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Payton Justice plays Huck Finn, with Jeremiah Herman as Jim, in Big River.

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THEATER REVIEW: Big River flows smoothly at Argenta Community Theater

With guest director Brandon Box-Higdem's sure hand at the tiller and an onstage talent pool as big as the mighty Mississippi, Big River simply swept away Friday's opening-night audience at North Little Rock’s Argenta Community Theater.

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South Africa's Seether in Hot Springs; Hart in LR

Seether will perform, along with opening act Deas Vail, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Magic Springs Theme and Water Park in Hot Springs.

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Elsewhere in entertainment, events and the arts:

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Arkansas music festival announces lineup including Cardi B, Toby Keith

Rappers Cardi B and Gucci Mane, country singer Toby Keith and rocker Sammy Hagar will headline El Dorado's annual Musicfest on Oct. 18-20 in the town's Murphy Arts District.

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Arkansas songwriting camp uses music to teach girls about art, leadership, confidence

One of the newest bands in Little Rock is a drum-and-bass duo of 'tween girls called Wakky Babies.

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“Old-soul country troubadours” Mike and the Moonpies, touring in support of their new album Steak Night at the Prairie Rose, perform an adults-only show, 8:30 p.m. today at the White Water Tavern, 2500 W. Seventh St., Little Rock. Cover charge is $10. Call (501) 375-8400 or visit the website, whitewatertavern.com.

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Groundbreaker: Singer known for country rock, his work with The Byrds eschewed labels

Parsons is the father of country rock, even if he isn’t very famous. And yes, he died young, at 26.

The human impulse is to categorize, to sort and to label collections of things we imagine have something in common. When we encounter something new we tend to think it is like this or not like that. Maybe it is simply a mental convention, a dog-trotted path worn smooth on our collective cerebral cortex. Power comes from naming things.

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Producer delves deep into details of Whitney

The first voice you hear in the opening moments of Whitney, the searing documentary about the late superstar, is the singer herself.

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Modest Mouse, Halsey, Horan at Walmart AMP

This week at the Walmart AMP, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers:

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Dylan songs don't intimidate incomparable Bettye LaVette

Singer Bettye LaVette's latest album, Things Have Changed, is made up of her stunning interpretations of 12 Bob Dylan songs. She and her band will perform the record from beginning to end on Saturday during a concert at the Center for Humanities and Arts Theater at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock.

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Award-winning Zac Dunlap Band at Rev Room

The Zac Dunlap Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Rev Room in Little Rock. Admission is $7.