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At press time, Riverfest had confirmed 11 national acts, most recently R&B nostalgia-act super-group Heads of State (Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant) and post-grunge rockers Hinder. Check out short previews of those and all the scheduled acts in our always-updating round-up. 

Shooter's, a 10,000-square-foot sports bar and venue, is coming to southwest Little Rock, pending approval by the ABC. Get the details.



To raise funds for his Arkansas Conservation Alliance, Rod Bryan has launched a new download series of all-star local collaborations. Read about that series and Bryan's new radio show in a short Q&A.



Stream or download 607's weekly remixes of buzz-y acts like Royksopp and Animal Collective.



The other publication now based at UCA has just released its annual print edition. Read about the latest from Andrei Codrescu's avant-garde literary journal “Exquisite Corpse.”



Fayetteville's Mark Summerlin, late of the pop-rock band BE, is currently on tour with Seal, playing guitar and serving as the vocalist's musical director. Check out video of Summerlin assisting Seal on a cover of “A Change is Gonna Come.”



Plus: Find news and reviews on “American Idol's” Kris Allen. Check out this year's Movies in the Park schedule. See footage of Letterman apologizing to the mother of the late Bill Hicks for censoring the comedian.



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