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story.lead_photo.caption The Oak Ridge Boys — (from left) Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban — perform Monday at Harding University in Searcy.

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host the inaugural Central Arkansas Music Awards, which will celebrate central Arkansas music and musicians with performances and an awards presentation, 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

The show is part of the the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds series. Tickets are $5. Visit

Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys, on their "Shine the Light" tour with "special guest" Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers, perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Benson Auditorium at Harding University, 915 E. Market Ave., Searcy. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48; a portion of the ticket price funds Women for Harding scholarships. Visit

Mozart, Mendelssohn

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas principal hornist Bruce Schultz will join his colleagues and conductor Paul Haas to play the Horn Concerto No. 2 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall, 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville. The program, "Mozart and Mendelssohn," part of the orchestra's Masterworks Concert Series, will also include Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz, Gymnopedie No. 2 by Erik Satie (orchestrated by Claude Debussy) and the Symphony No. 4 in A major, op.90, "Italian," by Felix Mendelssohn.

Haas and orchestra musicians will participate in a pre-concert Creative Conversation at 6:30 p.m. Concert sponsor is Slim Chickens. Sponsor for Schultz's appearance is Bank of America. Tickets are $30-$52, $10 for college students with valid student ID. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

The Humans

A Pennsylvania family encounters its deepest fears and greatest follies while sharing a Thanksgiving dinner in a basement apartment in Lower Manhattan in Stephen Karam's The Humans, winner of the 2016 Tony Award for best play, which Fayetteville's TheatreSquared will stage, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday through Feb. 18 at Walton Arts Center's Nadine Baum Studios, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville. Tickets are $17-$48, $10 for patrons under 30, $5 for SNAP benefit recipients (through the theater's Lights Up! For Access program, with support from the Walmart Foundation). Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

Americana act

Travis Linville & The Grahams perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the 801 Media Center at 5 Star Productions, 801 N. A St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $40. Call (479) 719-8931 or visit

Adoption stories

The Yarn, a Little Rock-based performance company that "unites communities through storytelling," and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre are partnering on "The Call: True Stories of Adoption," 7 p.m. Monday at the Rep Annex, 518 Main St., Little Rock. The event is in context of the theater's production of The Call by Tanya Barfield, which focuses on cross-cultural adoption and the expectations of parenthood, opening Friday at the Rep.

Storytellers sharing personal narratives about how their lives have been affected by adoption and foster care include cast member Soara-Joye Ross, an adoptee, and sisters through adoption Melody and Whitley Small. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Visit

Finding Neverland

Playwright J.M. Barrie finds the inspiration for his classic tale of Peter Pan in four boys and their beautiful widowed mother in the musical Finding Neverland (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, based on the movie of the same name and the the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis. Tickets are $25-$125. Call (901) 525.3000 or visit

Bluegrass Monday

Bluegrass band Cedar Hill -- Dan Stokely, Patti Lafleur, Pete Brown, Frank Ray and Jim Bunch -- performs at 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins Theatre, 120 W. Emerson St., Paragould, part of radio station KASU-FM, 91.9's Bluegrass Monday concert series. The station will literally "pass the hat" to pay the group. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Call or (870) 972-2367, email or visit the Bluegrass Monday Facebook page.

'Fiction & Fact'

Feb. 5 is the deadline to apply to take part in the spring portion of the Central Arkansas Library System's "Fiction & Fact: A War Dialogue with Veterans."

The event involves two discussions of veterans' memoirs:

• Tobias Wolff's In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 3. Wolff follows up his 1989 memoir, This Boy's Life, with a recounting of his yearlong tour in Vietnam.

• Brian Turner's My Life as a Foreign Country, 10 a.m.-1 p.m March 31. Turner, who served seven years in the U.S. Army, wrote two collections of poems about his deployments to Bosnia and Iraq.

A special session with a guest author from the 2018 Arkansas Literary Festival will take place April 28 (time and author TBA).

A screening of Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman's autobiographical animated Waltz with Bashir, which shows searching for the lost memories of his experience as a soldier in the 1982 Lebanon War, will be open to the public, 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Admission is free.

Sponsor for the spring series is National Endowment for the Humanities. There's no charge to participate. Call (501) 918-3098, email or visit

Travis Linville & The Grahams — (from left) Travis Linville, Alyssa Graham and Doug Graham — perform Thursday in Fort Smith.

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