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story.lead_photo.caption Joe Purdy performs with Smokey & The Mirror and the Honey Dewdrops this week in Little Rock, Mountain Home and Eureka Springs.

Musicians of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will tackle music for winds and strings in the fifth concert of the orchestra's 2018-19 River Rhapsodies Chamber Music, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

The Etesian Winds — Diane McVinney, flute; Leanna Renfro, oboe; Kelly Johnson, clarinet; Susan Bell Leon, bassoon; and David Renfro, horn — will play What's Going On by John Steinmetz, which the ensemble commissioned as part of a consortium of American wind quintets, and, with pianist Tatiana Roitman Mann, the Sextet for Piano and Winds by Francis Poulenc.

Violinist Geoffrey Robson and pianist John Krebs will play the Violin Sonata by Claude Debussy.

Tickets are $23, $10 for students and active-duty military. Call (501) 666-1761, Extension 1, or visit

Purdy et al.

Fayetteville performer Joe Purdy, with "special guests" the Honey Dewdrops (Baltimore-based duo Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish) and Smokey & The Mirror (Fayetteville husband/wife duo Bryan and Bernice Hembree), will perform three times this week:

• A sold-out show at 8 p.m. Thursday at South on Main, 1304 Main St., Little Rock. Night-of-show tickets, should any surface, will be $25-$34.

• The kickoff for the 57th annual Arkansas Folk Festival, 7 p.m. Friday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Doors open at 6. Tickets are $12. Visit Purdy will also play an unplugged performance at 2 p.m. on the Blacksmith Stage in the Craft Village. Craft Village admission is free, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday during the Folk Festival. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit

• And they'll kick off the 2019 Basin Park Music Series, 6 p.m. Saturday at Basin Spring Park, 4 Spring St., Eureka Springs. Admission is free. Visit

Pen to Podium

Clergy educational and fitness trainer Phyllis Hodges will discuss her book, 8 Years of Unforgettable History: The Allure of America's Firsts, 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Arkansas Department of Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North St., Little Rock. Hodges' lecture, part of the Arkansas State Archives' Pen to Podium series, will focus on Arkansans "who broke down barriers and became history makers," according to a news release. Copies of the book will be available at the lecture. Admission is free. A 5:30 reception precedes the lecture. Call (501) 324-9349 or visit

Chris Tomlin, on his “Holy Roar Tour,” performs Wednesday at the Walmart AMP in Rogers.

'Holy Roar Tour'

Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Chris Tomlin performs, on his "Holy Roar Tour" with "special guests" Tauren Wells, Pat Barrett, Nicole Serrano and Darren Whitehead, 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $25 to $96.50 plus applicable fees. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

Middle Eastern music

The Rahim AlHaj Trio will play traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 453 N. Garland Ave., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The trio consists of AlHaj on oud, Sourena Sefati on santour, a type of hammered dulcimer, and percussionist Issa Malluf. Co-sponsors are the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies and House of Songs Ozarks. Tickets are $10-$20. Call (479) 575-5387.

AlHaj will discuss his struggles as a musician and a political refugee from Iraq in a free public lecture, "A Voice for the Voiceless," 6 p.m. Thursday at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St.

Postal history

"Rogers Postal History: From Stagecoach to Mail Truck," a look at postal service and post offices in Rogers since 1840, will be on display Saturday-July 13 at the Rogers Historical Museum, 313 S. Second St. at Cherry Street, Rogers.

Also on display at the museum, through July 1: "Early Medicine of Northwest Arkansas," examining the practice of medicine from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, with a focus on the tools doctors used, Victorian embalming tools and unique or odd medicines and devices.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission is free. Call (479) 621-1154 or visit

Latin concert

The Latin American Ensemble at the University of Arkansas presents a concert titled "Afro-Caribbean Music in the U.S.," featuring music from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia and Latin music infused by North American jazz, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main St., Springdale. Tickets are $5, free for University of Arkansas students with student ID. Call (479) 751-5441 or visit

The firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur (left) by President Harry Truman is part of the material covered by Douglas MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China, screening Tuesday at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock.

MacArthur movie

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, screens Douglas MacArthur's Conspiracy to Start a War With China, the story of the operation that triggered President Harry Truman's firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. It's part of the museum's Movies at MacArthur series. Doors open at 6. Admission, popcorn and drinks are free. Call (501) 376-4602.

Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman, touring on behalf of their latest album, Ancient Land, perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis. Tickets are $45-$155. Call (901) 525-3000 or visit

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