Memorabilia from Cash’s concert at Folsom Prison on display

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts this weekend:

ART: Monetary statement

“1968: The Folsom Redemption,” a collection of photos and memorabilia by journalists, photographer Dan Pausch and writer Gene Belli who were among the handful of eyewitnesses to Johnny Cash’s Jan. 13, 1968 concerts at Folsom Prison will go on display Friday in the Windgate Gallery, Center for the Humanities and Arts, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock.

The traveling exhibit, through Aug. 11, features 31 photos depicting Cash with friends and family and a backstage meeting with country music legend Merle Haggard. Gallery hours are 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Entrance is free. Call (501) 812-2831 or email [email protected]

“Flowers and Fields”

“Flowers and fields, etc.” recent paintings by St. Louis artist Sharon Franke is on display through Sept. 3 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cantrell Gallery, 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Call (501) 224-1335 or visit

Madness Mixed Media

“Frenetic”, mixed media works — mostly collages on board, canvas and paper — by Fayetteville artist Shelley Mauber, goes on display with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Argenta’s Third Friday Art Walk Friday at the Argenta Library Gallery , 420 Main St. North Little Rock. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until August 5. Entrance to the gallery and the reception are free. Call (501) 687-1061.

“Star Trails Above an Abandoned Rice Dryer, Humphrey County, Arkansas” by Brian Cormack, part of the ongoing exhibit “Intruders in the Dirt: The Architecture and Landscape of the Arkansas Delta” at the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
Delta pictures

Brian Cormack Photography Exhibition “Intruders in the Dirt: The Architecture and Landscape of the Arkansas Delta” opens today in the Laman Gallery at the William F. Laman Library, 2801 Orange St., North Little Rock. The library will hold a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 22.

Cormack’s photographs focus primarily on architecture in the Arkansas Delta and on buildings and structures that have been abandoned or threatened with demolition, including the Pines Hotel and Saenger Theater in Pine Bluff and the Riceland Hotel in Stuttgart.

The exhibition runs until September 23. Entrance is free. Gallery hours are 9am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 1pm Friday to Saturday. Call (501) 758-1720 or visit

THEATER: SAAC “Mamma Mia!”

The Arts Center of South Arkansas, 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado, stages “Oh, Mom!” (jukebox musical with music and lyrics by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Andersson; additional material by Martin Koch; book by Kathryn Johnson), 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday and July 20-23 and 2: 30 pm July 24 afternoon. Sponsored by Murphy USA. Tickets are $30, $20 for center members, $10 for students. There will be a reception on opening night. Call (870) 862-5474 or visit

“Young” musical

Benton’s Young Players Scene “High School Musical, Jr.” (songs by Matthew Gerrard, Brian Lewisel, Fay Greenberg, David N. Lawrence, Greg Cham, Robbie Neville, Ray Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Adam Watts, Andy Dodd, Jamie Huston; book by David Simpatico, based on of in the Disney Channel Movie), 7 p.m. today-Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton. Sponsored by Gina’s Catering Grab and Go. Tickets are $18; $15 senior citizens 60 and older, military and students with valid ID; $8 for students K-12. Visit

MUSIC: Festive concert

The North Little Rock Community Concert Band will celebrate “Christmas and Other Special Days” at 7 p.m. Friday at the Patrick Henry Hayes Center, 401 W. Pershing Blvd., North Little Rock. Rico Bellotti conducts arrangements focused on Christmas, New Years, Mardi Gras, St. Patrick, anniversaries and several patriotic holidays. Entrance is free. Call (501) 758-2576 or visit

MOVIE: Come to Cabaret

Marking the 50th anniversary of its release in 1972, “Cabaret”, The film version of the musical Kander & Ebb, choreographed and directed by Oscar-winning director Bob Fosse, which also won Oscars for Liza Minnelli (Best Actress) and Joel Gray (Best Supporting Actor), returns to the big screen next week:

◼️ 3pm Sunday & 7pm Wednesday at Regal Breckenridge 12 in Little Rock, Razorback Cinema in Fayetteville and Malco Ft. Smith Cinema in Fort Smith.

◼️ 3 and 7 pm Sunday and Wednesday at Cinemark Colonel Glenn in Little Rock and Cinemark Towne Center in Conway.

Ticket information is available at

DANCE: Climbing creatures?

Ballet Arkansas offers a “Carnival of the Animals” dance camp, Aug. 1-5 at his studios, 520 Main Street, Little Rock – 9-11 a.m. for youth 5-6 (tuition: $150), noon-3 p.m. for ages 7-9 (tuition: $225). Dancers explore an animal theme inspired by the work of Camille Saint-Saëns, transforming into “roaring lions, squabbling hens and roosters, exotic wildlife, slow-moving turtles and tortoises, the unforgettable elephant, hopping kangaroos and much more,” according to the ballet company. company. The campus ends with a final carnival performance for families and friends. Sign up via For more information, call (501) 223-5150.

photo Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow leads a “Hip-Hop Community Builder” workshop for kids 10-5 Saturday at the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center in Pine Bluff. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette)
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Hip-hop workshop

Stanford University-educated emcee and Pine Bluff native Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow will lead a “Hip-Hop Community Builder” workshop for kids 10-17, 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center, 701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff. Admission is free; registration required via Call (870) 536-3375.

Cemetery garden

Alan Hall will discuss “Growing Muscadine in Your Home Vineyard,” 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bell House at Mount Holly Cemetery, 1200 Broadway, Little Rock, part of Mount Holly Garden Series. (Bring your own lawn chair.) Admission is free. Call (501) 372-3372 or email [email protected]

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