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Motley Crue goes out with a bang

posted: 10/09/2015 10:17 a.m. Discuss

Upside down drums hanging from the top of North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena, pyrotechnics, explosions, a fire-breathing bass guitar, scantily clad backup singers and sleazy, glam metal from Los Angeles. Yep. Motley Crue was in town.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 10/08/2015 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "Ashes in the Fruit Trees," Angela Davis Johnson, through Monday.


posted: 10/08/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Violin-viola duo The Miller-Porfiris Duo -- violinist Anton Miller and violist Rita Porfiris, on the faculty at the Hartt School in West Hartford, Conn. -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Parish Hall, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1000 N. Mississippi St., Little Rock, the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock's 2015-16 season opener.

Music scene: Motley Crue comes to NLR near end of 2-year final tour

posted: 10/08/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

"All Bad Things Must Come to an End," promises the band Motley Crue as it continues on what it dubs The Final Tour, with a stop at 7 p.m. today at Verizon Arena.

Music: Coolidge to lift festival higher

posted: 10/06/2015 2:13 a.m. Comment 1

Many don't include Rita Coolidge among the considerable list of folk singers who got their start in the 1960s, even though she began singing folk songs, as her Tennessee ancestors had done for eons.

Music: Bridging 250 years for month of music

posted: 10/06/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Drew Irvin is throwing a month-long musical party of sorts for the 250th birthday of his violin.


posted: 10/06/2015 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Listen Up: Bennett goes low-key in marvelous Kern tribute

posted: 10/06/2015 2:06 a.m. Discuss

A Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Rooted in blues for 30 years

posted: 10/04/2015 2:09 a.m. Discuss

The 30th edition of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in downtown Helena-West Helena will feature dozens of acts spanning five stages over four days and nearly 30 vendors.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Brass quintet tunes up for diverse program at UALR

posted: 10/04/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Saint Louis Brass -- Allan Dean and Ray Sasaki, trumpets; Jeff Nelson, French horn; Melvyn Jernigan, trombone; and Daniel Perantoni, tuba -- kick off the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's 2015-16 Artspree season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building, UALR, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock.


posted: 10/01/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

1 TRUCKING At least 45 food trucks and carts, plus craft vendors, buskers on each block, artists at work, Heifer International children's activities and five beer gardens will line five blocks of Little Rock's Main Street, between Third and Eighth, for the fifth annual Main Street Food Truck Festival, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 10/01/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "Ashes in the Fruit Trees," Angela Davis Johnson, through Oct. 12.

Fast Forward

posted: 10/01/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Telling tales: The town of Fairfield Bay gets festival-happy with a two-for-one weekend Oct. 9-10 at Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitor Center, 110 Lost Creek Parkway.


posted: 10/01/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Folk Center music Fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt will blend Celtic, Canadian and old- time sounds, bridging contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles, Friday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave. in Mountain View: 2-3 p.m. in the Craft Village and 7-9 p.m. in the large auditorium.

Music: Music paid off, biochemistry didn't, for singer

posted: 10/01/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

A doctoral degree in biochemistry might seem a worthy goal for many academically minded students, but it became an abandoned pursuit for Jose Gonzalez, who chose music in his native Sweden. He has since built an impressive career as a singer and guitarist who sings in English but also, obviously, speaks Swedish, as well as Spanish and some German -- so he maintains he speaks three and a half languages.




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