Here's some damn good news, especially for those who have watched with horror as Billy Bob Thornton made the long, slow slide from Indie genius ("Sling Blade") through life as Mr. Jolie, to bit part craphood in dreck like "Armageddon" and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Faster": Thornton says that he's finished a new script with old writing partner Tom Epperson called "Jayne Mansfield's Car" and plans to direct, probably this spring.
The game may be sold out, but a War Memorial tailgate is never full. And this year, with a potential Sugar Bowl berth at stake (go Auburn!), Hog fans are likely to bring their game faces to the drunken revelry.
This Thanksgiving's big show finds dizzyingly prolific Isaac Alexander bringing his least prolific band back to the stage for the first time in so long he couldn't remember when Big Silver last played when asked early this week.
Make room for the Hogs, Central Arkansas. And not just on Saturday. Friday, the men's basketball team makes its annual visit to Verizon to face off against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers.
Time's tickin', y'all. We're looking for local acts to enter our annual battle of the bands to be held beginning January 27 of next year at Sticky Fingerz and concluding on March 4 at Revolution. As usual, the contest is open to any act (solo or group) in Arkansas who specializes in original material.
A little after 10:30 p.m. on a Friday night in North Little Rock, big fish are looking enormous on the huge video screens in Verizon Arena and country music's brand-new Entertainer of the Year is rocking "I'm Gonna Miss Her"; while a crowd of 9,688 sings along.
Monday night is huge when Ken Stringfellow, the college rock god whose long musical career has seen him as part of The Posies, Black Flag, R.E.M. and Memphis greats Big Star, uses a vacation day to play a rare solo engagement at White Water Tavern.
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Mike Huckabee, who left Arkansas, where he built the platform for his media success and which, incidentally, has an income tax, is putting down expensive roots in a beach development in Walton County, Fla., east of Destin — a $3 million home.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."