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Ballet Review : Ballet alive in spring concert

posted: 04/18/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Ballet Arkansas proved yet again that dance is alive and pirouetting in the Natural State with its annual spring concert Friday night, which included a splendid staging of George Balanchine's Who Cares? as the headliner.

A Creature Of Creation

posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Even in retirement, Wendy Whelan stays modern and new.

A Smooth Transition

posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Just a few weeks ago, John Jeter and the musicians of the Fort Smith Symphony were preparing for an evening featuring songs by Ray Charles.

New Festival Springs Up For University Students

posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Booking a major live music act is never easy. And it's even more difficult when only a few dates are available.


posted: 04/17/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Today Ori Naftali Blues Band -- 7 p.m., The Big Chill, Rogers.

Names and faces

updated: 04/16/2015 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell said Tuesday that the co-founder of a famed Seattle recording studio has no legitimate claim to the master tapes of a defining album of the grunge era -- Temple of the Dog, which Cornell recorded with Eddie Vedder and other members of Pearl Jam in 1990.


posted: 04/16/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

1 FOLK The strumming, picking, clogging and fiddling start in earnest this weekend as Mountain View hosts the annual Arkansas Folk Festival, today-Sunday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 04/16/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock.

MUSIC SCENE: After delay, Fleetwood Mac to play Sunday at Verizon

posted: 04/16/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

"On With the Show," Fleetwood Mac calls its current tour, even though the legendary band's Arkansas show, originally scheduled for March 11, was postponed due to an unspecified illness that afflicted a band member, the identity of whom was never announced.


posted: 04/16/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Classic choreography Ballet Arkansas welcomes spring with its annual “mixed repertory show” that combines different styles of dance into one production. Who Cares?, choreographed by George Balanchine and set to music by George Gershwin, is this year’s headlining piece for the show, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St.

Music: Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, grandson at Juanita's

posted: 04/16/2015 1:45 a.m. Discuss

After having been a bluegrass legend as well as a family patriarch, Ralph Stanley, 88, is still leading the charge, and right by his side is his 22-year-old grandson, Nathan Stanley, who is as dedicated to keeping bluegrass alive as his beloved "Papaw."

Music Review: Masterworks season closes with fireworks

posted: 04/12/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Saturday night's Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concert might as well have been called Fireworks instead of Masterworks.

Coming 'round again

posted: 04/12/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

On any given Tuesday afternoon, North Little Rock's Arkansas Record-CD Exchange is crowded with customers.

Limited editions mark Record Store Day event

posted: 04/12/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The popularity of Record Store Day has a lot to do with the limited-edition vinyl records that go on sale during the Saturday event and frequently sell out in hours.


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