AUDRA MCDONALD
7:30 p.m. Reynolds Performance Hall. $30-$40.

This will be a real treat for fans of Broadway as well as good ol’ fashioned incredible singing: Celebrated soprano Audra McDonald will be performing two concerts in Arkansas this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Fort Smith Convention Center and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall.

McDonald has played numerous roles on stage and screen, winning a record-tying five Tony Awards, most recently for her role in “Porgy and Bess” (Angela Lansbury and Julie Harris are the other five-Tony winners), and two Grammys. She’s released several albums on the high-brow Nonesuch label, taking on everything from standards and Broadway faves to songs from contemporary songwriters.

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It’s not every weekend that an artist of McDonald’s caliber comes to town, so if you’ve been looking for a fun yet sophisticated night out, here’s a can’t-lose option.