Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:59:00

Little Rock native Nate Powell wins National Book Award

Little Rock native Nate Powell is a National Book Award winner. "March: Book Three," the final part of U.S. Rep. John Lewis' civil rights memoir, won the award for young people's literature. Andrew Aydin and Powell were co-authors with Lewis on the trilogy.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:28:00

In Memory of Amy Edgington: 'Collage Art by Arkansas Artists'

Poet Sandy Longhorn will read from her project "Self-Ekphrasis 20 x 20" at a reception tonight at Wildwood Park for the Arts's exhibition "In Memory of Amy Edgington: Collage Artists of Arkansas," honoring the late Little Rock collage artist. The event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes music by Christopher Stewart and Jeff Laux from the Rolling Blackouts.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 14:38:00

At Hearne Fine Art Friday night: Mason Archie, Larry Wade Hampton

Mason Archie and Arkansas-born artist Larry Wade Hampton will be at Hearne Fine Art from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and give talks 3-5 p.m. Saturday in connection with their exhibition, "Landscapes Unmasked," which also includes work by Dean Mitchell and 19th century African-American artists Robert S. Duncanson and Edward M. Bannister.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 11:52:00

Enter the 2017 Arkansas Times Musician's Showcase

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, in which performers will compete for an array of prizes worth over $2,500.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 09:50:00

TheaterSquared unveils plans for new 51,000 sq. ft. theater

Northwest Arkansas’s year-round professional theater company, TheaterSquared, unveiled plans last week for what it calls “a new, permanent home.”

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 13:59:00

'Loving' screening raises $10,000 for Tiger Foundation benefitting Central High

Little Rock native Jeff Nichols brought his new acclaimed film "Loving" to the Ron Robinson Theater last night ahead of the movie's wide release on Friday. The ticketed event raised $10,000 for the Tiger Foundation, a nonprofit that benefits Central High School, Nichols' alma mater.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 09:55:00

Integrative design: Architect Ken McCown to give talk tonight

Ken McCown, department head and professor of landscape architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas, will give a talk tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center on the changing role of designers.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 15:12:00

Collectors, it's time: Arts Center show and sale opens Friday

The 48th "Collectors Show and Sale" opens tomorrow (Nov. 11) at the Arkansas Arts Center with about 150 works from New York galleries, all selected by the arts center's Collectors Group in its September trip to the Big Apple.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 11:13:00

Mortuus Pater Pictures commended by Governor Asa Hutchinson

In a press conference this morning at Galaxy Furniture in North Little Rock's Argenta District, Gov. Hutchinson congratulated filmmakers Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell, as well as Executive Producer Gary Newton on the start-up's first feature film, "Antiquities."

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:48:00

Robinson Center re-opens today

Today, the public will get a first chance to see the Robinson Center after the largest architectural update to the building in its history, a $70 million renovation approved by voters in 2013 using a portion of the state's 2 percent hospitality tax.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 15:00:00

Black Party releases "Mango" with boost from Childish Gambino retweet

Arkansas rapper-turned-singer Malik Flint, a.k.a. bLAck pARty, released his new project "Mango" yesterday afternoon.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 10:21:00

Censorship at Fayetteville Underground empties gallery of artists

The removal of a photograph of a woman worshiping before a semi-erect penis from the Fayetteville Underground gallery caused a mass exodus of the gallery's "resident artists" in October, including such well-known Ozark artists at Hank Kaminsky, Sabine Schmidt, William Mayes Flanagin, Mike Haley, Susie Siegele, Ed Pennebaker and the photographer whose work was censored, Alli Woods Frederick.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 09:50:00

Election Day encouragement from Rock Region Metro, Pizza to the Polls and High Lonesome

Some election day encouragement from Fayetteville's High Lonesome, Rock Region Metro and Pizza to the Polls.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 15:52:00

Argenta Arts District seeking votes to create Levitt Foundation-sponsored concert series

The Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation, an organization that seeks to facilitate exposure to performing arts through the creation of "third places," is offering grants to up to 15 nonprofits in cities with populations less than 400,000 to launch their own free, outdoor Levitt Amp Music Series in 2017.

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Friday, November 4, 2016 - 11:59:00

Wm. McNamara showing new work in Fayetteville

Watercolor artist William McNamara, whose home borders the Upper Buffalo Wilderness Area and has made a career of careful rendering of his Ozarks environs, opens a show of new work today at Studio 454, 454 Center St., in Fayetteville. Reception is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. tonight; the show runs through Nov. 27. Studio 454 is the office of architect Dan McKee.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 16:16:00

Mudrinich solo show at Cantrell Gallery: Landscapes and bees

Cantrell Gallery will open its first solo show of the paintings and drawings of Arkansas Tech University art professor David Mudrinich on Friday, Nov. 4, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:54:00

'Habitats: Bentonville': Kat Wilson at Thea

Kat Wilson's exhibition "Habitats: Bentonville" feature her iconic biographical story-telling compositions of people amid their possessions. But Wilson's Bentonville series, which opens Friday, Nov. 4, at the The Foundation as part of its The Art Department series, departs from her traditional way of working: She's allowed the subjects to compose their own environments, to let them have more say in their story.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 22:58:00

A day of ideas for a spruced up Arts Center: The architects present

It was a long but fascinating day at the Arkansas Arts Center as the five architecture firms chosen as finalists for to renovate and add on to the Arts Center presented their philosophies of work and their ideas on how to meet the Arts Center's desire to connect to the park and city. This will be a skeletal rundown of what I heard today over five hours, with more detail to come later.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 14:03:00

Win two tickets to see Green Day in March 2017

Arkansas Times is calling for your Green Day tributes! Express your fandom with a poem, sculpture, painting, photo or song to win two tickets to see the band at Verizon Arena March 8, 2017.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 11:16:00

Election Night Watch Party roundup

Here’s hoping you’ll have cast your ballot for the candidate and initiatives of your choice by the evening of Nov. 8. We've rounded up a few places to watch the election coverage on the big screen and, depending on how you lean politically, to celebrate with champagne (or commiserate with a whiskey sour) with your fellow citizens.

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