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Sean Clancy

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In a bluesy state

posted: 10/23/2016 1:55 a.m. Discuss

It's spring, 1976, in Arkansas' rural Delta flatlands. A Philadelphia native and former Pine Bluff Commercial reporter named Louis Guida, fresh out of college, is driving through the countryside, past fields soon to be covered with rows of cotton and soybeans.

MUSIC: Black not killin' time at fair

posted: 10/18/2016 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Clint Black first hit the country charts in 1989 with the excellent debut album Killing Time, which yielded five No. 1 hits and kick-started a career that is still chugging along. The Texas-born singer-songwriter, who was lumped in with Nashville's so-called hat acts -- Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and others -- of the early '90s, will perform Thursday at the Arkansas State Fair.

MUSIC: Ex-punk rocker, theater director form momandpop show

posted: 10/13/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Take one former Little Rock punk rocker, add his theater director wife and what do you get? "Kindie" duo momandpop, who will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album of wildly catchy, creative children's music with a party Saturday at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center in Little Rock.

Let's Do This: Conway club sharpens skills in historical fencing practice

posted: 10/11/2016 1:52 a.m. Discuss

Think about fencing and perhaps the first image that pops into mind is of people in mesh-faced masks and padded white outfits yelling "En garde!" and trying to poke each other with floppy foils.

Pop Notes: 3-CD set gives devotees of Big Star disc a feast

posted: 10/09/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Big Star's Third, when it was being made by singer-songwriter Alex Chilton at Ardent Studios in Memphis in 1974, wasn't really a Big Star album, nor was it even called Third.

MUSIC: Legendary state songwriters play LR

posted: 10/06/2016 1:46 a.m. Discuss

Their names may not be recognizable, but their songs certainly are.

4-band show will be a scream

posted: 10/04/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Pennsylvania-based Christian metalcore heavy hitters August Burns Red bring the Legends of the Fall Tour to Little Rock's Metroplex tonight. And they are not alone.

Bike to nature: Backpacking plus bicycling equals bikepacking, and it’s catching on among the adventurous

posted: 10/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Adventurous souls, tired of hauling camping gear on their backs like mules, and with no mules handy, have taken to strapping their streamlined supplies onto their bicycles and pedaling through the woods and countryside. They call themselves "bikepackers."

Bike touring, bikepacking separated by thoroughfare

posted: 10/03/2016 1:47 a.m. Discuss

There's bikepacking and then there's bike touring, and there are a few differences.

MUSIC: The Posies sneak into town for unconventional concert

posted: 09/29/2016 1:51 a.m. Discuss

There are a lot of secrets in the tour section of, the website of alt rock veterans The Posies.




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