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Arkansas Weekend: Proms night

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published June 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Night of the Proms is not something that requires a special frock and tuxedo rental, Jack Hill writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section. Rather, the name is more reflective of the word “promenade,” and a concert tradition combining pop and classical music that got its start in Europe almost 30 years ago in Belgium.

North Little Rock's Verizon Arena will be one of the first venues to host the American version Friday. Music fans will hear familiar hits, including Kenny Loggins singing “Footloose,” backed by Belgium’s Il Novocento, a 60-piece orchestra. Also on the ticket are Michael McDonald, The Pointer Sisters and Nile Rodgers & Chic all are veterans of the European Proms tours.

Read interviews with Anita Pointer (who spent years of her childhood in Arkansas) and Rodgers in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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