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90s rappers older but not slower

posted: 07/30/2016 6:30 a.m. Discuss

The Nineties called. Luckily, they didn't want their rappers back.

MUSIC SCENE: Little Rock Metroplex goes country with show by Deana Carter

posted: 07/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Country singer Deana Carter, plus opening acts Bailey Hefley and Ashley McBryde, will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Metroplex in Little Rock. Tickets are $25.


posted: 07/28/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

1 ‘ICE ICE BABY!’ North Little Rock's Verizon Arena turns into a time warp when it hosts I Love the '90s, 7:30 p.m. Friday. The concert lineup includes old-school stars such as Salt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Kid 'n Play and Tone Loc. Tickets are $66.35-$80.45. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit See story on Page 5E.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 07/28/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "Collaboration of Color," through Aug. 29. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. or (501) 258-8991.

MUSIC: Yoakam in concert at Magic Springs

posted: 07/28/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Country crooner Dwight Yoakam will take the stage as a part of the 2016 summer concert series at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park on Saturday night.

Music: Merritt in town for rock, folk, country, Norwood

posted: 07/28/2016 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock author Charles Portis may or may not be a fan of singer-songwriter Tift Merritt, but Merritt is a fan of Portis. So when she was asked if she would come to Arkansas to take part in the Oxford American's 50th anniversary salute to the legendary author's first novel, Norwood, she didn't have to think twice -- it would be all right with her.

Listen Up: Blink-182's latest is mediocre music by aging, average band

posted: 07/26/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

C blink-182 California

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





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