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In brief, Feb. 21 

THURSDAY 2/21

If you happened to skip over our lead feature, here's another reminder: The fourth and final semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase is tonight at Sticky Fingerz! Competing bands are Natural State, 4X4 Crew, Damn Bullets and Kyoto Boom, 9 p.m., $5. At Second Presbyterian Church, the Little Rock Wind Symphony takes “A Journey through Britain and Russia,” 7:30 p.m., $5-$10. The Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio plays at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., $5. Popular cover band the Gettys perform at Cajun's at 9 p.m. At Juanita's, Jeff Coleman and the Feeders kick out sturdy blues-rock for ages 18 and older, 9 p.m., $6. At Vino's, HFU! presents an all-ages show featuring Dust from 1000 Years Ago, Cup'n'String and Transmography, 8 p.m. At the Jack Stephens Center, the UALR men's basketball team takes on ASU, 7:30 p.m., $6-$35.

FRIDAY 2/22

The Dead Presidents Bash is a co-benefit for the Little Rock Derby Girls and KABF. Music will be provided by the madmen behind “Rural War Room,” the local avant-garde radio show. 9 p.m., Arkansas Skatium, $10. Blue-eyed soul man Big John Miller is at the Afterthought, 9 p.m., $7. Metal heroes Jucifer headline at Downtown Music, 8 p.m., $8. Oklahoma rockers Jason Boland and the Stragglers are at Revolution, 9:30 p.m., $10. Vino's hosts a benefit for the West Memphis Three with the Weeping Gate, Cinemahurt, Pattern Fall and Around the Six, 8:30 p.m., $6. At West End, Tragikly White performs, 9 p.m., $5. Judge Reinhold emcees a benefit for dance teacher Joel Ruminer at the University Theatre at UALR, 8 p.m., $100.

SATURDAY 2/23

Jeron Marshall and Tim Anthony of Afrodesia perform at 9 p.m. at Cornerstone, $6. At Discovery, late night, Michael Shane and Weswood are in the disco and Kecia is in the lobby, midnight, $10. At Juanita's, the young Americana group Silverton performs with Will Harrison and Nick Pagliar, 8:30 p.m., $6. KABF throws a blues benefit at Parrot Beach Cafe, featuring Big John Miller, Springwater, Trouble in Mind, Charlotte Taylor & Gypsy Rain and Port Arthur Band with Gil Franklin, 7 p.m., $5. Memphis rockabilly revivalists the Dempseys come to Sticky Fingerz, 10 p.m., $7.

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