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MUSIC REVIEW: Premiere going-away gift for hall

posted: 04/13/2014 4:20 a.m. Discuss

The program for this weekend’s Arkansas Symphony concerts represents beginnings and endings.

For the love of Louis

posted: 04/13/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

He could fix you up a plate of “Beans and Cornbread,” have you partying with “Five Guys Named Moe,” tell you all about that hard-headed “Caldonia,” and let you know that “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Jazz, blues fans get chances to tap toes at Walton center

posted: 04/13/2014 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Contemporary jazz and blues singer Catherine Russell and the Catherine Russell Group will perform at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday at Fayetteville’s Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St.

Harris’ 3-disc set, tour revisit her magical Wrecking Ball

posted: 04/13/2014 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Emmylou Harris never fit any mold. From the beginning of her recording career in country music four decades ago up until today, the singer and songwriter has chosen songs without regard to boundaries or convention.

Beans and cornbread of the Jordan catalog

posted: 04/13/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

There are plenty of options if you’re looking for a good introduction to Louis Jordan, says author Stephen Koch.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 04/10/2014 3:13 a.m. Discuss

1 BEATLES To mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Retro Images Archive and Argenta Arts Foundation will present “The British Invasion Fifty Years Later,” an archival photography exhibition featuring 200 pictures, some previously unseen, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Monday-April 19 at seven galleries, museums and restaurants in North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District.

CALENDAR

posted: 04/10/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 04/10/2014 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Jazz quartet The Jeff Bowling Quartet, formed in 1989 by saxophonist Jeff Bowling, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Center, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City.

EXHIBIT: Argenta exhibits, events to mark Beatles invasion

posted: 04/10/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Following the popularity of last spring’s “JFK 50 Years Later” archival photo exhibit, held in a variety of locations in downtown North Little Rock’s Argenta Historic District, organizers wanted to follow up on the event’s success.

MUSIC SCENE: Ray Price tribute to benefit Oxford American

posted: 04/10/2014 2:51 a.m. Discuss

South on Main is presenting “That Nashville Sound: A Tribute to Ray Price” at 5 p.m. Sunday as a benefit for the Oxford American magazine.

MUSIC REVIEW: A haggard Merle still entertains fans in LR

posted: 04/03/2014 4:51 a.m. Discuss

They say “the show must go on,” and Merle Haggard made sure it did, while confessing that he had “the Arkansas crud” Wednesday night at Robinson Center Music Hall before 1,800 or so faithful fans.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 04/03/2014 3:20 a.m. Discuss

1 TRAINS Climb aboard for a day of train-related fun and games at the Railroadiana Show and Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Arkansas Railroad Museum, 1700 Port Road, Pine Bluff.

CALENDAR

posted: 04/03/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 04/03/2014 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in arts and entertainment : Collegiate showcase Five Arkansas college musicians, finalists for the annual “Trinity Collegiate Performance Showcase” at Trinity United Methodist Church, will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1101 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock.

MUSIC: Songwriter ‘totally immersed’ in Great Lakes tales

posted: 04/03/2014 2:59 a.m. Discuss

When music fans think about watery tales of the Great Lakes, chances are the song that comes to mind would be Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” but there are other singer-songwriters with vast reservoirs, so to speak, of music centering on that part of the United States that contains 21 percent of the world’s surface fresh water.

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