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MUSIC SCENE: Here are the bands and artists playing shows around the state this week

posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Rock band Cheap Trick will perform in the fourth show of the 2016 concert series at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park on Saturday night. Bombay Black will open the show at 7 p.m. and Cheap Trick will follow at 8.


posted: 06/23/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

1 STEELY/STEVE Steely Dan and Steve Winwood will rock North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $78.50-$102.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit


posted: 06/23/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: FRIDAY Jonesboro Superstar The Foundation of Arts will wrap up its run of Jesus Christ Superstar (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice), 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Forum Theatre, 115 E. Monroe Ave., Jonesboro.

Music: Durable rockers Steely Dan, Winwood at Verizon

posted: 06/23/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

When a couple of legendary classic rock acts are brought together for a summer tour, disagreement could ensue among fans over which one should be the so-called headliner.

MUSIC: Lucero's frontman cycles into LR show

posted: 06/21/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

Lucero frontman Ben Nichols is on the phone from Telluride, Colo., and the scene he describes is enough to make a desk-bound reporter slightly envious.

Names and faces

updated: 06/17/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

The news that no die-hard Hamilton fan -- or anyone who hasn't seen the Broadway smash yet -- wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show this summer. But he promises to return "again and again."


posted: 06/16/2016 2 a.m. Discuss

1 BEVERLY, ETC. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly headlines Union Rescue Mission Presents: Night on the Streets 2016 "Multicultural," 6:30 p.m. Saturday at War Memorial Stadium, West Markham Street and Fair Park Boulevard, Little Rock. Also on the bill: Mary Mary, Kris Allen, Tamela Mann and Amber Bullock. Gates open at 4 p.m. General admission is $40; VIP tickets, $100, include "blue" seating in front of the stage, no waiting in line and VIP parking. Proceeds benefit the Union Rescue Mission of Little Rock. Call (501) 749-8388 or visit

Weekend Calendar

posted: 06/16/2016 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. (501) 993-1234.


posted: 06/16/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Argenta guitar Fingerstyle and harp guitarist Stephen Bennett will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at The Joint, 301 Main St., North Little Rock, part of the Argenta Arts Acoustic Music Series.

Opera: Houston voice teacher joins two Opera in Ozarks shows

posted: 06/16/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Megan Gryga, a singer and voice teacher from Houston, is spending her second summer at Opera in the Ozarks for its 66th season.

Music: Brothers Dreaming in harmony

posted: 06/16/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Anyone listening to The Cactus Blossoms' debut album, You're Dreaming, might possibly think they are, in fact, dreaming -- dreaming of The Everly Brothers, an earlier brotherly duo adept at heavenly harmonies who successfully combined the sounds of bluegrass, country and rock 'n' roll.

Music scene: Rev Room benefit concert, MercyMe on show schedule

posted: 06/16/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Tragikly White, Canvas, Michael Shipp and the All Starz members of The 17th Floor will perform in a concert for James Ballew at 8 p.m. today at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $10.

Listen Up: Greenova South's rap is a Ryde worth taking

posted: 06/14/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

B+ Greenova South Kome Ryde With Us

On first U.S. tour in 10 years, Chicks still not making nice

posted: 06/14/2016 1:49 a.m. Discuss

For the Dixie Chicks, their Cincinnati concert June 1 marked the first time in 10 years they've headlined a tour in America.

REVIEW: Verizon Arena warms to queen of 'neo-soul' Erykah Badu

updated: 06/13/2016 11:09 a.m. Comment 1

Halfway through singer Erykah Badu's third song Saturday night, a subdued Verizon Arena crowd seemed to still be searching for the rhythm the eclectic Grammy winner was putting out. Looking over her microphone, she spotted a pair of security guards walking toward a group of six women who had drifted from their seats to the steel barricades in front of the stage. The music stopped immediately.





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