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Posted: June 26, 2014 at 2:13 a.m.

This Feb. 24, 2014 file photo shows singer Miranda Lambert in Nashville, Tenn.

Next week

Pops for the country: With the nation's birthday coming up, people won't be able to turn around without running into a Fourth of July bash next Friday. For instance, DeGray Lake Resort State Park at Bismarck will host its July Fourth Island Fest with races, games, contests, hot dogs and fireworks. Call (501) 865-5810 or visit Meanwhile, up at Mountain View, the Ozark Folk Center State Park presents a day of old-fashioned games like apple bobbing and sack races. Call (870) 269-3851 or visit

Next month

Pop and country: Chart-topping, award-winning country star Miranda Lambert will make a stop in Northwest Arkansas as part of her Platinum tour. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. July 12 at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers. Tickets are $44-$79. Call (479) 443-5600 or visit

Weekend on 06/26/2014