Thursday, June 23, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 15:58:00

Four New Members of the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame

Four jazz musicians were inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Capitol Hotel’s ballroom on Monday evening: Junie Cobb, Alex Hill, Ted Ludwig, and Clark Terry.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:04:00

V.L. Cox's killing machine: 'Cease'

V.L. Cox has done it again. The artist of the "End Hate" project, an installation of objects she manipulated as a slap-in-the-face wake-up call to the parasitic bigotry that has begun to sap the goodness out of American life, has now created "Cease," human bone assembled in the shape of a rifle. The work is the product of several sleepless nights since the Orlando, Fla., murder of 49 people partying at a gay nightclub.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 10:12:00

Oxford American celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Portis' "Norwood"

Oxford American Magazine hosts a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Charles Portis' debut novel, "Norwood."

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 11:14:00

Arkansas Times Film Series Presents Ray's "In a Lonely Place"

In concert with Film Quotes Film and Riverdale 10 Cinema, Arkansas Times Film Series presents Nicholas Ray's 1950 film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, "In a Lonely Place."

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:21:00

Club Sway raises over $8,000 to assist Orlando victims and families

Club Sway raised over $8,000 for GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, an organization providing services to support the victims and families affected by the mass shooting at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 12:58:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: cool music for sweltering days

Arkansas Times Recommends is a series in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying this week.

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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 09:47:00

New "living album" from Big Piph

Big Piph releases a new album today, "I Am Not Them: The Legacy Project," to be followed by a companion app that will serve as forum for creative discourse about topics related to the album's content.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 17:27:00

Club Sway holds fundraiser for Orlando's Pulse

Club Sway, in cooperation with Arkansans for Equality and other community organizations, holds a fundraiser Friday night for the victims of the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse and their families.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 13:17:00

Arts Center names architecture committee for new building, approves budget

Arkansas Arts Center Director Todd Herman announced that the Arts Center Foundation is preparing an RFQ for architectural firms to bid on the renovation of the Arts Center. The RFQ put the price of construction for the new Arts Center at $55 million to $65 million.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 16:50:00

Review: Erykah Badu at Verizon Arena

Erykah Badu channels Prince at Verizon.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 15:38:00

Big Piph releases video for "Big Boi," directed by Kenneth Bell

On the cusp of his upcoming release "I Am Not Them: The Legacy Project," Big Piph releases a video for "Big Boi," filmed and directed by Kenneth Bell.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 17:05:00

The two heads of Hursley: Delta winner

Little Rock photographer Tim Hursley tells a great story about seeing this two-headed calf in a junk store in Northeast Arkansas and deciding he had to have it. It took a while, but success was his, and now the photograph this nationally-known lensman made of the calf (now in his studio) is the $2,500 Grand Prize winner in the "Delta Exhibition" of the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 13:47:00

Sally Nixon, "Naturals," statehood party, contemporary craft, student art

Tonight's 2nd Friday ArtNight activities include partying like it's 1836 over at the Old State House, a new exhibition of illustrations by Sally Nixon at the Historic Arkansas Museum, contemporary crafts at Matt McLeod Fine Art, student work curated by Arkansas art educators at the Butler Center and a continuation of the exhibition "Naturals" at Arkansas Capital Corp.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 12:04:00

East Hall Recording releases five-volume retrospective

East Hall Recording's Chris Moore has released a free five-volume compilation; a retrospective of tracks recorded in the cozy Fayetteville studio.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 11:14:00

Riverfest: The Unexpected, the Utterly Expected

The Riverfest lineup was bestowed with prime weather, psychedelic spectacle, bizarrely shaped ice cream cones, and lots of fringe.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 17:23:00

Robinson Auditorium renovations delve deep

We take a last look at the Robinson Center Auditorium renovations before the building is closed for finishing touches.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 17:30:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: Summer Fun edition

Arkansas Times Recommends is a series in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying this week.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 14:52:00

Fayetteville comedian helps break Guinness World Record

Fayetteville comedian Stef Bright joined Nashville StandUp for a 227-hour stand-up comedy marathon, breaking a world record.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 11:39:00

Robin Tucker "Unwrapped" at M2 Gallery

"Unwrapped," photorealism by Robin Trevor Trucker, opens Friday at M2 Gallery in the Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center along with works by Lisa Krannichfeld, John Sadowski, Bryan Frazier, Patrick Phillips and Catherine Nugent.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 16:47:00

Art is craft is art is craft: McLeod Fine Art shows how

Contemporary craft is both art and craft, and an exhibition opening Thursday, June 2, at McLeod Fine Art at 108 Sixth St. explores that blend with jewelry, tapestries, felt, ceramic, glass, paper, metal, and mixed media sculpture. A reception will be held from 5-8 p.m.

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