Here are a few of the things going on in the South Logan County or surrounding area in the coming days in addition to the annual Boys & Girls Club Banquet (see page 3).
Jazz Band (featuring Booneville girl)
Students in jazz groups at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will showcase their talents at a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 20 held in downtown Fort Smith as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 36.
The UAFS Jazz Band and Jazz Catz, including Niki Waters of Booneville, will perform the concert at the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 South 7th St. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased through the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300.
Featuring trumpeter Vince DiMartino as a guest performer, the concert features the Jazz Catz and Jazz Band performing a musical variety from artists including Frank Sinatra, 21 Pilots, Michael Buble, Queen, and Aretha Franklin.
“This will be a high-voltage show, highlighting the powerful sounds of the Jazz Band, the tight vocal harmonies and diversity of the Jazz Catz, and the dazzling trumpet licks of Vince DiMartino,” said Don Bailey, director of the Jazz Catz. “Mr. DiMartino is a world-class trumpet player with a ‘Who’s Who’ list of achievements.”
More than 100 vendors featuring handmade, boutique, shabby chic, re-purposed and vintage items will be under one roof on Saturdays the Funky Junk Road Show comes to Clarksville’s Marvin Vinson Center, located at 1611 West Oakland Street.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both April 21 and 22. Admission is $1. For more information visit www.funkyjunkroadshow.com
Complete And Abridged
In an off season production, the Fort Smith Little Theatre will present the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on April 20-22. All 37 of Shakespeare’s plays are hilariously condensed into a fast-pace show that is performed by only three actors in 97 minutes of witty dialogue and physical humor.
A star in various musical and classical FSLT plays, Brandon Bolin is making his directorial debut with the production, set for 7:30 p.m. each night.
“Whether people love or hate Shakespeare, or whatever, this show is incredibly accessible,” Bolin said. “This show uses themes and characters in a funny, witty way. It almost feels like an improv show, because there’s high-brow humor and low-brow humor in it. The physical comedy is great, too.”
Bonus (Free Music)
Rick Trevino will be appearing at Gilley’s in the Choctaw Casino in Pocola for a free show on Friday, April 21. The show is set for 9 p.m. to midnight.
According to his webpage, “Rick Trevino, is a Grammy-Award winning Mexican American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Nashville in 1993, Trevino began his career that year with the release of his debut single, ‘Just Enough Rope’, the first mainstream country music single to feature separate English and Spanish-language versions.
“Trevino has charted a total of 14 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three #1 singles and has recorded seven studio albums.”