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Listen Up: Harris avoids coarse in Hedwig soundtrack

posted: 07/22/2014 1:57 a.m. Discuss

B Original Broadway Cast Hedwig and the Angry Inch Atlantic Neil Patrick Harris returned to Broadway in dramatic fashion as the star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a revival of a 1998 Off-Broadway rock musical.

Getting it straight

posted: 07/20/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

The Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. We correct all errors of fact. If you know of an error, write: Frank Fellone Deputy Editor P.O. Box 2221 Little Rock, Ark. 72203 or call 378-3475 during business hours Monday through Friday.

Batesville singer proves now is time to live dream

posted: 07/20/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Debbie Cochran is bound and determined to make the second act of her life as musical and eventful as possible.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Steely Dan will do it again on Walmart stage in Rogers

posted: 07/20/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Steely Dan, headed, as it has been since it debuted in 1972, by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers.


posted: 07/17/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

1 FASHION Little Rock Fashion Week continues through Saturday with two major events at the Statehouse Convention Center, Markham and Main streets, Little Rock: “Brandon D. Campbell Presents Bare,” billed as “the first-ever natural fashion show … celebrating beauty and the skin you’re in,” 7 p.m. Friday (doors open at 6, tickets are $30), and “Big Night,” 7 p.m. Saturday, new fall/winter collections by top fashion labels (doors open at 6, “black and white gala style attire,” tickets are $55 VIP, includes appetizers, swag bag and seating closer to the runway; $40 general admission).


posted: 07/17/2014 2:12 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: 07/17/2014 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Drawing Invitational A 6 p.m. lecture and a 6:30-8:30 p.m. member reception mark today's opening of the "12th National Drawing Invitational: Outside the Lines" exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock.

Music: Milwaukee-named band fermented in Austin

posted: 07/17/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

What Made Milwaukee Famous did not, in fact, make Milwaukee famous, as it turns out, since the band with that name is from Austin, Texas.

Music Scene: Bridgit Mendler, Indie Music Night to be onstage

posted: 07/17/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Bridgit Mendler, a young Disney star, will perform at Magic Springs in concert Saturday night.

Clintons inspire not one but two NY stage musicals

posted: 07/17/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

As Hillary Rodham Clinton contemplates another run for the presidency in 2016, she has written a book (Hard Choices), delivered upbeat paid speeches to trade groups ("Leadership is a team sport") and pitched in at her family's foundation. Now she can add another line to her resume: musical theater muse.

Listen Up: Thicke's rueful Paula not apt to win her back

posted: 07/15/2014 2:25 a.m. Discuss

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Music: Boston tunesmith making first visit to Arkansas

posted: 07/15/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Whether her songs were inspired by dreams or nightmares is sometimes hard to discern when listening to Marissa Nadler's music, but the singer-songwriter from Boston is more than happy to shed some light on her haunting, dark sound.


posted: 07/13/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Drummer Tommy, last surviving Ramone Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Brooding, sensual Del Ray is polarizing, unapologetic

posted: 07/13/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Before starting an international theater tour last year, songwriter Lana Del Rey consulted a clairvoyant. She was instructed to write down four questions in advance and sleep on them. The first question on the list, Del Rey said, was "Am I meant for this world?"

Names and Faces

posted: 07/12/2014 2:39 a.m. Comment 1

Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way. Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday that he will make his catalog of hits and new music available for download only through his own website.


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