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Valentine Gala and Auction success for Conway's Homeless Shelter

Valentine Gala and Auction success for Conway's Homeless Shelter

CONWAY, Ark. - The recent Valentine Gala and Auction benefiting the Bethlehem House in Conway yielded more than $32,000.

The event, held at oneChurch, was a sell-out for the fourth year in a row. Tyler Sellers of Preston Palmer Studios provided entertainment. The meal was provided by Pasta Grill, Stoby’s and PattiCakes.

Funds came from table sponsorships and the sale of items donated by individuals and local businesses. For the second year, a jewelry hunt sponsored by Dayer Jewelers added $2,500 to the fundraiser’s earnings. 

UCA hosts award winning pop music critic & author

UCA hosts award winning pop music critic & author

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas will host a book reading for Rashod Ollison, an award-winning pop music critic and culture journalist, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium.

'Mamma Mia!' coming to UCA for two February performances

'Mamma Mia!' coming to UCA for two February performances

CONWAY, Ark. — The long-running hit musical “Mamma Mia!” will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for performances on Feb. 15 and 17.

Both performances are set for 7:30 p.m.  While the Feb. 15 performance is sold out, tickets are still available for the Feb. 17 show. 

“Mamma Mia!” is the ultimate feel-good show that combines ABBA’s greatest hits with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Writer Catherine Johnson brings the funny tale to the stage of a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, her quest brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they visited 20 years earlier.

Opening reception of "I Walked on Water to my Homeland"

Opening reception of "I Walked on Water to my Homeland"

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join those at the Mosaic Templar on February 12 at 6 p.m., for the opening reception for "I Walked on Water to My Homeland" featuring works by Delita Martin.

"I Walked on Water to My Homeland" is a series of mixed media works that explore the power of the narrative impulse. These works capture oral traditions that are firmly based in factual events and bring them to life using layers of various printmaking, drawing, sewing, collage and printing techniques.  

MTTC After Dark presents...

MTTC After Dark presents...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join MTCC "After Dark" on February 13 at 6 p.m., for a Valentine's Day affair with a special screening of the 1997 New Line Cinema film Love Jones starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long. 

Doktor Kaboom performs at UCA's Reynolds Hall

Doktor Kaboom performs at UCA's Reynolds Hall

CONWAY — Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter.

Doktor Kaboom will entertain students and families at University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Feb. 5 as part of the Main Stage Educations Series. Schools may attend the 12:30 p.m. school matinee, and the public is invited to the 6:00 p.m. evening performance.

In Live Wire: The Electricity Tour! Doktor Kaboom will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edison; Faraday; lightning bolts, current; voltage; conductive and non-conductive media; electrical arcs; light emission; sparks; resistance; magnetic fields, electric generators: mechanical energy to electrical energy; electromagnetic coils and conductors.

UCA Symphonic Band performance set for Feb. 10

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Symphonic Band will give its first concert of 2016 on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

This concert, free and open to the public, is the only one of the 2015-2016 academic year that will feature just the symphonic band, comprising both music and non-music majors. The band will play five selections: “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager, “Pageant” by Vincent Persichetti, “Fanfare to ‘The Hammer’” by Anthony O’Toole, “Salvation is Created” by Pavel Tschesnokoff conducted by graduate student Nathan Rakow, and “Marche Militaire Française” by Camille Saint-Saens.

“This first concert of the new year is always a challenge for us,” said Brantley Douglas, associate director of bands at UCA as well as the symphonic band’s conductor. “We have just a little over a month to prepare an entire concert. The students have been working very hard to get ready for this program.”