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story.lead_photo.caption Cars were swimming on the main streets of Pine Bluff during the Great Flood of 1927.

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Great Flood lecture

Richard Spilman, education coordinator for the Delta Cultural Center, will discuss the impact the 1927 Mississippi River flood had on the lives of people in the Arkansas Delta in a talk titled "The Great Flood of 1927," noon-1 p.m. today at the center's Miller Annex, 223 Cherry St., Helena-West Helena. Admission is free; attendees can take a sack lunch. Call (870) 338-4350, email or visit


Chamber concert

Pianist Andrius Zlabys and cellist Jeremy Crosmer will play the Cello Sonata by Claude Debussy to open the second of two Faulkner Chamber Music Festival summer faculty concerts, titled "Motives," 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.

The program will also include Aaron Jay Kernis' On Distant Shores with Crosmer on solo cello: Andreas Oeste, solo oboe; Geoffrey Robson and Katherine Williamson, violin; Ryan Mooney, viola; Philip Boulanger, cello; and Zlabys; and the String Sextet No. 2 in G major, op.36, by Johannes Brahms, with Yaira Matyakubova and Robson, violin; Mooney and Williamson, viola; and Boulanger and Crosmer, cello.

The Chamber Music Society of Little Rock is organizing the festival with support from the Arkansas Arts Council and the Acansa Arts Festival. Tickets are $15, free for students and festival members. Call (501) 215-1132 or visit or the Facebook page,

'Fourteener' exhibit

Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., Hot Springs, marks its 14th year of business with the "Fourteener" exhibit, including shaped paintings by Dustyn Bork, Taimur Cleary, a painting by Matthew Hasty, wood sculptures by Robyn Horn and Sandra Sell, abstracted landscapes by Dolores Justus, a wood table by Jill Kyong, pastels by Charles Peer, woodturnings by Gene Sparling and abstract paintings by Dan Thornhill. It opens with a reception, 5-9 p.m. Friday, in conjunction with the monthly downtown Hot Springs Gallery Walk. Author Chap Harper will sign copies of his latest book, Shortcut.

"Delta Moon" by Matthew Hasty is on display through August at Justus Fine Art Gallery in Hot Springs.

The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 31. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. Admission to reception and gallery are free. Call (501) 321-2335 or visit


Country concert

Country singer Lauren Alaina headlines a Saturday night concert at Magic Springs.

Country singer Lauren Alaina performs at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Timberwood Amphitheater, Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, U.S. 70 East (East Grand Avenue), Hot Springs, part of the park's Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 6; Arkansas native Blaine Howard will open the show at 7. Open lawn seating is available (provide your own outdoor chair or blanket); reserved seating is $8 or $10 above the park entry fee ($59.99, $39.99 for children and senior citizens, $74.99 for a season pass). Call (501) 624-0100 or visit


Preservation awards

Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit to Preserve Arkansas nominations for the 2018 Arkansas Preservation Awards, honoring outstanding preservation achievements, people who make a difference in their communities and projects that inspire others to protect Arkansas' special historic places, in these categories:

• Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation

• Outstanding Work by a Craftsperson

• Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation

• Excellence in Preservation through Restoration

• Excellence in Personal Preservation Projects

• Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy

• Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting

• Outstanding Preservation Reporting in the Media

• Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication

• Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education

• Excellence in Heritage Preservation

• Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement (to be awarded in January 2020)

A Jan. 25 ceremony and dinner in Little Rock will honor the winners, including Hot Springs architects Anthony Taylor and Bob Kempkes, who will receive the 2018 Parker Westbrook Award.

Visit to obtain a nomination form or nominate online; call (501) 372-4757 or email


Valli at Verizon

Tickets -- $60-$100 (plus taxes and service charges) -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a concert by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, 8 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Theater @ Verizon Arena, North Little Rock. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

Weekend on 08/02/2018


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