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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:51:00

Matt Damon to portray LR charlatan famed for goat testicle implants

John Romulus Brinkley is one of Arkansas's greatest frauds, famed for his claim, fatal for some, that surgery to implant goat glands into testicles would restore virility. Thanks to the upcoming movie "Charlatan," we might get to see Matt Damon handling goat gonads, birthmoviesdeath.com reports.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:34:00

Janet Jackson at Verizon Arena: A Review

Her dance abilities had clearly diminished, as they naturally would over two decades. I mean, she's 50. And has a newborn. I get it, but it's like they're grasping at recreating 20 year-old Janet instead of focusing on what makes 50 year-old Janet amazing, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t terribly disappointed.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:29:00

'Definitely a Barb': a Q&A with Shannon Purser of "Stranger Things"

Ahead of Purser’s appearance at the Hot Springs Spa-Con Sept. 23, we find out what it’s like to be thrust violently into the spotlight and why she believes she’s “definitely a Barb.”

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 17:29:00

This Weekend: A To-Do List

A handful of recommendations for getting out and about this weekend.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:29:00

Alley parties returning downtown

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership will host its first Alley Party of the fall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at 409 Main St., in the open lot between the Little Rock Technology Park and KATV. Arkansas Rice Depot and the tech park are sponsors; the Buh Jones band will perform and Stone’s Throw Brewing will serve craft beer and wine. Things will wrap up around 8:30 p.m. The Alley Parties are a project of the partnership to promote life downtown.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:22:00

For pop-up tacos, visit Viva Vegan

Viva Vegan is now serving its tacos, nachos and Strawberry Cheezecake from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays from an order window at the in-the-works brick and mortar restaurant it will lease at 4601 W. 12th St., on the corner of 12th and Adams streets.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:13:00

Make way for dumplings: Three Fold sets Main Street opening

Dumpling and noodle maven Lisa Zhang said last week that her Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. will open in bigger digs at 615 Main St. on Monday, Sept. 25. Three Fold will grow 1.5-fold, from 80 seats at its 215 Center St. location to 120 seats on Main and will offer something new: breakfast, featuring bao, steamed and filled buns. Residents of the AR Democrat Lofts, with which the restaurant shares the building, along with Three Fold’s many fans, should be thrilled.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 16:19:00

Vote for your favorite bars, beer and booze today!

Now's the time to relay your favorite bars and locally brewed beers from around the state in our annual Toast of the Town survey on local bars, beer and booze.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 13:58:00

Alice Walton creates foundation to promote art sharing

Alice Walton, the Walmart heiress and founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, has created a nonprofit foundation, Art Bridges, to promote the collaboration between museums large and small to share art and fund exhibitions.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:57:00

30 works, 30 years: Criswell at M2

Warren Criswell is not a legend. He's real — a real, live, erudite artist, a sometime illustrator of sexy scenes, a sometime animator, and he's been at it for 30 years. Starting Saturday, M2 Gallery in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center will exhibit more than 30 of Criswell's works made during that three-decade career.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 13:08:00

Kathleen Turner named honorary chair of 2017 Hot Springs Doc Fest

Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner will serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the HSDFF announced today, and will present the festival's opening night film, "LADDIE: The Man Behind the Movies," on October 6.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 16:34:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: Labor Day Holiday Edition

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, we recommend ways to spend your Labor Day holiday.

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Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:27:00

Season three of HBO's "True Detective" to be set in Northwest Arkansas

HBO's "True Detective" has been green-lighted for a third season, and it's set to take place in Northwest Arkansas.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 14:04:00

"The Plant" becomes "The Momentary" in Bentonville

That great big Bentonville cheese factory that brothers and Walmart heirs Tom and Stueart Walton are turning into a Mass MoCA-style contemporary art facility, which has been referred to as "the plant" by the folks working on the project, now has a real name: It will be called the Momentary, sister institution Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced today.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 10:17:00

ACS Night 3: David Lowery's heartfelt monsters

Both of David Lowery's film showed on Saturday revolve around delicately crafted, easily messed up creatures of fantasy. How does he make those monsters work for both a kid's film and almost dialgoue-free film about grief?

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 08:48:00

ACS Night 2: "Paterson," "The Force Awakens," and Adam Driver

The second day of Arkansas Cinema Society's inaugural weekend was all about the actor Adam Driver. Here's what you missed.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 16:00:00

ASU opens season with faculty work, posthumous show of paintings by Roger Carlisle

The Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University's fall exhibition season that opens Aug. 30 includes "Vivid Life," an exhibition of works by the late Roger Carlisle, a member of the university's art faculty for 40 years. Carlisle, the recipient of several awards, is known for his colorful landscapes; "Vivid Life" covers several decades of his work.

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Friday, August 25, 2017 - 12:24:02

Big Boots EP released in remembrance of Mason Mauldin (1981-2013)

In commemoration of what would be Mason Mauldin's 36th birthday, Mauldin's former Big Boots bandmates have partnered with Max Recordings to release a six-track EP featuring some gems fronted by the late musician, "recorded, rescued, mixed and mastered by Darian Stribling and Jordan Trotter at Blue Chair Studio."

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:04:00

Bark Bar 'Grand Opening Pawty' is Saturday

Bark Bar, the hot dog plus bar plus dog park establishment at 1201 Spring St., is hosting a ticketed "Grand Opening Pawty" starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, which happens to be National Dog Day. Live entertainment, puppy portraits, a "puppa-razzi" party, a photo booth, games, and food and drink specials should wag a few tails.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 09:09:00

Ben Butler, photographers open Baum season

The fall exhibition season opens Sept. 1 at the University of Central Arkansas's Baum Gallery with an installation by Memphis sculptor Ben Butler and a group photography show.

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