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Names and faces

posted: 08/28/2015 5:23 a.m. Discuss

Members of a small Baptist church in southwest Georgia where former President Jimmy Carter frequently teaches Sunday school are capping the number of people who can attend.

Music review: Pokey LaFarge rejuvenates decades-old genres

posted: 08/28/2015 4:10 a.m. Discuss

At first glance, first listen, you might characterize Pokey LaFarge as a nostalgia act, an academic or an elaborate joke, a shtick figure akin to David Johansen's Buster Poindexter or the enigmatic (and retired) Leon Redbone.

Scholarly Rock

posted: 08/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

People don't often need a reason to see quality entertainment. The Alma Performing Arts Center season provides one anyway.

Double Duty

posted: 08/28/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Sarah Watkins worried it might take a moment to make the physical and mental switch between her two primary bands. She left a gig with the Watkins Family Hour, caught a plane and flew to Canada to join her colleagues in I'm With Her.

Names and faces

posted: 08/27/2015 5:20 a.m. Discuss

Former U.S. Olympian and University of Wisconsin track star Suzy Favor Hamilton said Wednesday that she will release a memoir next month that will touch on the mental-health issues that compelled her to lead a double life as a Las Vegas call girl.

Black Oak Band helps build community in Benton County

posted: 08/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

From the toe-stomping rambunctiousness of "Jambalaya" to the melodic strain of "I Don't Remember Loving You" in the key of C to the haunting folk-pop hit "House of the Rising Sun," members of The Black Oak Band delighted their audience Saturday night.

7x7 Seven Minutes, Seven Questions Hank Williams Jr.

posted: 08/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

As long as it doesn't get in the way of his busy hunting and fishing schedule, Hank Williams Jr. loves to tour. And he might answer a few questions about his exploits, too. Williams' publicist told the paper his client only does interviews via email, so we sent a few questions his way.

A Sunday Fun Day

posted: 08/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The stage will be built. The fans will be there, too. It left Bryan Hembree and his team of organizers with the Fayetteville Roots Festival wondering why they shouldn't just keep the party going. An expanded Sunday night offering during the annual Roots Festival would be a natural extension of the growth the festival has experienced in the last five years, having started as a one-night showcase inside Greenhouse Grille.

Serious Potty Humor

posted: 08/21/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A serious band that seriously calls itself Diarrhea Planet?

Gaither Vocal Band coming to Verizon Arena

posted: 08/20/2015 11:33 a.m. Discuss

Christian singing group The Gaither Vocal Band is bringing their Gaither Christmas Homecoming tour to North Little Rock this winter, the Verizon Arena said Thursday.

Postgame Paisley concert to be free

posted: 08/20/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Country music star Brad Paisley will play a free postgame concert outside War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock after the Razorbacks play next month.

The Weekend Ten

posted: 08/20/2015 2 a.m. Discuss

1 STRINGS Traditional old-time and contemporary style fiddlers will flock this weekend to the annual Arkansas State Fiddle Championship, competing for nearly $5,000 in total cash prizes through Saturday at Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 08/20/2015 1:58 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.


posted: 08/20/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Fingerstyle guitarist Fingerstyle guitarist Bill Mize will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at The Joint, 301 Main St., in North Little Rock's Argenta Arts District, part of the Argenta Arts Foundation's Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series.

Music scene: Justin Moore will weigh in; Frontier Circus, center ring

posted: 08/20/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Justin Moore will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bank of the Ozarks Arena in Hot Springs.




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