:50 a.m.


O Sole Trio — (from left) soprano Erin Shields, baritone Giuseppe Spoletini and pianist and violinist David Shenton — performs today at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home.

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:


Momma's Boy

A touring troupe that includes Johnny Gill, Robin Givens and Jackee Harry will perform Priest Tyaire's stage comedy Momma's Boy, in which a mother must choose between her pampered adult son and her new man, 8 p.m. today at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. (at Broadway), Little Rock. Tickets are $29.50, $49.50 and $59.50. Call (501) 244-8800 or visit

Evensong and organ

The Arts@Christ Church presents a Holy Cross Day service of Choral Evensong and an organ recital, 7 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock. Organist Thomas Alexander will play a brief recital on Christ Church's Nichols & Simpson organ that includes the Fantasia in c minor, BWV 562, by J.S. Bach; Partita on "Lift high the cross" by Charles Callahan; Le Banquet Celeste by Olivier Messiaen; and Fugue sur le Carillon de Soissons by Maurice Durufle. A reception follows. Admission is free. Call (501) 375.2342 or visit

O Sole Trio

O Sole Trio -- soprano Erin Shields, baritone Giuseppe Spoletini and violinist and pianist David Shenton -- performs at 7 p.m. today in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center, Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home. The program, "Bravissimo Broadway," includes classic show tunes from Les Miserables, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and The Sound of Music, and a Ghost: The Musical "mashup" that includes "With You" and "Unchained Melody." Tickets are $20, $10 for students, plus fees. Call (870) 508-6280 or visit


Printmaker's talk

Arkansas printmaker Dominique Simmons will discuss her artwork and themes for Community Art Night, 5-8 p.m. Friday, part of the Argenta Art Walk, at the Arkansas Innovation Hub, 201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock. Take your own art materials for the regular drawing session (a portrait model will be available); there will also be open studios for ceramics, printmaking and screen printing. Call (501) 907-6570 or visit


Legends of Arkansas

The fifth annual Legends of Arkansas music and art festival will feature performances by area musicians Knox Hamilton, Dazz & Brie, Rodney Block and Brian Nahlen Band, as well as local artists, vendors, food trucks and breweries, plus arts and crafts, circus arts, and kids activities, 2-9 p.m. Saturday on the North Shore Riverwalk, off Riverfront Drive in North Little Rock. The festival has a new producer and beneficiary, The Van, a nonprofit dedicated to battling homelessness in Arkansas. (You can also drop off donations of blankets, coats and socks.) Admission is $5, free for children. Visit or email Legends­

Stocked pond

Arkansas Game and Fish will stock the pond in MacArthur Park, behind the Arts Center, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, for the free Big Catch Community Event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. There will also be a BB gun and archery range for kids, a DJ, free water and food. Several vendors and organizations will also take part. Call (501) 376-4602 or visit

Chapman concert

Grammy and Dove Award-winner Steven Curtis Chapman kicks off East Arkansas Community College's 2017-18 Spotlight Series, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the EACC Fine Arts Center, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. Tickets are $39. Call (870) 633-4480, Extension 352, or visit

McCalla concerts

Leyla McCalla, a New York-born, New Orleans-headquartered, Haitian-American singer and multi-instrumentalist, performs 2-3 p.m. in the Craft Village and 7:30 p.m. in the Music Auditorium on Saturday at Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1302 Park St., Mountain View. Tickets are $12; a combo ticket for both performances that includes Craft Village admission is $19.50. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit the Facebook page,


Air Force Band

The U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America marks the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force, 3 p.m. Sunday at First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park, behind the River Market Ottenheimer Market Hall, 400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free; lawn chairs and blankets are OK but coolers are not. Food and beverages will be available for sale. In case of rain, concert will move to River Market Pavilions. It's part of a free "Little Rock Salutes" concert series, a collaboration between the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and the city of Little Rock, sponsored by the Clinton School of Public Service. Visit or

Piano-plus recital

Pianist Linda Holzer will give a recital titled "Masterpieces by American Women Composers," 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 199 Barcelona Road, Hot Springs Village. The program includes Suite for Trumpet & Piano by Gwyneth Walker, with Arkansas Symphony principal trumpet (and church member) Richard Jorgensen; solo piano music by Walker, Margaret Bonds and Valerie Capers; and the Piano Sonata in e minor by Little Rock native Florence Price. Admission is free. Call (501) 922-0299 or visit the Facebook page,


Keillor 'concert'

Tickets -- $49 to $75 plus service fees -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a one-man show by raconteur and former Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Robinson Center Performance Hall, 426 W. Markham St. at Broadway, Little Rock. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit the website,

Sesame Street party

Tickets -- $21.50-$51.50 plus service charges -- are on sale for Sesame Street Live! Let's Party, 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Theatre at Verizon Arena, East Broadway and Interstate 30, North Little Rock. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

Weekend on 09/14/2017




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