If you’ll recall a moment (and there are many) when a Disney princess is dancing through the air and just when her foot is about to make contact with ground that isn’t there, a “step” (or lilypad, or cloud, or what have you) appears beneath her feet, then you know what it looks like when Dolly Parton floats around the stage at Verizon Arena — or any large arena, for that matter. /more/
Like the girl in his ode to a short-lived summer love, country music’s reigning Entertainer of the Year had a crowd of 13,312 Friday evening at Verizon Arena twisting all night long like that old beach “Roller Coaster": Twisting and swaying and dancing and singing along. /more/
The Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals are tonight at Revolution (8 p.m., $5), featuring the winners of all previous semi-final rounds: neo-soul collective SOULution, R&B stalwarts Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, post-punk dance rockers Collin vs. Adam, Southern rock jam band Vintage Pistol and Little Rock garage punk group The Uh Huhs. /more/
Congrats to Vintage Pistol, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. They'll join SOULution, Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew and The Uh Huhs at the finals, which will be held at Revolution on Friday, Feb. 26. /more/
Congrats to The Uh Huhs, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 4 will be next Thursday, Feb. 18, with The Whole Famn Damily, Vintage Pistol, Jay Jackson and Sattakota. /more/
Congrats to Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, winners of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 3 will be next Thursday, Feb. 11, with The Uh Huhs, Love and a Revolver, Oddy Knocky and Trey Johnson & Jason Willmon. /more/
Congrats to SOULution, winner of last night's semi-final round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Round 2 will be next Thursday, Feb. 4, featuring Sean Fresh & The Nasty Fresh Crew, Collin Vs. Adam, Galaxy Tour Guides and Sea of Echoes /more/
You've got to figure that a band from frozen-ass Winnipeg is just gonna be way gnarlier and tougher than a band from some sun-kissed tropical clime where people wear tank tops and flip-flops year-round.
Also, KEN Mode at Vinos', Red Octopus' 'Trysts and Turns' at the Public Theatre, Mothwind at Maxine's, Patty Griffin at George's Majestic, "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Weekend Theater and Ash at Juanita's.
The podcast Design Matters, published by Design Observer, is celebrating its 10th year and they are revisiting some of their best episodes from the last decade. I just finished this week's replay of the interview with the Scottish born illustrator Marion Deuchars. At the end of the wonderful interview, her two young sons are invited into the studio near where they pitch in some of their own thoughts on art and, in particular, drawing in the art books their mother created for children and adults.
by Will Stephenson, Bryan Moats, Kaya Herron and Lindsey Millar
World wide weird duo Rural War Room (Donavan Suitt & Byron Werner) is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting and production here in Little Rock and abroad. RWR Radio on KABF 88.3 FM (10 p.m. Tuesdays or anytime on their website), features the duo alternating records in an effort to surprise one another.
BRASHER: Hello Arkansans, this is the first piece from us, Brasher and Rowe and we are some dudes who work in downtown Little Rock and we eat lunch and just talk about all the exciting things around here.
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.