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The Weekend Ten

posted: 08/28/2014 2:22 a.m. Discuss

1 MACHO Labor Day Weekend gets some serious horsepower at the annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races, Friday-Sunday.

Calendar

posted: 08/28/2014 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets."Acansa Festival: Poet in Copper: Engravings by Evan Lindquist," 5-Oct. 26.

Fast Forward

posted: 08/28/2014 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Classic rock: A rocking story of the city across the Mississippi takes up residence in Little Rock when the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St., presents the musical Memphis, Sept. 5-28.

Music: Workshops are little-known part of blues festival

posted: 08/28/2014 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Successful festivals tend to grow and expand, and the Hot Springs Blues Festival, marking its 18th year this weekend, is no exception. The fest began as a one-day gathering and is now spread out over four days, and it has added some other blues-related flourishes, such as workshops and after parties in local venues.

Music Scene: Vermont tunesmith will stop at South on Main

posted: 08/28/2014 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Anais Mitchell, an acclaimed Vermont singer-songwriter, will make her first visit to Arkansas to perform today at South on Main. Jesse Aycock will open the show at 7:30 p.m.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 08/28/2014 2:01 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Romantic reprise A woman (Marion Smith) weaves a tangled web of deception while her husband (Robert Bolden) proves that love can cover a multitude of sins as writer-director-producer Teretha Lowe offers a reprise performance of her When A Man Loves A Woman, 6 p.m. Saturday at Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

Music: Country rapper Big Smo follows his own poetic path

posted: 08/28/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

When it comes to rap music there is a definite type of style -- an edgy vibe, gold chains and a baseball cap with a flat bill cocked jauntily to the side. When it comes to country music the standard tends to be boots, jeans and cowboy hats.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 08/26/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

Please kick 'Fancy' off top of Song of the Summer list

posted: 08/26/2014 2:28 a.m. Discuss

These days there are two types of people in the world: Those who accept the conventional wisdom that Iggy Azalea's breakout hit "Fancy" is the Song of the Summer, and those desperate to find something, anything, to replace it.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Blues' Cray, rock's Foreigner to perform in NW Arkansas

posted: 08/24/2014 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Blues guitarist Robert Cray will perform with the Tulsa-based Steve Pryor Band at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Auditorium, 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs. Cray is best known for his hit "Smoking Gun."

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

posted: 08/23/2014 10:11 a.m. Comments 2

NEW YORK — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.

Music review: Neville ranges widely, his superb voice steady

posted: 08/22/2014 3:41 a.m. Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- You could describe the voice of Aaron Neville as a national treasure and probably get no argument from the sold-out crowd that filled the Oaklawn racetrack's Finish Line Theater space Thursday night for one of the more tasteful shows that has been presented there.

Stagehand union, Met Opera in tune

posted: 08/21/2014 4:46 a.m. Discuss

New York City’s Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 08/21/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

1 CANS People have been playing with their food, with some very artistic results for CANstruction.

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