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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 10:22 AM

“The ground is gonna open up and swallow the evil.” – Tupac Shakur You know the world of music distribution has changed when a pop star like Rihanna can make waves by announcing that she’ll be releasing a new single online 24 hours before it happens. These days, it seems the trend is to surprise fans, releasing new music with no fanfare. If the artist has enough fans, or the work is striking enough, word will spread like wildfire.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Stealing is stealing, no matter how much Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. try to blur the lines. The fact remains – “Blurred Lines” is a blatant rip-off of the late Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.”

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Five great ideas for weekend fun in Hope and Southwest Arkansas.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Long time Hope resident Valerie Klipsch will be honored Sunday at the inaugural event of the Valerie Klipsch Endowed Arts Fund as Garvan Woodland Gardens hosts the Arkansas Symphony Chamber Orchestra in concert at Anthony Chapel.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 10:12 AM

J.D. McPherson, Kingsley Flood and the Juliana Hatfield Three all have recent discs worth taking for a spin.J.D. McPherson, “Let the Good Times Roll” (Rounder Records)

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 8:46 AM

I might be one of the few “American Idol” loyalists left to say this, but I like the new format. I enjoy the new scheme of things, although I think I much prefer the two-hour episodes instead of the cram-packed hour-long ones we have now.

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 12:38 PM

The 47th annual Jonquil Festival, a celebration of Spring and the appearance of one of the most prevalent heralds of the season, blooms here March 20-22.

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Madonna has never followed rules. In fact, she made up her own. She’s a pop pioneer of the greatest magnitude. Any pop princess who came after her can only say they took pages from her playbook to make their careers.

Updated Mar 11, 2015 at 3:12 PM

The Booth Brothers will be in concert at Hempstead Hall on March 21, at 6 p. m. and they are excited to be playing Hempstead Hall.

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Sometimes, she can be pop perfection. Other times, she’s a rock star. She can sing the blues with the best of them, too. She has heart, soul, an edge, and she’s even topped the country music charts. Who am I talking about?

Posted Mar 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Recently, several members of the Hope High School Bobcat band earned accolades and honors for the 2014-15 year.

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