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Old Statehouse Museum calling all actors

Old Statehouse Museum calling all actors

The Old State House Museum announces the formation of its new theatre and living history company. 

The search is on for a company of actors to perform in various productions and as living history characters. Chosen actors will be utilized at special events and on weekends at the museum.  The museum encourages a variety of people, of diverse backgrounds and ages (high school and above), to audition.

Auditions will be held April 2 -3. To schedule an audition or to find out more, please call (501) 324-8654 or e-mail michaeln@arkansasheritage.org. Participants should prepare two contrasting, one-minute monologues (one Shakespeare and one modern piece) to audition.

Hairspray at the Rep Welcomes Mothers, Daughters

Hairspray at the Rep Welcomes Mothers, Daughters

Little Rock Family invites moms and daughters to enjoy lunch, hair and jewelry vendors in the lobby and a special matinee performance of Hairspray at 2 p.m. April 9, followed by a meet & greet with some of the cast after the show. Tickets are $40-$60.

Student film entries eligible for $2,500 scholarships

Student film entries eligible for $2,500 scholarships

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will accept entries for “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” which highlights the creativity and talent of the state’s kindergarten through 12th grade students, through Friday, April 8.

Marking its fifth year, “Student Selects” is an annual event that grants these future filmmakers the opportunity to submit their film and video handiwork for possible broadcast on AETN, streaming on www.aetn.org and screening at the Little Rock Film Festival.

“We’re receiving great youth-generated films, and it’s not too late to enter,” Casey Sanders, AETN producer and Little Rock Film Festival youth and education coordinator, said.

Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Mark O'Connor at UALR Today

Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Mark O'Connor at UALR Today

Violinist Mark O'Connor will perform at 7:30 p.m. today (March 28) at University Theater, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, as part of UALR's Artspree performance series. Tickets are $10-$20.

Runaway Planet To Play Bluegrass at Dreamland Ballroom Saturday

Runaway Planet To Play Bluegrass at Dreamland Ballroom Saturday

Bluegrass band Runaway Planet will take the stage from 3-5 p.m. Saturday (March 26) at Dreamland Ballroom, 800 W. Ninth St., Little Rock. Admission to the all-ages show is $5.

'Pretty Girls Rock: Embracing Your Beautiful'

'Pretty Girls Rock: Embracing Your Beautiful'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC), a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage in partnership with L’Oréal, will host Pretty Girls Rock! Embracing Your Beautiful on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm.

This event will be held at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, located at 501 West Ninth Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

MTCC will host an afternoon of beauty, entertainment and culture. The event will feature the reigning Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady, as guest speaker and entertainment.

Visitors will receive makeup tips and hands–on demonstrations from local makeup artists as well as free beauty products courtesy of L’Oréal.

For information please call 501-683-33593 or visit www.mosaictemplars.com.

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Oxford American will offer five scholarships (including tuition, room, and board) for Arkansas college students to attend the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers occurring June 21–26, 2011, at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

"These scholarships will allow the most promising young writers at Arkansas colleges to learn from some of the best writers and editors in the nation," said Marc Smirnoff, editor of The Oxford American.  "We are pleased to be able to extend this opportunity to our home-state students."

The scholarships will be awarded to the five best student applications (as judged by the Summit’s Fiction and Creative Nonfiction admission boards) received from two- and four-year Arkansas colleges and universities.