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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 09:54:34

New Belgium Tasting at The Joint Thursday

North Little Rock has a growing beer scene, and one place that has elevated the brews they pour is The Joint. Did you think it was just for entertainment and coffee? Think again.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:39:00

A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren in Little Rock

Music legend Todd Rundgren released his 25th solo studio album "Global" earlier this month, and spent a few days in Little Rock in support of its release. On Saturday, April 18, I headed out to Arkansas Record and CD Exchange in North Little Rock for Record Store Day. They had food trucks, free merch and a special guest appearance by Rundgren himself. A steady line of Rundgren fans shuffled in line for over 3 hours getting an autograph and photo op. He even stayed an extra hour — missing lunch, apparently — to continue to signing autographs as his wife, Michele, offered to take pics with people's cameras.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:11:00

New video from Goon des Garcons, 'SHITONYOU'

I'm been out of town for a week and have a lot to catch up on, but here's a quick endorsement for Little Rock rapper Goon des Garcons' new video, for "SHIT ON YOU," the opening track from his latest mixtape, "YOUNG DIRTY BASTARD."

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 13:50:00

Preservation Crustaceans Crawfish Boil coming to Argenta

Crawfish, shrimp, and more at the Preservation Crustaceans Crawfish Boil in Argenta. This is going to be quite a party!

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:54:00

Cedar Rock Acres announces dinner in the vineyard

Cedar Rock Acres in Scotland announces first farm-to-table dinner of the season.

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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:29:00

Letter from Lynette (V.L. Cox) on D.C. and doors

V.L. Cox, who took her "End Hate" door installation to Washington, D.C., weekend before last, has shared her thoughts on the experience, and I will post them here. 

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 15:15:00

Sculpture in the River Market: We'd vote for Warrick

The Sculpture in the River Market preview party is tonight, and people who paid the $100 to attend will get to vote on which artist they think should win the commission for a sculpture to be placed at the northwest corner of the intersection of Chenal Parkway and Chenal Valley Drive.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:50:00

Head to the Hive with the Times (and see art, too!)

You've read here about chef Matthew McClure's nomination for a second James Beard nomination for his offerings at 21c Hotel's The Hive restaurant. You know The Hive was the 2014 winner of the Best New Restaurant award in our Readers' Choice issue. You've always wanted to travel to Bentonville to eat there, right? Now, on May 2, not only will the Arkansas Times take you to The Hive for dinner, we'll first satisfy your appetite for art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:48:00

Pies, crawfish, pop-up markets and Food Network stars this weekend

We've got food news you need: Simon Majumdar is in town, pop up markets get going in Conway and Acadia changes its menu. Plus a 100% free open line for you to talk about your own food news, experiences and recommendations.

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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:37:00

Eat Arkansas removes pay wall

Eat Arkansas announces the end of pay wall limitations for its food blog content.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 15:14:00

Last call to see Robyn Horn show at Butler Center Galleries

Robyn Horn's paintings and sculpture in “Reflections on Line and Mass" at the Butler Center Galleries in the Arkansas Studies Institute are an example of the work of one of the finest artists working in Arkansas today (and yesterday and tomorrow). If you have seen the show, head down to the River Market district, because tomorrow is its last day.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 11:41:00

Live Review: Fleetwood Mac returns to Verizon with classic lineup reunited

Fleetwood Mac is a band that embodies change and transformation. After a slew of different lineups, they hit their stride in the mid-‘70s, around the time that many of their fellow Boomers were settling down and starting families. Maybe that’s why their most beloved songs contrast a sort of jaded wisdom with hopeful confidence – the perfect soundtrack for growing up while still feeling young and looking forward to the future.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:21:00

Beast Food Truck receives national recognition

Paleo-based food truck Beast receives national recognition and a delightful video produced in their honor.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:37:00

Arkansas Food Bank to host fundraiser

The Arkansas Food Bank is hosting one heck of a dinner tonight. Fight hunger and enjoy local food!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 16:06:00

Duffer alert: Golfer painting by Wood new to CBMA

An email about a new acquisition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art went astray in my mailbox, so I am late in reporting that Grant Wood's "The American Golfer" (1940) has been added to the collection.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 15:00:00

Illustrator Bryan Collier at Hearne Fine Art

Bryan Collier, an illustrator, three-time Caldecott Medal Winner and six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, is showing originals and prints of his work at Hearne Fine Art through June 13. Along with the show, "Page Turners," Collier will sign books at 5:30 p.m. April 23 at the gallery, as part of the Arkansas Literary Festival.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 14:05:00

Thursday night: Fill those Empty Bowls for the Foodbank

The hunger-relief organization Arkansas Foodbank holds its "Empty Bowls 2015" fund-raising art auction Thursday at Next Level Events in the Union Station to benefit its work. Artwork in all media — including bowls created specially for the event — will be auctioned, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. "Full Glasses" follows at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $35.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:40:00

Heights Taco and Tamale is a fantastic throwback

Heights Taco & Tamale holds soft opening, makes reviewer realize he's been missing out on something special.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 16:36:00

'Van Gogh to Rothko': It's got 'star power'

The "Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery" exhibition (which the Denver Art Museum dubbed "Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery") at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art "shines with star power," says Westword arts writer Michael Paglia.

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