Here in Booneville this weekend, here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days.
Members of the Performing Arts Center Community Council (PACCC), the Greenwood Public School Administration, Fine Arts Council of Educators (F.A.C.E), Farmers’ Bank, and the A&P Commission are proud to present “The New Chinese Acrobats” in our upcoming 2018-2019 Season of Entertainment on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
This spectacular show mixes new techniques and acts with ancient traditions. The New Chinese Acrobats consists of 23 performers who present the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. These performers were selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging. The show includes award-winning acts from prestigious circus festivals such as Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris. Created in association with the world-famous Cirque Eloize company.
Individual tickets are $15 and are on sale now at the Greenwood School District Administration Building and etix.com.
Time For Three
In the symphony world, they are the closest thing to rock-and-roll icons, according to one local musician.
The members of Time for Three are known for their crossover work that incorporates classical music, alternative styles and the pop genre, and that is precisely why they were selected to serve as the guest artists for the Fort Smith Symphony’s next concert, said John Jeter, music director for the Fort Smith Symphony.
“This will be great and we’re excited about this,” he said of the concert, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. “Time for Three is the No. 1 group in the world for what they do.
“People can easily check them out on Youtube, and I would be surprised if someone who did check out their videos wouldn’t want to see them in concert,” Jeter added. “They are classically trained, and their tour schedule is ridiculously busy. They are so busy and they are in such huge demand.”
Time for Three is comprised of violinist Nicolas “Nick” Kendall, violinist Charles Yang and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer. The American-based trio boasts an “uncommon mix” of showmanship and virtuosity and is known for performing music made famous by Bach, Brahms and others, according to the group’s official website, TF3.com.
Bob Stevenson is no stranger to the devising of nationally-recognized original theatre at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, but creating his upcoming show was like “learning to walk again.”
“It was like everything we knew was wrong,” he said. “We’d start to build something and come up with cool narrative ideas, and we’d realize it doesn’t matter because the narrative doesn’t matter. We’re constantly, even to this day, fighting our instinct to create a mono-mythic linear narrative.”
Theatre @ UAFS’ new production “Mist and Shadows” might have been difficult to devise, but Stevenson and the students performing in the play hope to wow theatre lovers with the immersive and interactive production, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20 and 22-23 in the Breedlove Auditorium, located at 5120 Grand Ave.
The show is part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 38. Tickets are $6 for the general public and free for UAFS employees and students. The show is rated for ages 14 and older due to dark themes, violence and sensuality.
Female country music duo Maddie and Tae will be performing a free concert at 10 p.m., Oct. 20, at Gilley’s inside the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Pocola, Okla.