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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 15:49:00

New music from Yuni Wa, Marvin Berry, CUZ, Careful Creature and more

Yuni Wa is 17-year-old Little Rock native Princeton Coleman, a talented, omnivorous producer who makes beats, frenetic dance music and Paradise Garage-ready disco edits. Watch this space, etc.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 14:30:00

Travis McConnell moves to Arkansas Fresh Bakery

A surprise announcement from Arkansas Fresh Bakery: They've teamed up with Butcher and Public chef Travis McConnell in order to expand the brand into butchery, charcuterie and a new level of dining.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 12:43:00

Chef Angela Nix has made her menu truly superior

An interview with chef Angela Nix of the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery. While the focus is often on the beer being brewed, chef Nix has made it her mission to elevate the food at the historic brewpub—and she is succeeding admirably.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:17:02

Design-Build architect Gluck at Arts Center tonight

New York architect Peter Gluck give a talk, "What's Wrong With Us," about his firm's "Architect Led Design Build" approach to architecture, which he describes on his website as addressing the "schism between the design and construction of buildings, compromising building quality, blowing budgets and dragging out schedules," at 6 p.m. tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:10:00

Hannibal Buress is coming to the Rev Room April 12

Great news from the folks at the Rev Room: Hannibal Buress has announced a show there at 8 p.m. April 12. Buress is a stand-up comedian known for roles on "Broad City" and "The Eric Andre Show," jokes about Young Jeezy and apple sauce, specials like "Animal Furnace" and "Live from Chicago" and, oddly and most recently, bringing wider attention to the rape allegations against Bill Cosby. Also he's just widely considered one of the best comedians of his generation. Tickets are on sale now for $25.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 12:30:00

Bisa Butler at Hearne Fine Art TODAY

Fabric artist Bisa Butler will talk at Hearne Fine Art today, March 28, at 2 p.m. See a slideshow of her wonderful work on the gallery website.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 16:32:00

Staff Picks: An anthem for the legislative session, a history of the Gazette, Edgar G. Ulmer and more

To soothe shattered nerves after the past several weeks of watching the horror show at the Capitol, and in honor of the fact that the 2015 legislative session will be remembered as the moment in the political history of Arkansas when the state finally emerged from the ruined chrysalis of late 20th-century Democratic populism to reveal itself as a carbon copy of our western neighbor, I'll recommend the Yo La Tengo cover of the Kinks' gentle, beautiful "Oklahoma U.S.A." If life's for living, what's living for?

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 15:23:00

Ride the Arkansas Times Blues Bus to the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale

For the first time ever the Times is taking two buses to this year's Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale, Miss., which calls itself "half blues festival, half small-town fair and all about the Delta." Over 100 blues musicians will perform over the weekend at classic juke joints, blues clubs and small stages — last year's event brought attendees from 46 states and 28 countries. We'll be heading down on April 11 at 9 a.m., and the trip will come complete with live music en route: Blues Boy Jag will play on one bus and Jason Hale on the other. We'll also stop for lunch at the legendary Hollywood Cafe in Tunica.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:21:00

Cocoa Rouge is Easter Bunny approved

Easter time means chocolate, and Cocoa Rouge is the best we've found.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 10:41:00

Eggs, wine and smacked with a Yelp

As Friday's open line dawns, we are contemplating the need for bootlegging California hooch, the ways and means of eggs, some Yelp talk — and of course we want your opinions.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 15:17:00

Pre-order Mulehead's new album 'Forever Out Of Tune,' out April 28

Mulehead, the beloved Little Rock alt-country band who called it a day a decade ago but now very much rides again, have finished a new album, "Forever Out Of Tune," which will be out via Max Recordings on April 28. But! For those of you who can't wait that long or who feel inclined to support an important and deserving local cultural institution, you can pre-order the record today at Pledge Music and get immediate access to a free download.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 13:59:00

Sculpture stolen from Hot Springs museum

A bronze eagle sculpture, "U Wa Ha Li," by Arkansas artist David Harris was stolen yesterday from the Hot Springs Fine Arts Center, where it was on display as part of the Arkansas Sculptors Guild Exhibition. Executive Director Donna Dunnahoe said the 8-inch-tall, 7-pound sculpture was on a pedestal in the front gallery of the Fine Arts Center.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 13:30:00

Calling all screenwriters, choreographers, sculptors: Arts Council wants you

Calling screenwriters, choreographers and sculpture/installation artists: The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting applications for its $4,000 fellowships through April 17.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 10:59:00

Stubby's makes old school barbecue fresh

When the barbecue is as good as Hot Springs' classic Stubby's, there's no need for anything beyond the basics.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 13:01:00

Doors to new segregation at the Capitol: A V.L. Cox installation

North Little Rock artist V.L. Cox, who is known nationally for both abstract and work that references the South, decided to make a political statement today at the State Capitol with her "End Hate" installation of doors labeled "Whites Only," "Colored Only," etc.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 10:05:00

Filmmaker Rebecca Thomas to present 'Electrick Children' April 22 at Ron Robinson

For this month's Arkansas Times Film Series screening, we'll be welcoming the writer-director Rebecca Thomas, who will present her 2012 debut feature "Electrick Children." The film follows a fundamentalist Mormon teenager who comes to believe she's been impregnated by listening to a cassette tape, her first experience with rock music, and runs away to Las Vegas looking for answers. The New York Times called it "a playful urban fable, about the collision of country and city mice that suggests a variation of 'The Wizard of Oz,'" and "neither comedy nor drama nor satire but a surreal mélange infused with magical realism."

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 16:59:00

New music from Love Ghost, Liquid Skulls, Kidd B, Livesosa and more

Love Ghost has been around for several years but is rarely seen, could even be considered elusive. Helmed by Jason Weinheimer, of Fellowship Hall Sound and a thousand beloved local records, the band also includes — or has, in the past — Jesse Aycock and Jeff Matika and Eric Ardnt and Dylan Turner and Dave Easley. Here's a great preview of their forthcoming album, "Skies Are Grey," which you can expect sometime this spring.

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Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:37:00

Diamond Chef competition has grown along with Pulaski Tech

Guest blogger Christie Ison shares with us some information about Arkansas's biggest culinary challenge, Diamond Chef. She's been involved with the competition for several years and has a unique perspective on how the event has grown.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 17:07:00

Staff Picks: Photoshop Your Dreams, Particle Physics, Harper Lee and the Noose

For whatever reason — lagging enthusiasm for the middle school literary canon; the opposite of nostalgia for middle school itself — I haven't been able to get too worked up over the forthcoming, possibly exploitive publication of Harper Lee's lost first novel, a draft of which was apparently recently discovered by her attorney (who, to an almost comical extent, doesn't seem trustworthy).

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