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story.lead_photo.caption Kiril Laskarov plays pieces composed for famous violinists this weekend in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Monticello.

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The Little Rock Winds and conductor Israel Getzov open their 2019-20 season with a concert titled "Melody and Passion," 7:30 p.m. today at Second Presbyterian Church, 600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock. Cellist Stephen Feldman solos in Tramonto: Romanza for Cello by Luis Serrano Alarcon. The program also includes Eric Whitacre's Seal Lullaby, John Barnes Chance's Incantation and Dance, selections from George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess and the finale from Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Tickets are $15, $12 for adults 65 and over, free for students. Call (501) 666-0777 or visit

Famous fiddlers

Arkansas Symphony co-concertmaster Kiril Laskarov and pianist Carl Anthony will play a program of music composed for famous violinists:

• 7 p.m. today at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 310 W. 17th St., Little Rock. $10, free for students with ID. A reception will follow in the cathedral's Morrison Hall. Email

• 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Fine Arts Center Auditorium, University of Arkansas at Monticello, U.S. 425, Monticello. Free. Call (870) 460-1060.

• 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 228 Spring St., Hot Springs, under the auspices of the Hot Springs Music Festival. Free; donations to the festival's Mark Ayers Scholarship, which helps pay the way to the festival for student apprentices, are welcome. Call (501) 623-1653, Extension 16, or email

The program for all three recitals: Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler, which Kreisler attributed to Gaetano Pugnani; Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens, dedicated to Pablo de Sarasate; the theme from Ladies in Lavender by Nigel Hess, dedicated to Joshua Bell; Tango "Por Una Cabeza" by John Williams, dedicated to Itzhak Perlman; and the finale from the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius, dedicated to Franz von Vecsey. At Trinity Cathedral, Laskarov and soprano Stephanie Smittle will also perform Gustav Holst's Four Songs for Voice and Violin.


Prom production

The Studio Theatre, 320 W. Seventh St., Little Rock, stages The Awesome 80s Prom, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday. The setting for the one-act play, by Ken Davenport & The Class of '89, is a 1989 high-school prom, populated by characters from '80s movies, all competing for Prom King and Queen. Patrons can come "dressed in their best 1980s attire." Tickets are $25, $20 for students, senior citizens (65-plus) and military. Visit For more information, call (501) 374-2615 or visit

Untitled #174 (Red Monkeys) by Simen Johan goes on display today at the Windgate Center of Art & Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Untitled #174 (Red Monkeys) by Simen Johan goes on display today at the Windgate Center of Art & Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

UALR art exhibits

Three October exhibits at the Windgate Center of Art & Design at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, open with a 5-7 p.m. reception today:

• Charcoal drawings of palm trees, water slides, and vision-testing micro-machines by Gonzalo Fuenmayor, a Colombian artist living in Miami, through Nov. 15 in the Small Gallery.

• Photography of Simen Johan, on display Saturday-Dec. 2 in the Brad Cushman Gallery. Johan will present a guest lecture at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in Windgate Center Room 101.

• Anais Dasse's installation annex, titled "Saint George," fictitious tableaux picturing primitive feral youth, on display Saturday-Dec. 2 in the Brad Cushman Gallery.

Admission to the reception and the galleries is free. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (501) 916-5103 or email

Dancers in residence

Core Dance, a contemporary dance organization based in Houston and Atlanta/Decatur, Ga., will give three performances as part of "The Empathy Project," a six-day residency today-Tuesday at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway:

• 12:15 p.m. Saturday: Heart of the Matter, Inspired by the children's book Full Mouse/Empty Mouse by clinical psychologist Dina Zeckhausen, and part of Bohemia Cares' free Self-Love conference, First Baptist Church, 2015 Main St., North Little Rock. Register for the day-long conference, which focuses on self-love and includes workshops on mental health, bullying prevention and substance abuse, at

• 6 p.m. Sunday: Planetary Dance, UCA Alumni Circle. Participants can join the dancers and UCA drummers, entering one of three concentric circles — outer (running), middle (walking), inner (standing) — to create a moving mandala. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Rain location: Ida Waldran Auditorium.

• 7:30 p.m. Monday: if ... a memoir, McCastlain Hall lawn, UCA, a "physical theater choreo-poem." There will be some chairs and portable bleachers; however, attendees are encouraged to take blankets or folding chairs. Rain location: Baum Gallery. A shortened version, at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, will be performed in French and will include a post-performance conversation.

Admission is free. Call (501) 450-3293 or visit

Creativity by Jane Hankins, on display through the end of December at Little Rock's Christ Episcopal Church.


