Classic crossover ensemble Sons of Serendip performing at 7:30 pm Wednesday in the Center for Humanities and Arts Theater at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. The Quartet — Kendall Ramseur, cello; Cordaro Rodriguez, piano; Mason Morton, harp; and Micah Christian, lead vocals – were finalists on Season 9 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets are $19-$29 plus taxes and fees, free for UA-Pulaski Tech students with ID. Visit uaptc.edu/charts.
That ONEArkansas State University-Beebe Symphonic Band performing at 7:30 p.m., today at the Owen Center theater, 1102 W. College St., Beebe. Brent Bristow conducts works by Robert W. Smith, Karl L. King, Robert Sheldon, Erik Morales, Alan Lee Silva, Samuel Hazo, Andrew Boysen Jr. and Andrew Poor. There is free entry. Call (501) 882-4474 or email [email protected].
John Carter Cash, son of the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and his wife, Ana Cristina, will perform at 7 p.m., Feb. 25 in Riceland Hall at Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. It’s part of the 50th Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Jonesboro, 25-27. February. Tickets are included in the registration fee for Governor’s Conference attendees; they will also be on sale to the public, $23-$33, via AState.edu/Tickets.
Cash is a five-time Grammy Award-winning record, music video and film producer, writer and director. Cristina is a singer-songwriter raised in Miami by her Cuban parents, who recorded her first album at 16 and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at George W. Bush’s second presidential inauguration in 2005, the first Latina to do so.
Johnny Cash and his family moved to Dyess in 1935 when Cash was 3 years old. In 2014, Arkansas State University opened the restored Cash family home and surrounding New Deal colony as a heritage site; funding for the restoration came in part from a series of benefit concerts hosted by John Carter Cash and his sister, Rosanne Cash.
Jonesboro’s Foundation of Arts stages Peter Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker”, 18.00 Thursday, Saturday and Monday; 7.30pm Friday; and 2 p.m., Sunday at the Forum Theater, 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro. Tickets are $19-$21; $17-$19 for children 3-12, seniors 65 or older and military and Arkansas State University students, staff and faculty. Saturday’s performance is “pay what you can.” Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.
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Tom Fennell, founding partner of Fennell Purifoy Architects and a commissioner of the Little Rock Historic District, will discuss “Forgotten Little Rock: The Legacy of Masons,” 6 p.m. today in the Governor Winthrop Rockefeller Lecture Hall at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock. A pre-talk reception has been scheduled at 05.30 in the museum’s Cultural Room. It is part of the Architecture and Design Network’s June Freeman Lecture Series. Email [email protected].
Novelist Leif Enger will read from his work at 19 Thursday in the Bevens Music Room, Brown Chapel and Fine Arts Building, Lyon College, 2300 Highland Road, Batesville. After the reading, Enger High School presents its annual Heasley Prize for fiction. There is free entry. Email [email protected].
Enger’s 2001 debut novel “Peace Like a River” won the Booksense Award for Fiction and was named one of the best books of the year by Time Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. His subsequent novels are “So Brave, Young and Beautiful” and “Virgil Wander”; Grove Atlantic will release “I Cheerfully Refuse” in April 2024.