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story.lead_photo.caption Janet Jackson performs Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Walmart AMP in Rogers

Janet Jackson performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Jackson's hits include "Rhythm Nation," "Let's Wait a While" and "What Have You Done for Me Lately." Gates open at 6:30. Tickets are $35-$129.50.

Also at Walmart AMP this week: Thirty Seconds to Mars, on "The Monolith Tour" with guests Walk the Moon, K. Flay and Welshly Arms, at 6 p.m. today. Doors open at 5. Tickets are $29.50-$104.50.

All ticket prices are plus fees; call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website, amptickets.com:

And Kenny Chesney, on his "Trip Around the Sun Tour 2018," with Old Dominion, headlines at 7 p.m. Thursday. Gates open at 6. Tickets, $60-$109 plus fees, are available only from Ticketmaster. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.

Grease on stage

The musical Grease (book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey) takes the stage Wednesday-Aug. 25 at Murry's Dinner Playhouse, 6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock. Rory Cabrera pays "greaser" Danny Zuko, with Bridget Davis as his summer squeeze Sandy Dumbrowski, Chris Noyes as Kenickie, Anthony McBride as Doody, J. Tyler Lewis as Sonny LaTierri, Brian Earles as Roger, Moriah Patterson as Betty Rizzo, Katie Greer as Frenchy, Briana East as Marty, Kayla Esmond as Charlene "Cha-Cha" DiGregorio and Jacob Hemsath as the Teen Angel.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 12:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; matinees only Wednesday, July 18 and 25 and Aug. 1. Doors open and meals start 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets are $33-$35, $23 for children 15 and under; show-only tickets are $25 and $15. Call (501) 562-3131 or visit murrysdp.com.

Beethoven concert

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas principals -- Kristen Salinas, flute; Miho Oda Sakon, violin; Jesse Collett, viola; and Tomoko Kashiwagi, piano -- will perform chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, 504 Memorial Drive, Bella Vista. The program will include Beethoven's Serenade for flute, violin and viola in D major, op.25, and the Sonata No. 5 for violin and piano in F major, op.24, "Spring." Sponsor is the North Arkansas Symphony Guild. Funding comes from a gift from the late Elin J. Stene. Admission is free. Visit sonamusic.org.

'Natural' photos

"Our Natural State Exhibit of Photography," more than 70 images exploring the historical and contemporary landscape of Arkansas residents, goes on display Tuesday at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main, Springdale.

The exhibit -- up through Aug. 17 -- includes photos by Mike Disfarmer, Beverly Conley, Ron Evans, Don House, Jim Simmons, Geoff Winningham, Maxine Payne, Rebecca Drolen, Donna Pinckley, Matthew Genitempo, Alec Soth, Jim Dow, Tim Hursley, Sabine Schmidt, Gary Cawood, Kris Johnson and Margaret LeJeune. The center will host an artist reception at 7 p.m. July 31. Admission to the reception and the exhibition are free. Call (479) 751-5441, email info@acozarks.org or visit acozarks.org.

Plaza Suite auditions

The Arts Center of the Ozarks will hold auditions for Plaza Suite by Neil Simon, 6-8:30 p.m. July 16-17 and 23-24. Auditions will consist of readings from the script; check one out before auditions at the center in Springdale with a $10 deposit. Roles are available for men, 20s-50s, and women, mid 20s-50s. A list of character descriptions is available online at acozarks.org/participate/auditions. Production dates are Sept. 7-9 and 14-16. Call (479) 751-5441.

Forrest City series

A 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 concert by Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap opens the 2018-19 Spotlight Series at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City.

The rest of the lineup (except as noted, all shows, 7:30 p.m.):

• Oct. 20: All Hands on Deck, based on Bob Hope's 1942 USO tour, featuring singers, dancers, comedians and a nine-piece big band

• Jan. 19: The Bellamy Brothers

• Feb. 23: The Platters, Original Cornell Gunter's Coasters and the Drifters

• April 27: 38 Special.

Season ticket packages go on sale July 18. Call (870) 633-4480, Extension 352, or visit eacc.edu. Single tickets are $39 to all shows.

In addition, for the 2018 "Holiday Feature," Dance Alive National Ballet will bring in its production of P.I. Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets are $25, $15 for children 12 and younger.

The season includes two "Special Events":

• July 27: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, co-production of East Arkansas Community College and Chicago-based professional company Compass Creative Dramatics, featuring area children, the culmination of the college's annual Children's Theater Camp. 6 p.m. Tickets are $5.

• Feb. 7: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Vesper Choir. 12:30 p.m. Free.

Music symposium

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will offer a symposium, titled "It Covers a Lot of Ground: A History of Music in Northeast Arkansas," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 4 at Arkansas State University's Delta Center for Economic Development, 319 University Loop, Jonesboro.

The symposium will include lectures by Arkansas State's Marti Allen on "Rockabilly in Northeast Arkansas" and Kenneth Carroll on "Jazz in the Delta" and the University of Mississippi's Alan Spurgeon on "Ozark Folk Music." Harmony, a three-piece folk band from Mountain View, will perform with narration by Charley Sandage.

Admission is free; attendees must register by July 30, online at northeastarmusichistory.eventbrite.com. Teachers can receive up to four professional development hours. Lunch will be provided. Call (870) 878-6521 or visit archives.arkansas.gov.

Ronnie Milsap performs Aug. 25 at East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City.
Untitled - Mike Disfarmer
Swimming Hole - Don House
Don't You Want to Have White Babies? - Donna Pinckley

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