Arkansans have two chances to see Lovett, Hi­att

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

Singer-song­writ­ers Lyle Lovett and John Hi­att per­form twice in Arkansas this week:

7:30 p.m. Fri­day at the Eureka Springs Au­di­to­rium, 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs. Tick­ets are $45-$85. Visit theau­di­to­rium.org.

8 p.m. Feb. 17 in First Fi­nan­cial Mu­sic Hall at the Grif­fin, 101 E. Lo­cust St. in El Do­rado’s Mur­phy Arts Dis­trict. Doors open at 7. Tick­ets are $60-$115. Call (870) 444-3007 or visit el­do­mad.com.

Tap troupe

Tap troupe Dor­rance Dance not only dances to mu­sic but also cre­ates mu­sic in “ETM: Dou­ble Down,” 7 p.m. Tues­day at Fayet­teville’s Wal­ton Arts Cen­ter, 495 W. Dick­son St. Tick­ets are $30-$85 plus fees; top prices in­clude a meet-and­greet. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit wal­tonarts­cen­ter.org.

Trio’s valen­tine

The Jo­hannes Trio — pi­anist Tim­o­thy Smith, vi­olin­ist Ge­of­frey Rob­son and cel­list Felice Far­rell — of­fer “A Clas­si­cal Valen­tine,” 7 p.m. Tues­day at St. Luke’s Epis­co­pal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Lit­tle Rock, part of the church’s 2018–19 Fes­ti­val of the Senses sea­son. The pro­gram: Pi­ano Trio No.

1 in B ma­jor, op.8, by Jo­hannes Brahms (one of the trio’s two name­sakes) and the Pi­ano Trio by Jean Fran­caix. Ad­mis­sion is free. A re­cep­tion will fol­low in the church’s parish hall. Call (501) 753-3578 or (501) 753-4281.

Si­na­tra valen­tine

Si­na­tra trib­ute per­former Tom Ti­ratto and a 16-piece band will of­fer “The Si­na­tra of My Years, A Valen­tine’s Trib­ute,” 7 p.m. Tues­day, Owen Cen­ter Theatre, Arkansas State Univer­sity-Beebe, 910 Pecan St., Beebe. Tick­ets are $10, $5 for stu­dents, se­nior ci­ti­zens, mil­i­tary and ed­u­ca­tors. Doors open at 6. Sup­port comes from the Arkansas Arts Coun­cil and the Na­tional En­dow­ment for the Arts. Call (501) 882-8855 or visit asub.tick­etleap.com.

Blues­man’s birth­day

Blues­man Robert Fin­ley cel­e­brates his 65th birth­day Wed­nes­day at Grif­fin Restau­rant, 101 E. Lo­cust St. in El Do­rado’s Mur­phy Arts Dis­trict. Fin­ley’s lo­cal back­ing band, fea­tur­ing singer Kiko Pryor, opens the show at 8 p.m.; Fin­ley takes the stage at 9. Doors open at 6. Tick­ets are $25 for re­served seats (in­cludes a meet-and-greet with Fin­ley), $15 gen­eral ad­mis­sion in ad­vance, $30 and $20 day of show. Call (870) 444-3007 or visit el­do­mad.com.

Writer’s work

Tren­ton Lee Ste­wart, Arkansas na­tive, Hen­drix Col­lege alum­nus and au­thor of Flood Sum­mer and chil­dren’s nov­els, in­clud­ing The Mys­te­ri­ous Bene­dict So­ci­ety se­ries and The Se­cret Keep­ers, will read and dis­cuss his work at 7:30 p.m. Tues­day in Reves Recital Hall at Hen­drix, 1600 Wash­ing­ton Ave., Con­way.

The free pro­gram is un­der the aus­pices of the Hen­drix-Mur­phy Foun­da­tion Pro­grams in Lit­er­a­ture and Lan­guage. A re­cep­tion and book sign­ing fol­low in Tri­eschmann Gallery. Ste­wart is also writer-in-res­i­dence at Hen­drix for the spring se­mes­ter and is teach­ing a class on writ­ing and pub­lish­ing fic­tion. Call (501) 450-4597, email vana­[email protected] hen­drix.edu or visit hen­drix. edu/hen­drix­mur­phy.

