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Music: Show is a night of solo drums

posted: 09/30/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

In the world of beating on percussion devices, Terry Bozzio is one of those drummers who could probably compile a shorter list of prominent fellow musicians in the rock and jazz worlds with whom he has not yet played, to contrast with the long list of folks on his musical resume with whom he has collaborated, recorded or toured.

Jones, son tour in The Music Man

posted: 09/30/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Actress-singer Shirley Jones returns to The Music Man, but not as prim librarian Marian Paroo, the role she played in the 1962 film.

The TV Column: ABC debuts 2 sitcoms, CBS unveils dark drama

posted: 09/30/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Here's the new and returning lineup for the next two days. New shows are in bold:

Entertainment Notes

posted: 09/30/2014 2 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

TV News shows

posted: 09/28/2014 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Lineup of guests for today's TV news shows:

MUSIC REVIEW: ASO benefits in new venue from clean, bright acoustics

posted: 09/28/2014 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Here's your chance to hear the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra literally as you have never heard it before.

Critical Mass : Here they come

posted: 09/28/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

This is the time of year when grown-ups can begin to get excited about going to the movies, when the powers that be conspire to give cinephiles and movie critics a wee bit of hope.

The TV Column: Once gets caught up in snowballing spell of Frozen

posted: 09/28/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Let it go. Let it go? Hardly. The Disney Frozen cash cow just keeps on giving milk.

TV on DVD: Burns series on Roosevelts is a captivating 14-hour ride

posted: 09/28/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

What is it? The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, approximately 14 hours on seven discs from PBS

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Bounty-hunting 'Dog' talk, chamber series kickoff set

posted: 09/28/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Bounty hunter, reality TV star and author Duane "Dog" Chapman (of CMT's Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and A&E's discontinued Dog the Bounty Hunter) will discuss his life story and experiences -- including his journey from "ex-con to icon" and tales of the notorious fugitives he has captured -- at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fayetteville's Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.

COVER STORY Town is full of strange people: American version of British mystery is done right

posted: 09/28/2014 1:43 a.m. Comment 1

There's nothing better on TV than a good murder mystery.

THEATER REVIEW: Premiere play gets laughs artfully

posted: 09/26/2014 3:05 a.m. Discuss

It's easy to poke fun at eccentric early 20th century Heber Springs photographer Michael Disfarmer, an obvious oddball whose neighbors paid a quarter apiece -- during the Depression -- to have him take their portraits, rudely order them about and douse them with verbal abuse.

Review: Boxtrolls is missing all the ingredients for fun entertainment

posted: 09/26/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

There's a captivating sequence during the end credits of The Boxtrolls that's more or less a hand-drawn capsule version of the entire story, accompanied by an airy cover of the Pete Seeger hit "Little Boxes" performed by Portland, Ore., band Loch Lomond.

Must-see list for N.Y. festival

posted: 09/26/2014 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Every major film festival has its thing: Cannes features stunning stars arriving by speedboat and a wealth of international films playing before well-heeled audiences on the French Riviera; Sundance plays American indies, many of which are as yet unsold, in the frigid clime of the Utah mountains; Toronto brings a veritable tidal wave of some 300 films, from obscure indie and international auteur to Hollywood prosaic; while New York hand-selects some 30-odd films from all over the world for its main slate.

Review: The Song

posted: 09/26/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The Song is a major-key Christian movie with remarkably high production values and an interesting premise. It's based on the biblical book "Song of Songs" (also known as "The Song of Solomon") and generally attributed by believers to the second son of King David and Bathsheba. (For purposes of this discussion we'll leave aside modern theories about the actual authorship of the piece.)


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