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Zodiac brings WAKARUSA'S Interstellar Meltdown party to Little Rock

Zodiac brings WAKARUSA'S Interstellar Meltdown party to Little Rock

Revolution Music Room's Zodiac DJ dance party series hosts the Wakarusa DJ Classic on Friday, April 15, featuring six DJ acts competing for a chance to perform at Wakarusa's Interstellar Meltdown this summer.

Zodiac, The Aries Edition — with free admission for all those born under the Aries sign — is gonna be a party, y'all! Some of Central Arkansas' best electronica/dubstep/house DJs will be performing, including Ringo & Spencer Rx; Jake Martin and Jeremy Sayre; Wolf E Wolf & Jeff House; Haze & DJ Mysterium; Jeremy Rowlett & Chamelion; and Holmez, Digital Love N Germz.

The winner — according to turnout, performance and crowd response — will be a finalist to perform as part of Wakarusa 2011 Interstellar Meltdown, its lineup of late-night party sets that include STS9, Bassnectar, Thievery Corporation, Ghostland Observatory, Lotus, Eliot Lipp, SBTRKT and many more.

Rock star Corey Smith in LR this Sunday, April 17

Rock star Corey Smith in LR this Sunday, April 17

With seven albums and dozens of sold-out shows now under his belt — including at famed venues such as The Roxy in Atlanta and Georgia Theatre in Athens — Corey Smith brings his popular, unpretentious Americana act with country, rock and blues influences to Revolution Music Room on Sunday, April 17.

Since winning a songwriting contest and releasing his first album, "Undertones," in 2003, Smith has been soaring underneath the radar of the major labels by nursing a loyal fan base all over the South who appreciates his back-to-basics honesty in both his music and his lyrics.

"Drawing heavily from the blues, country and rock traditions of the South, he applies the back-porch twang of an acoustic guitar, a soulful singing voice, and well-crafted lyrics to the task of creating music that is at once distinct and familiar," Jambase.com says.

His supporting band is not bad either; this guy and his friends know how to "Party" — incidentally, one of his most popular

Lit Fest "Telling Tales" winners featured on "Tales from the South"

Lit Fest "Telling Tales" winners featured on "Tales from the South"

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —The three winners of the "Telling Tales Contest" will be the featured storytellers for “Tales from the South”  on Tuesday evening, April 12,  2011. The live taping of the radio series will be at Starving Artist Café in the Argenta Arts District, Downtown North Little Rock, and is dinner and a show. Live music by Montgomery Trucking.

For the first time, "Tales from the South" partnered with the Arkansas Literary Festival and William F.Laman Public Library to award the top three stories $100 each and a spot on the syndicated radio show. The judges were Grif Stockley, Dr. Jay Ruud, Suzi Parker, Stephanie Trevino, Debra Wood, and Paula Morell.

Pink Floyd tribute band Set the Controls brings 'Great Gig' to LR!

Pink Floyd tribute band Set the Controls brings 'Great Gig' to LR!

Anyone who has ever been brought to the point of weeping from the awesome beauty of a Pink Floyd (or any classic rock) song, must have been watching a live performance of Set the Controls, formerly called Eclipse, a nationally touring and widely respected PInk Floyd tribute band returning to Revolution Music Room this Saturday, April 9.

Set the Controls has five members, including Kathie Hull on backup vocals. This woman can roar, and she absolutely does on "Great Gig in the Sky" off "Dark Side of the Moon" — it's so unbelievably dead-on and so powerful a performance every time, you won't soon forget it, if you ever do.

Afroman performs tonight in Little Rock

Afroman performs tonight in Little Rock

It's hard to believe Afroman's global hit "Because I Got High" is 10 years old, but it is.

It actually was released on Afroman's second album, in 2000, before widely circulating the Internet. Then it was played on "The Howard Stern Show," and the rest is history, as its subsequent use in the films "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "The Perfect Score" and "Disturbia" helped propel the Mississippi-based rapper to stardom. Before long, Afroman was nominated for a Grammy in 2002, and "Because I Got High" won the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.

Since then, Afroman has released music mostly through the Internet as an independent, garnering a number of big hits via iTunes and other online music services.

Win Tickets to Mom & Me Matinee Performance of 'Hairspray' April 9 at The Rep

Win Tickets to Mom & Me Matinee Performance of 'Hairspray' April 9 at The Rep

Moms, make a date with your daughters and be among the first to see Hairspray at The Rep!

Hendrix College proudly shares up-and-coming artists

Hendrix College proudly shares up-and-coming artists

CONWAY, Ark. -- Thursday night at Hendrix College will prove to be one that people will be buzzing about for the next month. Hendrix's 2011 Senior Art Majors are hosting the opening reception of their senior show from 4 - 6 pm. The show will run from April 7 until after graduation on May 14 in the Trieschmann Gallery at Hendrix.

The arrangement of the show allows for free flowing movement from the moment the viewer steps in. Each body of work is contained within its own area, with the exception of the sculptural elements. However, their separation adds to the singularity of each piece, whereas the other works are more of a cohesive body meant to be taken in together. Eight very different artists are feature in the show.

Despite the popularity of the photographic medium, there is a large diversity of work embodied by the photographs. Alyssa Moran has created a visual diary, in a style reminiscent of Nan Goldin's work.