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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 11:34:00

KABF Pledge Drive Edition, with BLACK PARTY and Doctor Nod

"Voice of the People" KABF 88.3 kicks off their pledge drive this weekend (through Aug. 16). Call them at (501) 372-6119 or pay them a visit at kabf.org and give them a few dollars because it would mean a lot. They would do the same for you, I'm willing to bet.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 05:17:00

Toad Suck Buck's is Doing it Right on the River

One of the things we love about Arkansas is that places like Toad Suck Buck's are everywhere, tucked into corners you wouldn't know to look for unless you're a local. It’s clear the folks who live around the Stony Point area of Perry county think they have a gem in this place, and they might be right.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 05:16:00

The Kraft Mac & Cheese Food Hack

Recently, we held another food hack competition, taking another childhood classic, Kraft Mac & Cheese, and tried to turn it on its head, creating something entirely new and unique. Again, the results were pretty awesome. The rules were simple: Use a whole box of mac and cheese, both noodles and cheese powder, and turn it into any sinister monstrosity imaginable. We had a vote via the Eat Arkansas Facebook page to crown a winner. Here's what was submitted:

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 02:57:00

A quarter of a century on Central Avenue: Gallery Walk celebration

Hot Springs’ monthly Gallery Walk is a quarter of a century old this August, and the Central Avenue arts district is celebrating with a weekend of exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, an art auction and other activities.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 18:38:00

New Juanita's owners promise bigger, better concerts

Juanita’s, the venerable Tex-Mex restaurant and live music venue, has new owners. Four years after they purchased the restaurant and club, Joe Cates and Jim O’Brien have sold it to Erin Hurley, Trey Jordan, Reed Lewallen, Bill Puckett and James Snyder. The new group takes ownership of the space at 614 President Clinton Ave. Aug. 1. Upgrading the type of concerts the club hosts is one of the new group’s top priorities, according to Lewallen.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 16:31:00

Coming to Crystal Bridges in 2015: Jamie Wyeth exhibition

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston's exhibition "Jamie Wyeth," described as the first comprehensive retrospective of the artist's work, will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art next year.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 12:18:00

Name that Arkansas artist: Update

The Arkansas sculptor who made this piece ("Final Tribute to Stradivarius") will have his work featured at a Friday reception. Guess the artist and I'll tell you where the reception is.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:21:00

Coming to the Thea Foundation: John Harlan Norris

A video of John Harlan Norris at work gives you a good idea of what you'll see when his exhibit "John Harlan Norris: Cast" opens next week at the Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., North Little Rock.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 09:55:00

Recommended: Figure drawing show at MUGS Cafe

I figured I'd like the Quapaw Quarter Figure Drawing Group show at Mugs Cafe, but I didn't know how much. It's definitely worth a trip, especially if like me you love figure drawing.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 16:31:00

Diamond Bear celebrates launch of Southern Blonde in a can

Diamond Bear is celebrating the launch of its Southern Blonde in can-form tonight at its new brewery in North Little Rock. There's be all sorts of tasty grub from the Arkansas Alehouse and enough beer for even the thrisy-est out there. Tickets, $25 in advance or $30 at the door, cover food and drink.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 14:09:00

Arkansas 'Jeopardy' hero Cooper Lair destined for game show riches

Not since the glory days of Leonard Cooper and Brock Thompson has Arkansas seen so promising a hometown Jeopardy contestant as 15-year-old Cooper Lair, who will compete in the Teen Tournament semi-finals tomorrow night (July 29) and will almost definitely emerge a very wealthy man.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 13:41:00

Stream the new Chris Denny album, 'If The Roses Don't Kill Us'

North Little Rock native Chris Denny, who was, as we wrote in May, "Arkansas's most promising musical talent for so long that he seemed destined to remain forever stuck on a "greatest that never was" list," made his triumphant return to Little Rock in June with a brief show at Juanita's.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:46:00

What we talk about when we talk about the Walmart AMP

The monumental Rogers, Ark. music venue formerly known as the Arkansas Music Pavilion and recently renamed the Walmart AMP (or Walmart, for short), has a truly impressive and expensive lineup scheduled for the upcoming Fall, and they're adding more dates all the time.

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Monday, July 28, 2014 - 10:36:00

StudioMAIN issues call to artists for public art in SoMa

The StudioMAIN design cooperative is seeking artists to create sculpture for SoMa between 12th and 17th, work that will be funded by a matching gift of $45,000 from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, the Quapaw Central Business Improvement District No. 5 and Bernice Garden and Esse Purse Museum founder Anita Davis.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 13:02:23

Swing and a miss from Bruno's Little Italy

Classic Little Rock eatery has issues with overcooked and below-temperature food.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 16:15:00

Jeff Goldblum, Walt Whitman's ghost, Giant Squid hunters and Hillcrest Artisan Meats

Go to Hillcrest Artisan Meats. Ask for a couple of chunks of the teres major. It's a little known cut of beef shoulder. It's as tender as tenderloin, but a lot more flavorful. Each individual piece is about 6 to 8 ounces. One per person should do.

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 14:13:00

Watch Lucero's 'I'll Just Fall,' from 'Live in Atlanta'

We mentioned earlier this month that Lucero had a huge, career-spanning live album, "Live from Atlanta," on the way in August, and now a few of the tracks are available to stream: "Sweet Little Thing," "Texas & Tennessee" and "Tears Don't Matter Much." Above, watch them play "I'll Just Fall," off 2002's "Tennessee," via the AV Club.

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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 06:18:00

Food Feedback Friday: The "We need your vote!" edition

Alrighty...you know the drill with Food Feedback. Tell us what you're eating this week and what you thought about it. I love to hear all the suggestions and I'm frequently looking back through your recommendations to determine my next meal. So share away! Happy weekend, y'all.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 05:51:00

Looking in on the new Le Pops, now in the Heights

Le Pops is a wonderful addition to the Heights neighborhood. Laurie Harrison is incredibly dedicated to her product, she still works here 7 days a week and is constantly experimenting in the kitchen to develop new flavors. Check them out the next time you need a cool down.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:21:00

Arlington Hotel Edition, with Kari Faux and Country Florist

Little Rock's song of the summer now has a video, and it's better than any of us could have hoped, like DGainz meets DIS magazine. The fact that I've yet to hear this song on the radio here is a complete mystery.

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