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Eric E. Harrison

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Fayetteville's Walton center to host dance, drum events

posted: 04/12/2015 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Ballerina Wendy Whelan will headline her contemporary ballet production Restless Creature, featuring the works of four choreographers and dancers, 8 p.m. Saturday in Baum Walker Hall at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. The center's vice president of programming, Jenni Taylor Swain, and a "special guest" will take part in a pre-show Creative Conversation at 7 p.m. in the center's Starr Theater.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Music, movies meld at ASU for Delta Symposium XXI

posted: 04/05/2015 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Documentary filmmaker Beth Harrington will discuss her forthcoming music history and performance documentary, The Winding Stream -- The Carters, The Cashes and The Course of Country Music, in her keynote address at the Delta Symposium XXI and Delta Flix Film and Media Festival, 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of Arkansas State University's Carl R. Reng Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES Northwest: Music, movies meld at ASU for Delta Symposium XXI

posted: 04/05/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Documentary filmmaker Beth Harrington will discuss her forthcoming music history and performance documentary, The Winding Stream -- The Carters, The Cashes and The Course of Country Music, in her keynote address at the Delta Symposium XXI and Delta Flix Film and Media Festival, 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of Arkansas State University's Carl R. Reng Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 03/31/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Michael Ross Bearden

posted: 03/29/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

In his second year as the company's artistic director, Michael Bearden has pulled off a big coup for Ballet Arkansas.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Mischo, blues band 1st act of Local Live weekly series

posted: 03/29/2015 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Fayetteville-based R.J. Mischo and His Red Hot Blues Band kicks off the Oxford American's second-quarter Local Live concert series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Wind quintet of UA faculty play around on April Fools'

posted: 03/29/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The Lyrique Quintette -- University of Arkansas at Fayetteville faculty members Ronda Mains, flute; Theresa Delaplain, oboe; Nophachai Cholthitchanta, clarinet; Timothy Thompson, French horn; and Lia Uribe, bassoon -- with a few props and a few friends will fool around a bit at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Hall, 340 N. Campus Drive, Fayetteville.

Piro's pizzas, salads make the cut

posted: 03/26/2015 2:07 a.m. Comment 1

While pizza has proliferated like, well, pizza across the landscape, until fairly recently actual Neapolitan-style pizza was hard to come by around here.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 03/26/2015 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

One of our sharp-eyed colleagues spotted signs announcing a new tenant for the former Super King Buffet, 4000 Springhill Plaza Court, off East McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock: Kirin Garden Japanese & Chinese Cuisine. The phone number on the sign, (501) 945-4802, is a holdover from the previous occupant and is not, or not yet, a working number.

Transitions

posted: 03/25/2015 11:35 a.m. Discuss

One of our sharp-eyed colleagues spotted signs announcing a new tenant for the former Super King Buffet, 4000 Springhill Plaza Court, off East McCain Boulevard, North Little Rock: Kirin Garden Japanese & Chinese Cuisine. The phone number on the sign, (501) 945-4802, is a holdover from the previous occupant and is not, or not yet, a working number.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia! on Walton center's show list

posted: 03/22/2015 2:20 a.m. Discuss

Touring productions of award-winning musicals, including Kinky Boots and The Bridges of Madison County, will be on the stage of Baum Walker Hall at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center for the 2015-16 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 03/19/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Midtown Men Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys (Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer) perform “’60s hits with a modern twist” in The Midtown Men, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Fine Arts Center, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City, part of the college’s Spotlight Series.

TRANSITIONS

posted: 03/19/2015 1:49 a.m. Comment 1

With business license and health inspecti0n certificate now in hand, 5 p.m. today is the target for the opening for dinner of Ira's Park Hill Grill, formerly Elizabeth McMullen's E's Bistro, in the Lakehill Shopping Center, 3812 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Lunch is expected to start Tuesday. Chef/owner Ira Mittleman has made extensive changes to the front of the house, including a new granite-topped bar, which, when the liquor license comes through -- Mittleman says that could happen any time -- he'll open at 4 p.m. (The restaurant already has a license to serve wine and beer, the first Park Hill restaurant to get one after the previously local-option dry area voted to go back to "wet.")

MUSIC REVIEW: ASO pops concert a win for Gershwin fans

posted: 03/15/2015 2:25 a.m. Comment 1

I like a Gershwin tune -- how about you? Then you'll love the Arkansas Symphony's "Here to Stay, a Gershwin Experience" -- music by George, lyrics (where appropriate) by his brother Ira.

ASO season stays close to home

posted: 03/15/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Jazz guitarist Ted Ludwig, a former New Orleans luminary whom Hurricane Katrina blew to Little Rock in 2005, will solo in the world premiere of a new jazz guitar concerto by D.J. Sparr as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra closes its 2015-16 season in April 2016.

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