His­tory Happy Hours

The Clin­ton House Mu­seum and the Fayet­teville Ale Trail part­ner for His­tory Happy Hours, high­light­ing re­gional his­tory and craft brew­eries, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19, April 9, May 14, July 9, Sept. 17 and Nov. 12 at the mu­seum, 930 W. Clin­ton Drive, Fayet­teville. Tick­ets, $5 at the door, in­clude one His­tory Happy Hour pint glass, two beers, soft drinks, snacks and mu­sic. Visit clin­ton­house­mu­seum.org or fayet­tevil­leale­trail.com or the Face­book pages, face­book.com/clin­ton­house­mu­seum or face­book.com/Fayet­tevil­leAle­Trail.

Delta dead­line

Wed­nes­day is the dead­line for artists to sub­mit work for the 61st an­nual Delta Ex­hi­bi­tion, show­cas­ing artists liv­ing and work­ing in Arkansas and its bor­der states, on dis­play May 3-June 30 at the Arkansas Arts Cen­ter in Lit­tle Rock. The com­pe­ti­tion is open to all artists who live in or were born in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mis­sis­sippi, Mis­souri, Ok­la­homa, Ten­nessee or Texas. All work must have been com­pleted in the last two years and must not have been ex­hib­ited pre­vi­ously at the Arts Cen­ter.

Artists may sub­mit up to three en­tries; en­try fee is $20 for one work and $10 for each ad­di­tional en­try. No­ti­fi­ca­tions will be emailed on March 1 and all ac­cepted work must be re­ceived by March 24. Artists will be re­spon­si­ble for all ship­ping ar­range­ments. En­ter in­for­ma­tion and up­load images of your work via ArkansasArts­Cen­ter.org/delta.

At­lanta-based sculp­tor and painter Kevin Cole, an Arkansas na­tive and a 1982 grad­u­ate of the Univer­sity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will se­lect the works for the ex­hi­bi­tion, as well the win­ners of a $2,500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. The Con­tem­po­raries, an aux­il­iary mem­ber­ship group of the Arkansas Arts Cen­ter, will se­lect a win­ner for a $250 Con­tem­po­raries Delta Award.

Mu­seum grants

April 11 is the dead­line to ap­ply for the Depart­ment of Arkansas Her­itage’s Small Mu­seum Grants Pro­gram, which funds projects for up to $2,500 for Arkansas his­tory mu­se­ums, his­tor­i­cal so­ci­eties, his­toric houses and sites and mil­i­tary mu­se­ums. El­i­gi­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions must have an an­nual op­er­at­ing bud­get of $250,000 or less; must have a staff of at least one per­son, either paid or vol­un­teer; and must be open to the pub­lic at least 90 days per year.

Grants can cover main­te­nance, op­er­at­ing costs, equip­ment pur­chases up to $1,000, ac­ces­sion­ing of ar­ti­fact col­lec­tions, ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming, re­search, ex­hibits and web­site de­sign and main­te­nance. Call (501) 324-9150, email de­[email protected] or visit arkansasher­itage. com/Pro­grams/small-mu­seum-grants-pro­gram.

Drain Smart art

In its fifth year, Drain Smart, a pub­lic art pro­gram aimed at rais­ing aware­ness, ed­u­ca­tion and pro­tec­tion of lo­cal wa­ter re­sources that has re­sulted in mu­rals on many Lit­tle Rock storm drains, is ex­pand­ing to North Lit­tle Rock and Bryant. The Drain Smart Com­mit­tee is seek­ing artists to sub­mit ideas for mu­rals for 18 more storm drains in the three towns. Artists whose plans are se­lected will re­ceive a $150 stipend and ba­sic paint sup­plies. Dead­line is March 15 to sub­mit ap­pli­ca­tions along with a sketch of the idea. The com­mit­tee will no­tify artists by March 29; all art must be com­pleted by June 3. A pub­lic vote will de­cide the win­ner of an ad­di­tional fi­nal prize. Project in­for­ma­tion, the time­line, rules and artist ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able at drains­mart.org.

Dor­rance Dance per­forms Tues­day at Fayet­teville’s Wal­ton Arts Cen­ter.

Lyle Lovett (left) and John Hi­att per­form Fri­day in Eureka Springs and Feb. 17 in El Do­rado.

Blues­man Robert Fin­ley per­forms Wed­nes­day at Grif­fin Restau­rant in El Do­rado’s Mur­phy Arts Dis­trict.

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