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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES It’s true: Sign-up cutoff near for ‘Arkansas MythBusting’

by Eric E. Harrison | June 27, 2010 at 5:45 a.m.

— July 9 is the deadline to enroll in the Old State House Museum’s Summer Fun youth enrichment program, titled “Arkansas MythBusting,” 8 a.m.-noon July 19-23 at the museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock.

Youngsters entering grades 5-10 will learn how to prove or disprove myths about the museum and Arkansas history through analytical observation, investigation and problem solving.

Cost, $75, includes program supplies, snacks and a T-shirt. Registration forms are available online at!userfiles/ summerfun2010.pdf or call (501) 324-9685.

Folk Center camp

The Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View will offer a summer day camp with crafts and swimming for youngsters 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 5-9. Cost is $55. Call (870) 269-3851, email or find the registration form at the website, ozark

Also at the folk center, July 5-8 is Old-Time String Band Week, with workshops, individual instruction and jam sessions.

Matt Brown of West Chester, Pa., will lead a class on fiddle; Lukas Pool of Mountain View will teaching clawhammer banjo; Dan Levenson from Galia County in the Appalachian region of southern Ohio will lead classes on old-time guitar; and Clarke Buehling of Fayetteville will teach a class on finger-style parlor-music banjo.

Cost is $160, including all park admission fees for the Crafts Village and Wednesday and Thursday evening music shows. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit the website, ozarkfolk

Art on paper

July 23 is the deadline for Arkansas artists to submit works for the Arkansas Arts Council’s 24th annual 2011 Small Works on Paper exhibition.

Artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry (join free at time of entry), an online gallery of more than 500 Arkansas artists and their work, may enter up to three works on paper in any medium (maximum size: 24 inches by 24 inches), completed within the last two years.

The juror, San Franciscobased artist and curator Patter Hellstrom, will select works for the exhibition; up to $2,000 will be available for purchase awards, which become part of the Small Works on Paper permanent collection and will be part of a year-long exhibition that travels to all areas across the state, starting in January at the Arkansas EducationalTelevision Network’s Conway headquarters.

Entry fee is $10 per piece or $25 for three. The Arts Council will notify artists whose work is selected in September. Call Cheri Leffew, special events/program manager, at (501) 324-9767; e-mail; or obtain an entry form at the website,

Festival Ballet lineup

The Arkansas Festival Ballet will open its 2010-11 season Oct. 14-15 with “At the Barre,” a studio performance featuring highlights from ballet classics and new works, at the Arkansas Festival Ballet/ Arkansas Academy of Dance Studio, Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock.

The ballet company will join the Conway Symphony Orchestra for highlights fromPeter Ilich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker for the orchestra’s Dec. 4 Christmas concert in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. And it will stage Alice in Wonderland May 21-22 at the Arkansas Arts Center.

Visit the website, arkan

Guild’s fall season

The Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild will open its fall 2010 season Sept. 14 with a dinner/ cabaret show featuring Hot Springs singers Denise and Stephen Edds and Company at the Coronado Center, 150 Ponderosa Lane, Hot Springs Village.

The evening gets under way with cocktails at 5:15 p.m., a catered dinner at 6 and the pop and classical vocal program at 7. Tickets will be $25.

The rest of the lineup:

Oct. 11: Harmony of Homes Tour, Hot Springs Village. Morning tours at 9 a.m., afternoon tours at 1 p.m., luncheon at the Diamante Country Club. $25; tour-only (no luncheon), $15 in advance, $20 same day

Oct. 15: The Acousticatz, bluegrass-pop ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Woodlands Auditorium, Ponce de Leon Center, DeSoto Boulevard and Balboa Drive, Hot Springs Village. $10

Nov. 18: The New Christy Minstrels, 7:30 p.m., Woodlands Auditorium. $25

Dec. 20: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., Woodlands Auditorium. $25

Guild members have access to advance ticket sales,seating preferences and free admission to some concerts. Call membership Vice President Linda Biagini, (501) 922-6121, or e-mail her at

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