Drum Corps In­ter­na­tional taps Arkansas for 2 con­certs

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - ERIC E. HAR­RI­SON

In­di­anapo­lis-based Drum Corps In­ter­na­tional makes two Arkansas stops on its 2017 sum­mer tour:

■ “Mu­sic on the Move,” groups from Wis­con­sin, Ge­or­gia, Mas­sachusetts, Texas, Ari­zona and South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Mon­day at the Ben­tonville Tiger Ath­letic Com­plex, 1801 S.E. J St., Ben­tonville. Tick­ets: $25-$35 in ad­vance, $2 more day of show, plus pro­cess­ing fees. ■ “DCI Arkansas,” 7 p.m. July 26, War Memo­rial Sta­dium, War Memo­rial Park, West Markham Street and Fair Park Boule­vard, Lit­tle Rock, groups from Washington, Cal­i­for­nia, Iowa, Mas­sachusetts, Illi­nois, Penn­syl­va­nia and Ohio. Tick­ets: $30 in ad­vance, $37 day of the show, plus pro­cess­ing fees.

Call (317) 275-1212 or visit dci.org/sched­ule.

Miller, Framp­ton, Flatts

This week at the Wal­mart AMP, 5079 W. North­gate Road, Rogers: The Steve Miller Band with Peter Framp­ton, 7 p.m. Tues­day. Tick­ets are $41-$81 plus fees. And Ras­cal Flatts, with singer Lau­ren Alaina, 7:30 p.m. Fri­day. Tick­ets are $36-$81 plus fees; four lawn tick­ets, “LAWN 4-PACK,” $24.75 each. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit amptick­ets.com

Sym­po­sium, sem­i­nar

■ The Arkansas State Ar­chives and the North­east Arkansas Re­gional Ar­chives will host a sym­po­sium, “Cul­ti­vat­ing Life: Agri­cul­tural His­tory in North­east Arkansas,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5, at the Male and Fe­male Academy on Sev­enth Street in Powhatan. Speak­ers Cherisse Jones- Branch, Brooks Blevins, Blake Perkins and Joan Gould will cover top­ics in­clud­ing “Land Claims: the Seedbed of Agri­cul­tural Her­itage,” “Cow­boys and Hog Drovers: Rais­ing Live­stock in the An­te­bel­lum Ozarks,” “Hillbilly Hell­rais­ers: Fed­eral Power and Pop­ulist De­fi­ance in the Ozarks” and “African-Amer­i­can Home Demon­stra­tion Agents in Ru­ral Jim Crow Arkansas, 1914-1965.” Teach­ers can earn up to four pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment hours. Lunch will be pro­vided. Ad­mis­sion is free but ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired — dead­line is July 26. Call (870) 878-6521 or email north­east.ar­chives@arkansas.gov.

■ The Old State House Mu­seum, 300 W. Markham St., Lit­tle Rock, will host a sem­i­nar ti­tled “A Con­fused and Con­fus­ing Af­fair: Arkansas and Re­con­struc­tion,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 5, fea­tur­ing lec­tures by Carl Money­hon tak­ing an over­view of Re­con­struc­tion in the United States and, on the Re­con­struc­tion in Arkansas, Jay Barth on the po­lit­i­cal cli­mate, Ken Barnes on po­lit­i­cal vi­o­lence, Col. Da­mon Cluck on mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions and mili­tia, Blake Win­tory on black leg­is­la­tors, Tom DeBlack on the Brooks- Bax­ter War and Rod­ney Way­mon Har­ris on the rise of the Redeemers and post-Re­con­struc­tion pol­i­tics. Fee, $15, in­cludes a box lunch. Reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is July 28. Call (501) 324-9685, email tanya. canada@arkansas.gov or visit old­state­house.com.

Nom­i­na­tions due

Aug. 4 is the dead­line to sub­mit nom­i­na­tions to the Arkansas Arts Coun­cil for the 2018 Gov­er­nor’s Arts Awards, rec­og­niz­ing Arkansas artists, arts pa­trons, ed­u­ca­tors and cor­po­ra­tions for out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the arts com­mu­nity. Nom­i­nees must be cur­rent Arkansas res­i­dents or Arkansas-based cor­po­ra­tions. Nom­i­na­tions are ac­cepted in seven cat­e­gories: Arts Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment, Arts in Ed­u­ca­tion, Cor­po­rate Spon­sor­ship of the Arts, In­di­vid­ual Artist, Folk­life, Pa­tron and Life­time Achieve­ment.

A panel from the Arkansas arts com­mu­nity re­views the nom­i­na­tions; cri­te­ria in­clude the sig­nif­i­cance of the con­tri­bu­tions made, the range of the in­di­vid­u­als and groups served and the length of time and de­gree of the ac­tiv­ity or con­tri­bu­tions. A spring 2018 cer­e­mony will honor the win­ners. Each nom­i­na­tion will be judged. Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able on­line at arkansasarts.org; call (501) 324-9767 or email cheri.lef­few@arkansas.gov.

This week at the Wal­mart AMP in Rogers: The Steve Miller Band head­lines a con­cert with Peter Framp­ton on Tues­day, and Ras­cal Flatts per­forms Fri­day.

Tour­ing drum corps from across the coun­try per­form Mon­day in Ben­tonville and July 26 in Lit­tle Rock.

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