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Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:18:00

Interview: Splice Microcinema, Little Rock's best new film series

Splice Microcinema is a new series dedicated to "underground classics, alternative American cinema, cool and quintessential foreign films, deep cuts from the cult section, the occasional experimental joint and other scrappy masterpieces from the fringes of film history."

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 13:32:00

Check out our massive slideshow from the 2014 Designers Choice Fashion Preview

Times photographers Matt Amaro and Brian Chilson were all over Saturday's Designers Choice Fashion Preview at the Metroplex. Click above for the latest from Korto Momolu, shots of co-host Meagan Good, behind-the-scenes pics and much, much more.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 13:06:00

Class in log cabin repair at HAM

Daubing do's and don'ts and more.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:51:00

John Salvest, "Disappearing Ink"

An exhibition on the loss of newspapers.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 11:46:00

Jonathan Wilkins returns to the grill at Argenta Farmers Market

Jonathan Wilkins, the man behind the most delicious bar food Little Rock has ever seen, is cooking again. After leaving White Water Tavern last summer, Wilkins has resurfaced with Arkansas Fresh Bakery, a bakery out of Benton that largely supplies directly to restaurants, but has expansion plans on the horizon. Wilkins will begin selling Arkansas Fresh bread abd grilled sandwiches and snacks at the Argenta Farmers Market on Saturday.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:31:00

Here are some photos of Cher

Times photographer Brian Chilson braved the Verizon Arena Friday night to bring us these photos of Cher, and they are bright and colorful and strange. She's on some sort of tribal, Caribbean tip, featuring back-up dancers with shields. I wasn't there, but I obviously should have been. More after the jump:

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 07:03:00

Food Feedback Friday: Packet House, pie day, and jackpots

Hey, hey! It’s Friday! And it’s that time of the week...we’re looking for your feedback on what’s good to eat right now around Little Rock.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 16:41:00

A taste of Table Mesa in Conway

Recently, I had a chance to stop in on the newest location of this small chain of restaurants during a short trip to Conway—and honestly, since my meal here, I can’t stop thinking about making a return visit. Let any questions about the "quality" of this place be laid to rest. I’m hoping that someday the folks at Table Mesa decide to extend their mini-empire to Little Rock, but truthfully, the short trip to Conway is definitely not enough to keep me away for long.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 16:49:00

Arkansas Times Premiere: Download Pepperboy's new mixtape, '3 Volleys'

Pepperboy is a unique presence in Little Rock rap, a local street rapper from the city's south side who fell headlong into Lil B's weirdo-visionary orbit and resurfaced a changed man. The Southern outlier in the Bay Area-based Green Ova Underground, and one of the few really enduring personalities of the cloud rap moment, Pepperboy dependably and effortlessly brings to his projects what so many local rappers struggle with—a distinct voice.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 14:00:00

Johnny Cash's son says he has 'four or five more' albums worth of unreleased material

Little-known country singer and Kingsland, Ark.-native Johnny Cash has deep vaults of unreleased material, according to an article published online today by The Guardian.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:58:00

'Art from above the Arctic Circle' at Wiggins Gallery

Inuit drawings, carvings, beadwork and more at the Sequoyah Center of UALR.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:25:00

For the night kitchen: A Night Farmers Market

The Farmers' Market in the River Market pavilions enters its 40th year when it opens Saturday, May 3.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 21:36:00

A night in the life of a drag performer

Miss Kitty's Saloon closed recently after its landlord opted not to renew the lease. Times photo intern Matt Amaro was on hand the final weekend to capture photos of the last drag performances. See his photo slideshow below. Longtime performer and advocate Sandy Sarlo (Justin Case) was also there. He offers a behind-the-scenes look at what its like to perform.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 16:58:00

Former Capital chef Lee Richardson takes over as owner and executive chef of the Packet House Grill

Big news for Little Rockers hungry for great dining options: Lee Richardson, the New Orleans native who turned Ashley's into one of the best restaurants in the state during his tenure as executive chef from 2007 to 2012, is taking over as owner and executive chef of the Packet House Grill in West Little Rock.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:36:00

Riverfest adds CeeLo Green, Jamey Johnson and Robert Randolph and The Family Band to its 2014 lineup

RIVERFEST has announced its final set of headliners: CeeLo Green, CMA Song of the Year winner Jamey Johnson and pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph and the Family Band. They will join a lineup that also includes Hank Williams, Jr., Salt-N-Pepa, Lee Brice, Chicago, The Wallflowers, Easton Corbin, Three Days Grace, The Fray and Buckcherry. This year’s festival will be held May 23-24; three-day passes will go on sale at half-price ($20) starting April 1.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014 - 15:37:00

Watch a terrifying new music video from The Body

The Body, the Portland-by-way-of-Little-Rock avant metal group started by Arkansas natives Lee Buford and Chip King in the late `90s, has a new record due to come out on April 1.

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:19:00

CBS to hold open casting call for 'Big Brother' in Benton

Well it looks like Arkansas's reality TV moment isn't quite over, and now's your chance to get involved. The CBS show "Big Brother" will hold an open casting call for its sixteenth (!) season this Sunday in Benton from 1-6 p.m. The show, as CBS explains it, "follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with 65 cameras and 98 microphones recording their every move, 24 hours a day."

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 09:57:00

Your 2014 Spring Photo Contest Winner

The votes are in, and we have a winner for the Spring 2014 Photo Contest!

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Monday, March 24, 2014 - 07:17:00

Cheers and Jeers: From Lucky Charms to Layla's

I’m starting a new feature. “Cheers and Jeers” will be a periodic smattering of dishes and other random food musings that are on my mind. I hope you enjoy it, and I’d be happy to hear your thoughts on anything mentioned, as well. Here we go...

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