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Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - ERIC HAR­RI­SON The six-piece Lao Tizer Band

The six-piece Lao Tizer Band — fea­tur­ing pi­anist Lao Tizer, gui­tarist Chieli Min­ucci and vi­o­lin­ist Karen Briggs — head­line the sev­enth an­nual “A Work of Art” con­cert, 8 p.m. Sat­ur­day at Wild­wood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Lit­tle Rock.

The con­cert con­cludes a week­long schol­ar­ship fundraiser for Art Porter Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Inc., car­ry­ing on the legacy of late Lit­tle Rock jazzmen Art Porter and Art Porter Jr. through mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion and schol­ar­ships.

Art Porter’s grand­son and Art Porter Jr.’s nephew, jazz vi­o­lin­ist Lexington Porter, and Mi­nors in Mu­sic, the non­profit’s mu­sic stu­dents, will also per­form. The or­ga­ni­za­tion will award its 2017 $3,000 re­new­able schol­ar­ships to Grace Zim­mer­man, a grad­u­at­ing se­nior from Dover High School, and John Gard­ner from Lit­tle Rock Cen­tral High School. Tick­ets are $45 and $60. Call (501) 492-9120, visit art­porter.org, or the Art Porter Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tion Inc. Face­book page.

The week’s sched­ule also in­cludes:

■ Noon Tues­day: Jazz on the Plaza, fea­tur­ing Mi­nors in Mu­sic, River Mar­ket Plaza (be­hind Op­pen­heimer Mar­ket Hall), 400 Pres­i­dent Clin­ton Ave., Lit­tle Rock. Free.

■ 7 and 9 p.m. Wed­nes­day: Jazz pi­anist Alex Bugnon, Ca­jun’s Wharf , 2400 Cantrell Road, Lit­tle Rock. $35; VIP $50. ■ 7 and 9 p.m. Thurs­day: Billy Jones Bluez, Khalil’s Pub & Grill, 110. S. Shack­le­ford Road, Lit­tle Rock. $40.

■ 7 and 9 p.m. Fri­day: Porter Play­ers Jam Ses­sion, 109 & Co., 109 Main St., Lit­tle Rock. Free.

‘Dead Meet-Up’

The sev­enth an­nual “Grate­ful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017,” on­screen 7 p.m. Tues­day at the Breck­en­ridge 12 in Lit­tle Rock and the Ra­zor­back Cin­ema in Fayet­teville, cen­ters on the pre­vi­ously un­re­leased July 12, 1989, con­cert at RFK Sta­dium in Wash­ing­ton. The screen­ing marks the 75th birth­day of leader Jerry Gar­cia. Ticket in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on­line at Fath­omEvents.com.

Hon­or­ing preser­va­tion

Aug. 31 is the dead­line to sub­mit nom­i­na­tions for Pre­serve Arkansas’ 2017 Arkansas Preser­va­tion Awards for el­i­gi­ble projects in th­ese cat­e­gories: Out­stand­ing Ser­vice in Neigh­bor­hood Preser­va­tion, Out­stand­ing Work by a Crafts­man, Ex­cel­lence in Preser­va­tion through Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, Ex­cel­lence in Preser­va­tion through Restora­tion, Ex­cel­lence in Per­sonal Preser­va­tion Projects, Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment in Preser­va­tion Ad­vo­cacy, Out­stand­ing New Con­struc­tion in a His­toric Set­ting, Out­stand­ing Preser­va­tion Re­port­ing in the Me­dia, the Ned Shank Award for Out­stand­ing Preser­va­tion Pub­li­ca­tion, Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment in Preser­va­tion Ed­u­ca­tion, Ex­cel­lence in Her­itage Preser­va­tion and the Parker West­brook Award for Life­time Achieve­ment.

Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able on­line at Pre­serveArkansas.org; call (501) 372-4757 or email info@pre­servearkansas.org. A Jan. 19 cer­e­mony and din­ner in Lit­tle Rock will honor the win­ners.

SONA sea­son

The Sym­phony of North­west Arkansas opens its 2017-2018 sea­son at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 with a Master­works con­cert in Baum Walker Hall, Wal­ton Arts Cen­ter, 495 W. Dick­son St., Fayet­teville.

