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Spa City snags Air Supply, Thompson Square couple

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 2:04 a.m.

Thompson Square is Shawna (left) and Keifer Thompson.

Thompson Square is Shawna (left) and Keifer Thompson.

Air Supply will perform tonight at the Finish Line Theater at Oaklawn in Hot Springs.

Formed in Australia, Air Supply racked up a plethora of hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s: "Lost in Love," "All Out of Love," "Every Woman in the World," "The One That You Love," "Here I Am," "Sweet Dreams," "Even the Nights Are Better," "Young Love," "Two Less Lonely People in the World," "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" and "Just as I Am."

The primary members of Air Supply have always been the English-born singer-songwriter-guitarist Graham Russell and Australian-born lead singer Russell Hitchcock.

Tickets are $40 and $30 for the 7 p.m. show; doors will open at 6.

Oaklawn, 2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 623-4411, Extension 340, oaklawn.com

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Also performing in Hot Springs will be Thompson Square, a Nashville, Tenn.-based husband-wife duo, taking the stage Saturday at Magic Springs.

Luke Williams will open the show at 7 p.m.

Consisting of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, the couple signed a label deal in January 2010 and that July, the duo had their first No. 1 hit, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not." They released their debut self-titled album in February 2011 and a follow-up CD, Just Feels Good, in March 2013. That album contained another No. 1 song, "If I Didn't Have You."

In 2012 and 2013, the Thompsons won Top Vocal Duo of the Year awards from the Academy of Country Music and also were named Vocal Duo of the Year in 2013.

Opening act Williams, a 19-year-old from Beebe, moved with his father to Nashville in 2008 and three years later, he released his debut album, Test of Time. He has opened shows for many of country music's big names, including Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney and Jamey Johnson.

Admission is $54.99 the day of the concert, $49.99 if bought online; children 3 and younger admitted free and children shorter than 48 inches are admitted for $33.99, as are adults 55 and older. (Season passes are $74.99.) Lawn seating included in admission, with limited reserved seating available for an additional $5 or $10. Parking is extra. Call (501) 624-0100 or magicsprings.com.

Magic Springs & Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park, 1701 E. Grand Ave. (U.S. 70), Hot Springs.

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Chris Knight will perform at 9 p.m. today at Juanita's.

Knight, a Kentucky singer-songwriter, has recorded eight albums. The latest, Little Victories, was released in September 2012.

Admission is $25.

Sunday at 8 p.m., the club will host Mickey Avalon, a rapper from Hollywood.

Admission is $15.

Juanita's, 614 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-1228, juanitas.com.

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Two Cow Garage returns to the White Water Tavern tonight.

The Columbus, Ohio, band debuted in 2002 with Please Turn the Gas Back On, then released other albums with colorful names, including The Wall Against Our Back, Speaking in Cursive, Sweet St. Me and The Death of the Self-Preservation Society.

Admission to the 9:30 p.m. show is $7.

Friday night, the club will host a Summer Soulstice Dance Party, with Baldego and DJ G Force.

Admission to the 9 p.m. show is $5.

John Paul Keith returns for a show at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Keith stays busy with his own recording and performing career and also sings in a duo with Amy LaVere known as Motel Mirrors. He recently played guitar on Arkansan Jim Mize's new self-titled album and on LaVere's new CD, Runaway's Diary.

Keith's latest album, Memphis Circa 3 a.m., released in 2013, was produced by Arkansas native Roland Janes, who was the house guitarist for Sun Records in the 1950s. (Janes died in October soon after the project's completion.)

Admission is $7.

White Water Tavern, West Seventh and Thayer streets, Little Rock, (501) 375-8400, whitewatertavern.com.

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Bobgoblin will re-emerge for a five-city tour that will bring the band Friday night for a show at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack.

Formed in Dallas by musicians who now live in Little Rock, Detroit and Chicago, the band's Little Rock member is Hop Litzwire, lead singer and keyboardist, who attended Parkview High School and played in Fifth Cliff before attending the University of North Texas at Denton, where he formed Bobgoblin with drummer Rob Avsharian.

The show will open at 9 p.m. with sets by Glittercore and The Talking Liberties.

Admission is $6.

Four on the Floor performs Saturday night. The Little Rock band consists of singer EC Haynes, guitarist Charlie Page, bassist Luther Hamilton and drummer Mike "Daddy-O" Dugan.

The Revolutioners will open the show at 9 p.m.

Admission is $5.

Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack, 107 River Market Ave., Little Rock, (501) 372-7707, stickyz.com.

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Wreck and Reference will headline a hard rock show at 9 tonight at the Rev Room.

There will be three opening acts: Abandon the Artifice, The Apothecary and The Awareness Affliction.

Admission is $7.

Friday, the club is hosting a CD release party by Enchiridion.

Opening acts are At War's End and Space Mother.

Admission to the 9 p.m. show is $7.

Saturday, Samantha Fish will perform at 8 p.m. Fish, a young blues rocker from Kansas City, Mo., released her second album, Black Wind Howlin', in October on the heels of her debut, Runaway, in 2012. It featured guest spots by singer Paul Thorn and harmonica player Johnny Sansone.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 the day of the show.

Revolution Room, 300 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, (501) 823-0090, revroom.com.

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Maxine's in Hot Springs will present three rock bands Saturday night from Arkansas: Ginsu Wives, The Danner Party and American Lions.

Admission is $5 for the 9 p.m. show.

Maxine's, 700 Central Ave., Hot Springs, (501) 321-0909, maxineslive.com.

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The Copper Penny Pub, a new club in Hot Springs, will present singer-songwriter Bonnie Montgomery performing from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Admission is free.

Copper Penny Pub, 711 Central Ave. (501) 622-2570, copperpennypub.com

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