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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Talent contest benefit

Sisters Living With Alopecia Inc. will put on “Arkansas’ Best Talent Contest” at 5 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Arkansas Baptist College, 1600 Bishop St., Little Rock. Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door. Comedian Andre “Big Dre” Price will be the master of ceremonies. Call (501) 251-9006 or visit or

Tribute to Slim

Leo Castleberry, a longtime country and gospel musician and now a Hot Springs-based booking agent, will air a radio tribute to the late Slim Whitman at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday on station KMTL-AM, 760.

Crystal festival

Country band Diamond Rio will be the headline act at 8 p.m. Saturday, capping off the first weekend of the inaugural Crystal Music Festival, Board Camp Campground and Crystal Mine, Board Camp, 110 Hickory Ridge (Polk County Road 62), near Mena.

The Marshall Tucker Band will headline the second-weekend rock festival July 27.

This weekend’s schedule (gates open 7 a.m. each day, crystal digging 8 a.m.-5 p.m., entertainment starts at 11 a.m.):

Friday - 8 p.m. headliner: Deidre Thornell. All-day gate admission: $15.

Saturday - 8 p.m.: Diamond Rio. All-day admission $45 in advance online, $55 at the gate.

Sunday - Entertainment 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $10.

Richie Owens and 6 Mile Creek will headline July 26 ($15), with the Marshall Tucker Band taking the stage at 8 p.m. July 27 ($45 in advance online, $55 at the gate).

For more details and online ticketing, visit Three day tickets for each weekend are $125 with camping ($135 at gate), $90 without camping. Add a $10 parking fee to single-day admission. Call (479) 243-0871 or email

Weekend, Pages 31 on 07/18/2013


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