A&E News, March 16: Foo Fighters and Motorhead to Verizon 


In concert news, The Foo Fighters are coming to Verizon Arena on May 18 with special guests Motorhead. Tickets, which range from $25 to $49.50, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, via Ticketmaster. Riverfest, May 27-29, has booked Widespread Panic for Friday night on the Clinton Center stage and Barenaked Ladies for Saturday night on the same stage. They'll join previously announced acts Poison, REO Speedwagon, Charlie Daniels Band, Pat Green, Papa Roach, Digital Underground and Nelly. And Cherry Hill native and legendary jazz performer Bob Dorough is scheduled to play his first show in Little Rock in five years on Monday, April 18, at The Afterthought.

After a few unfinished versions hit the net, the official first trailer to the Arkansas-filmed Hank Williams' biopic, "The Last Ride," has been released. See it on Rock Candy. As previously announced, the film will open this year's Little Rock Film Festival.

Cool news out of the old Malco Theater on Central Avenue: Beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will host an "open screening" for area filmmakers, who are invited to screen "work in progress, recently completed short film, or even 'found' movies from thrift stores or grandma's attic." The organizers are allowing 10 movies to be screened on a first-come, first-served basis.

After starring in a string of what have amounted to glorified B-movies, native son Billy Bob Thornton finally seems to be turning his talents towards projects that sound worthwhile, on paper at least. There's "Jayne Mansfield's Car," a film Thornton co-wrote and will direct and star in along with Robert Duvall, and now comes word that "The King of Luck," a documentary Thornton made about Willie Nelson's touring support, is closing the SXSW Film Festival this weekend. Maybe the next stop will be the Little Rock Film Festival?


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