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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 14:39:00

Whole Hog better than remembered

A pleasant surprise from the barbecue chain.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:59:00

Izzy's is good for pizza, bad for burgers

Trekking out to the wilds of Highway 10 didn't bring any revelations in terms of great food. There was decent, and then there was the burger.

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 09:46:00

Friday Five: Christmas hangover edition

Holiday cheer can turn ugly once the presents are open and the party winds down. Here's your Friday open line with our guide to surviving the Christmas aftermath.

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Flake & Kelley

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 14:14:00

'American Encounters' finale coming from Louvre to CBM in May

The final "American Encounters" collaboration of the Musee du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Terra Foundation for American Art comes to Arkansas next year when "The Simple Pleasures of Still Life" opens May 16 at CBM in Bentonville. Its first showing is Feb. 5-April 27 at the Louvre.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014 - 16:52:00

Live: Weedhorse, Flat Top Tony and John Neal Rock and Roll at Revolution (Photos)

I arrived at The Rev Room Friday at 7:15 p.m., as a bartender was setting up for a busy night. I saw Mark Colbert (soundman) and Mark Sadler (lighting) and we talked shop a while. I saw Samantha "Sam" Allen (venue manager) and we caught up as well. Soon I met and interviewed Richie Barnard, the website coordinator for the Little Rock Scene, whose 10 Year Anniversary we were here to celebrate.

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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:03:00

Last minute gift guide for hopeless procrastinators

Last minute gifts can be awesome — you just need to grab some of these local Arkansas delights.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 20:00:00

Root Cafe the Growing America winner on HLN

How apt: The Root Cafe is the viewer-chosen winner of the documentary series "Growing America: A Journey to Success," on HLN TV. The show's idea: that MBAs from the country's most prestigious universities could help businesses to, well, leaf out.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 17:40:00

About that $4.5 million Noguchi table Alice Walton may have bought

Max Brantley posted on the Arkansas Blog news from BLOUIN ARTINFO while I was out about the auction of an Isamu Noguchi table that sources say Alice Walton was the high bidder on — paying $4,450,500. maybe she also bought the "Managing Committee Table," designed by Balkrishna Doshi and Le Corbusier, 1953-54. The auction house estimated it would sell for $300,000 to $400,000, but the winning bid was $1.8 million.

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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 15:46:00

Holiday Staff Picks: 'Lilyhammer,' The Dream Scene, Christmas gift ideas, recipes and more

Perfect for the season: The Netflix series "Lilyhammer," starring Steve Van Zandt as a protected witness mobster living in Norway. Lots of snow. Van Zandt brings his felonious ways to prim and proper Norway in slapstick fashion as a nightclub operator with Norwegian good fellows. Great scenery. A good dose of information on Scandinavian socialism and folkways.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 12:16:00

New music from Mildriot, College Station Camron, Dividend and more

A baffling, instant-classic Christmas anthem from Mildriot, a.k.a Michael Chavez, who used to go by Miles Rattz and released a really good record over the summer called "Fought Songs" on the UK label Sister 9 Recordings.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 09:22:00

Top 10 Little Rock albums of 2014

Here are the Little Rock albums we listened to more than any others this year, the ones that meant the most to us and that we’d push on any out-of-towners who asked what was new in the Little Rock music scene.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 12:03:00

Buyers take note: Art market Friday in Argenta

Still shopping for art gifts? The Holiday Art Show, featuring the fellows of Artist INC and the students of Art Connection, will be open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, at 413B Main St. in Argenta. (That's the other half of John Gaudin's gallery space. Religious icons by Sylvia Inzerella are on exhibit in 413A.)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 11:18:00

It's the most wonderful time of the year, for beer

What a great year it's been in Arkansas for beer lovers, and as the last month quickly gets crossed off the calendars it become pretty evident that 2015 is going to be just as rewarding.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:19:00

Photos from March for TC

Last night, dozens of friends of TC Edwards, the Little Rock musician and man on the scene who was found murdered Dec. 7, marched in his memory, chanting "Justice for TC" and "TC is metal" as they walked from Pizza D' Action up Kavanaugh.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 13:23:00

Pupuseria Mi Chalateca serves elite Salvadoran cuisine

Fans of food trucks and Salvadoran food alike will find a lot to love about one of Hot Springs' most popular destinations for good eats.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 11:46:00

Psych of the South: The Mercenaries' 'Things Found Here'

Recently, a trove of band business cards from the golden era of Arkansas garage bands was discovered and put on eBay. I was able to purchase some of them, including one by a little known 1960s garage band from Little Rock named The Mercenaries. Their record, on the cult favorite MY records label based in Little Rock, was released in early 1967. Their songs, including the atmospheric and heavy “Things Found Here” along with the psychedelic tinged “Take It All” are obscure even by garage rock standards. They were not featured on the 1999 Butler Center MY records compilation and their story has not been told before

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014 - 17:25:00

Jeff Nichols to direct 'Aquaman,' according to leaked emails

The revelations from last month's massive Sony hack have so far included embarrassing financial statements, embarrassing emails and many other categories of embarrassments. Sony employees hate their own movies, for instance, and Channing Tatum writes weird emails. And now even Arkansas is involved, however tangentially, with the news that Little Rock native Jeff Nichols might be attached to direct the "Aquaman" movie.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 16:10:00

Yes, Virginia, there is more than one way to make eggnog

The Historic Arkansas Museum's website is the place to go for winning eggnog recipes.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 09:29:00

Guest Mix: Goon des Garcons

I think I was supposed to have an introduction here but i'm gonna just skip all that and let you guys get to the music.. Here's a list of some of the songs I listen to on my day2day.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 15:51:00

Kim Kardashian, a Christmas playlist, local poetry and more

Tonight, is the Arkansas Times annual holiday party. As usual, I've been asked to DJ. That means putting together a playlist on iTunes and Spotify that starts with not-lame Christmas music, gradually transitions into mid-tempo party music, moves to Stax and Motown so the boomers on staff will dance and then, maybe after Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, is just "Back That Azz Up" played on a loop.

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