An Evening of American Stringband Music

November 29, 2018Doors open at 6pm  |  $20

Join Steve Davison, Fingerfood and the Dozier Hill band for a night of American stringband music. Steve Davison is releasing a new CD, The Best Of Friends which will feature the full ensemble. The Dozier Hill Band featuring Danny Dozier, Tim Crouch, Irl Hees and Kenny Loggains will open the show with a set of songs from the Americana songbook. They will then join Steve Davison and Micky Rigby to perform the new CD project.

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The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee with Talya Tate Boerner

January 24, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

Talya Tate Boerner draws on her childhood to deliver listeners back to a simpler time when screen doors slammed, and Momma baked cornbread for supper every night.

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An Evening with the Lost Bayou Ramblers

February 28, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

Andre and Louis Michot host an evening of Grammy Award winning Louisiana French Music and help answer the eminent question of where Louisiana French is headed in the 21st century.

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Speaking of Dying with Trudy James

March 28, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

It’s a subject few are willing to talk about: our own deaths. Join Seattle-based interfaith chaplain Trudy James for a conversation about dying. She came to understand death and grief in new and deeper ways from her work directing an AIDS CareTeam program in Arkansas from 1989 to 1997 that served over 500 men and women CarePartners with AIDS. For that work she was honored at the White House by President Clinton. Since then she has gone on to create the Heartwork end-of-life planning groups and speaks regularly about death and planning to die.

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A City within a City: the Life of Sharpstown

April 25, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

Hear the story of Sharpstown from Micah Fields, recipient of the Oxford American‘s 2018-19 Jeff Baskin Fellowship. Sharpstown is a neighborhood in Houston that was one of America’s first master-planned subdivisions, and where much of Micah’s family lives.

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Portrait of an Artist as Santa Claus with Ken Waldman

May 23, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

Ken Waldman (Alaska's Fiddling Poet) combines Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and mostly Alaska-set storytelling for a performance uniquely his. In the last twenty years, Ken has had published nine full-length poetry collections, a memoir, and a kids’ book, and has released nine music albums that combine old-time Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. A full-time touring artist, he performs internationally in a wide variety of venues for a wide variety of audiences, from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia.

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A Jazzy Evening with Ted Ludwig

June 27, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

Acclaimed seven-string jazz guitarist Ted Ludwig brings his New Orleans jazz to Argenta for one evening only. Ludwig has been a part of the jazz scene in New Orleans since 1997. Throughout that time period, he has performed with notable contemporaries such as Ellis Marsalis, Peter Bernstein, Bob Dorough, and many more. In 2016, Ted was the youngest inductee into The Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame.

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Sing Me A Story with Sweet Cecilia

July 25, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

The all female, award-winning band, Sweet Cecilia, is a family trio from Cecilia, LA. Their music is deeply rooted in country, rock, folk, and Cajun influences. Recently they've been racking up awards and are coming to sing you a story.

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Connecting and Giving Back w/ Capi Peck

August 22, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

Capi Peck is a Little Rock native who calls herself a “self-taught good cook” with deep culinary roots. Her love of great food, cooking and the hospitality business grew from her childhood experiences at her family’s establishment, the Sam Peck Hotel.

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An Evening with Jessica B. Harris

September 26, 2019Doors open at 6pm  |  $35

Jessica B. Harris is an award-winning food historian and one of the world’s leading experts on African Diaspora cooking. She’s the author of the memoir, My Soul Looks Back, about her days in Harlem in the Seventies, where her social circle included James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Nina Simone and other leading black intellectuals and artists of the time.

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