Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.
Rock Candy is looking for your best cover/karaoke/dance interpretation/music video/musique concrete treatment of a Foo Fighters song. In exchange, we've got a handful of tickets to the band's May 18 concert at Verizon Arena. (And hey, rappers and producers: The band's catalog is ripe for the sampling.)
We'll accept submissions, in just about any digital form — YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, mp3 — through April 30. From May 1 through 7, we'll put all the entries online and ask our readers to vote for their favorite.
Send links or digital files to email@example.com.
Heads up, artists: the Arkansas Arts Council is still accepting applications for its Individual Artists Fellowships. The Council will give away $4,000 fellowships to up to nine applicants who work in poetry, music composition (folk/jazz/pop) or sculpture and installation or music composition (folk/jazz/pop). The deadline for applications is Friday, April 22. More information is available at arkansasarts.org.
The Little Rock Film Festival has extended the deadline for entries to its annual Arkansas Music Video Competition and Showcase to April 20. This year's screening will go down June 2 at Revolution. To qualify, the band or filmmaker must be from Arkansas and the video must have been made in the last two years. Also: there's no submission fee for entrants.
Also, on April 27, the festival will screen "Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind" at the Argenta Community Theater. The 1998 documentary consists of rare footage from screen tests to deleted film stock as well as interview from the cast and crew. "Gone with the Wind" memorabilia collector extraordinaire James Tumblin will be on hand for a post-screening Q&A.
Short-lived music venue The Village (2915 S. University Ave.) has been bought by Sky Broadcasting and Management Inc. and turned into Sky Television Studio. Starting this week, the venue plans to host "Wrestling Superstars," an event featuring wrestlers from the Tuckerman, Ark., All Star Wrestling Federation, every Thursday night.
The first installation of "Wrestling Superstars" happens this Thursday, April 14, and features Jimmy Hart, Koko B. Ware and a special appearance from an unnamed "WWE Hall of Famer." The matches will be broadcast on KARZ.