Since 2001, Runaway Planet has been the standard bearer for bluegrass
in Little Rock. A four-piece string band that features stand-up bass,
mandolin, guitar and banjo, the Planet storms into White Water on
Friday to celebrate the release of its sophomore album, “Tarnation.”
Like the group's debut, their latest follows well-trodden territory,
mixing standards and originals that deal in old-timey tropes we can all
appreciate — wayfaring strangers, floods, women with the devil in them.
Everyone in the band — that'd be Greg Alexander, Steve Brauer, Ben
Ellis and Michael Proveaux — enjoys songwriting credit and all save
Ellis contribute to impressive three-part harmonies. Depending on your
energy, expect a night of toe-tapping, two-stepping or foot-stomping.
Sheila Kennedy, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd., will give the June Freeman lecture tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center, part of the Architecture + Design Network series at the Arkansas Arts Center.
A former mental health agency director has won a default judgment worth $358,000 over a claim for unpaid retirement pay and Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is apparently to blame for failure to respond to pleadings in the case.
Sen. Tom Cotton, cordial to a fault, appeared before a capacity crowd at the 2,200 seat Pat Walker Performing Arts Center at Springdale High tonight to a mixed chorus of clapping and boos. Other than polite applause when he introduced his mom and dad and a still moment as he led the crowd in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance — his night didn't get much better from there.
Robocalls -- recorded messages sent to thousands of phone numbers -- are a fact of life in political campaigns. The public doesn't like them much, judging by the gripes about them, but campaign managers and politicians still believe in their utility.