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When Ken Goodman survived a car wreck at age 4, his parents feared that his nearly severed tongue would never speak again. After a complicated surgery and months of healing, they found he could not only speak but sing. Years later, he nabbed lead roles in musical-theater classics such as Bye Bye Birdie and The Music Man. His lengthy list of performances also includes operas, pageants, and a concert for the Austrian ambassador to the United States. These days, Ken flaunts his melodious vocals at the Vienna Theatre, the 75-seat performance space he owns with his wife, Stephanie. Here, he adds his tuneful spin to renditions of Broadway standards and folk duets with humming radiators. Nestled within the century-old Simon Mendel building, the theater is one of the few structures to survive the fire of 1928 and the man versus building tickle war of 1987.
424 Central Avenue
Hot Springs,
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Staffers at Adventureworks understand that the best adventures are the ones that take you out of your element. That's why they've outfitted the towering trees in their 1.7-acre forest with a 55 element aerial adventure course. Over the course of their 2 hour tours, guides send visitors on an adventure filled with avian wildlife and sky-high views of the ground below.
1700 Shady Grove Rd.
Hot Springs,
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Festival Symphony Orchestra (all symphony shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.)
228 Orange Street
Hot Springs,
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Glenwood Country Club challenges golfers with a recently renovated par 72 course before rewarding them with a newly furnished lodge situated amid rolling woodland. Stands of native hardwood and pine tower over 6,561 yards of bent-grass greens and bermuda-grass fairways, whose steep inclines demand more spin control than the tazmanian devil's presidential campaign. Orbs launch from tees cached in narrow chutes and triumphantly storm the peninsula that protects the course's signature par 3 hole. Players can leave the ponds, rock formations, and herds of wild caddies roving the verdant links to practice swings on the driving range.
584 Highway 70 E
Glenwood,
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Now in its third season, the Wilkins Music and Comedy Show entertains audiences with two hours of laughs and classic songs from the 1950s through the present day. Shows storm The RayLynn Theater's stage three nights a week, leaving a trail of microphones, bright-red curtains, and burned out funny bones in their wake. Led by husband-and-wife team Tom "Ray" and Susan "Lynn" Wilkins, the diverse cast tallies up more than 125 years of combined performing experience. Laugh, sing along, and applaud the overhead lights' riveting performance as onstage actors in be-sparkled garb do the same.
701 Central Avenue
Hot Springs,
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The Body Mind & Soul Expo advocates natural wellness and personal growth through free lectures and enlightening exhibitions and seminars from alternative-health practitioners and businesses. Melt cosmically into chairs during massages from Ashley Little, channel dormant Bert and Ernie personalities during hypnosis by Rich Ervin, and bedazzle spirit fingers with custom-made sterling-silver jewelry by Chon & Jasmine Stanley, who represent just a few of the event’s numerous exhibitors. Expo organizer and featured speaker Sharlette Pumphrey speaks Saturday at 2 p.m. on spiritual/intuitive development, illuminating the connection between spiritual growth and self-improvement as well as sharing messages from members of spirit families, including helpful reminders that the oven is still on. The expo lasts from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
500 Quapaw Avenue
Hot Springs,
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