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Review and slideshow: Alabama and Charlie Daniels Band at Verizon Arena

Fort Payne, Ala. country superstars Alabama made a greatest hits concert out of their stop at Verizon Arena Saturday night.

Review: Brothers Osborne at Robinson Performance Hall

Tucked in between “Shoot Me Straight” and “Weed, Whiskey and Willie” near the beginning of the duo’s show Friday night at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” was not only an early highlight of the concert, but also a fine showcase of TJ Osborne’s great voice as he sang about “the boy I used to be.”

Keith Urban brought in the reserves at Verizon Arena: Larkin Poe, Kelsea Ballerini and Carrie Underwood

Strings and stringers.

Brad Paisley & Co. at Verizon Arena

It was a 'hell of a night.'
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Gunpowder, lead and Pistol Annies

Even so, a more subdued Miranda Lambert at Verizon Arena.

Cher in North Little Rock

March 28, Verizon Arena

Red Hot Chili Peppers at Verizon

The Red Hot Chili Peppers took a slightly different musical path to its May induction into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame than most of their fellow honorees.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Sept. 30

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra opened its season Saturday night with a return visit by the 28-year-old violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich, who had appeared with the orchestra in the Beethoven concerto two years ago.
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Review: Gossip and Bonnie Montgomery

Arkansas was well represented in New York last week as Bonnie Montgomery opened for Gossip at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Both Montgomery and Gossip's Beth Ditto and Nathan Howdeshell hail from White County originally, and Bonnie still calls Little Rock home.

Review: Jimmy Buffet at Verizon Arena

It's good to be Jimmy Buffett. He's got his own brand of beer, Landshark. And his own bar/restaurant chain, tequila brand and Sirius-XM radio channel, all named Margaritaville.

Review: Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's 'Ode to Joy'

Last weekend's Arkansas Symphony concerts, featuring Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony, was extraordinary in that the mandatory "other work" on the program was Schoenberg's "A Survivor from Warsaw," with actor George Takei narrating and the River City Men's Chorus singing the Jewish Shema Israel.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra: 'Legends'

The featured work on the Arkansas Symphony's second Masterworks concert last Saturday evening was Brahms First Piano Concerto with Norman Krieger as soloist.
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Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra

The Hot Springs Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, made up of professionals and students, gave the first of the four concerts it will give during the two-week festival this year June 7 at the Hot Springs Field House. Peter Bay is principal conductor for the season.

Foo Fighters

Was it too much? Almost. Was it one of the greatest rock shows Little Rock's ever seen? Without a doubt.

Bob Seger

April 26, Verizon Arena

James Taylor

April 29, Verizon Arena

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

April 14, Robinson Center Music Hall

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

April 14, Robinson Center Music Hall

Michael Buble

Dec. 7, Verizon Arena

Brad Paisley

Verizon Arena, Nov. 19
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