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McCartney's first Arkansas show sold out

posted: 05/01/2016 6:30 a.m. Discuss

So it took Paul, oops, make that Sir Paul, McCartney a few decades to work Arkansas into his busy performance schedule No worries — that just meant he had more material to pick from when he finally did deign to drop in.

TV news shows

posted: 05/01/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today’s TV news shows: ABC’s This Week — Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Robert Gates. 8 a.m., KATV, Channel 7, Little Rock.

Names and faces

updated: 05/01/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Hawaii selected eight businesses Friday to open medical marijuana dispensaries -- but not one owned by Woody Harrelson. The actor was among nearly 60 Hawaii residents who applied in January to open the state's first medical marijuana dispensaries. Dispensaries can open as soon as July 15. Ina Treciokas, a spokesman for Harrelson, said there was no comment on the selection announcement.

Critical Mass: Why we grieve when famous strangers die: An elegy for Prince

posted: 05/01/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

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The TV Column: Veep, Silicon Valley show funny side of HBO

posted: 05/01/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Lost last Sunday in all the frenzied kerfuffle surrounding Jon Snow and the return of Game of Thrones was the return of two other most worthy HBO series. Here's a reminder.

TV on DVD: Netflix series' cast is superb in funny Grace and Frankie

posted: 05/01/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

What is it? Grace and Frankie, Season 1, 13 episodes on three discs from Lionsgate

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Trio ARmusica on schedule for church's concert series

posted: 05/01/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

ARmusica -- Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Irvin, violin; ASO principal harpist Alisa Coffey; and organist Jason Pennington -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, as part of St. Luke's Festival of the Senses concert series.

TV Week: Fox sets stage for supernatural Houdini & Doyle

posted: 05/01/2016 1:44 a.m. Discuss

I had no idea that Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle were buddies. That sounds as if it'd make a swell TV series.

Names and faces

updated: 04/30/2016 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Matt Damon, the Bourne films have been like a lifeblood. "I was kind of inoculated for that five- or six-year period when I made the first three.

Music review: Underwood show showcases talent still fit for an Idol

posted: 04/30/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

TV's American Idol has hung up its microphone for good, but Carrie Underwood, one of the show's brightest products, marches on.

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band play free concert at Little Rock Air Force Base

posted: 04/29/2016 5:35 p.m. Discuss

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, a cover band associated with the actor's charity foundation and the United Service Organizations, was scheduled to hold a free concert for military members and their families at Little Rock Air Force Base on Friday night.

MOVIE REVIEW: Green Room

posted: 04/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Rules are good things for young artists; they establish conventions that may be leaned into or subverted. It is in many respects easier to write a sturdy sonnet than successful free verse -- limitless options may invoke anxiety and paralysis. And so a genre film might be a useful enterprise for an aspiring young filmmaker, not only because there is a reliable audience for such products but because they impose certain imperatives: It becomes the filmmaker's job to ratchet tension and to startle, to deliver unto the audience thrills and shivers. It is not something you want to think too much about.

Names and faces

updated: 04/29/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Singer Katy Perry will be lighting up the French Riviera like fireworks next month: The singer will perform at amfAR's annual "Cinema Against AIDS" event, the glitzy A-list fundraiser held annually during the Cannes Film Festival.

PREVIEWS

posted: 04/29/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Everybody Wants Some!! 83 R In 1980 Texas, a college freshman (Blake Jenner) meets his new teammates (Will Brittain, Ryan Guzman), who turn out to be more interested in parties, disco and chasing skirts than baseball. With Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, J. Quinton Johnson, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell; directed by Richard Linklater. (117 minutes)

Review: Papa Hemingway in Cuba

posted: 04/29/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Papa Hemingway in Cuba is reportedly the first Hollywood film to be shot on the island since 1959. The Almighty has blessed Cuba with captivating scenery, which belies over a century of human turmoil there. It's too bad the people who stand in front of this scenery in this film aren't that interesting.

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