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LISTEN UP: New Hayes Carll album is quiet study in acoustics

posted: 05/03/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

A Hayes Carll Lovers and Leavers

MUSIC REVIEW: McCartney's show in North Little Rock nearly 3 hours, spans decades

posted: 05/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comments 2

So it took Paul -- oops, make that Sir Paul McCartney -- a few decades to work Arkansas into his busy performance schedule. No worries. That just meant he had more material to pick from when he finally did deign to drop in.

REVIEW: McCartney treats Arkansas crowd to show of massive proportions

posted: 05/01/2016 6:30 a.m. Comments 6

So it took Paul, oops, make that Sir Paul, McCartney a few decades to work Arkansas into his busy performance schedule. No worries — that just meant he had more material to pick from when he finally did deign to drop in.

Critical Mass: Why we grieve when famous strangers die: An elegy for Prince

posted: 05/01/2016 1:54 a.m. Comment 1

The pure products of America

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Trio ARmusica on schedule for church's concert series

posted: 05/01/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

ARmusica -- Arkansas Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Andrew Irvin, violin; ASO principal harpist Alisa Coffey; and organist Jason Pennington -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 4106 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock, as part of St. Luke's Festival of the Senses concert series.

Music review: Underwood show showcases talent still fit for an Idol

posted: 04/30/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

TV's American Idol has hung up its microphone for good, but Carrie Underwood, one of the show's brightest products, marches on.

Music: CONCERT PREVIEW: Paul McCartney's 'One on One'

posted: 04/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Maybe I'm amazed -- to quote Sir Paul McCartney -- that the legendary former Beatle, leader of Wings and now a solo artist, will be performing this weekend in central Arkansas.

Names and faces

updated: 04/28/2016 3:38 a.m. Discuss

Country star Toby Keith said it was always a thrill to perform with Merle Haggard, whether it was playing together for fun or helping Haggard finish one of his last shows before his death at age 79. The "Beer for My Horses" singer-songwriter will perform a tribute to the late country-music star on the American Country Countdown Awards on Sunday, with Keith being joined onstage by Haggard's longtime backing band, The Strangers.

THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 04/28/2016 1:57 a.m. Discuss

1 'GET BACK' Sir Paul McCartney will give his first performance in Arkansas -- and supposedly make his first visit since The Beatles landed in Walnut Ridge in 1967 -- as his One on One Tour lands at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 04/28/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets."Bouguereau and the Hazards of Love," lecture by Stanton Thomas, 5:30-9 p.m. today, $10 for nonmembers.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 04/28/2016 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: TODAY Jazz trio The Peter and Will Anderson Trio — Peter and Will Anderson, clarinet and saxophone, and Alex Wintz, guitar — will kick off Wildwood Park for the Arts’ 2016 House Concert series with a performance at 7 p.m. today in the Cabe Festival Theatre Studios at Wildwood, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock.

Music Scene: 7-time Grammy winner Underwood at Verizon

posted: 04/28/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

Country-pop singer Carrie Underwood will host The Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round at 7 p.m. today, along with opening acts Easton Corbin and The Swon Brothers, at Verizon Arena. Tickets are $93.50 and $62.

Simpson's uneven Guide no sequel; Fame collection is raucous, joyous

posted: 04/26/2016 2:06 a.m. Discuss

B- Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide to Earth

REVIEW: Pumpkins show less than smashing

posted: 04/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Billy Corgan's vocals reverberated around North Little Rock's Verizon Arena at the Smashing Pumpkins show Saturday, the frontman doing his tenor best to fill the empty seats of the lower bowl. (Attendance: about 2,500.)

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Patti LuPone to perform at UAFS; accordion, violin concert at UAMS

posted: 04/24/2016 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Grammy, Tony and Olivier award-winner Patti LuPone will perform, backed on five numbers by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Chorale, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a concert titled "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda," at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St., Fort Smith.

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