July 26, 2021

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Mosaic Templars hosts digital gatherings to rejoice Juneteenth

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MTCC Juneteenth

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s annual Juneteenth Celebration will get underway at 1 p.m. Wednesday on the center’s Facebook page (facebook.com/mosaictemplars) with a method of poetry, tunes and dance, adopted at 7 p.m. by a unique, livestream forum devoted to the “Point out of the Black Community” with panelists FranSha Anderson, Raven Cook, Ryan Davis and Scott Hamilton. MTCC Neighborhood Liaison Brian Rodgers will moderate.

The rest of the lineup, all by means of the center’s Fb webpage:

◼️ At 7 p.m. Thursday, a livestreamed forum, “Black Health: Covid-19 and Mental Well being,” spotlights health treatment and related troubles for Arkansas’ Black group, with updates on covid-19 and minority health, a cooking demonstration and dialogue of psychological health and fitness (and well being care) problems with panelists. ShaRhonda Love, Michael Murry, Charmaine Beasley and Shannon Hendrix. Jerrilyn Jones will reasonable.

◼️ At 7 p.m. Friday, “Black Company: Earning the Most of Your Individual Networks,” examining the a single-time West Ninth Avenue “The Black Enterprise District” and the stories and histories of Arkansas’ Black business business owners panelists are Tamara Bates, Christean Bell, Scott Eco-friendly, Maximillian R.X. Sprinkle and Wesley Peters. BK Simmons will average. Before in the working day, the centre will “air” periods on monetary literacy and residence shopping for.

◼️ At 1 p.m. Saturday, the center marks African American Audio Appreciation Month as properly as Juneteenth, in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council, with a livestreamed “extravaganza” showcasing Rodney Block, Akeem Kemp, Bijoux and the Big John Miller Band.

Juneteenth marks the working day — June 19, 1865 — that Union troopers arrived in Galveston, Texas, with information that the Civil War was in excess of and enslaved individuals were free.

As a section of the celebration, the middle will give away, right now-Saturday, 100 “Juneteenth Family Exciting Bags,” with crafts, recipes, historical past and “goodies.” To reserve just one, contact (501) 683-3610 or e mail education and [email protected] You will find a limit of 5 bags reserved at a time.

And the center is web hosting a Black Business enterprise Scavenger Hunt. To participate, choose photographs of on your own and/or your household in entrance of a Black-owned cafe, grocery retail store, clothes/retail shop, salon or barber store, a historically Black faculty and a historic internet site with ties to Black American background and email them to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Saturday. Individuals will be entered into a drawing for a $50 present card from an Arkansas Black-owned company.

‘Ragtime’ auditions

The Jonesboro-dependent Delta Symphony Orchestra and Hyperlink Theatre Corporation will maintain auditions for 13 principal and secondary roles, as nicely as for the ensemble, for their co-production of a live performance model of the Tony Award-successful musical “Ragtime” (tunes by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, reserve by Terrence McNally, centered on the novel by E.L. Doctorow), 2-6 p.m. Friday and June 25 and 1-6 p.m. June 27 at Studio 402, 402 Key St., 201 Olympic Travel, Jonesboro. Broadway veteran and Jonesboro indigenous Matt Cavenaugh will direct. Neale Bartee will perform the Delta Symphony. A record of available roles and complete character breakdowns are accessible at deltasymphonyorchestra.org/website/ragtime-casting-discover. Ebook an appointment by means of [email protected] or deliver a concept through the theater’s Facebok webpage. For extra data, call (870) 761-8254.

Weekend auditions

The Weekend Theater, 1001 W. Seventh St., Tiny Rock, will hold auditions at 11 a.m. Saturday for Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple (woman version),” Simon’s comedy tailored for a predominantly feminine forged. Parts are out there for 6 females and two guys auditions will have to have no progress preparing but individuals making an attempt out must dress easily for independence of movement and entire the audition sort at survey.zohopublic.com/zs/g5RFyS. Karena Malott and Sarah Scott Blakey Laxson will direct. Creation dates are Aug. 13-29 (Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees). For much more data or to go over alternate audition options, electronic mail [email protected]

Successful essays:

Ashwin Marathe, a 2021 graduate of Bentonville Superior School who is attending Columbia College in the tumble, is the winner of the Clinton Foundation’s “Tips Matter” scholarship essay contest. The contest encourages Arkansas high faculty students to handle pressing troubles as a result of turning their concepts into action designs. In his essay, Marathe tackled political polarization and how it obstructs civic engagement. He also acquired the Clinton Worldwide Initiative University prize, which carries the possibility to take part in the CGI U scholar software at the time enrolled in school.

This year’s to start with runner-up is Richard Liu of Little Rock Central High College, who wrote about strengthening public health and fitness. Third put went to Aviance Haymon of the Arkansas Faculty for Arithmetic, Sciences and the Arts in Sizzling Springs for an essay concentrating on maximizing the neighborhood effect of attractiveness and barber outlets and making use of them as catalysts for financial enhancement.

Tiny works sought

July 23 is the deadline for Arkansas artists to post entries for the Arkansas Arts Council’s 2022 “Compact Operates on Paper” touring exhibition that showcases functions no more substantial than 18 inches by 24 inches. Customers of the Arkansas Artist Registry, which is an on the net gallery (membership is free of charge and open to all Arkansas artists ages 18 and more mature), can enter up to 3 will work online by way of the Arts Council’s web-site, arkansasarts.org. Fee is $15 for the initial entry, $20 for two entries, $25 for 3. Performs should have been concluded within the very last two a long time.

Juror Ronald Jackson will decide on a greatest of 40 items to tour with the exhibition, with as much as $2,000 out there to obtain art that will develop into component of the long term “Smaller Will work” everlasting selection. The Arts Council will notify artists whose operate he selects for the exhibition in September.

For additional data, simply call (501) 324-9767 or email [email protected]

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