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— SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS — Love through the arts

February 14th is Valentine’s Day. If you forgot, you still have time to celebrate your favorite Valentine. Besides today, you can make it a Valentine Weekend and share a night at a cultural event or any of the other events listed here. In fact, you can make Valentine’s Day become Valentine’s Week with the Arts.

You might be a little late to order a singing valentine by a male or female barbershop quartet, but you really want to get these folks on your list for next year. The Top of the Rock women’s chorus is at and the men’s group, Diamond State Chorus is found at These are two groups we need to get to Maumelle for a concert. Your man or woman will appreciate the extra attention at work when a quartet comes to sing for them.

Another Friday event is the Argenta Art Walk at THEA on Main Street in North Little Rock on Feb. 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This event is the Visual Arts Winners Show.

The Weekend Theatre will be presenting the play “Ain’t Nothing but a Thang” on Friday. For more information and tickets, go to their website at

And Murry’s Dinner Playhouse is always an enjoyable evening. With a new chef, it is worth checking out again if you haven’t been there in some time. Particularly appropriate for Valentine’s Day is their current comedy on relationships, “‘Til Beth Do Us Part” running through March 10.

And last, but certainly not least, your own Maumelle Music Teacher’s League Weekend Concert series is this weekend with featured guest artist, Opera Singer, Sarah Dailey. There is no admission charge.

3 p.m.

Maumelle First Baptist Church

120 Millwood Circle

Maumelle, AR

Mark your Calendars

Maumelle artist, Mary Ann Stafford is one of 146 artists at the 5th Annual Delta Visual Arts Show in Newport, Arkansas on Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.

She takes inspiration from her home state of Arkansas and works primarily in pastels, ink, color pencils and other media that enhances her fundamental method —drawing.

Maumelle Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Maumelle Library.

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