ASO offers free concerts of Black composers’ songs

Winford Hunter

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AudioASO ‘freebies’

Singers Sarah Dailey and Nisheedah Golden be a part of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Geoffrey Robson for a pair of totally free “Community Concert events” that includes performs by Black composers:

  • ◼️ 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dunbar Center Faculty Auditorium, 1100 Wright Ave., Little Rock
  • ◼️ 2 p.m. April 16 at the Arts and Science Middle for Southeast Arkansas, 701 S. Principal St., Pine Bluff.

Dailey will sing excerpts from H. Leslie Adams” free-concerts-of-black-composers-songs/”Five Millay Tunes.” Golden will sing two music by Tiny Rock native Florence Selling price: “Keep Quickly to Desires” and “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord.” The orchestra will engage in Price’s “Octet for Brasses and Piano,” George Walker’s “Lyric for Strings,” Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum” and William Grant Still’s “Out of the Silence.”

To show up at, RSVP at

Art AND Reveals‘Voices & Votes’

The Arkansas Humanities Council is partnering with the Smithsonian Establishment, the Museum on Principal Street and Arkansas host internet sites to deliver the touring exhibit “Voices & Votes: Democracy in The usa” to Arkansas.

The traveling exhibit, adapted from a significant exhibition at present on show at the Smithsonian Countrywide Museum of American Historical past, involves historical and present-day shots, historical artifacts (which include campaign and voter memorabilia), protest material, and instructional and archival movies as perfectly as interactive multimedia components.

It will travel across the point out, commencing Saturday-May well 26 at the condition Capitol in Small Rock.

The relaxation of the schedule:

  • ◼️ June 1-July 14 at the Delta Gateway Museum in Blytheville
  • ◼️ July 21-Sept. 1 at the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville
  • ◼️ Sept. 8-Oct. 20 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs
  • ◼️ Oct. 27-Dec. 8 at the Arts & Science Heart for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff
  • ◼️ Dec. 15-Jan. 28 at Southern Arkansas College in Magnolia.

Admission to the exhibit is absolutely free. Go to

Apple blossoms

“A Parade of Apple Blossoms,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first Apple Blossom Festival in Rogers in 1923, goes on show Saturday at the Rogers Historic Museum, 313 S. Next St., Rogers. It will stay up by way of Oct. 28. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday via Saturday. Admission is no cost. Get in touch with (479) 621-1154.

The exhibit incorporates first pageant costumes and other festival-associated objects from the museum’s selection, photographs of elaborately adorned parade floats, a re-generation of a downtown Rogers window display screen, a reproduction of the Apple Blossom Queen’s throne (exactly where visitors can sit and take photographs) and recordings by Arkansas Arts Academy college students of festival music.

The museum will also re-develop a festival tradition by sponsoring a window-decorating contest in the downtown enterprise district on the net voting by the museum’s internet site,, will be open up Saturday-April 30. The winner of the people’s decision poll, to be introduced on the museum’s social media accounts on May possibly 1, will receive a $500 Visa gift-card prize.

Fort Smith reveals

An opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, introduces 3 new exhibitions at the Fort Smith Regional Artwork Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith:

◼️ “The Museum Undertaking,” in the Sandi and Sandy Sanders Gallery for the Lasting Assortment, characteristics illustrations of artwork photography curated and donated to decide on museums all-around the planet, the do the job of a group of artists that photographer and professor Robert von Sternberg mobilized in 2012. The Fort Smith exhibit contains 23 functions of photographic media and electronic imagery by six artists — Barry Andersen, Darryl Curran, Sheila Pinkel, Bonnie Schiffman, Michael Stone and Nancy Webber.

◼️ Elizabeth Weber’s sculptural artwork exhibition, “Discovering the Woods Within,” in the Marta Jones Gallery.

◼️ A solo demonstrate by Ayree Maner, a sophomore at Greenwood Superior College, who functions primarily with acrylics and watercolor and has not long ago begun operating in oils, in the College student Gallery. Sponsor is the Arvest Basis.

All three exhibitions are on screen through July 9. Admission is free. Several hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Connect with (479) 784-2787 or check out

Film‘Return of the King’

The prolonged version of “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” winner of 11 Academy Awards, such as Best Photo and Greatest Director (Peter Jackson), returns to theaters for the 20th anniversary of its launch:

◼️ 7 p.m. Thursday at the Motion picture Tavern in Minor Rock and 7 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Colonel Glenn 18

◼️ 7 p.m. April 19 at the Colonel Glenn 18 and Motion picture Tavern in Minimal Rock, Jonesboro Towne Cinema in Jonesboro, the Malco Pinnacle Hills Cinema in Rogers and the Malco Fort Smith Cinema 16 in Fort Smith.

Every screening will include things like an special introduction by Elijah Wooden, who played Frodo Baggins in the movie, speaking about the long lasting legacy and attractiveness of creator J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” universe. Ticket info is readily available at

And so on.: Pulitzer-successful poet

Hendrix-Murphy Visiting Poet and Pulitzer Prize-winner Sharon Olds will read and discuss her perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Staples Auditorium at Hendrix Higher education, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. A e-book signing in Mills Lobby will stick to the looking at, and WordsWorth Publications of Small Rock will provide find titles of Olds’ function.

Olds is the writer of 13 volumes of poetry her assortment “Stag’s Leap” won the T.S. Eliot Prize and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Admission is free of charge. Olds’ employees requests that associates of the audience dress in masks. Stop by

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