Here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days.
Girls Shelter benefit
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage will perform a benefit concert for the Girls Shelter of Fort Smith at the Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center at 7 p.m. on Feb. 10.
Hailed as “a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music,” Rhonda Vincent and the Rage features world class musicians, and an award winning voice seamlessly set the stage for a performance that reaches beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music.
Tickets for the show are available at Itickets.com, 1-800-965-9324 or at the Convention Center at (479) 788-8932. For more information contact the Girls Shelter at (479) 646-0444 or www.girlsshelterfs.org.
The Girls Shelter of Fort Smith opened in 1970 as a temporary emergency shelter. Since then, the shelter has developed and grown onto a long-term residential treatment facility.
Have you ever wished you could start a terrible day over? Well, for Chevy Ford, a ne’er-do-well hit-man, that has just been made possible. Can he change his ways and make this a good day? Only God knows.
Show times for The Definition of Insanity at the historic New Theater, located at 11 North 10th Street in Fort Smith are at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 11.
Tickets for the theatrical production hosted by Animoria and Andmore Productions are $7 for college students or $8 for adults. The production has a PG rating for strong language, violence and adult themes. Warm attire is also recommended.
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith campus community and residents of the greater Fort Smith region will have the opportunity to get their game on during the university’s annual Homecoming festivities Feb. 5-10.
The theme this year is “Get Your Game On,” denoting a retro arcade theme for the celebrations. New events include a sweatshirt swap, a Yoshi egg hunt, and a Strong Lion Competition, which will make for an exciting week of events, said Stephanie London, director of student activities.
“Homecoming is an exciting tradition on campus,” London said. “We love welcoming our alumni back and celebrating our Lion pride with the entire Fort Smith community.”
Saturday’s schedule includes:
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Homecoming street fair at Kinkead Ave., featuring tailgating, street painting, food trucks and live music.
1 p.m.: Lady Lions basketball game against St. Edward’s at the Stubblefield Center. The Homecoming King and Queen will be named at halftime.
3 p.m.: Lions basketball game against St. Edward’s at the Stubblefield Center. Student organizations winning Homecoming competitions will be named at halftime.
John Michael Montgomery will be appearing for a free concert at Gilley’s, inside the Pocola Casino and Resort in Pocola, Okla. at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10.
Montgomery has more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which seven have reached number one: “I Love the Way You Love Me”, “I Swear”, “Be My Baby Tonight”, “If You’ve Got Love”, “I Can Love You Like That”, “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)”, and “The Little Girl”. Another 13 have reached the top 10.
“I Swear” and “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” were named by Billboard as the top country songs of 1994 and 1995, respectively. Montgomery’s recordings of “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” were both released concurrently with cover versions by the R&B group All-4-One.
Several of Montgomery’s singles crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100, his highest peak there having been achieved by “Letters from Home” in 2004. In 1994, he appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits during the season 19.”
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