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story.lead_photo.caption Husband and wife piano duo Jaeyeon Park (left) and Naoki Hakutani perform for the Little Rock Musical Coterie on Sunday at Little Rock's Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

FRIDAY

Abstract art

"Battlefields," an exhibition of abstract paintings, drawings and other mixed media works, including screenprints, by Bryan Frazier go on display with a 6:30-9 p.m. reception Friday at Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., North Little Rock. It's the January feature of the foundation's quarterly Art Department.

The $20 admission includes heavy hors d'oeuvres by co-sponsor Heritage Catering, an open beer-and-wine bar and the chance to win free tickets to the foundation's next Art Department event. Patrons must be at least 21 (and be prepared to show identification). Additional sponsors are Mountain Valley Spring Water and Lost Forty.

The exhibition remains up through Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (501) 379-9512, email amanda@theafoundation.org or visit theasartdepartment.com.

Untitled mixed-media work by Bryan Frazier go on display Friday at Thea Foundation in North Little Rock.
(Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
Untitled mixed-media work by Bryan Frazier go on display Friday at Thea Foundation in North Little Rock. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

UALR photos

An exhibit of photographs by University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty member Joli Livaudais and her students will be on display during a 2nd Friday Art Night reception, 5-8 p.m. Friday at the UALR Downtown Center, at 333 President Clinton Ave., in Little Rock's River Market. The space will rotate in a series of monthly exhibits to highlight artwork by UALR faculty members and students. Admission is free. Call (501) 916-5000 or email rlowyoung@ualr.edu.

Sandwiching in History

The Quaker Meeting House, 3415 W. Markham St., Little Rock, will be the location for the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program's 2020 Sandwiching in History tour, noon Friday. The 1926 Craftsman bungalow has served as the meeting place for the Little Rock Religious Society of Friends since 1995. Admission is free. Call (501) 324-9150 or email info@arkansaspreservataion.com.

Jess Prichard's play Speak Daggers premieres this weekend at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Theatrical Daggers

Actor/writer/educator Jess Prichard is developing his play Speak Daggers while in residence through Sunday at the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, under the auspices of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Performances of the coming-of-age story, based on real-life events that weave current everyday speech with Shakespeare verse, are 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theatre in UCA's Snow Fine Arts Center. Admission is free. Email rscallet@arkshakes.com.

The Remnants of Rock -- (from left) Tommy France, Mark Calhoun, Mike Mitchell, Johnny Bradley and Rick Calhoun -- perform Friday in Hot Springs Village.
(Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Sara Reeves)
The Remnants of Rock -- (from left) Tommy France, Mark Calhoun, Mike Mitchell, Johnny Bradley and Rick Calhoun -- perform Friday in Hot Springs Village. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Sara Reeves)

Remnants of Rock

The Remnants of Rock perform hits from rock's golden era, 1959-69, 7 p.m. Friday at Woodlands Auditorium, 1101 DeSoto Blvd., Hot Springs Village. The show also marks the band's 52nd anniversary. Tickets are $25. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club Scholarship Fund and local youth programs. Visit hsvticketsales.com.

Organ recital

Robert McCormick, organist and choirmaster of Philadelphia's St. Mark's Episcopal Church, will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 800 Scott St., Little Rock. The recital is under the auspices of the Central Arkansas Chapter, American Guild of Organists. Admission is free. Call (501) 398-3442.

The program: Tuba Tune by Norman Cocker; "Hymne: Ave Maris Stella," from Premier livre d'orgue by Nicolas de Grigny; Hommage a Messiaen by McNeil Robinson; Voluntary on Engelberg by Calvin Hampton; Toccata et fugue en sol majeur from Trois pieces, op.31, No. 2, by Rachel Laurin; Two Hymn Settings, arranged by George Shearing; Congregational Hymn: Draw us in the Spirit's Tether from Union Seminary; Prelude and Fugue on Union Seminary by Gerre Hancock; and an improvisation on submitted themes.

Jonesboro duo

Jonesboro-based Americana singer-songwriter duo Grant Camp and Tanja McKay perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday for First Fridays at the Forum Theater, 115 E. Monroe St., Jonesboro. Tickets are $7, $5 for children. Visit foajonesboro.org.

Spa City gallery

Pastel paintings by Dennis McCann and work by Donnie Copeland, Kristin DeGeorge, Virmarie DePoyster, Robert Fogel, Robyn Horn, Sandra Sell, Gene Sparling and Elizabeth Weber will be on display, starting with a 5-9 p.m. Gallery Walk reception Friday, at Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827A Central Ave., Hot Springs. The exhibit remains up through Feb. 29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. Call (501) 321-2335 or visit justusfineart.com.

11th Hour is among the featured acts as Boomtown Opry goes gospel, Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium.
(Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
11th Hour is among the featured acts as Boomtown Opry goes gospel, Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

SATURDAY

Opry goes gospel

Boomtown Opry goes gospel, 7 p.m. Saturday at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St., El Dorado, with featured performers Joel Woollen, Eric Shipp, Measure of Grace and 11th Hour. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for children 12 and younger, free for children 5 and under. Visit itickets.com.

'Super Chikan'

Clarksdale, Miss., bluesman James "Super Chikan" Johnson performs with his band, The Fighting Cocks, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Prairie Center, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas-Stuttgart, 2807 U.S. 165 South. Tickets are $25. Call (870) 673-4201, Extension 1895, or visit pccua.edu/GPC.

SUNDAY

Pair of pianists

Husband and wife piano duo Naoki Hakutani and Jaeyeon Park perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Ave., Little Rock, for the Little Rock Musical Coterie. The program: "Sleepers, Awake" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach; "Der Erikonig" by Franz Schubert; Liebeslieder Waltzes Nos. 1, 2 and 9 by Johannes Brahms; Dream Images (Love-Death Music) by George Crumb; Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens; Libertango by Astor Piazzolla; and a two-piano arrangement of the "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker by P.I. Tchaikovsky. Admission is free. Call (501) 350-8988.

March premieres

The Delta Symphony Orchestra and conductor Neale Bartee will perform the world premiere of Billy Madison's orchestration of The President's Emancipation March by George E. Fawcett as part of a program titled "Presidential Portraits," 2 p.m. Sunday in Arkansas State University's Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The program also includes American Salute by Morton Gould; Liberty Fanfare by John Williams, written for the re-dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986; John Philip Sousa's The Washington Post March (with Taylor Moore, winner of the baton at September's Delta Symphony Gala, as guest conductor) and The Stars and Stripes Forever; Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait, with narrator Rodney Reeves, pastor of Jonesboro's First Baptist Church; and the finale of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Tickets are $25, $20 and $10, free for members of the military; call (870) 761-8254 or visit DSOjonesboro.org.

AUDITIONS

Regrets and Race

The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock, will hold auditions at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 and at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 for two plays: Paul Rudnick's Regrets Only, a social comedy, and Race by David Mamet, "a tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations." Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts. Justin A. Pike is directing Regrets Only; rehearsals start March 21 and production dates are April 24-May 3. Duane Jackson directs Race, with rehearsals beginning in mid-April and production dates May 15-24. For more information, email the directors: justin@studiotheatrelr.com and hduanejackson@gmail.com.

Weekend on 02/06/2020

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