Audio Adrenaline Perhaps you’ve been so busy at work, it hasn’t even struck you that today starts the best part of the week: The weekend. Yes, that’s right, it’s Friday, which means it’s time to start looking for things to do. How about some live music?View Post
Kool & The Gang To some degree, disco seems like a novelty, some long-ago genre of fading importance. But that ignores just how wildly popular disco was at its peak. Take, for instance, funk/rock/jazz/soul (and, yes, disco) band Kool & The GangView Post center, first, girls, listen here first, regional, taylor-swift, tickets, walton
Click here to view the embedded video. Mary Chapin Carpenter is one of two performers coming to the Walton Arts Center on March 2. The song above is “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” Between the two songwriters and vocalists coming to the Walton Arts Center on March 2, there are more than a half dozen Grammy Awards collected and more than 13 million records sold. The WAC announced this week Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will visit the venue that evening for an 8 p.mView Post center, center-on-march, chapin-carpenter, colvin, concert, concert announcements, music, venue
Gretchen Parlato The Walton Arts Center‘s Starrlight Jazz Series kicks off tonight (Sept. 21) with Gretchen Parlato. Parlato, who comes from a family of musicians, talked to me about discovering jazz. She also talked about the ease with which she switches between genres, such as covering a Mary J.View Post center, gretchen-parlato, media, music industry news, parlato, songseptember, story, Walton Arts Center, walton-arts
We could not reach an agreement with Pat Benatar's management over ownership of photos, so we didn't take any at Sunday night's show. This is what Benatar and her husband, Neil Giraldo, look like when they aren't playing music. COURTESY PHOTOView Post center, fire, giraldo, music, neil-giraldo, pat-benatar, record, second, show, Walton Arts Center
Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar You probably know the songs, such as “Heartbreaker,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Love Is a Battlefield.” You probably also recall the hairstyles — big, fluffy things. And you may remember the other various excesses of the 1980s. Neil Giraldo, husband to and guitar player for Pat Benatar, remembers them well.View Post arkansas, arkansas music pavilion, benatar, center, music, music industry news, neil-giraldo, show
James Greeson James Greeson, a University of Arkansas music professor, has taught many of the players in Northwest Arkansas’ jazz community. That happens when you teach in the same location for 30 years. All the while, he’s been writing jazz numbers for ensembles, films and other entities. With an Emmy Award and a stack of compositions to his credit, the KUAF Summer Jazz Concert Series will honor Greeson with a performance on Saturday (July 28) at the Walton Arts CenterView Post center, claudia burson trio, credit, hogtown hot club, music, music industry news, nwa music news, saturday, summer-jazz
Levon Helm Band performs a Band song, “Ophelia,” during the group’s Ramble at the Ryman concert. A concert recording of the event earned Helm another Grammy award last night.
He won — again — for having the best Americana album.
Also winning a Grammy last night was fellow Arkansan Glen Campbell. His was a lifetime achievement award. Campbell is scheduled to perform April 27 at the Walton Arts Center, it was announced late last week.
Thanks for doing Arkansas proud, guys.View Post americana, arkansan, center, event, grammy, hawkins, industry, levon, walton