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LR-born Hicks, 74, dies; musical influence in '60s

posted: 02/07/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Dan Hicks, an Arkansas-born musician whose work in the 1960s helped define San Francisco's psychedelic sound, has died. He was 74.

2016 Springsteen tour wades back in to 1980's The River

posted: 02/07/2016 2:10 a.m. Discuss

Bruce Springsteen's tour showcasing his 1980 album The River is more than an exercise in nostalgia. It's a telling example of how veteran artists are adjusting to the new realities of the music business by super-serving their longtime fans.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: St. Olaf Choir tour to sing Bach, Kurt Weill, hymns

posted: 02/07/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

The Northfield, Minn.-based St. Olaf Choir, organist James E. Bobb and conductor Anton Armstrong, on a 17-city national winter tour, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sanctuary at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, 4823 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock.

Music review: Staples wows fans, Takes Them There

posted: 02/06/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Grammy-award-winning R&B/gospel singer Mavis Staples can charm a crowd with her teasing-nurturing manner of a favorite granny or aunt, greeting the folks on the front row and cooing over a youngster.


posted: 02/04/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

1 MARDI It's a tasty, lively party time on Little Rock's South Main Street as the neighborhood hosts a Mardi Gras celebration Saturday. Stores and restaurants start opening in the morning with special sales and activities but the parade itself begins at noon.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 02/04/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Super Sunday Free Family Fun Day, noon-3 p.m. Feb. 14. , William-Adolphe Bouguereau's Admiration, Feb. 16-May 15. "Juried Exhibition of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists," Feb. 12-April 27.

Entertainment notes

posted: 02/04/2016 1:48 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Cheaper theater The Royal Players will stage Cheaper by the Dozen, Christopher Sergel's adaptation of the book by Frank B. Gilreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, 7 p.m. today-Saturday and Feb. 11-13 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 14 at the Royal Theatre, 111 S. Market St., Benton.

Music: Singer Mavis Staples to christen new auditorium

posted: 02/04/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Singer Mavis Staples is 76 years old, but still remembers vividly the first time she ever performed with her family in public.

Music Scene: LR Folk Club to host show by Doctorow, Steamrollers

posted: 02/04/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Caroline Doctorow will perform for the Little Rock Folk Club at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the club's new location, the Hibernia Irish Tavern. Admission is $15, $8 for students and free for accompanied children age 12 and under.

MUSIC REVIEW: Concertmaster, Stradivarius ace concerto

posted: 01/31/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Hearing Kiril Laskarov ace Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with his musical mates from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center: Spectacular.

VIDEOS: Bentonville native advances to next round of 'American Idol'

posted: 01/29/2016 12:12 p.m. Discuss

Bentonville teenager Thomas Stringfellow is one step closer to being in the top 24 on American Idol after winning over the judges during group competition.


posted: 01/28/2016 1:59 a.m. Discuss

1 CONSOMME For the 35th year, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families will ladle up warm, tasty treats at Soup Sunday, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E. Markham St., Little Rock. Chefs from 35 restaurants will serve up their best samples of soup, bread and dessert. For the first time, they'll also have a live auction. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 after 5 p.m. Friday, $10 for children 5-17.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 01/28/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets. Architecture and Design Network lecture: "Agree to Disagree," Neil Denari, 6 p.m. Tuesday. "Paul Signac Drawings and Watercolors, the James T. Dyke Collection," through July 17. "Nathalia Edenmont: Force of Nature," through May 1.


posted: 01/28/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Elvis Lives! Bill Cherry, Jay Dupuis and Dean Z, all finalists and/or champions from Elvis Presley Enterprises' annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest in Memphis, will take the audience on a musical journey through the life of the King of Rock 'n' Roll in Elvis Lives!, onstage at 7:30 p.m. today in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway.

Music: ASO soloist to share stage with historic violin

posted: 01/28/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Kiril Laskarov, one of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's two concertmasters, will take the stage of the Maumelle Performing Arts Center this weekend to solo in the Violin Concerto in e minor by Felix Mendelssohn with an extra partner under his chin.




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