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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 11:43:00

Velvet Kente takes round 1

.joshua and Velvet Kente. Photo by Brian Chilson.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 17:04:06

Saturday To-Do: Lippizzaner Stallions

LIPPIZZANER STALLIONS2 p.m., 7 p.m., Alltel Arena. $24.25-$31.25.Even though the horses are out of the gate at Oaklawn, expect plenty of equine lovers to turn out for the annual return of the World Famous Lippizzaner Stallions.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:58:55

Saturday To-Do: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND8:30 p.m., Revolution. $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.The Crescent City is known for harvesting its own flavor of swamp-boogie funk, voodoo blues and traditional Dixieland jazz roots.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:45:24

The Weekend: Art on Tap, 'The White Party,' Rwake, the See, Riverboat Crime and more

Riverboat Crime. FRIDAY 1/30In case you somehow missed the nine jillion blogs and stories about it, the ARKANSAS TIMES MUSICIANS SHOWCASE kicks off tonight!

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:41:03

Weekend To-Do: 'Looking Over the President's Shoulder'

Lawrence Hamilton stars. "LOOKING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SHOULDER"8 p.m., the Rep. $20-$35.In what's surely the most anticipated theater debut of the season, “Looking Over the President's Shoulder” opens Friday at the Rep. The one-man show, starring one of Arkansas's favorite sons, Lawrence Hamilton, and directed by Rep vet Gilbert McCauley (“Fences,” “The Piano Lesson,” both starring Hamilton), tells a story that's especially appropriate in this new era, in which a black man occupies the White House.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:05:29

Video: Cool Shoes

Go to the video player on our main page, or go to the multimedia page and click entertainment, and you'll find a new video about the much-buzzed about monthly dance party, Cool Shoes.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 15:16:48

Pittsburgh college peeved at Grisham

John Grisham's new novel, "The Associate," (surely, there's a John Grisham title generator out there somewhere) came out on Tuesday.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 13:21:11

Spoiler alert: Little Rock musician appears to be among the top 36 on 'American Idol'

Local singer/songwriter and UCA student Kris Allen, who's surely soon to overtake this Kris Allen and this Kris Allen atop Google searches, appears to be among the top 36 on "American Idol."

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:59:14

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 1: Frown Pow'r

Frown Pow'rFormed: May 2008From: Little Rock by way of Arkadelphia.Members: Blake Phillips (drums and tambourine, percussion), JT Tarpley (vocals, guitar, stomping), Marshall Dunn (guitar, banjo, stomping, theremin), John Babb (electric mandolin, stomping).

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 11:27:26

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 1: Velvet Kente

.joshua. Velvet KenteFormed: This is one of the ever-shifting performance names for local composer .joshua.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 11:04:05

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 1: Magic Hassle

  "Fascination" live at the Ameroplace in Fayetteville.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 10:04:38

Ark. Times Musicians Showcase Round 1: Jordan Atwater

Jordan AtwaterSolo debut: Late 2007From: Little RockBacking group: Bruce Brown (background vocals), Bruce Fouler (drums), Natalie Griffin (bass), Whitney McClinton (dancer), Carl Mouton (keys), Six String (lead guitar), Eric Ware (lead guitar), Heather Webb (dancer and costume designer).Albums: Last year, she released "Emotional Intelligence," an album recorded entirely with studio musicians that flirts between pop and soul.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 09:45:46

Friday To-Do: Cool Shoes

Shea Marie. COOL SHOES10 p.m., Downtown Music.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 09:37:49

Friday To-Do: Jonathan Wilkins

JONATHAN WILKINS10 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.Originally from St. Louis, this singer/songwriter, who you'll often find working the door at White Water, found his way into Central Arkansas's vibrant folk punk scene through Conway, where he schooled at Hendrix.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 09:22:57

Friday To-Do: 'Three Blind Mice'

‘THREE BLIND MICE'7 p.m., Children's Theatre, Arkansas Arts Center. $10-$14.Based on the Mother Goose nursery rhyme, the latest from the Arkansas Children's Theatre follows three young, curious mice, who journey into “Big Kitchen World” in search of cheese.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 19:57:42

Food Lovers' Open Line.

Frequent commenter Mordy came up with a good suggestion -- let's try it out.  Here's an Open Line for all you food lovers out there.  The image, by the way, is a favorite of mine from Chris Dimino.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 15:48:35

2009 Musicians Showcase: The Lowdown

I wasn't around for the beginning of the Musicians Showcase a decade ago, but I've got to think that the decision to call it the “Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase” as opposed to something like the “Arkansas Times Battle of the Bands,” spoke to a desire to host a contest that showed off local talent in all its diversity, local acts the community didn't know about, but should.Our line-up last year fit that criteria, I think, but if people didn't know a lot of the participants, it was because they weren't following local music at all.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 15:25:36

Thursday: 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' 'Saints and Sinners' kicks off, Boombox and more

Lili Taylor in "I Shot Andy Warhol" Just before the last weekend of the Warhol exhibit at the Arts Center, the Warhol Film Festival, co-presented by the Times, wraps up at Market Street, with “I Shot Andy Warhol,” Mary Harron's indie bio-pic of Valerie Solanas (Lili Taylor), the radical feminist who tried to murder Warhol in 1968, 7 p.m., $7.50.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 14:31:56

Least beloved 'American Idol' winner to UCA

No, not Taylor Hicks. David Cook, who last year used power ballads to steal an "American Idol" win from David Archuleta, is coming to UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall Wednesday, Feb. 25.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:13:29

Thursday To-Do: Pretty Things Peep Show

  NSFW depending on your workplace's policy on pasties.

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