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story.lead_photo.caption David Pilgrim is the founder of the Jim Crow Museum in Michigan, which has a traveling exhibit, "Hateful Things," opening today at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. Special to the Democrat-Gazette

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:


'Racist' views

"Hateful Things," a traveling exhibit of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich., opens today with a 5:30 p.m. reception at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St, Little Rock.

Admission to the reception and the museum is free. The exhibition remains up 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, through Dec. 1. Partial funding comes from a grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. Call (501) 683-3592, email or visit For more information on the exhibition, visit

Muses' Magic Flute

The Muses Project stages Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Magic Flute in Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village this weekend:

• 6 p.m. today, Muses Cultural Arts Center, 428 Orange St., Hot Springs. Student show: Artists, performers, students and teachers admitted free; register in advance at (501) 609-9811.

• 7 p.m. Friday, Woodlands Auditorium, 1101 De Soto Blvd., Hot Springs Village.

• 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Muses Cultural Arts Center.

Tickets are $35. Call (501) 609-9811 or visit

Spanish guitarist

Prize-winning Spanish guitarist Andrea Gonzalez Caballero performs at 7:30 p.m. today in Arkansas Tech University's Witherspoon Auditorium, 407 W. Q St., Russellville. It's the university's 2019 John and Trudy Watson Classical Guitar Series concert. The program: Rondena by Regino Sainz de la Maza; Preludios de Primavera by Joaquín Clerch; Tres piezas espanolas by Joaquin Rodrigo; and Nocturnal after John Dowland, op.70, by Benjamin Britten. Admission is free. Call (479) 968-3822.

Clarinetist at UCA

Bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Recital Hall, Snow Fine Arts Center, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway. He will announce his program from the stage. It's the culmination of a residence that includes two lectures that day: "Making a Career as a Musician in Today's World," 1:40 p.m., and a discussion of composing for clarinet and bass clarinet, 5:20 p.m., both in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Call (501) 450-5758 or email


Organist at St. Luke's

Graham Schultz, associate director of music and organist at the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, gives an organ recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, under the auspices of the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists. The program: Prelude and Fugue in d minor, op.37, No. 3, by Felix Mendelssohn; Capriccio in G major by Johann Jakob Froberger; Six Pieces for Organ Master Tallis' Testament by Herbert Howells; Praeludium in e minor, "Great," by Nicolaus Bruhns; Cortege et Litanie, op.19, No. 2, by Marcel Dupre; Elegy by George Thalben-Ball; and Variations on a Theme of Bach, "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen," by Franz Liszt. Admission is free. Call (501) 375-2342.

Conway concert

The Conway Symphony Orchestra opens its 2019-20 season with "A Concert in the Park," 7:30 p.m. Friday in Simon Park, Front and Main streets, Conway. The program includes pieces from the coming season's programs and music from the 2017 Disney film Beauty and the Beast with conductor Israel Getzov and the Overture to Giuseppe Verdi's La Forza del Destino with guest conductor Isaac Terceros, founder and music director of the Santa Cruz Philharmonic in Bolivia. Admission is free; audience members should provide folding chairs and/or picnic blankets. Food trucks will be on hand. Sponsor is Acxiom. Call (501) 269-1066 or visit

Jazz in El Dorado

Philadelphia jazz players saxophonist and flutist Lynn Riley, bassist Rubin Edwards, drummer Harry "Butch" Reed and pianist Adam Faulk perform for "An Evening With Jazz Masters," 7:30 pm. Friday in Griffin Restaurant, 101 E. Locust St., in El Dorado's Murphy Arts District. Tickets are $20 and $30, $25 and $35 day of show. Call (870) 444-3007 or visit


Les Mis jr. in Benton

Benton's Young Players stage Les Miserables School Edition, adapted from the Broadway musical for performers under 18, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Sponsor is Fulks Family Dentistry. Tickets are $15; $12 for college students (with valid ID), senior citizens 60-plus and military; $6 students grade 12 and below. Visit or Call (501) 315-5483 (LIVE) for more information.

Peace Week ends

A coalition of local, national and international organizations, faith groups and individuals, with a mission to promote peacemaking and justice, wraps up Arkansas Peace Week with:

• A Peaceful March on the International Day of Peace, 5 p.m. Saturday, starting in Little Rock's Riverfront Park, near the River Market Pavilion, continuing west down President Clinton Avenue, over the Broadway Bridge, through North Little Rock's Riverfront Park and back over the Junction Bridge. Visit

• Arkansas Peace Fest, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, 2120 W. Daisy L Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock, featuring art, crafts, food, music and activities for kids 12 and younger. Visit

Christian music quartet The Ball Brothers perform Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Adrian David Payne
Christian music quartet The Ball Brothers perform Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Adrian David Payne

Ball Brothers at Opry

Christian music quartet The Ball Brothers — brothers Andrew and Daniel Ball with brother-in-law Chad McCloskey and Rhett Roberts — perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado. The show is under the auspices of the Boomtown Opry. Southern Revelation opens the show. Tickets are $20 Artist Circle, $15 general admission. Call (800) 965-9324 or visit

Quilt historian

Carey Voss, Historic Arkansas Museum's curator of exhibits, will lead an informal gallery talk titled "Not Your Grandma's Quilt: The True History of Quilting in Early Arkansas," aimed at separating quilt fact from quilt fiction, 1 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 200 E. Third St., Little Rock. It's in conjunction with the exhibit "Stitched Together: A Treasury of Arkansas Quilts." Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9351 or visit

Bigfoot Conference

The Arkansas Primate Evidence Society hosts the fifth annual Arkansas Bigfoot Conference, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the James H. Carter Auditorium, Conway High School, 2300 Prince St., Conway. Tickets are $12, $6 for children under 10. Call (501) 733-5485 or email

Weekend on 09/19/2019

Print Headline: ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: 'Hateful Things' exhibit depicts history of racism; Hot Springs' Muses staging Magic Flute


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