The Queer Prom's event page on Facebook makes a good case: “Really, if
you ask yourself or anyone else ‘Did you have fun at your high school
prom?' the answers are pretty much the same. A sigh, maybe a derisive
snort, a laugh and a FUCK NO.” The organizers of the prom, who include
supporters of the local LGBQT community, aim to right the wrongs of past
proms with a big blowout at a warehouse owned by Henson Flye at 2301
Arch St. There'll be a lot of ironic celebrating of prom tradition — a
photo backdrop, a vote for prom queen and king, a kissing booth (no one
ever did that in high school outside of the movies, right?) — plus
complimentary PGA punch and beer and food from Boulevard and Lilly's.
And perhaps an even bigger draw, a sterling local line-up that includes
Seth Baldy and Erin Lang, Blackbird Pie (C. Murdock Jones, Mike Motley
and Ryan Hitt), erstwhile Soophie Nun Squader Anna Newell's band
Physical Science, Showcase finalist Brother Andy & His Big Damn
Mouth, Chris Denny and DJ Michael Inscoe. The proceeds benefit Cash
Ashley, a local transgender man who's celebrating his 25th birthday and
looking to get surgery. The idea is that this will be an annual event
that benefits someone or some cause in the LGBQT every year.
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.