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story.lead_photo.caption The cast of Steel Magnolias at the Lantern Theatre in Conway (from left): Wendy Miers (Clairee, seated), Dani Carney (Annelle), Lisa Ray (Ousier, holding phone) Darby Burden (Shelby), Wendy Shirar (M’Lynn) and Kelly Weber (Truvy).

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:


Three Days of Rain

University of Central Arkansas theater students will stage Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg, 7:30 p.m. today-Friday and March 1-2 and 2 p.m. Saturday and March 3 in the Bridges/Larson Theatre, Snow Fine Arts Building, UCA, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. The play spans multiple times and uses the cast in multiple roles to explore the design of a famous Manhattan property during the 1960s and the bequeathal of the property in the mid-'90s. Tickets are $10, free for UCA students. Call (501) 450-5092 or visit


Steel Magnolias

The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., Conway, will stage Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and March 1-3 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and March 4. Tickets are $15, in advance, available online at, $17 at the door, $5 student rush at the door with valid ID. Email or or visit


Big-screen La Boheme

Tenor Michael Fabiano sings the role of impoverished poet Rodolfo, with soprano Sonya Yoncheva as his neighbor and love interest, the consumptive seamstress Mimi, in Franco Zeffirelli's production of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, on the big screen, 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Breckenridge Village 12 in Little Rock and the Tinseltown in Benton. It's part of the Met: Live in HD series. Ticket information is available online at

Big band at Heber

The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Heber Springs High School Performing Arts Center, 110 W. Pine Street, Heber Springs, under the auspices of the Heber Spring Jazz Band. Tickets $20, $10 for those 18 and younger. Call (501) 362-6712, email or visit

Barrage at ASU

Alumni from various casts of Barrage -- the modern worldbeat ensemble based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, that incorporated eclectic violin music and high-energy physical choreography -- join young string players for "Barrage: The Next Generation," 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Tickets are $35 and $25, $28 and $20 for senior citizens, students and university faculty and staff, $15 and $10 for ASU students with a current ID. Call (870) 972-3471, (870) 972-2781 (ASU1) or (888) 278-3267 (ASU-FANS) or visit or


Monster Jam

Tickets -- $37, $27 and $17 plus service charges -- go on sale for Monster Jam, 7 p.m. April 6-7 at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. The lineup of monster trucks, subject to change, includes: Grave Digger driven by Tyler Menninga; Midnight Rider driven by Tom Herzog; Razin Kane driven by Trent Montgomery; Scooby-Doo driven by Linsey Read; and Wild Thang driven by Doug Charles. Tickets for the Pit Party, 4:30-6 p.m. April 7, are $10 and require an event ticket. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit

Urban at Verizon

Tickets -- $40, $65.75 and $97 plus service charges -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a concert by country star Keith Urban, part of his "Graffiti U" World Tour 2018, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. Kelsea Ballerini will be the "special guest." There is an eight-ticket limit per household. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit or


Magic Springs shows

The 2018 Summer Concert Series at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park, U.S. 70 East (East Grand Avenue) in Hot Springs, has added shows by Martina McBride, Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult and Seether to its lineup, which starts May 26 with Vertical Horizon and Sister Hazel. The rest of the lineup announced so far (all concerts, 8 p.m. in the park's Timberwood Amphitheater):

• June 2: Granger Smith, featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.

• June 16: Crowder

• June 23: Martina McBride

• June 30: Kansas

• July 7: TobyMac

• July 14: Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult

• July 21: Seether

• July 28: Skillet

• Aug. 4: Lauren Alaina

Still to be announced: June 9, Aug. 11 and Sept. 2.

Admission is included in the Saturday general admission day ticket -- $59.99 plus tax, with a $10 discount for online advance purchase; $10 additional for reserved seats in rows A-J -- or free with a $64.99 season pass. Call (501) 624­-0100 or visit

Photo by Metropolitan Opera/KEN HOWARD
Sonya Yoncheva sings the role of Mimi in La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera.

Weekend on 02/22/2018



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