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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.

Calendar

posted: 08/21/2014 2:06 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER MacArthur Park, East Ninth and Commerce streets.“Ode to Joy – Meditation in Lines,” lecture by Viktor Ekpuk, 6 p.m. today, non-members $10.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

posted: 08/21/2014 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Country rocker Country rocker Logan Mize headlines the concluding show in the Showtime Concert Series, 8 p.m. Saturday on Union Square, 300 N. Jefferson St., El Dorado. Acts to be named will open the show at 7.

Music: T-Pain wants Drankin Patna audiences to chill

posted: 08/21/2014 1:58 a.m. Discuss

If a multimillionaire hip-hop mogul criticizes your music, it's OK to re-evaluate.

Music: Eclectic, golden-voiced Neville sings at Oaklawn

posted: 08/21/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

If anyone can be counted on to tell it like it is, it would be Aaron Neville. The New Orleans native, whose first hit song, "Tell It Like It Is," came out in 1967, is now charting his own course and doing his own thing with his famous falsetto voice.

Music Scene: Country hit-maker Chesnutt to play Saturday at Juanita's

posted: 08/21/2014 1:53 a.m. Discuss

Veteran country singer Mark Chesnutt will perform Saturday at Juanita's.

Names and faces

posted: 08/20/2014 4:22 a.m. Discuss

Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27. The 24-year-old revealed in a live video stream via Yahoo on Monday that 1989, named for her birth year, is her "first documented official pop album."

Listen Up: Art Amiss mix features 22 NW Arkansas bands

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

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MUSIC REVIEW: Hall of Famers party for hours at Johnny Cash bash

posted: 08/17/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, held at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Friday night, featured nearly four hours of solid entertainment by a trio of Country Music Hall of Fame members -- Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire and Bobby Bare.

Pop Notes: Pallbearer's newest CD is a hefty, trippy Burden

posted: 08/17/2014 2:24 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock doom metal band Pallbearer had been holed up for a month at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Ore., frantically working to finish recording Foundations of Burden, the follow-up to its acclaimed 2012 debut Sorrow and Extinction.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Cheech & Chong comedy tour to smoke through Rogers

posted: 08/17/2014 2:18 a.m. Discuss

The reunited comedy team of Cheech & Chong -- Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong -- will take their "Up in Smoke" Cheech & Chong and War North American Tour to Northwest Arkansas this weekend, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers.

Actress really Sparkles onstage

posted: 08/17/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Brittany Sparkles gave up nicotine, caffeine, dairy and wheat for her dream role as Mimi in Rent.

Johnny Cash Music Festival was solid entertainment

posted: 08/16/2014 12:16 a.m. Comment 1

The fourth annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, held at the Convocation Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on Friday night, featured nearly four hours of solid entertainment by a trio of Country Music Hall of Fame members — Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, and Bobby Bare.

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