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Jazzing it up at Acoustic Sounds

Pianist Leslie Maclean got her start in Chicago, and her trio appeared in many of the Windy City’s top jazz clubs before she relocated the group to Branson, Mo. From there, they’ve played in St. Louis, Kansas City, Wichita and other Midwest stops.

‘The Lost Year’ to screen at UCA

A new documentary called “The Lost Year” explores the effect the 1958-59 school closure had on a community already divided by the integration crisis.

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Chamber group welcomes Chinese pianist

Tao Lin, founder of the Berlin Piano Quintet, will perform for the Chamber Music Society of Little Rock on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

Double the Ballet

Arkansas Festival Ballet will perform two shows of “Rep at the Rep” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main St. Showtime both nights is 7:30 p.m. and advance tickets are $20 ($25 at the door).

Miami String Quartet at Hendrix

The young, energetic Miami String Quartet, considered to be one of the most sought-after quarters in chamber music, perform a free concert at Hendrix College on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Reves Recital Hall.

Gutierrez an ASO treat

Cuban pianist will play with the symphony this weekend; 'Art' opens Friday at the Phoenix Theater.
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Galways star in ASO’s ‘Masters’

Sir James Galway, one of the world’s great flutists, and his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, will perform in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s annual Masters concert on Thursday (Oct. 12), at Robinson Center Music Hall at 8 p.m.

Cable Guy on stage

Larry the Cable Guy, the country comedian and former member of the Blue Collar Comedy team with Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvald, brings his solo “The Right to Bare Arms Tour” to Alltel Arena on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at 8 p.m.

Wildwood opens with Gilbert and Sullivan

“H.M.S Pinafore,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s first great opera, will mark the opening show of the 17th season for the Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. At the Robinson Center, Bonnie Raitt appears.

Big bluegrass names appear at Mulberry Mountain

Sam Bush, Drew Emmitt and Big Smith are just some of the big names in national and regional bluegrass and “newgrass” music who will appear at the two-day Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival near Ozark on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23.
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Smokin’ in Pine Bluff

Happenings this week include World Fest in Little Rock; a music and barbecue festival in Pine Bluff; a mandolin concert; bikers rumbling into Hot Springs; theater; more.

Seinfeld in town

Jerry Seinfeld, who parlayed a show about friends and "nothing" into one of the best-loved sitcoms in modern TV, will bring his stand-up comedy routine to Robinson Center Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Free Spa City festival features Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya is this year’s headliner as Hot Springs celebrates the blues Saturday, Sept. 2, with free blues music all day on two stages at the downtown Transportation Depot.

Bass fishing stars hit the Arkansas River

The biggest names in bass fishing will take to the Arkansas River from the North Little Rock side Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 24-27, when the inaugural Bassmasters Legends is held here.
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Picks for Aug. 17-23

Bill Clinton turns 60 on Saturday, and while singer Al Green now will not be around to wish him a happy birthday, everyone in Cen-tral Arkansas can celebrate with the former president. The Clinton Presidential Center and Park will be the site of the celeb

Picks for Aug. 10-16

Little Rock and North Little Rock will be having gallery walks on Friday, Aug. 11. Little Rock’s 2nd Friday Art Night will route art lovers via the River Rail to galleries and museums from the River Market district to the Arkansas Arts Center on 9th Stree

Picks, Aug. 4-10

No one in the state’s political and news-making realm is safe when the Pulaski County Bar Association brings out its Gridiron every two years. This season’s show, “In the Ring,” opens Wednesday, Aug. 9, with a special Premier Night Party. The comedy and m

More picks July 27-Aug. 2

Chris Tucker brings his stand-up comedy act to Robinson Music Hall this Saturday. Also, football and baseball are on the agenda.

Temptations, Ricky Smiley perform during big weekend

The Omega Psi Phi fraternity’s 74th Grand Conclave is expected to bring 10,000 visitors to Little Rock, and it’s also bringing several entertainment events to Robinson Center Music Hall this weekend that are open to the public.

Bush-bashing Ministry visits Metroplex

Industrial metal band Ministry has never pulled punches, and takes on the Bush administration hard and heavy in its newest album, “Rio Grande Blood,” which includes the Grammy-nominated song “The Great Satan.”
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