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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 12:34:36

The Mind of Matt: Cruisin' with Vince

Matt Smith's life has a lot of interesting turns, if you love heavy metal. Such is the case with his latest run-in with Motley Crue's Vince Neil.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 10:37:16

Good news for local filmmaker

We're told that "Shotgun Stories," a film by Jeff Nichols, is one of the 15 debut films at the Berlin Film Festival and will make its world premiere on Feb. 14.

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007 - 12:12:42

Now we know why they shoot broken-down horses

Maybe that's a little strong, and they don't shoot them anymore. They put them in a fancy horsey ambulance when they broke their leg on the horse track and they give them a shot and send them to racetrack heaven.

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Monday, January 29, 2007 - 11:10:24

Video of Round 1 of the Musicians Showcase NOW AVAILABLE!

Roland Gladden of the Times staff has pieced together the best moments of about four hours of footage he filmed last Thursday night in Round 1 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 10:30:22

Review: Robert Randolph at Searcy

Stewart Deere checks in from the Robert Randolph and the Family Band show at Harding University on Friday night:

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007 - 13:40:42

Evanescence sets March 25 return to Little Rock

Evanescence and lead singer Amy Lee will return home to Little Rock as part of their extended winter tour, performing at Alltel Arena on Sunday, March 25.

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Friday, January 26, 2007 - 02:38:36

Damn Bullets wins Showcase Round 1

The fascinating and original rockabilly-biuegrass-rock-jam music of Little ROock's Damn Bullets ruled the day in the first night of the 2007 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, held at Sticky Fingerz.

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 10:12:38

Musicians Showcase starts tonight

Four Arkansas original-music bands take the Sticky Fingerz stage in the River Market district, with the show starting at 9 p.m. as the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase opens.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 17:01:07

This Wyndham deal in NLR looks exciting

The news that Frank Fletcher would be finally building his "tower" at his Wyndham Hotel in North Little Rock hit the front page of the D-G (good story, David Smith), and the tie-in with the new Travelers stadium, Dickey-Stephens Park, with the tower looking over the left field fence, is an exciting announcement.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 12:20:16

Music tonight: Randy Rogers at Sticky's

Tonight's music choice is the Randy Rogers Band, which will bring its Texas-style country rock to Sticky Fingerz (check out Randy's music on myspace).

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 11:27:16

Annie Canada, check her out

She's not from Arkansas; in fact, she's from Canada, hence the last name. But the connection is that this youtube video of Annie Canada's was one of the most discussed videos on the site last night, and the video is created by our own resident McG at the Times, Roland Gladden (who also free-lances as a bass player for various rock and jazz bands around).

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 09:00:27

The Mind of Matt: Key West

Matt Smith, while missing out on seeing some big crowds at his Market Street Cinema over the weekend for "The Last King of Scotland," "Pan's Labyrinth" and more, has been in Florida, and reports in:

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 08:38:10

The UA football drama has gone national

ESPN's on it, and Sports Illustrated is probably right behind -- the mess that's called the University of Arkansas football program, under the wonderful management skills of Houston Nutt and Frank Broyles, is column and blog fodder everywhere.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 07:59:34

Oscar throws a curve in 'Best Picture' race

"Dreamgirls," the musical loosely based on the rise of the Supremes in the 1960s, was nominated for eight Academy Awards but was left out of the Best Picture nominations, and many in Hollywood and the film industry would rate that the biggest surprise of today's announced nominations (but, it would be no surprise to our part-time reviewer Blake Rutherford, who somewhat dissed the film in a recent issue).

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007 - 17:06:54

See Sean Rock's latest music video

Roland Gladden, our resident McG, is putting music videos on YouTube, and here's the latest from Sean Rock and the Toltecs, "Will We Ever Find the Sun" (apt song for these times).

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Friday, January 19, 2007 - 15:25:21

Mustain IS NOT returning to the Hogs

I have a close and confidential source who has spoken to Beck Campbell, Mitch Mustain's mom, just  five minutes ago from this being posted.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 17:34:50

Great story on UALR's Jones-Jennings

I learned  a lot I didn't know about UALR power forward Rashard Jones-Jennings, and it's a great story about overcoming rejection after rejection to become one of the best rebounders in college basketball.

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Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 13:46:43

Sports: J.R. and Henry on the UA chaos

J.R. and Henry: Chaos, and everything after Just when we thought losing Gus Malzahn was as bad as it was going to get, Mitch Mustain, the heralded high school all-American and 8-0 starter for the Arkansas Razorbacks requests a release from his scholarship.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 16:38:35

Shocked! As in, Michelle Shocked is coming to LR Folk Club

I know there are plenty of great artists who fly under the usual Little Rock music fan's radar who show up to play the Little Rock Folk Club.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 13:08:37

Va. Tech coach wins Broyles Award

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster, a four-time nominee for the Frank Broyles Award for best assistant coach in college football, took home the award Tuesday in Little Rock.

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