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Jessica Wartberg, of Boco Raton, Fla. right, competes with Elisa Colon, of Jacksonville, Fla. in combat sparing at the American Taekwondo Association World Expo/ World Championships 2016 in this file photo.

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MUSIC REVIEW: 'Motown' as musical catches the energy

The sounds of Motown music remain strong as the years go by, and Motown: The Musical makes a strong case for Berry Gordy's power and influence in the creation of all those hits. The musical, which opened a five-performance run at Robinson Center Music Hall on Wednesday night, was a well-crafted, engaging show of singing, dancing and telling the tale of how those hits came to be.

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Weekend Calendar

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

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Star of soap, singer of 1982 smash hit plays Hot Springs

Rick Springfield will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs. Season tickets (plus tax) are $69.99; adult one-day tickets are $54.99; and tickets for children under 48 inches tall and attendees 55 and over are $36.99. Reserved seats are an additional $10 or $8. Parking is $10.

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Ben Lee takes in Capitol View

"I have to call you back," says Ben Lee from California before quickly hanging up.

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Witness: Perry snores; Schnabel scores

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Weekend Calendar

Events are free unless otherwise noted.

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

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Papa Leo heralds his 'Angel' recording with studio shindig

Remember sitting around with your friends, listening to records and talking about music? That's kind of like what's going to happen Friday as singer-songwriter Justin Paul Williams, who records under the name Papa Leo, shares his debut single, "Angel," during a listening and release party at Capitol View Studios.

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Keen to play at Rev Room; Eureka Springs is all blues

"Sam's Going Away Party," featuring The Muddlestuds, Hell Camino, Colour Design and Tempus Terra will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is free.

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Halsey goes for the art on new album

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Bryan show a party at Verizon

Luke Bryan is no doubt one of the current kings of Nashville but his live "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Everyday" concert, which made a stop at North Little Rock’s Verizon Arena Friday, is anything but a country hoedown.