Cana­dian Brass trum­peter Christo­pher Co­letti will be the soloist in the Trum­pet Con­certo by Franz Josef Haydn. The pro­gram also in­cludes the U.S. pre­miere of Dream by the orches­tra’s mu­sic di­rec­tor, Paul Haas, and the Sym­phony No. 5 by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.

The rest of the lineup (ex­cept as noted, all con­certs 7:30 p.m., Baum Walker Hall): ■ Dec. 16: A Very SoNA Christ­mas, 2 and 7:30 p.m., fea­tur­ing the SoNA Singers, area high school and col­le­giate cho­ruses and soloists to be an­nounced

■ Dec. 17: The Snow­man: A Fam­ily Con­cert, 2 p.m. The orches­tra ac­com­pa­nies a screen­ing of the an­i­mated film The Snow­man

■ Jan. 27: Master­works II — Mark O’Con­nor: Ap­palachia Waltz; Mozart: Horn Con­certo No. 2 with prin­ci­pal horn Bruce Schultz as soloist; Erik Satie (or­ches­trated by Claude De­bussy): Gymno­pe­die No. 1; Felix Men­delssohn: Sym­phony No. 4, “Ital­ian”

■ March 10: Pops — Fayet­teville Jazz Col­lec­tive per­forms movie mu­sic

■ May 5: Master­works III — Gi­a­como Puc­cini: La Bo­heme (Act I); Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathus­tra.

Sea­son sub­scrip­tions are $125-$235. In­di­vid­ual tick­ets are $30-$52, $10 for chil­dren 12 and younger and col­lege stu­dents with ID; Snow­man tick­ets are $9. Call (479) 4435600 or visit son­amu­sic.org.

Fort Smith sea­sons

Jazz sax­o­phon­ist Bran­ford Marsalis opens the Univer­sity of Arkansas-Fort Smith’s 37th an­nual Sea­son of En­ter­tain­ment, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Ar­cBest Corp. Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 55 S. Sev­enth St., Fort Smith.

The rest of the lineup (ex­cept as noted, all per­for­mances, 7:30 p.m., Ar­cBest Corp. Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter):

■ Oct. 4, April 4: Sym­phonic Band ■ Oct. 10: Choral con­cert

■ Oct. 19-21, 23-24: The­atre @ UAFS pro­duc­tion (to be an­nounced), Breedlove Au­di­to­rium, UAFS, 5210 Grand Ave. ■ Oct. 30: Gen­tri: The Gen­tle­men Trio

■ Nov. 8: “Cirque Me­chan­ics: Pedal Punks”

■ Nov. 16, April 17: Jazz con­cert

■ Nov. 20: Cam­pus Light­ing, 5:30 p.m., Cam­pus Green

■ Nov. 26: Martina McBride Christ­mas con­cert, First Na­tional Bank Ex­hibit Hall, Fort Smith Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, 800 Rogers Ave.

■ Nov. 30: Sea­son’s Greet­ing Con­cert, 7 p.m.

■ Feb. 15-17, 19-20: The­atre @ UAFS pro­duc­tion (TBA), Breedlove Au­di­to­rium

■ April 23: Rodgers and Ham­mer­stein’s Cin­derella (tour­ing show)

■ May 1: A Grand Night for Singing.

Sea­son tick­ets are $195. In­di­vid­ual tick­ets go on sale Tues­day. Call (479) 788-7300.

The univer­sity’s Sea­son at the Blue Lion kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 with a per­for­mance by Robert Tep­per and Chris Cameron at the Blue Lion Down­town, 101 N. Sec­ond St., Fort Smith.

The rest of the lineup (all per­for­mances, 7:30 p.m. at the Blue Lion):

■ Oct. 24: The Te­jas Brothers’ “Tex-Mex Honky Tonk”

■ Jan. 17: Bumper Jack­sons ■ Jan. 30: Mu­sic fac­ulty con­cert.

Sea­son tick­ets are $50. In­di­vid­ual tick­ets go on sale on Aug. 1.

— (clock­wise from top left) Lao Tizer, key­boards; Ric Fierabracci, bass; Tita Hutchi­son, vo­cals; Chieli Min­ucci, gui­tar; Gene Coye, drums; and Karen Briggs, vi­o­lin — head­lines the sev­enth an­nual “A Work of Art” on Sat­ur­day at Wild­wood Park for the Arts in Lit­tle Rock.

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