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Kendrick Lamar’s new studio album

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Petty charms, rocks socks off arena fans

Part singer and guitarist, part bandleader, ringmaster and motivational speaker, Tom Petty charmed another sold-out gathering of fans, five years after his first Arkansas show. There were 13,551 of the faithful Sunday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, and it was hard to tell who had the best time -- the fans or the band.

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Lamar tells it like it is

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MUSIC REVIEW: Tom Petty charms fans at Verizon Arena

Part singer and guitarist, part band leader, part ringmaster and part motivational speaker, Tom Petty charmed another sold-out gathering of fans, five years after his first Arkansas show. There were 13,551 of the faithful Sunday night at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, and it was hard to tell who had the best time — the fans or the band.

MUSIC REVIEW: Age no problem for Red Hot Chili Peppers

Age presents a problem for most rock bands and one would think that general rule would apply to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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McClinton, Self-Made Men to play at UA-Pulaski Tech

Grammy Award-winner Delbert McClinton and his band, the Self-Made Men, will play songs from his recently released 19th studio album at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Humanities and Arts theater, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. Doors open at 7. Bluesman Doug Duffey will be the opening act.

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Petty, Heartbreakers bringing 'last big one' to Verizon

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers seem to be taking cues from The Rolling Stones.

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The Weekend Ten

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Weekend Calendar

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Red Hot Chili Peppers pick Verizon Arena for tour stop

On Saturday, the Red Hot Chili Peppers pull into Verizon Arena for a stop on their current tour. Let's take a deeper dive into this rock-funk-pop act and do it by the numbers.

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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts:

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Blues step aside in Helena for sampling of Americana

Helena-West Helena, known primarily among music fans as the home of the annual King Biscuit Blues Festival, will be the site of another musical gathering, although this one leans more toward the Americana side of the dial.

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Horn player Blanchard, band to perform at South on Main

Terence Blanchard, featuring The E-Collective, will perform at 8 p.m. today at South on Main in Little Rock. Tickets are $58.75, $56.75 and $28.25.

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Chainsmokers get stuck in nasty habit

C The Chainsmokers

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New acoustic disc brings Eady to LR

Forgive singer-songwriter Jason Eady if he's a little groggy on this April afternoon. He has just returned from a tour of Ireland and is fighting off the inevitable jet lag.

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THE WEEKEND TEN

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