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Names and faces

updated: 06/29/2015 10:06 p.m. Discuss

Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on General Hospital was the biggest moment in daytime television history, will appear in his final episode next month.

Noteworthy deaths: Influential bassist for rock group Yes

updated: 06/29/2015 5:48 p.m. Discuss

Chris Squire, the influential rock bassist who was a founding member of the celebrated British band Yes, died Saturday in Phoenix. He was 67.

Listen Up: Musgraves returns to holding pattern

posted: 06/30/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves made an impressive, stunning debut when Same Trailer, Different Park came out in 2013.

Names and faces

posted: 06/29/2015 5:12 a.m. Discuss

Kanye West declared himself "the greatest living rock star on the planet" at Britain's Glastonbury festival. But that didn't prevent a prankster from invading the rapper's performance and upstaging him.

Columnists: Ozark folk songs' collector

posted: 06/28/2015 2:16 a.m. Comments 2

It was a lucky day for Arkansas when Mary Parler came to the University of Arkansas in 1948. Hired by the English Department to teach courses on Chaucer, she was soon teaching a popular Arkansas folklore class.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Spektral Quartet to perform as guest artists for academy

posted: 06/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The Spektral Quartet -- Austin Wulliman and Cara Lyon, violins; Doyle Armbrust, viola; and Russell Rolen, cello -- will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, 1800 Center St., Little Rock.

A Quiet Encounter

posted: 06/26/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

It took guts to paint flowers in 19th-century America.

Natural Wonder

posted: 06/26/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Jon Walker often sneaks away from the camp to go fishing before anyone else wakes up. Even in the midst of a growing music festival, it provides some solace.

LIVE! IN NWA

posted: 06/26/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Today CongaKeyz — 6-9 p.m., Azul Tequila, Bentonville.

Names and faces

updated: 06/25/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Rapper Rick Ross is accused of forcing a man into a guesthouse at his suburban-Atlanta mansion and beating him in the head with a handgun, chipping his teeth and mangling his jaw so badly that he's unable to chew food, authorities say in court records.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 06/25/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

1 First place American Idol-winning country singer Scotty McCreery will headline a show Saturday in the Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs, U.S. 70 East (East Grand Avenue), Hot Springs.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 06/25/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Rockin' Horses Country-rock band A Thousand Horses will perform at 7 p.m. today at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, 1600 S. College St., Mountain Home.

Music: For hot young country star, yardwork, college on hold

posted: 06/25/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Scotty McCreery's house is a mess.

Music: Wynonna to make Big Noise at Oaklawn gig

posted: 06/25/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Wynonna and the Big Noise will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn in Hot Springs.

Composer Horner dies in plane crash

updated: 06/24/2015 4:16 a.m. Discuss

James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on Titanic, died when his small plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.

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