Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:06:00

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers come to Verizon Arena April 23

Tom Petty announced in a sketch on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last night that he and his longtime band The Heartbreakers, will be reuniting for a 40th anniversary tour with Joe Walsh, and the tour will stop at Verizon Arena April 23, 2017.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 16:18:00

Support Central High School's art program: Shop tonight

Call it #givingThursdayto Central High: The art faculty and students at Central High School are selling their work TONIGHT to raise money to buy art supplies for the school. The prices range from $1 up! There will also be a silent auction of work by Central High instructors Jason McCann, Amanda Heinbockel, Leron McAdoo, Loni Rainey, Stacey Mitchell, Don Enderson, Karen Terry and Rex DeLoney, and LRCH alumni Laura Raborn, Jennifer Perren, Lizzie Gillum and others.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:59:00

Santa-sized 2nd Friday Art Night: Richard Leo Johnson, Rex Deloney, McLeod anniversary, the Nog-Off and more

Prepare for a busy 2nd Friday Art Night tomorrow night, where folks will be celebrating Matt McLeod Fine Art's first anniversary, listening to the Arkansas Chamber Singers at the Old State House Museum, prefacing a performance by Richard Leo Johnson with an exhibition of his photographs at the Butler Center Galleries, hearing a talk and demonstration by Robert Bean about his creative process at Arkansas Capital Corp., and slinging back eggnog while seeing new works by Rex Deloney at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Read more about Johnson, the Chamber Singers and 2nd Friday Art Night here.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 16:44:00

A Q&A with guitarist-photographer Richard Leo Johnson

Richard Leo Johnson gives a concert at the Ron Robinson Theater as part of the Arkansas Sounds Music Series Friday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., preceded by a reception at the Butler Center celebrating the opening of Johnson’s photography exhibit, “Once Was Lost.”

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:36:00

U of A launches new podcast program

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville launched a new podcast series called “Short Talks From the Hill,” featuring research from the university’s graduate students and professors.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:22:00

Grand opening of Club 27 in River Market marks new home for salsa community

Club 27, the new home for Little Rock’s salsa community in the former location of Juanita’s at 614 President Clinton Avenue, held its grand opening Friday night, filling the remodeled space with what co-owner Sarah Catherine Gutierrez estimates was “a little short of 300 people.”

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:19:00

Central High National Historic Site holds watch party for "Hairspray Live"

The Little Rock Central High National Historic Site is sponsoring a watch party tomorrow night, Dec. 7, for NBC's live musical adaptation of "Hairspray," the 2002 Broadway musical based on John Waters' 1988 film of the same name.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 17:52:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: A Gift Guide

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. This week, a gift guide.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 13:57:00

Filmmakers with Arkansas connections selected for Sundance

"Dayveon," the Arkansas-set debut feature film from Little Rock's Amman Abbasi, has been selected to premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19-29 in Utah. Joining it is the latest documentary from North Little Rock High school graduate Adam Sobel, "The Workers Cup."

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:49:22

Name that Arkansas Artist: Daniel Mark Cassity

Can you name this Arkansas artist? Sure you can.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:29:00

StudioMAIN has new home: Argenta Gallery

The architecture and design collaborative StudioMAIN has a new home, and it doesn't have to change its name: It's moved to Main Street in North Little Rock, to Argenta Gallery at 413 Main.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 16:23:00

Fenix rises from Underground ashes, to host holiday sale

Refugee artists from Fayetteville Underground gallery have formed an unofficial alliance, Fenix, and will hold their first event Dec. 9-18, the Pop-Up Holiday Art Sale.

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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 16:20:00

'A Year in the Life': 'Gilmore Girls' comes full circle

Stars Hollow returns with Easter eggs, inside jokes and heaps of nostalgia.

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Monday, November 28, 2016 - 12:05:00

'Shine': John Willis on Joni Mitchell

Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and frontman for the band Late Romantics John Willis celebrates his birthday with "John Plays Joni," a tribute to Joni Mitchell, his favorite songwriter and someone whose music he’s been studying for 20 years.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 13:25:00

Good Weather for Alika Cooper

Los Angeles artist Alika Cooper is showing hand-dyed fabric paintings in a show called "Wet Suits" at Good Weather gallery starting Saturday.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 13:17:00

'Dreams' and 'Fantasies': Enamels elucidated at Arts Center

If you’re going to make a painting, why make it with glass on copper? Why go through the complicated process of working with a medium that you must melt on a surface that you must form and electroplate, all while worrying about what color and tonality you’ll end up with? That’s a question raised and answered in the enamel art exhibitions “Little Dreams in Glass & Metal, 1920 to Present” and “Glass Fantasies” at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:19:00

Oxford American departs from state-specific themes for annual music issue

In a departure from its annual state-themed music issues, the Oxford American Magazine launches a genre-themed edition called "Visions of the Blues."

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 12:13:00

'True Faith, True Light': Exhibit of instruments by visionary Ed Stilley opens today

Ed Stilley toiled over a quarter of a century to make some 200 fiddles, dulcimers, banjos and guitars of scrap wood, saw blades, a stack of dimes, pot lids and such, according to numerous articles about Stilley, and gave them all away. The instruments are inscribed “True Faith, True Light, Have Faith in God,” hence the name of a book about Stilley, “True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley,” and an exhibit that opens today at the Old State House.

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 11:46:00

Laura Raborn's artistic response to Trump will benefit Planned Parenthood

Little Rock artist Laura Raborn's Instagram auction to raise money for Planned Parenthood begins today with "When You're a Star You Can Do Anything," the first of 15 works created in reaction to the election of Donald Trump. Find the auction at her Instagram account, lauraraborn.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 13:22:00

American Princes to reunite at Lost Forty

For the first time since 2014, beloved Little Rock band American Princes will reunite for a concert. This time they're playing Lost Forty 2nd anniversary party on Thursday, Dec. 22.

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