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Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009 - 16:17:37

48-hour film project kicks off

Just an hour and half until hundreds of local folks start running around trying to write, produce, score and edit a short film in two days time.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 15:54:47

Lost Gunbunnies album coming soon on Max

Max Recordings announced today that the lost Gunbunnies album I told you about several months back will be released on Aug. 18.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 14:39:50

The Gossip Wii themselves in the skating rink

Love Long Distance Balloons gone bad, I guess.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 14:24:50

Saturday To-Do: Hip-Hop Showcase

Bobby, with big bro 607. HIP-HOP SHOWCASE8 p.m., Vino's.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 14:21:33

Saturday To-Do: Emery

EMERY7 p.m., the Village. $15 adv., $20 d.o.s.With neckties, sweater vests and library outfits from the 1970s, Emery's appearance sure doesn't match its post-hardcore sound, full of screams and breakdowns, catchy hooks and melodies.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 14:15:09

Saturday To-Do: The Diving Bell Ball

DIVING BELL BALL.8 p.m., Revolution. $7.There are a number of access points to the Diving Bell Ball.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 14:09:09

The Weekend: Cool Shoes, Rigby Fawkes, Gavin Degraw, Flash Larue and more

Rigby Fawkes. FRIDAY 7/31Cool Shoes returns to Downtown Music, with DJs Shortfuze, Risky Biz and Ike, 10 p.m., $5.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 11:28:36

Club 2720 closes shop this weekend in Spa City, but headed for LR

On Saturday, almost four years to the day Jeff Jenkins opened the late-night club 2720 in Hot Springs, he's celebrating the end of the road with a big bash.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 10:52:03

Suga City plots come back

Arkansas Bo and Goines of Suga City. After establishing all sorts of buzz with tracks on several Conduit comps and mixtapes — including "Biggie," which garnered a bit of radioplay — growing an impressive fanbase and signing to Koch Records, local rap duo Suga City fell off the face of the earth last year.

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 09:41:23

Friday To-Do: Frown Pow'r / The See

Frown Pow'r. Photo by Brian Chilson.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 21:29:19

Soothing Siesta.

When it comes to mixed alcohol drinks, I tend to go on the light side.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 16:23:31

The new LR emergency sirens sound like the bass line in "Paul Revere," according to D-G

"The siren, which the two departments demonstrated Wednesday, emits a lower, denser tone that's reminiscent of 1980s hip-hop, as opposed to the shrieking whine that usually emits from racing fire and police vehicles."

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:53:04

Charles Portis on McSweeney's

To promote "Read Hard," an anthology of writing from the Believer, McSweeney's excerpts one  of the featured pieces, Ed Park's tribute to Charles Portis, "Like Cormac McCarthy But Funny."

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 10:50:43

Kirk Demaris uses familiar faces for his family portraits

Siloam Springs artist Kirk Demaris had been drawing a lot of attention lately for his contributions to "Crazy 4 Cult 3-D," a forthcoming art show tribute at LA's Gallery 1988.He's produced a number of paintings of cinema families in family photo portrait pose.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 10:35:16

Trailer Gazing: The Coens' latest

Can't wait.Also, big props to whoever cut this trailer together. Love the rhythm."A Serious Man" gets a limited release on October 9.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 10:25:13

Thursday: Greg Spradlin, Flash Larue, Ryan Couron, Art Fashion Trade Show Dance and more

At White Water, one of Little Rock's finest guitarists, Greg Spradlin, shares a bill at with relatively new local act Flash Larue, which promises on its Facebook MySpace page that “No matter who you are, Flash Larue has written a song you love,” 9 p.m., $5.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 10:19:06

Weekend To-Do: T Tauri Film Festival

T TAURI FILM FESTIVAL7 p.m., Independence Hall, University of Arkansas Community College, Batesville. Free.“Suddenly one day some fat girl in Ohio is going to be the next Mozart and make a beautiful film with her father's camera and for once the so-called professionalism about movies will be destroyed forever, and it will really become an art form,” said Francis Ford Coppola, famously, years ago.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 09:57:11

Update: Casa Manana

CASA MANANA Last week in this space, we bemoaned the lack of inexpensive local Sunday breakfast options.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 09:54:46

Julie's space to become Khalil's

Khalil Moussa, general manager of Cregeen's Irish Pub, is breaking away to open what he terms a “new American pub” in the space that long housed Julie's on Shackleford Road.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 09:04:06

Our Food.

Much debate here lately about what constitues Arkansas food. So here's a forum for which to discuss said foods.

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