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Lambert and Moore thrill Little Rock crowd

posted: 02/28/2015 12:25 a.m. Discuss

The main act wasn’t exactly the main event for the Friday night show at Verizon Arena.

Names and faces

updated: 02/27/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Madonna gave music fans a shock when she tumbled down several steps at the Brit Awards. The 56-year-old queen of pop was closing Wednesday's ceremony in London with a performance of her song "Living For Love." Madonna entered with a troupe of male dancers and appeared to fumble with a long, flowing cloak she was wearing.

Sing, Sing Along

posted: 02/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

You've done this in the car, in the shower and maybe even while cleaning house or grocery shopping.

An Underground Success

posted: 02/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The thick books of laminated paper are common at karaoke clubs. And the songs they contain can be described as common, too.

LIVE! in NWA

posted: 02/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Today Highway 124 -- The Big Chill, Rogers.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 02/26/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

1 MIRANDA Country superstar Miranda Lambert returns to North Little Rock's Verizon Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday with special guests Jukebox Mafia, RaeLynn and Justin Moore. Tickets are $52.50-$69. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 02/26/2015 1:55 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 Series: "Out of the Ordinary," Deborah Berke, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Fast Forward

posted: 02/26/2015 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month Next week Songbirds: Pure, young voices singing in unison will fill the Cabe Theatre at Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, when the world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir performs at 7 p.m. March 5. Tickets are $35 for reserved seats, $75 for VIP.

Music: Grammy-winning Lambert aims to shake up music

posted: 02/26/2015 1:52 a.m. Discuss

In 2003, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Texas made a significant mark on Nashville Star, a TV country music competition modeled after the wildly popular American Idol. That singer was Miranda Lambert, and she came in third behind winner and Arkansas native Buddy Jewel.

Music: Songwriting punk rocker blends variety of genres

posted: 02/26/2015 1:51 a.m. Discuss

To qualify as a "cult" musician requires a few nebulous qualities or attitudes -- at a minimum, avoiding interviews and interaction with the Internet. So singer-songwriter and punk rocker Jonathan Richman certainly can be found on the short roster of "cult" heroes in the rock 'n' roll world.

MUSIC SCENE: Noted banjoist to play South on Main

posted: 02/26/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

Tony Furtado, one of the most acclaimed slide guitarists and banjo players on the Americana-bluegrass-jazz music scenes, returns to Arkansas for a show at 7:30 p.m. today at South on Main. Admission is $17.

Names and faces

updated: 02/25/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn't believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded. The legacy of the band he'd devoted much of his life to was being muddied by the way its classic studio albums sounded when reproduced on the ubiquitous MP3 players that are popular today.

Jim Ed Brown returns with tour

posted: 02/24/2015 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Longtime Grand Ole Opry member Jim Ed Brown is still pursuing his passion -- performing country music.

LISTEN UP: Drake's latest is more a mixtape than album

posted: 02/24/2015 1:49 a.m. Discuss

B Drake If You're Reading This, It's Too Late Young Money/Cash Money Toronto rapper Drake opens his latest with a grim realization. If the 28-year-old dropped dead today, he'd become one of a rarefied few: artists who died too young, at the peak of their powers.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 02/24/2015 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: UA piano recital Pianist Annie Balabanian will give a recital at 8 p.m. Friday in Giffels Auditorium, Old Main, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, in collaboration with the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies.

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