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story.lead_photo.caption Susan Ford-Bales will speak about her mother, first lady Betty Ford, at the University of Arkansas-Clinton School of Public Service. Photo courtesy Steve Helber via AP

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Ensemble in residence

The Hevreh Ensemble — a chamber ensemble consisting of musicians trained at the Julliard Conservatory of Music, Manhattan School of Music, State University of New York, Stony Brook, and Brooklyn College in New York and the Jerusalem Conservatory in Israel — will perform works by group member and composer Jeff Alder with religious, racial tolerance, environmental sustainability and world peace themes, 7:30 p.m. today in the Recital Hall, Snow Fine Arts Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. Admission is free.

The ensemble, whose name in Hebrew means "circle of friends," is in residence today and Wednesday at UCA, giving a workshop for fourth- and fifth-graders from Springhill Elementary's VIP after-school program in Greenbrier, demonstrations and lectures and classes in piano improvisation and composition.


Remembering Ford

Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford, and Lisa McCubbin, author of Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer, will take part in a conversation titled "Remembering Betty Ford," 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sturgis Hall, University of Arkansas-Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. It's part of the Clinton School Speaker Series, in partnership with Clinton Foundation. A book signing will follow. Admission is free; reserve seats by calling (501) 683-5239 or emailing


'Brown Bag' talk

Kathleen Cande, a senior project archaeologist at the Arkansas Archeological Survey, explores the early history of Davidsonville (now the site of Old Davidsonville State Park in Randolph County), and its importance as an early regional center of commerce and trade in a "Brown Bag Program," noon Thursday at the Old State House Museum, 300 W. Markham St., Little Rock. Admission is free. Call: 501-324-9685, email or visit


Jazz in the Park

The seventh season of Jazz in the Park — Wednesday nights in April — kicks off with Bijoux, 6-8 p.m. April 3 at the History Pavilion in Riverfront Park, just west of the First Security Amphitheater — closest entry point is on Ottenheimer Drive off President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock. Admission is free.

The rest of the lineup of "Best Female Artists" (all performances 6-8 p.m., History Pavilion — in case of rain, in the River Market West Pavilion; free admission):

• April 10: Tawanna Campbell

• April 17: Genine LaTrice Perez

• April 24: Ramona Smith.

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome — coolers are not — and there is some seating in the natural stone amphitheater at the History Pavilion. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water will be for sale. Sponsor is the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership with Art Porter Music Education Inc., which will receive a portion of beverage and koozie sales. Call (501) 375-2552 or visit

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