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Thrash metal band Slayer, with Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament and Napalm Death, performs at 5 p.m. Monday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers, part of the 2018 Cox Concert Series. Gates open at 4. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50.

Also at the amphitheater this week: Country singer Keith Urban, on his "Graffiti U World" Tour 2018 with Lindsay Ell, performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $39-$101.

All ticket prices are plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website,

Small Works

The Arkansas Arts Council's touring 2018 Small Works on Paper exhibition, artwork no larger than 18-by-24 inches by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry, opens Monday at the South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado, where it will remain on display through Aug. 28. The center will host a reception, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. Call (501) 324-9767 or email

Remember Gershwin

Pianist/storyteller Richard Glazier brings to life the songs and story of songwriting brothers George and Ira Gershwin in Gershwin -- Remembrance and Discovery, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. The program will include rare arrangements of Gershwin songs and a performance of the complete solo piano version of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Admission is by free ticket, now available; the number is limited and must be reserved (first-come, first-served) online at Call (501) 918-3098.

The concert, a presentation of the Arkansas Literary Festival and Arkansas Sounds, in partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and the Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions, is in memory of Glazier's friend Cynthia DeHaven Pitcock, an assistant professor at UAMS, who he met while touring Arkansas for the National Federation of Music Clubs in September 1991. She suggested that he incorporate stories about the Gershwins into his concert. Glazier then debuted his Gershwin performance at UAMS.

5x5 entries

The Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main, Springdale, is seeking entries for its annual 5x5 Exhibition & Soiree fundraiser. Professional and non-professional artists can pick up a blank 5-by-5-inch canvas through the beginning of September at the center; all canvases must be completed and returned to the center by Sept. 21. They'll go on display Oct. 2 and will be auctioned off at the soiree Oct. 26. Call (479) 751-5441, email or visit

Royal season

Benton's Royal Players will open their 2018-19 season Oct. 25-28 with Night of the Living Dead by Lori Allen Ohm, based on the George Romero-John Russo cult film classic, at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton.

The rest of the lineup (all shows at the Royal Theatre):

• Nov. 29-Dec. 9: A Little Princess by Andrew Lippa and Andrew Crawley, based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett

• Feb. 7-17: Parade, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, book by Alfred Uhry

• April 4-14: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart

• June 6-16: Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

• Aug. 15-25, 2019: Disaster!, musical homage to classic disaster films, featuring '70s songs, book by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick

Single tickets for musicals are $15, $12 senior citizens, military and college students; $6 K-12 students; for non-musicals, $12, $10 and $6. Call (501) 315-5483 or visit

Slayer (above) performs Monday at the Walmart AMP in Rogers. Keith Urban takes the amphitheater stage on Wednesday.

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