Crows to perform Blonde album; curator to talk responsible design

The Old Crow Medicine Show performs 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde in its entirety, Thursday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center.
The Old Crow Medicine Show performs 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde in its entirety, Thursday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center.

*UPDATE: Architect Cynthia E. Smith, curator of socially responsible design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, has pneumonia and is unable to travel, so the Architecture and Design Network has canceled her Tuesday lecture at the Arkansas Arts Center.

The Old Crow Medicine Show will perform its latest album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde (the band's "reimagined version" of Bob Dylan's classic Blonde on Blonde album), in its entirety, 7 p.m. Thursday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.

Tickets are $37-$47 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website, waltonartscenter.org.

Architecture lecture

Cynthia E. Smith, curator of socially responsible design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, will give a lecture titled "Designing an America of the People, by the People and for the People," 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lecture Hall, lower level, Arkansas Arts Center, MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St, Little Rock. A 5:30 reception will precede the lecture. It's part of the Architecture and Design Network's 2017-18 June Freeman Lecture Series.

Support for the series comes from the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the Central Section of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Admission is free. Call (501) 367-2216.

Music for romantics

ARmusica musicians Julie Cheek, piano; Andrew Irvin, violin; and Stephen Feldman, cello, will give a recital titled "Fall for Romantics," 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock.

Irvin and Cheek will play the Violin Sonata No. 18 in G major, K.301, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Air for Violin and Piano by Kevin Puts. Feldman will join them for the Piano Trio No. 1 in d minor, op.32, by Anton Arensky. A meet-the-artists reception will follow. Admission is free. Call (501) 753-4281.

Documentary films

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in MacArthur Park, 503 E. Ninth Street, Little Rock, will screen Ken Burns' documentary The Address, about a school in Putney, Vt., where each year the students are encouraged to practice, memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. It's part of the museum's Movies at MacArthur series. Admission, beverages and popcorn are free. Call (501) 376-4602 or visit arkmilitaryheritage.com.

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will screen Shakespeare Behind Bars, a 2005 documentary about a production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest that Shakespeare Behind Bars founder Curt Tofteland staged at a Kentucky correctional complex, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Room 103, Stanley Russ Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Tofteland will take part in a post-screening discussion. Sponsor is UCA's College of Fine Arts and Communication, through its Artists in Residence program. Admission is free. Visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/events/137592433555422.

Fort Smith jazz

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Jazz Band and Jazz Catz and jazz pianist Rick Endel will perform blues, contemporary pop, country and jazz, tunes by Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams, Michael Buble, the Beatles, Bob Mintzer and Count Basie, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $8, free for UAFS students and employees. Call (479) 788-7300 or visit tickets.uafs.edu.

'Little' season

The Fort Smith Little Theatre, 401 N. Sixth St., Fort Smith, will open its 2018 season Feb. 15-18 and 21-24 with The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman.

The rest of the lineup:

• April 5-8, 11-14: Calendar Girls by Tim Firth

• May 31-June 3, June 6-9: The Fox on the Fairway by Ken Ludwig

• July 19-22, 25-29, Aug. 2-4: Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady

• Sept. 20-23, 26-29: Night of the Living Dead by Lori Allen Ohm

• Nov. 8-11, 14-17, 2018: Noises Off by Michael Frayn.

Season tickets are $60, $100 for gala opening nights. Call (479) 783-2966 or visit the website, fslt.org.

There will also be three off-season productions (no reservations; tickets $5 at the door):

• April 19-21: Mythical Creatures and How to Approach Them by Travis Greisler

• Aug. 9-11: Belle Starr by Herself by Ray Coleman (official Fort Smith Sesquicentennial event), Cindy Clark's one-woman show

• Dec. 6-8, 2018: The Wackiest Tackiest Christmas, house production featuring "carolers, creative comedy and all sorts of Christmas cheer."

Style on 11/12/2017

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