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June 12,2018 14:09

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts: WEDNESDAY. Bluegrass band. Bluegrass legend Jerry Douglas leads the Jerry Douglas Band at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock, under the auspices of Oxford American ...

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:
Bluegrass band
Bluegrass legend Jerry Douglas leads the Jerry Douglas Band at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock, under the auspices of Oxford American magazine and made possible in part by Bill and Sally Rector. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $30, $45 (reserved) and $47 (premium reserved). Call (800) 293-5949 or visit the website, Metrotix.com.
Baskin Fellow
Micah Fields, a 2018 graduate of the master of fine arts writing program at the University of Iowa, is the 2018 Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow.
The Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, named for the late head of North Little Rock's Laman Library, supports the writing of a debut book of creative nonfiction, including a $10,000 living stipend, housing and an editorial apprenticeship with the magazine. Funding comes from Argenta Wealth Management, the Acansa Arts Festival, Argenta Arts Foundation, Tenenbaum Recycling Group, Argenta Flats Apartments and Salter Properties. Visit the website, oxfordamerican.org/fellowship.
Fields will spend his August 2018-May 2019 fellowship working on a manuscript titled We Hold Our Breath, involving what he calls "the wild relationship between [the Texas Gulf Coast's] history of art, industry and natural disaster ... the space and time between two nearly identical storms -- Hurricane Carla (1961) and Hurricane Harvey (2017) -- using the story of their impact to inform the contemporary understanding of a region and its cultural significance."
Preservation topics
The Quapaw Quarter Association will hold four Preservation Conversations, addressing history, architectural, and preservation topics relevant to people in greater Little Rock:
• June 21: "The Original City of Little Rock, Establishment of Pulaski County, 1818" by Mike Hood, member Pulaski County Historical Society and engineering manager, Little Rock Public Works, Curran Hall, 615 E. Capitol Ave, Little Rock.
• July 12: "Mosaic State Temple Building" by Ralph Wilcox, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock.
• Aug. 24: "Quapaw Treaty of 1818" by Carrie Wilson, Quapaw Native American Graves Protection Repatriation Act Program Director, in partnership with the Central Arkansas Chapter: Arkansas Archeological Society, Curran Hall.
• Sept. 13: "The Adaptive Imagineering of Main Street, Little Rock: A Case Study of Personal Investments and Outcomes as Perceived by Agents of Change" by Dondi Warren, Center for Excellence in Education at Arkansas State University, in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System, Darragh Center, CALS Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock.
A 5:30 p.m. reception will precede each 6 o'clock lecture. Admission is free. Support for Preservation Conversations comes from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Call (501) 371-0075 or visit Quapaw.com.
T Tauri workshops
The T Tauri Movie Camp, July 16-28, for youngsters 8 to 18, will include two new workshops, both at Fellowship Bible Church, 332 E. Main St., Batesville:
• Acting on Camera, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 16-17, for young theater actors and novice actors, and including audition techniques, cold readings, scene analysis, rehearsed scenes and improvisation. Actor/director/photographer Warren McCullough will be the instructor. Tuition is $60.
• Smartphone Storytelling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 18-20. Students will produce a short narrative film while learning how to shoot and edit video on a smartphone, plan and produce short form video, turn a mobile phone into a pro video camera and increase the quality of their smartphone video creations. Documentary filmmaker Scott Ramsey is the instructor. Tuition is $80.
The camp will also bring back two workshops, both at the University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville, 2005 White Drive, Batesville.:
• Brickfilms (stop-motion animation utilizing Lego characters and sets), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-24, with instructor Greg Gray, $60.
• Script to Screen Narrative Filmmaking, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25-27 and 9 a.m.-noon July 28, with instructors Gray and Kameron Lunon, $110.
June 30 is the deadline to register. Complete descriptions, instructor biographies and registration forms are available online at ttauri.org. A limited number of scholarships are available. Call (870) 251-1189 or email ttauri@wildblue.net.
Make Your Magic
Tickets -- $21.50-$51.50 (plus service charges) -- go on sale at 10 a.m. today for performances of Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic, 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in North Little Rock's Theater at Verizon Arena. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
Skynyrd in Rogers
Tickets -- $34.50-$99.50 plus fees -- go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a 7 p.m. Sept. 28 concert by Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Gates open at 5:30. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit the website, amptickets.com.
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