Hendrix shoots documentary on Nigerian discrimination

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Hendrix Screening

The Windgate Museum of Art at Hendrix College, in conjunction with the Arkansas Cinema Society, will screen “The legend of the metro” 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hundley-Shell Theater at Hendrix, 1600 Washington Ave., Conway. The film, which premiered in 2021 on HBO, focuses on violent discrimination against LGBTQ people in Nigeria.

A Q&A with Stephen Bailey, the film’s cinematographer and co-producer, will follow. Free entry. The screening is part of the company’s Dreamland film series, celebrating black voices in film. Visit www.windgatemuseum.org or arkansascinemasociety.org or email [email protected]

‘Forum’ for dinner

Jonesboro Foundation of Arts Scenes “A funny thing happened on the way to the forum” (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart) as part of a dinner theater, April 14 — buffet dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. — at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center, 223 Red Wolf Boulevard, Jonesboro. Tickets, $35, include meal, show, and water or tea; drink tickets to access the bar cost an additional $10. Call (870) 935-2726 or visit foajonesboro.org.

Hot Springs’ Sophie Fleischner, 2021 winner of the Henry Glover Songwriting Contest, performs at a concert April 30 that will celebrate the 2022 contest. (Democrat-Gazette Special)
Songwriting contest

Friday is the deadline for area songwriters to submit their work to the Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance. second annual Henry Glover Songwriting Contestas part of the 10-day Arts & The Park festival, April 29-May 8 in and around Hot Springs.

Entrants may submit up to two entries via hotspringsarts.org/songwriting-competition-rules. Songs must be original, can belong to any musical genre and last a maximum of five minutes. Submissions must include a video recording and a lyric sheet. The finalists will perform their song in front of an audience at 3:30 p.m. on April 30 on the Art Springs Stage at Hot Springs’ Hill Wheatley Plaza.

Famed judge Tony Stampley will host and perform at a show on April 30 that will also feature 2021 winner Sophie Fleischner of Hot Springs. The sponsor is Alliance Rubber.

The competition honors the late singer-songwriter Henry Glover, also a producer, arranger, A&R man and musician who grew up in Hot Springs and was an alumnus of Langston High School. He later became one of the first black music leaders and the first black country music producer. Among the titles in his catalog: “Fever,”https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian/”Drown in My Own Tears,”https:/ /www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian/”The blues stay away from me,”https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/ 05 /hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian/”California Sun” and “The Peppermint Twist”.

Photo Ballet Arkansas offers summer camps for dancers ages 4-21. (Special for the Democrat-Gazette/Melissa Dooley Photography)
dance camps

Ballet Arkansas offers four summer dance camps:

◼️ Story Time Dance Camp, for ages 4-6, June 13-17 (morning session 9-11am, afternoon session 12-2pm), Ballet Arkansas Studio, 501 Main St ., Little Rock. Students will participate in a series of themed dance classes and learn the art of storytelling in sequences from “The Nutcracker”, https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/hendrix- sets-documentary-on-nigerian/”Sleeping Beauty”, https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2022/apr/05/hendrix-sets-documentary-on-nigerian/”Swan Lake” and “The Firebird” , culminating in a studio showcase. Tuition is $150. Previous dance training is recommended but not required.

◼️ Junior Intensive, for dancers 7-9, 9 am-12 pm from June 20 to 24, Ballet Arkansas studio. Ballet Arkansas dancers and staff are the instructors for dance lessons and outdoor activities, including honing techniques and learning various styles of choreography, culminating in a choreographed showcase. Tuition is $225. A minimum of two to three years of dance training is “highly recommended”.

◼️ Week-long intensive summer boot camp, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20-24, University of Arkansas at the Little Rock Center for Performing Arts, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock. Ballet Arkansas dancers and staff offer classes in ballet, pointe and men’s technique, classical and contemporary variations, conditioning and contemporary dance, designed to hone the skills of the intermediate and advanced dancer. Minimum of three to five years of experience recommended. Tuition is $350.

◼️ Two-week summer intensive, for students aged 10 to 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from July 25 to August 25. 6, UALR Center for the Performing Arts. Ballet Arkansas dancers, staff and guest teachers will teach classes and workshops in ballet, pointe and men’s technique, classical and contemporary variations, conditioning, contemporary, pilates/yoga, choreography, nutrition, stage makeup, acting, dance history, costumes and production, with a performance on August 6. Minimum of three to five years of experience recommended. Tuition is $750.

For camps with tuition over $100, a reservation deposit of $100 is due at registration. The remaining tuition is due in full by May 20. For more information send an e-mail [email protected] Visit balletarkansas.org/summer-programs.

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