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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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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