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Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009 - 14:18:59

Sunday To-Do: 'Hot Springs Music Festival'

HOT SPRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL6:45 p.m., Arlington Hotel. $5-$125.Now in its 14th season, the Hot Springs Music Festival continues to pair musician mentors from respected orchestras, conservatory faculties and the like with promising pre-professional musicians, all of whom receive full scholarships and housing for the two-week festival.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 14:07:39

Saturday To-Do: Jimbo Mathus

JIMBO MATHUS10 p.m., White Water Tavern. $10.Clarksdale-born Jimbo Mathus makes “Mississippi music,” he says.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 14:02:48

Saturday To-Do: Charlie Daniels Band

"Ho, ho, ho, you commie bastards." THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND7 p.m., Timberwood Amphitheater, Magic Springs and Crystal Falls.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 13:45:49

The Weekend: Cool Shoes, g-force, 'Coppelia Ballet,' Revfest and more

FRIDAY 5/29Cool Shoes celebrates its one-year anniversary with DJ sets and performances by all the folks above.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:00:33

Your opportunity to do the Halle Berry at Alltel scuttled

Halle Berry, celebrating her anthem, courtesy of Hurricane Chris. The latest consequence of the recession: Your good time.

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Friday, May 29, 2009 - 09:57:12

Friday To-Do: The See EP release show

Check out the See in the latest Rock Candy Presents video on our home page player.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 15:05:50

Thursday: Magpies, Thrones and more

The Magpies. On the strength of dozens of performances at White Water, the twangy rock 'n' roll act the Magpies has developed a fan base in Little Rock that might rival the one in its hometown of Cleveland, 9 p.m., $5; at White Water.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 15:02:45

Thursday To-Do: Static X

STATIC X7 p.m., Village, $20 adv., $25 d.o.s.Self-described as “evil disco,” industrial metal heavyweights Static X haven't lost momentum since their 1998 debut “Wisconsin Death Trip,” which reached platinum status in 2001.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 14:08:33

Wednesday: Cowboy Mouth, Pope County Bootleggers, Shawn Lee and more

New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth come to Revolution, 8:30 p.m., $12, 18 and up.At the Afterthought, the Pope County Bootleggers blend shades of bluegrass, folk and rock'n'roll, 8 p.m., $5.Literate local rockers Dog Gods come to White Water Tavern, 9 p.m., $5.From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Cool Shoes co-founder Shawn Lee offers "indie electro disco fidget house techno dance music" at Deep, free for ladies, $5 for everybody else.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 06:45:49

Divinity for a Dollar.

I'm all about a bargain, and maybe that's why I am keen on Dave's Place on Center Street.  The long restaurant a block and a half from the Statehouse Convention Center is your usual soup-and-sandwich sort of place that dot downtown for diners with little time to spare and no desire to move parked cars.  Of course, it could be too easy to shortchange the place based on that assessment.  So don't.  Instead, go if you can (there's metered parking out front) and grab yourself a good sandwich or one of the specials (listed each day on the eatery's website).  And don't miss out on having dessert.  Each day, there's something different.  I rather enjoyed this memory-evoking slice of Key Lime Pie.  No, it wasn't some fruit-bit laden entity of out-of-state procurement, nor was it some creation that came packaged in a box from the freezer case.  This was one of those Southern granny specials where Key Lime Juice meets sweetened condensed milk, and it made me very, very happy.  Can't beat the price either -- just a buck.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 14:47:55

Tuesday: Patrick Sweany and more

If you missed Ohio-based guitar whiz Patrick Sweany at Riverfest, or you caught him and want more, he's at White Water tonight, 10 p.m., $3-$5 suggested donation.Or Carl Mouton leads a jam session at the Afterthought, 8 p.m., free.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 13:07:28

Last night: Anvil Live!

Anvil somewhere else, but similarly live. 'Anvil!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 12:19:30

Speaking Of River Market Eats...

  The folks behind Gravel Ridge favorite Meat Shoppe will be opening Kent's Downtown in the River Market.  Kent's is going into the Oppenheimer Hall where the beloved Shaka Smoke Lodge perished a few months ago.  The men working loudly to get the store ready were quick with a flyer that announced "Breakfast, Big and Bold" and "Catering w/Executive Chef Heinz Klein."  We can best hope that the new venture will retain what's great about the Meat Shoppe -- good ready-to-go smoked chicken and ribs, and some of the finest "take it home and cook it yourself" steaks you can find in Pulaski County. 

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 12:05:10

Gah-rohn-teed Openin'.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 09:07:23

Well Baked.

I usually end up sucked into the pastry side of Community Bakery when I go... something about chocolate croissants and almond poppyseed muffins derails most attempts at eating healthy.  Maybe it's the proximity to available parking, but by the time I enter that side door and make it to the register, I'm usually packed in with purchases.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009 - 16:50:20

Cheesy, But In A Good Way.

A fascinating photo essay over at Green AR By The Day, on the production of Honeysuckle Lane Cheese, a raw milk cheese made by the father and son team of Ray Daley Sr. and Jr.  Definately worth a look.

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Monday, May 25, 2009 - 10:53:24

Monday To-Do: 'Anvil: The Story of Anvil'

MONDAY 5/25 ‘ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL'7 p.m., Market Street Cinema, $8.Don't think you have to be a heavy metal or documentary fan to appreciate this testament to human spirit, perseverance and determination.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 16:20:55

Sunday To-Do: 'Heavy Metal'

‘HEAVY METAL'9 p.m., Downtown Music. $3.For a certain set of folks who grew up in the '80s, this was the film to watch on psychedelics with a crew of buddies when someone's folks were out of town for the weekend.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 12:22:17

Riverfest Sunday: Rain or shine

The show goes on. The gates are open.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 11:51:53

Riverfest Saturday recap

Buddy Guy. Photo by Brian Chilson.

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