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Year's best music more authentic, less stylistic

posted: 07/24/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Hungry for something new, maybe something a bit off the beaten path, away from the highly polished slickness of today's pop and country?

Bogguss' voice shines with pared down, pure style

posted: 07/21/2016 2:14 a.m. Discuss

"Oh, I love that room," says singer Suzy Bogguss when asked about her coming performance at the Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock. "The sound and the acoustics are just perfect. It's very intimate."

MUSIC: Picture Costner in El Dorado -- as a musician

posted: 07/21/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Most folks picture Kevin Costner in motion pictures. He has played a couple of baseball players (as well as the son of a baseball player), a crime buster, a prosecutor, a golfer, a futuristic web-footed anti hero and a cavalry officer-slash-wolf-dancer in an Oscar-winning movie he also directed.

Music Scene: Magic Springs all set to rock into the night with 38 Special

posted: 07/21/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Veteran rock group 38 Special will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, following a 7 p.m. opening set by David Adam Byrnes, at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park. Season passes are $74.99; $59.99 the day of the concert; free for children 3 and younger; $36.99 for children shorter than 48 inches and adults age 55 and older.

Music: Festival to be 'green,' groovy

posted: 07/19/2016 2:02 a.m. Discuss

Ethan Bush, mandolin player for Fayetteville bluegrass band Arkansauce, is excited to be a part of the inaugural Homegrown Music Festival happening near Ozark this week. Even though he lives in New Orleans now, he still travels a lot with the other band members, but it's usually for club dates. When the band gets to play music festivals, he says the majority of them are in the Northwest corner of their home state.

Music: Songwriter Holcombe revisits White Water

posted: 07/19/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Things move a bit slower on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina -- 45 miles per hour to be exact -- and commercial vehicles are not even allowed.

LISTEN UP: 6th Alligator sampler a cure for bad compilation blues

posted: 07/19/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

B+ Various artists Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection

CONCERT REVIEW: Maxwell's live show outshines recordings

posted: 07/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It's pretty common to hear music fans grumbling that artists' live performances don't sound anything like their studio recordings.


posted: 07/14/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

1 MAXWELL One-name R&B singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Maxwell headlines a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, with "special guests" Fantasia and Ro James.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 07/14/2016 1:55 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, art, food. (501) 993-1234.


posted: 07/14/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Architecture on film The Breckenridge 12, in the Breckenridge Village Shopping Center, Interstate 430 and North Rodney Parham Road, will screen St. Peter's and the Papal Basilicas of Rome, part of the "Art & Architecture in Cinema" film series, 7 p.m. today.

Music: Maxwell marks 20 years with visit to Verizon Arena

posted: 07/14/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

It has been 20 years since Maxwell burst upon the music scene with a huge, messy Afro and a sexy tenor/falsetto voice that drove his Urban Hang Suite CD -- with hits "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)" and "Sumthin' Sumthin'" -- up the charts and on to a Grammy nomination.

Music: Creek Rocks duo Woolf, Bilyeu clicks on Ozarks music

posted: 07/14/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu -- who make up the duo The Creek Rocks -- are not only partners in music, they're partners in life.

Theater: Tony Award-winning play a show tunes bonanza

posted: 07/14/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

We all have that one friend.

Music Scene: Dixon on Magic Springs bill; 'Zeppelin' act at Rev Room

posted: 07/14/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Pop singer Colton Dixon will perform at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park on Saturday. Dixon will play at 8 p.m. Season passes are $74.99 plus tax or $69.99 plus tax at Kroger stores; $59.99 the day of the concert; free for children 3 and younger; $36.99 for children shorter than 48 inches and adults age 55 and older.





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