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A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after Downton Abbey concludes next year. Producers of the popular British period drama confirmed Thursday that it will end after its sixth season, scheduled to air in the United States in early 2016.

LIVE! in NWA

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Today Lucious Spiller -- The Big Chill, Rogers.

Sweet, Sweet Friendship

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Broadway did not give "Superior Donuts" much of a chance. Sean Patrick Reilly knows that all too well. He served as understudy to several of the original cast, but he was out of a job after the just-more-than three-month run.

A Sonic Shuffle

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The February release "Wake" by Nora Jane Struthers is her most personal recording yet, she readily admits. It's her most rollicking album to date, too. So does that mean she's secretly a rock 'n' roll artist?

Country trio earns musical merit

posted: 03/26/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A trio of Arkansans -- Jim Ed Brown and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie -- have been chosen to become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., the Country Music Association announced Wednesday.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 03/26/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

1 JAM Winter is technically over, but the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular continues and puts on an effects- and message-filled show, 7 p.m. Friday at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena.

Music: Hard times drive brothers of For King & Country

posted: 03/26/2015 2:02 a.m. Discuss

They were nominated for two Grammy Awards, but when the big night came, Luke and Joel Smallbone, the brothers behind the band For King & Country, weren't at the ceremony with the glitterati.

Music Scene: Singer-songwriter Campbell returns to Folk Club

posted: 03/26/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Kate Campbell, a singer-songwriter who has been called a musical Eudora Welty for her story-telling abilities, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday for the Little Rock Folk Club at its venue, Thomson Hall.

MUSIC: Jazz Tracks a gift of winds

posted: 03/24/2015 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Tom Richeson is very grateful to fellow musician Ted Ludwig, the former New Orleans guitarist who came to Little Rock after Hurricane Katrina.

Listen Up: Smollett is breakout star on Empire soundtrack CD

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Growing Doom

posted: 03/20/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

In the music world, the term "crossover" refers to a genre-specific band that finds success as a pop act, too. The label frequently applies to country and bluegrass bands.

LIVE! in NWA

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Names and faces

updated: 03/19/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Paul McCartney has agreed to induct his former Beatles mate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month. Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith and John Mayer also will usher in new members, the hall announced Wednesday. The 30th annual induction ceremony is scheduled for Cleveland's Public Hall on April 18.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 03/19/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

1 BLOSSOM Spring is upon us, and Historic Washington State Park is celebrating with its annual Jonquil Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 03/19/2015 1:59 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. "Images to Ponder," First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Maple streets. A combination art and photo show featuring mixed media (501) 993-1234.

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