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MovieStyle: Your mission, if you choose to accept it ...

posted: 07/30/2015 11 a.m. Discuss

These are the dog days of summer, and it's OK to seek out a dim cavernous movie theater for simple relief. So why not go see Tom Cruise hanging off the side of a plane?

Judge defends actions in Shelton-Lambert divorce case

posted: 07/30/2015 10:33 a.m. Discuss

SHAWNEE, Okla. — An Oklahoma judge is defending his actions in letting country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert keep details of their divorce a secret.

Ex-'Top Gear' trio to host new car show for Amazon Prime

posted: 07/30/2015 9:16 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — The former hosts of the BBC's popular "Top Gear" program, who left amid scandal over an off-set dustup, have signed up to present a new car show for broadcaster Amazon Prime.

‘Daily Show’ segment on Eureka Springs airs

posted: 07/30/2015 8:32 a.m. Comments 13

A segment about Eureka Springs aired Wednesday night on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Names and faces

posted: 07/30/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Triple Threat, the singing trio from Benton, made a second appearance on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday night, wowing the judges again and earning a spot in the next round of the NBC talent competition show. The group members, Caleb Conrad, Tyler Davis and Will Richey, first advanced in the competition in an episode that aired in May, during which they sang MKTO’s song “Classic” and earned support from all four judges.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 07/30/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

1 PITS Clarksville hosts its annual salute to fuzzy, juicy fruit with the Johnson County Peach Festival, today-Saturday. The party will include all the usual activities, including arts and crafts, games, music, children's activities, tours, bake-offs and peach pie-eating contests.

Sawbucks doesn't fill Maumelle void

posted: 07/30/2015 1:57 a.m. Comment 1

Meet a friend for lunch in Maumelle, and chances are you'll be parking your car in front of a national chain.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 07/30/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Delta Exhibition

Fast Forward

posted: 07/30/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month NEXT WEEK In the house: Our House shelter presents its fourth annual salute to the Bard with Shakespeare at the Shelter, a production of scenes from Shakespeare performed by shelter residents with the help of scholars and theater experts.

The TV Column: SpongeBob movie is a nice summer diversion

posted: 07/30/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

It's hot. It's nasty. You've seen all the reruns, and are desperate for something to watch on Friday night next to the air conditioner. What to do?

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 07/30/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Idol auditions Fox’s American Idol will hold auditions for its 15th season Aug. 8 at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, Interstate 30 and East Broadway.

MUSIC SCENE: Hot Springs' Ghost Bones, showcase winners, at Stickyz

posted: 07/30/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Ghost Bones will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack and the show will open with sets by Androids of Ex Lovers and John Willis.

Bobby Brown: A turbulent life

posted: 07/30/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Bobby Brown has lived most of his adult life in the spotlight. He sought publicity as a member of the '80s boy band New Edition and in his subsequent solo career. He got it by default when he married superstar Whitney Houston. He unwittingly attracted tabloid headlines for his hard-partying life and marital strife for more than a decade. And he attempted to control his image with a reality series based on his home life, but the show became shorthand for jokes about dysfunctional family relationships.

Music: Southern guys 'swim' music scene as Water Liars

posted: 07/30/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Water Liars is a band name that also recalls, at least to lovers of language, the late Mississippi author Barry Hannah, who wrote a short story by that name in the 1970s. When a couple of musicians began collaborating, and it proved fruitful, the men decided they needed a name for their collaboration.

Special Event: Peach Fest peels off another year of fun

posted: 07/30/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

There is no shortage of things to do at the 74th Johnson County Peach Festival in Clarksville.

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