Christ Church art

A 5-7:30 p.m. Second Friday Art Night reception opens exhibits of angel images by painter and sculptor Jane F. Hankins and works by clients of the Jericho Way Day Resource Center in the Parish House's Gallery and the Parlor, respectively, of Christ Episcopal Church, 509 Scott St., Little Rock. Both exhibits remain on display and the works are for sale through the end of December. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon Friday. Admission to the galleries and the reception are free. Call (501) 375-2342.

Sleepy Hollow preview

Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock, will host a preview of Ballet Arkansas' Sleepy Hollow, with a question-and-answer session with choreographer Michael Fothergill, for 2nd Friday Art Night, 5- 8 p.m. Friday. The reception will also feature autumn activities on the grounds, music by Marchese Hendricks Project and beverages (including Arkansas-made beer) and appetizers in the Stella Boyle Smith Atrium. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9351. Sleepy Hollow will be onstage Oct. 18-20 in the CHARTS Theater at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock.

Stories 'Out Loud'

Storytelling initiative The Yarn and the Human Rights Campaign present the fifth annual "Out Loud: True Stories from the LGBTQ Community," 8 p.m. Friday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock. The event marks National Coming Out Day and the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York's Greenwich Village. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit or the Facebook event page,

The 2019 "Arkansas Women to Watch: Heavy Metal" exhibit, opening Friday at North Little Rock's William F. Laman Public Library, includes Windows salt cellar by Amanda Heinbockel.
The 2019 "Arkansas Women to Watch: Heavy Metal" exhibit, opening Friday at North Little Rock's William F. Laman Public Library, includes Windows salt cellar by Amanda Heinbockel.

Women to Watch

The 2019 "Arkansas Women to Watch: Heavy Metal" touring exhibit, wrapping up an eight-venue statewide tour, opens with a 5-8 p.m. reception Friday in the 2nd Floor Gallery at the William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. Featured artists' remarks begin at 6 p.m. The exhibition, which includes works in metal by Michele Cottler-Fox, Amanda Heinbockel, Robyn Horn and Holly Laws, remains up through Nov. 9. Admission to the reception and exhibit is free. Hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Call (501) 758-1720 or (479) 530-8523.

ASU Woods

Arkansas State University's theater department stages Into the Woods (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine) 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Drama Theatre, ASU's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. Tickets are $12-$17. Call (870) 972-2781 or visit

 Saturday's lineup for "Women of Country Music!," the October Boomtown Opry in El Dorado, includes Lisa Layne as Patsy Cline.
Saturday's lineup for "Women of Country Music!," the October Boomtown Opry in El Dorado, includes Lisa Layne as Patsy Cline.


Boomtown Opry

Ava Burford as a young Dolly Parton, Nancy Nelson as Billie Jo Spears, Gena Roberts Hamilton as Connie Smith, the Miller-Fite duo (Jennifer Miller and Julie Fite) as Sweethearts of the Rodeo and Lisa Layne as Patsy Cline are among the featured performers for this month's Boomtown Opry, titled "Women of Country Music!," 7 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for children 12 and younger, free for children 5 and younger. Call (870) 665-9315 or visit


Coterie concert

Members of the Little Rock Musical Coterie will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave., Little Rock. Soprano Carolyn Setliff will sing "I Could Write a Book" by Richard Rodgers and Laurenz Hart and "I Shall Not Want" by Zola Levitt, arranged by Charles F. Brown. Pianist Jeanette Hamilton will play Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy. Flutist Sally Martens will play Dances: Foxtrot, Tango, Charleston by Thomas Hamori. Organist Carol Moore will play Suite Gothique by Leon Boellmann. Pianist Tom Cox will play "b minor Waltz" by Bill Evans and his own "Talking to Myself." And Martens will accompany a vocal ensemble — Setliff, Christine Wang, Susan Robbins, Liz May, Nancy Griffin and Carol Ann Bone — in "What a Wonderful World" by G.D. Weiss, arr. by Bob Thiele; "Mr. Sandman" by Pat Gallard, arranged by Ed Lojeski; and "Shenandoah," arranged by Kirby Shaw. Admission is free. Call (501) 223-2791.


Dan & Shay

Tickets — $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50 plus service charges — go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office or at for a concert by country duo Dan & Shay, on their first arena tour, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at North Little Rock's Simmons Bank Arena (formerly Verizon Arena). There is a limit of eight tickets per household. A limited number of VIP packages, which include special ticket selection and limited-edition merchandise, is available. Visit

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