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Bob Boyd Sounds brings Christmas show to LR

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The Bob Boyd Sounds performs at 8 p.m. Friday in Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theater. The show is part of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' Arkansas Sounds series. Admission is free.

The quartet -- Bob Boyd on piano and vocals; David Higginbotham on string bass and lead vocals, Sim Flora on trombone, flute and vocals and Randy McDonald on drums and vocals -- will perform holiday favorites and original compositions from their Sounds Like Christmas album.

Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 918-3033, arkansassounds.org

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The Latin Jazz All Stars perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. Tickets are $30-$46.

The ensemble, which performs Afro-Cuban, salsa and Brazilian sounds, includes singer Claudia Acuna, percussionist Chembo Corniel, flutist Nestor Torres, pianist Ello Villa Franca, bassist Richardo Rodriguez and drummer Diego Lopez.

Acuna, a native of Chile, released her debut album, Wind From the South, in 1999 on Verve Records, followed by Rhythm of Life (2001), Luna (2004) and En Este Momento (2009).

The All Stars have performed, together or separately, with Paul Simon, Celia Cruz and Dizzy Gillespie. Their show is the second in the series of four concerts in the 2017-18 Jazz Series sponsored by Oxford American magazine.

Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, with the Matt Schotz Trio, perform at 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $15.

South on Main, 13th and Main streets, Little Rock. For the Latin Jazz All Stars, (800) 293-5949, metrotix.com; for the Tyler Kinchen show, (501) 244-9660, southonmain.com

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The Annie Moses Band, with opening act Joshua Carswell, will perform "Christmas With the Annie Moses Band" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Maumelle Performing Arts Center in Maumelle. Tickets are reserved at $35 and $25. The band will also play at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Alma Performing Arts Center, 103 E. Main St., Alma. Tickets are $20-$35. Call (479) 632-2129 or visit almapac.org.

The band of six siblings, named for their grandmother and led by singer Annie Wolaver, released a debut album, Eden, in 2005, following it with 11 more CDs, the latest of which, The Art of the Love Song, came out in 2016. The group released Christmas CDs in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013.

Maumelle Performing Arts Center, Maumelle High School, 100 Victory Lane, Maumelle, (800) 965-9324, itickets.com/events/385930

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Alvin Youngblood Hart performs at 9 p.m. Friday at White Water Tavern. Admission is $10.

Patrick Sweany will perform for an early show at 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7.

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com

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The Big Dam Horns perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack in Little Rock. Admission is $8.

The fifth annual Christmas Karaoke, benefiting The Van, will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

Stickyz Rock 'N' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707, stickyz.com

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Angie Clements' seventh annual Toys for Tots, featuring CosmOcean, is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Four Quarter Bar in North Little Rock. Admission is free with an unwrapped toy.

Aaron Kamm and the One Drops perform at 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10.

Four Quarter Bar, 415 Main St., North Little Rock, (501) 313-4704, fourquarterbar.com

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Jocko performs at 5:30 p.m. and Mayday by Midnight at 9 p.m. today at Cajun's Wharf in Little Rock. Admission is $5 after 9 p.m. for all shows.

Steve Boyster performs at 5:30 p.m. with Ramona on-stage at 9 p.m. Friday.

Alex Summerlin performs at 5:30 p.m. and Just Sayin' at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Cajun's Wharf, 2400 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, (501) 375-5351, cajunswharf.com

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Repeat Repeat and Landrest perform at 9 p.m. Saturday at Maxine's in Hot Springs. Admission is $7.

Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com

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Dazz & Brie perform at 9 p.m. today for the Thursday Night Live series at Griffin Restaurant in El Dorado. Admission is free.

Griffin Restaurant, 101 E. Locust St., El Dorado, (870) 444-3007

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The Legendary Pacers will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ward Country Dance in Ward. Admission is $6. The band will observe its first holiday without its founder and leader, Sonny Burgess, who died this year.

Ward Country Dance, Exit 25 off U.S. 167, Ward, (501) 605-3251.

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Claudia Acuna heads up the Latin Jazz All Stars, today at Little Rock’s South on Main. + Enlarge

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Repeat Repeat headlines a Saturday show at Maxine’s in Hot Springs. + Enlarge

Weekend on 12/07/2017

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