New Orleans-based jazz saxophonist Toni DeGradi, with the backing of the Ted Ludwig Trio, performs for Jazz at the Joint, 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Joint Theater, 301 Main St., in North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District. Tickets are $30. Call (318) 278-9700 or (501) 425-1528, email tedludwigjazz@gmail or email@example.com or visit jazzatthejoint.org.
Veteran journalist and political observer Ernie Dumas will discuss and (before and after) sign copies of his new memoir, The Education of Ernie Dumas, 6 p.m. Monday at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Doors open at 5 p.m.; book signing starts at 5:30. The book traces the post-World War II evolution of Arkansas, from the defeat of Gov. Francis Cherry by Orval Faubus in 1954 to the election of Bill Clinton as the first U.S. president from Arkansas in 1992. It's in partnership with Central Arkansas Library System and Political Animals. Admission is free; reserve a seat by calling (501) 683-5239 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit clintonschool.uasys.edu.
Eleven-time Grammy-nominated country singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson performs at 8 p.m. today at TempleLive, 200 N. 11th St., Fort Smith. Tickets are $40-$49 plus fees and tax in advance, $5 higher day of show. Call (479) 222-6186 or visit templelive.com.
Walton Arts Center's 10th annual Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts + Nature Festival kicks off Monday with events, performances and screenings celebrating art, music and nature at locations across Northwest Arkansas through June 29.
Jazz pianist-turned-roots musician Sam Reider and the Human Hands perform for the subsidiary Chapel Music Series, 6:30 p.m. Monday at Thorncrown Chapel, 12968 U.S. 62, Eureka Springs, and Wednesday at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, 504 Memorial Drive, Bella Vista. Tickets are $10.
Also this week:
• Trout Fishing in America performs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville. Admission is free; a reservation is required.
• Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, music and dance, 7 p.m. Thursday, at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Inspired by astronauts who described the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, the show uses NASA supercomputer data-visualizations to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space with a musical score from director-composer Kenji Williams. Tickets are $10-$20 plus fees.
The festival also includes three performances by the 90-piece-plus Artosphere Festival Orchestra with conductor Corrado Rovaris:
• "Live From Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum," 8 p.m. June 20, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. All-Mozart program: Serenade No. 13 in G major, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"; Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622, with clarinetist Andrea Levine; and the Symphony No. 29 in A major, K.201. The concert will air live on radio station KUAF-FM, 91.3. $45.
• "Romantic Masterworks of Mendelssohn & Brahms," 7 p.m. June 26, Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in e minor with soloist Benjamin Beilman; Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major. $10
• "Artosphere Festival Orchestra Celebrates: The Moon," 8 p.m. June 29, Baum Walker Hall, Walton Arts Center. Works by Claudio Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Claude Debussy, Giacomo Puccini, John Williams and David Bowie, plus a screening of Georges Melies' 1902 film A Trip to the Moon. $11-$49.
Call (479) 443.-5600 or visit artospherefestival.org.
Canada not dry ...
Meanwhile, Arkansas River flooding in and around Fort Smith forced the postponement of a May 31 performance by Cody Canada & the Departed at TempleLive to 8 p.m. Sept. 13. The venue will honor existing tickets; otherwise they're $25 and $30, increasing $5 day of show. Call (479) 222-6186 or visit templelive.com.
Uno, dos duo
Latin Grammy Award-winning 123 Andres (pronounced "uno, dos, tres Andres"), the husband-wife team of Andres Salguero and Christina Sanabria, performs a full-band family concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Arts, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. The duo is supporting its forthcoming Spanish-language learning album, Canta las Tetras. Admission is free. Call (479) 657-2335 or visit crystalbridges.org/calendar/summer-family-fun-1-2-3-andres.
Doll's House, Part 2
Arkansas Public Theatre stages A Doll's House, Part 2 by Luca Hnath, a sequel of sorts to Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and June 20-22 and 2 p.m. June 16 and 23 at the Victory Theater, 116 S. Second St., Rogers. The play contains adult language and content and the theater is recommending it for mature audiences. Doors and concessions open one hour before curtain. Cabaret seating is $29 or $48 per table of two; balcony seats are $22. Call 479-631-8988 or visit arkansaspublictheatre.org.
Bentonville-based dance company NWA Ballet Theatre presents NEXT: Classically Contemporary Dance, four original choreographic works by NWA Ballet Theatre Artistic Director Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye, former Hubbard Street dancer Karen Castleman and Venezuelan choreographer Gillmer Duran, 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J St., Bentonville. Tickets are $25. Call (479) 553-7400 or visit nwaballettheatre.org or stubs.net/events/52/nwa-ballet-theatre.
Patrons of the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road., Rogers, will have easier access to tickets, weather updates and day-of-show notifications through the new Walton Arts Center Tickets mobile app. Patrons who choose email as their ticket delivery method will receive an order confirmation and a pdf version of the event ticket via email from email@example.com that can be printed at home or saved on a mobile device and scanned at the gate. Patrons can still choose to have tickets held at will call at no additional charge or have tickets mailed for a $3 processing fee. The email delivery option is not retroactive for previous purchases. The service will also be available for shows on Walton Arts Center's 2019-20 season. Call (479) 443-5600 for more information.
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