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Spoleto USA inspires festival

posted: 09/21/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas music, theater, dance and art organizations are combining for a five-day festival of concerts, premieres, performances, exhibits, lectures, brown-bag workshops and late-night pub shows, Tuesday-Sept. 28.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Avett Brothers play Friday; Brickell on 5-stop book tour

posted: 09/21/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

The Avett Brothers -- banjoist Scott Avett and guitarist Seth Avett with standup bass player Bob Crawford -- will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers.

Names and faces

posted: 09/20/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Three backup dancers sued Cher on Thursday, claiming they were wrongfully fired from her current tour and the singer engaged in racial discrimination to prevent another black dancer from joining her onstage.

Names and faces

posted: 09/18/2014 4:06 a.m. Discuss

After a series of tweets from Rihanna criticizing CBS for dropping her song from last week's premiere of Thursday Night Football, the network has decided to remove the song from its telecasts for the remainder of this season. CBS issued a statement Tuesday saying it was "moving in a different direction" with the opening montage for its Thursday night games.

The Weekend Ten

posted: 09/18/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

1 BEATLES This year’s Beatles at the Ridge Festival, Friday-Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge, just off U.S. 67/167, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s September 1964 stop at the Walnut Ridge airport.

Calendar

posted: 09/18/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ACANSA ARTS FESTIVAL Tuesday-Sept. 28, locations in central Arkansas. Performances, exhibits, demonstrations. Tickets: $20-$30, VIP $50. (501) 663-2287 or acansaartsfestival.org

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 09/18/2014 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment in the arts: Community concert The Conway Symphony Orchestra will offer a community "Anniversary in the Park" concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Simon Park, Front and Main streets, Conway.

Music: At 75, Billy Joe Shaver keeps on singin' the blues

posted: 09/18/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Billy Joe Shaver could easily qualify to sing the blues, but fans know him for his country sound, which rocks out just enough to perhaps confuse some of his country fans.

MUSIC SCENE: S'Wonderful, string quartet, Jazz Mass fill festival weekend

posted: 09/18/2014 1:51 a.m. Discuss

The Hot Springs Jazz Festival continues this weekend with events in various venues today through Sunday.

Listen Up: Plant's latest explores multicultural rhythms

posted: 09/16/2014 2:12 a.m. Discuss

A-Robert Plant

MUSIC: Purdy's ready for a breakout

posted: 09/16/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Joe Purdy would not say he is "purdy close to stardom," but others might say something along those lines.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 09/16/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Names and Faces

posted: 09/15/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview.

MUSIC REVIEW: Marsalis jazz family plays sweet music for LR crowd

posted: 09/15/2014 3:20 a.m. Comment 1

Delfeayo Marsalis, a member of the Marsalis family of jazz musicians, showed a Little Rock audience his talent for giving sex appeal to the trombone, which seems to stand in the shadow of the trumpet or saxophone.

MUSIC REVIEW: Men's chorus jives to '50s

posted: 09/15/2014 3:19 a.m. Discuss

How much you'll enjoy the River City Men's Chorus' season-opening concert depends a good deal on how nostalgic you are for 60-year-old-plus classic tunes.

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