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story.lead_photo.caption Jazz saxaphonist Ed Petersen joins the the Ted Ludwig Trio for "Jazz at the Joint" Monday at the Joint Theater in North Little Rock. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Jazz saxophonist Ed Petersen joins the Ted Ludwig Trio for "Jazz at the Joint," 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Joint Theater, 301 Main. St., North Little Rock. Tickets are $30. Call (501) 425-1528, email steve@stevedavison.com or visit jazzatthejoint.org/edward-petersen.

Piff the Magic Dragon brings his comedy magic show -- and Mr. Piffles, the World's Only Magic Performing Chihuahua -- today to Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center.
(Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
Piff the Magic Dragon brings his comedy magic show -- and Mr. Piffles, the World's Only Magic Performing Chihuahua -- today to Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Wizardry, wit, sarcasm

Piff the Magic Dragon's comedy magic show features a mythical mixture of wizardry, wit and sarcasm, as well as Mr. Piffles, the World's Only Magic Performing Chihuahua, 7 p.m. today at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $35 plus fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.

Resonating decade

ESSE Purse Museum & Store, 1510 Main St., Little Rock, offers a time capsule of history and hipness in "That '70s Exhibit: 50 years later, a supersonic decade still resonates," opening Tuesday and on display, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, through March 22. Tickets are $10, $8 for students, senior citizens and military. Call (501) 916-9022.

Architectural studio Rael San Fratello installed three pink seesaws between the metal slats of the United States-Mexico border wall so children on both sides can play together.
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Architectural studio Rael San Fratello installed three pink seesaws between the metal slats of the United States-Mexico border wall so children on both sides can play together. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)

Architecture lecture

Virginia San Fratello of Rael San Fratello will discuss "Borderwall as Architecture," an examination of the 700 miles of physical barrier that divides the United States from Mexico, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Windgate Center of Art + Design, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. A 5:30 reception precedes the talk. It's part of the Architecture and Design Network's 2019-20 June Freeman lecture series. Admission is free. Call (501) 952-7274 or (501) 840-6171 or email popitz@polkstanleywilcox.com, lhendrix@polkstanleywilcox.com or ArchDesignNetwork@gmail.com.

Clarinet quintets

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra musicians Kelly Johnson, clarinet; Andrew Irvin and Meredith Maddox Hicks, violin; Katherine Williamson, viola; and Stephen Feldman, cello, play "Clarinet Quintets Old and New" -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major and Syrian composer Kinan Azmeh's The Fence, the Rooftop, and the Distant Sea, 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. It's part of the church's Festival of the Senses series. A reception follows in the church's parish hall. Admission is free. Call (501) 753-3578 or email baxternan@aol.com.

Choral rehearsals

The Arkansas Choral Society starts spring-concert rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday in the Youth Ministries building at Calvary Baptist Church, 5700 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. The program will include the Mass in C major by Ludwig van Beethoven and the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Rehearsals continue, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, leading up to the April 24 performance. Music cost is $10; annual membership dues are $25 (singers who joined in the fall are covered through the spring). Visit lovetosing.org.

Blues harmonica

Blues harmonica player Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind perform for Artist, Audience & Community Live!, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 801 Media Center at 5 Star Productions, 801 N. A St., Fort Smith. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $40. Call (479) 719-8931 or visit AACLive.com.

Under 'Control'

"Control," including recent works by Northwest Arkansas artist Ciara Froning reflecting her ongoing experiments with the theme of control and the process of willingly letting it go, goes on display Wednesday, with a 5-8 p.m. Thursday reception, at the Fenix Gallery, 16 W. Center St., Fayetteville. Froning uses substrates ranging from raw canvas to resin. The exhibition, up through Feb. 29, also includes traditional pen drawings and works by Fenix member artists on the same theme. Admission to the reception and the gallery are free. Visit fenixfayettevilleart.com.

Musical theater prize

Feb. 15 is the deadline for actors, singers and dancers, age 18-26, to register for the Little Rock chapter's state-level competition of the National Society of Arts and Letters' 2020 National Competition in Musical Theater, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 22 at the Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock.

Performers must present, from memory and in English, two songs from the American musical theater canon and a monologue, with a total performance time of six minutes. Specifics are available at tinyurl.com/NASLrequirements. An online application form is available at tinyurl.com/NASLcompetition.

State winners will go on to the national competition, May 20-24 in Chicago, vying for a top prize of $15,000 and a total of $40,000 in prizes. Local chapter chairman Harold Dean and co-chairwoman Jane Morgan Balgavy are also the national chairmen. Email deanharold@sbcglobal.net or janemorganbalgavy@gmail.com or visit arts-nsal.org/competitions/performing-arts-competitions.

Style on 01/12/2020

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