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In brief, Feb. 14 

THURSDAY 2/14

Lest we didn't grab your attention a couple pages back, tonight is the third round of the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE! Tonight at Sticky Fingerz, Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon will square off against Benjamin Del Shreve, Brian Martin and Rockst*r. The first 50 people in the door get a free compilation CD featuring all 16 semi-finalists and there will be loads of giveaways and contests, 9 p.m., $5. A handful of Arkansas's best R&B vocalists join together for “Divas on the River” at Cajun's Wharf. The concert features Tinthy Harper, Ramona Smith, Genine Perez and Richie Johnson, 9 p.m., $5. Impressive post-punks the Moving Front perform at White Water with Glossary and Ghostfinger, 9 p.m., $5. At the Afterthought, good times pianist William Staggers creates a night for dancing, 8 p.m., $7. It's a night of romantic soul at Revolution, with Kemestri featuring Nicky Parish and Terreigh Bennett, Natasha Renae and Shemeka Green, 9 p.m., $15 or $20 for couples.

FRIDAY 2/15

In Morrilton, rockabilly hero Sonny Burgess and his band the Legendary Pacers perform at the Rialto Theater with Charlie Rich Jr., 7 p.m., $10. At the ACAC space at 1419 S. Main St., the arts cooperative hosts a post-Valentine's multimedia show, with Nat Baldwin on bass. At Cajun's, local rockers Jet420 perform at 9 p.m., $5. Longstanding local rock group Mojo Depot is at White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5. Texas-based country-rock group the Eli Young Band plays Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $8.

SATURDAY 2/16

Jazz horn player Rodney Block is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. It's “Rockin' Reggae Night” at Cornerstone, featuring Butterfly with Irie Soul, 9 p.m., $10. To catch the Taylor-Pavlik fight, you can dine at Valentine's and see it on the jumbotron or step out to Downtown Music for the Hoodtech Mixtape concert, where the bout will be broadcast on big screen, 8 p.m., $6. At Revolution, the Americana family band Big Smith performs with Travis Linville, 9 p.m., $8. It's a night of singer/songwriters at White Water with Adam Carroll, Mark Jungers and Brian Martin, 9 p.m., $5. At the Embassy Suites hotel, the Chocolate Fantasy Ball benefits the Ronald McDonald House, with dinner, live/silent auctions and a performance by the Memphis Soul Revue, 6 p.m., $150.

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