Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:25:00

Ben Dickey starring in Blaze Foley biopic directed by Ethan Hawke

Little Rock native Ben Dickey will star in “Blaze,” a feature film directed by actor and director Ethan Hawke, Deadline Hollywood reports.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:14:00

Negga earns Oscar nomination for 'Loving'

Ruth Negga received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in “Loving,” the latest film from Little Rock director Jeff Nichols.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 16:15:00

McSwain's departure as head of Historic Preservation confirmed

As mentioned in the previous post about the new Arts Council director, which was prepared before the official announcement, the Department of Arkansas Heritage announced today that Missy McSwain, longtime director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has resigned. Her resignation takes effect March 15.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 15:52:00

Arts Council gets a new director: Patrick Ralston

The word is out that Patrick Ralston, who has been an analyst with the Legislative Bureau of Legislative Research and previously worked with the Department of Arkansas Heritage in the Historic Preservation Program, is the new Arkansas Arts Council director.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:53:00

Watch the trailer for 'Shelter,' the Renaud Bros. new doc on homeless kids in New Orleans

Check out the trailer for "Shelter," the Renaud Bros. new feature-length documentary about homeless teens navigating life on the streets of New Orleans with the help of Covenant House, the longstanding French Quarter shelter for homeless kids.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:49:00

Miami to Little Rock: Artists of Spectrum at Boswell Mourot

Boswell Mourot is exhibiting works by the Arkansas artists of Spectrum: Anais Dasse, Delita Martin, Jeff Horton, Dennis McCann, Keith Runkle and Kyle Boswell.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:34:00

Townsend Wolfe, 1935-2017

Max has posted on the Arkansas Blog the news of Townsend Wolfe's death. The photo Max chose is a great one, but I also wanted to put up this one of Wolfe with his trademark brown cigarette. A More cigarette? A Tiparillo? I don't remember, but I do remember that Wolfe was seldom seen without one. The last time I interviewed him, after the ill-fated "World of the Pharaohs" exhibit, he had quit smoking, but out of long habit patted his shirt pocket, where he'd always kept his cigarettes, from time to time thinking he'd find a pack there before remembering he'd given them up.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:08:00

'Sigh-Fi' Artist Lap Le gallery talk tonight at UALR

Lap Le, an artist in the UALR exhibition "Sigh-Fi," which gallery curator Brad Cushman describes as a show that "embraces the cognitive dissonance that underscores science fiction," will give a talk at 6 p.m. tonight in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Center.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 13:23:00

Kevin Delaney's 'Street Science' premieres tonight

The Museum of Discovery's Kevin Delaney premieres his new show "Street Science" tonight at 9 p.m. on the Science Channel.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 09:41:00

The Weekend Theater announces hire of new executive director

The Weekend Theater has announced the hire of a new executive director, Henderson State University alumna Andrea McDaniel, who takes over the position from James Norris.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 09:28:00

ArkansasStaged performs "The Taming" on Inauguration Day

ArkansasStaged is taking playwright Lauren Gunderson up on her offer to waive the rights for any Inauguration Day performances of her play "The Taming," a self-described "all-female political farce."

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 16:05:00

Convention Center sculpture commemorates Louisiana Purchase survey

Michael Warrick and Aaron Hussey glass and steel sculpture, "Straight Lines on a Round World," which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase survey, has been installed outside the Statehouse Convention Center.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 14:07:00

Enter the 25th anniversary edition of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Time is ticking to enter the 25th Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, which kicks off on Jan. 26. The submission deadline is Sunday, Jan. 8. Performers will compete for an array of prizes worth over $2,500. Acts must perform 30 minutes of original material. All styles are welcome.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:39:00

Tripping the light fantastic at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges sends holiday greetings with video of Rod Bigelow channels Fred Astaire through the museum on his way to "The Art of American Dance."

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:53:00

36 artists in 'Small Works' juried show

To get into the "Small Works on Paper" show, you have to prove you can make fine art no larger than 18 by 24 inches. Here are the 36 artists who satisfied the Arkansas Arts Council's judges for the 30th annual traveling exhibition, which opens Jan. 3 at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center in Forrest City:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:18:00

On Friday: Bill Dunlap and Barry Thomas are Argenta ArtWalk draws

"William Dunlap, Landscape and Variable, Recent Works" opens Friday, Dec. 18, at Greg Thompson Fine Art, one of 11 venues open 5-8 p.m. Friday for Argenta ArtWalk. Dunlap is a Virginia painter whose work reflects on Southern culture and history; the show runs through Feb. 11. Thompson is at 429 Main St.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 13:55:00

JR's Lightbulb Club closes after 27 years

The Fayetteville Flyer reports that after 27 years in business, club owner Benton Bandy reports that JR's Lightbulb Club will be booking farewell shows over the next few weeks before it closes its doors for good.

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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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