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updated: 07/03/2015 6:08 p.m. Discuss

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office declined Thursday to file felony charges against Sean "Diddy" Combs for a confrontation last month at the University of California-Los Angeles, where his son plays football.

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updated: 07/03/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like "Uptown Girl," "We Didn't Start the Fire," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" and "Only the Good Die Young."


posted: 07/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Today Crescent City Combo -- The Big Chill, Rogers.

Unnaturally Natural

posted: 07/03/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Andy Warhol was called many things during his lifetime. Naturalist was likely not one of them. Maybe it was the Campbell's soup cans in gaudy proportions that made him seem unnatural. Maybe his use of what he called "fright wigs" convinced people. Or how about the neon colors that he employed throughout his career?


posted: 07/02/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

1 BOOM Little Rock's River Market, along and north of President Clinton Avenue, will buzz with music, games and fireworks during the annual Pops on the River celebration, noon-10 p.m. Saturday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 07/02/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. "The Mom Series," Lali Khalid, through July 10.

Music: Charlie Daniels strikes up band for July 4 show

posted: 07/02/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Patriotic country veteran Charlie Daniels would seem to be the obvious choice for a July 4 concert.

Music scene: Mingo Fishtrap, Mothwind blow in to Stickyz for shows

posted: 07/02/2015 1:46 a.m. Discuss

If there were an award here for most unusual band name to run across in 2015, the winner would be Mingo Fishtrap, performing at 9 p.m. today at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack.

Names and faces

updated: 07/01/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born dancer who has become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet, was named a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday -- the first black ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history. The company announced the promotion six days after Copeland made her New York debut in the role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.

Names and faces

updated: 06/29/2015 10:06 p.m. Discuss

Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on General Hospital was the biggest moment in daytime television history, will appear in his final episode next month.

Noteworthy deaths: Influential bassist for rock group Yes

updated: 06/29/2015 5:48 p.m. Discuss

Chris Squire, the influential rock bassist who was a founding member of the celebrated British band Yes, died Saturday in Phoenix. He was 67.

Listen Up: Musgraves returns to holding pattern

posted: 06/30/2015 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves made an impressive, stunning debut when Same Trailer, Different Park came out in 2013.

Names and faces

posted: 06/29/2015 5:12 a.m. Discuss

Kanye West declared himself "the greatest living rock star on the planet" at Britain's Glastonbury festival. But that didn't prevent a prankster from invading the rapper's performance and upstaging him.

Columnists: Ozark folk songs' collector

posted: 06/28/2015 2:16 a.m. Comments 2

It was a lucky day for Arkansas when Mary Parler came to the University of Arkansas in 1948. Hired by the English Department to teach courses on Chaucer, she was soon teaching a popular Arkansas folklore class.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Spektral Quartet to perform as guest artists for academy

posted: 06/28/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

The Spektral Quartet -- Austin Wulliman and Cara Lyon, violins; Doyle Armbrust, viola; and Russell Rolen, cello -- will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion, 1800 Center St., Little Rock.

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