Guitarist, composer and producer Jesse Cook performs twice in Arkansas this week:

• 8 p.m. Friday, Baum Walker Hall at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. Tickets are $25-$45. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit .

• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, a benefit for the AETN Foundation. Tickets are $50 and $30. Visit .

The Black History Commission of Arkansas is sponsoring a symposium on “African-American Soldiers in Wartime” Feb. 1 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/Arkansas State Archives) ‘Wartime’ symposium

Cherisse Jones-Branch and retired Army Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn will be the speakers for “African-American Soldiers in Wartime,” a free, one-day

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