Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 13:54:00

Shoog Radio kicks off Arkansas music series at the Afterthought with The Casual Pleasures and Pockets.

Local DJs Kara Bibb and Aaron Sarlo are staying busy. As if putting together a weekly playlist full of exclusively Arkansas artists and bands for their Tuesday afternoon Shoog Radio show on KABF wasn’t enough, they’ve just rolled out a new weekly live concert series at The Afterthought featuring some of Arkansas’ best local bands

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Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:49:00

Guest Mix: Pepperboy

Here's a collection of 9 records that's really had an effect on my career. These records have touched me in many ways ... some are very personal and even disturbing at times when I hear them, because of certain situations I been through where those records were playing in the background. I'm proud to share this 9 track soundtrack with Arkansas Times because these records mean so much to me and I hope you enjoy!!!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 15:42:00

Lucinda Williams, 'Problematic,' Women in Clothes, Aby Ngana Diop and Momma Tried Magazine

This week, a hearty recommend for Lucinda Williams' lovely song "Sweet Ol' World," which she wrote as a response to the suicide of the Arkansas poet Frank Stanford, who shot himself three times in the heart in Fayetteville in June 1978.

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Friday, September 26, 2014 - 14:27:00

Barbie, all dolled up, at Esse

“Barbie®: The Vintage Years, 1959-1972,” an exhibition of Marsha Stone's collection of Barbie dolls, goes on exhibit Sunday at Esse Purse Museum at 1510 S. Main St., next door to the Root Cafe. A reception from 1-4 p.m. at will include Barbie cookies and mincupcakes.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:31:00

This weekend: 'Breaking Bad' scientist comes to UCA, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner comes to Sway

Renowned meth expert Dr. Donna Nelson, whose day job is as a chemistry professor at the University of Oklahoma and formerly a science adviser to the TV series "Breaking Bad," will give a talk in the UCA Student Center Ballroom Room 205 7 p.m. Friday.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:45:00

ACANSA Gallery Hop: Disfarmer, beer, art under $100 and more

Tonight's ACANSA Gallery Hop will have you bouncing all over town from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Venues are The Art Group Gallery, Cantrell Gallery, Greg Thompson Fine Art, Hearne Fine Art Gallery, M2 Gallery, Gallery 221, L & L Beck Art Gallery, Local Colour Gallery, Matt McLeod Fine Art, Stephano's Fine Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery, The Hot Springs Art Group, Argenta Gallery and Boswell Mourot Fine Art.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:57:00

New music from King Dyl, Oddie Banks, Ball Jones and E Side Shawty

King Dyl says "Money is my only subject," but this thing is all over place, an awesome, desolate rant about honesty and violence and Chris Tucker. He explains why he doesn't answer the phone anymore, insults Migos, Washington D.C., all of us listening, etc. He's also really proud of Little Rock and it's contagious.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 14:41:00

Larry 'Goose' Garrison, long time White Water Tavern owner, dies

Larry “Goose” Garrison, the longtime Little Rock bar owner known for rebuilding White Water Tavern three times after three separate fires nearly destroyed it, died Saturday, Sept. 20. He was 63.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:14:00

Guest Mix: Andrew Morgan

This mix came about like most do: I grabbed a stack of records — some recent acquisitions some not so — that included tunes I'm currently obsessed with, put a tape in the deck, started mixing without a plan, and then tried to stop by the time the tape ran out.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 09:29:00

New music from Bombay Harambee, 'Check, Check, Checkmate'

Little Rock's Bombay Harambee, who played in this year's Times showcase and released a great EP in February, were nice enough to give us an early copy of their new single, "Check, Check, Checkmate."

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014 - 16:57:00

Review: 'Memphis' at The Rep

You can’t help but feel the heat of summertime Memphis in 1958 as the forbidden love story of white radio DJ Huey Calhoun (Brent DiRoma) and black club singer Felicia Farrell (Jasmin Richardson) unfolds before you on the stage of the Arkansas Repertory Theater. It’s one of the hottest, loudest musicals I’ve ever seen at The Rep, and perhaps the most uplifting since “Les Mis” came to Main Street in 2008.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 17:07:00

WSJ on 'State of the Art': Kept soft for the naive among us: UPDATE

The WSJ on the show at Crystal Bridges: "kept to a PG-13 rating in the hope that CBMAA's viewers—many of whom are first-time museum-goers—might be led somewhat gently into the problematic precincts of contemporary art."

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 16:36:00

sept. 19 gallery walk

Nine galleries are taking part in tonight's Argenta ArtWalk on Main and points nearby in downtown North Little Rock.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 15:50:00

Arkansas Rugby, Van Lang Cuisine, Sam Lipsyte, the Civil War and a very important laptop fund

I doubt you’re buying writer and Raiders fan Steve Almond’s argument (or his book)—neatly encapsulated by the writer and Seminoles fan Diane Roberts here—that it’s time we stopped watching football altogether.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:48:00

Book Review: Stephen Roth's 'A Plot For Pridemore'

What do you do if you’re the mayor of a small Missouri town that has been hit hard by decades of gradual economic decay and whose highway in and out of the city’s center is now known as “Old 54” since the new Highway 54, a vital transportation artery, now snakes around your fair city, leaving your diminutive, but proud populace, and its neglected factories that used to assemble computer chips and automobile parts, miles away from economic stability?

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:23:00

New mixtape from Lo Thraxx, 'Deep Waters'

Little Rock's Lo Thraxx has been talking up his next release, "$harkansas," for some time now, but this morning he abruptly dropped a different mixtape altogether, "Deep Waters," apparently a prequel or, in his words, "lay up drills" to warm up for the real thing.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:54:00

New music from Cloud 9, Ryan Cook, Pluto Maxx and Philip Martin

Here's something I stumbled on yesterday because it was produced by the great North Little Rock beatmaker IAmNawf. Cloud 9 is apparently a duo, Jonathan "J-Mazing" Bryant & Kordell "Deezy" Boykin.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:36:00

Coming to Gallery 360: Scrounged up art

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Gallery 360 will open the largest show in its two-year history: "Artists Scrounging," sculpture, jewelry and collage assemblages of found objects. Reception is 7 to 10 p.m.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 10:24:00

Johnny Cash Wrote Science-Fiction

Good morning. Did you know that in 1953, before his first recordings, Johnny Cash wrote a science fiction short story called "The Holografik Danser"? According to Steve Turner's biography, "The Man Called CASH," he wrote a number of short stories during this period, many under the pen name "Johnny Dollar."

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:27:00

Guest Mix: The Coasts

In addition to the new and amazing Ty Segall album, here are some songs that we're currently listening to and passing back and forth as we're working on songs for our new LP. Some of them are real jammers and some are more low key, so just sit back and let the vibes do their thing. And don't think about the fact that we just said "vibes."

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