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Flocking To Waka

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For seven straight years, Brett Mosiman, director of the Wakarusa festival, asked rap/rock band The Roots to make the trip to Mulberry Mountain. For six straight years, the band's availability or tour route kept it away. But lucky number seven hit, and the group that doubles as the house band for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" will make the stop this year to perform


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1 COSTUMES Geek out in style at the CALS-Con, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, 100 Rock St., Little Rock.

Weekend Calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA GALLERY 413 Main St., North Little Rock. Arkansas League of Artists Spring Members Show, Tuesday-June 30; reception, 6-8 p.m. June 5.


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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: May benefit Comedian and Clarksville native Ralphie May will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Revolution Music Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

Music: R&B legend Charlie Wilson chose to 'just go for it'

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Charlie Wilson wasn't satisfied with performing for sellout crowds in theaters.

Music: Wildflower trio to play rare show

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The idea of making music as a trio came easily to three central Arkansas musicians -- Amy Garland, Bonnie Montgomery and Mandy McBryde -- all of whom are fans of another remarkable female threesome. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris released an album they named Trio in 1987, and one of the songs on it was a Parton composition, "Wildflowers."

MUSIC SCENE: Bruce Hampton at Stickyz; Juanita's is Framing Hanley

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Col. Bruce Hampton will perform at 9 p.m. Friday at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack. Admission is $10.

Listen Up: Songwriter Stapleton takes first solo step with Traveller

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A- Chris Stapleton Traveller Mercury This may be Chris Stapleton's debut solo album, but he's hardly a stranger to the country charts.

Names and faces

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Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won’t file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem’s widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality’s children to have her prosecuted. A charge evaluation sheet released by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Casey Kasem had received consistent medical care in his final days and that it wouldn’t be appropriate to charge Jean Kasem.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES: Seinfeld jests at Orpheum; 'Taste of Opera' in Ozarks

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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St., Memphis. Tickets, if any remain, are $85-$125 plus service charges. Call (901) 525-3000 or (800) 982-2787 or visit

Names and faces

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Jon Bon Jovi couldn't resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University's Camden campus. After all, the ceremony was held at the Susquehanna Bank Center, a concert venue where his band has performed. The New Jersey native premiered a new song, "Reunion," which he said was a gift to the graduates.

Phase Three

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The music festival that debuted in 2006 on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark is entering a new phase in its history. But event director Brett Mosiman says the latest incarnation is not that much different after all.


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Names and faces

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After 33 years and 6,028 broadcasts of his late-night show, David Letterman has signed off. The transplanted Hoosier, who made Top 10 lists and ironic humor staples of televisi


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