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Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 15:59:00

Staff Picks: Netflix and Chill, Benji's pasta fresca, Creedence Clearwater Revival and more

The podcast Design Matters, published by Design Observer, is celebrating its 10th year and they are revisiting some of their best episodes from the last decade. I just finished this week's replay of the interview with the Scottish born illustrator Marion Deuchars. At the end of the wonderful interview, her two young sons are invited into the studio near where they pitch in some of their own thoughts on art and, in particular, drawing in the art books their mother created for children and adults.

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:09:00

Closing night lineup, more screenings announced for Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, running this year from October 9-18, has announced more screenings planned for this year's event, including the Closing Night lineup. The final weekend will feature the world premiere of ESPN's "The Prince of Pennsylvania," a nonfiction take on the subject of last year's award-winning "Foxcatcher," ass well as the "The Great Alone," about the Alaskan Iditarod race. "Both the human and canine stars," the festival reports, "will be in attendance." Closing night of the festival will include a screening of SXSW audience award-winner "Made In Japan," starring Tomi Fujiyama, "Japan's First Lady of Country Music." Fujiyama will be on hand to attend the screening and perform at the festival's celebration party on the night of Oct. 17.

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:25:00

Guest Mix: Aaron Sarlo

Hello, friends, well-wishers, and other. Some of you know me from one of my music projects, be it the world-pummeling smart people rock band, The Dangerous Idiots, the balls-out, conceptual thinkpiece, Duckstronaut, or the powerpop wünderband, Techno Squid Eats Parliament. Perhaps you know me as a stand-up comedian, onaccounta I do that, too. Or, maybe you know me from Shoog Radio, the radio show that plays “The best in Arkansas music." I don’t know how you know me. That’s why I had to type all that stuff.

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:11:00

Have you seen these instruments?

Arkansas Times' Art Director Bryan Moats was robbed this week. You can help!

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 10:03:00

New episode of 'My Favorite Guitar' with Amy Garland Angel

The new episode of Gerard Matthews' local web series "My Favorite Guitar" features Little Rock singer-songwriter Amy Garland Angel. Previous clips have featured John Willis and American Aquarium's BJ Barham.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 14:29:00

New music from Goon des Garcons, Ten High, Pockets, Wolfy Mane and more

The latest from Little Rock's Goon des Garcons — lately of Foredise Records and always of Young Gods of America — is a moody, energetic industrial anthem about pride and roots. Also check out his most recent tape "YOUNGDIRTYBASTARD."

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:40:00

Sorghum is more than sweet at Trio's

Talking grain sorghum, the hidden hero of Arkansas eats.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 13:58:00

Trio's to close briefly for remodeling

Trio's is getting a face lift just in time for its 29th birthday!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:08:00

Pizza, beer and trivia with Damgoode Pies and KUAR

Pizza, beer and trivia come to Damgoode Pies on August 27th.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 16:00:00

Staff Picks: Winning, Possums, an Arkansas Times 'End of Summer' mix and more

Here is a mix I made this afternoon inspired by the end of summer (still about a month off — I think about it all the time) and by something called the "Abilene paradox," which I read about on Wikipedia recently and have since found applicable to just about everything in life. Other recommendations this week:

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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 13:46:00

Psych of the South: Dutch Masters' 'The Expectation'

“The Expectation” by the Dutch Masters has long been hailed as an amazing example of garage rock among record collectors, but the story behind the song has been elusive. I spoke to three original band members including Earl Denton, Buz Johnson and John Walthall, to shed some light on this Arkansas mystery.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 20:13:00

And then there is Franke's

So I was reading Michael Roberts' post on this month's Savor the City deals (that's right; we actually read our own blogs!) and I saw that while he mentioned some fine specials, he left out Franke's. He didn't mean to. But I have a special place in my heart for Franke's.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 13:28:00

'Hands on a Hardbody' screening tonight cancelled

Sorry, y'all. We regret to announce that there'll be no monthly Arkansas Times Film Screening this month. Tonight's scheduled screening of "Hands on a Hardbody" has been cancelled.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 14:15:00

Delicious deals abound in West Little Rock during Little Rock Restaurant Month

As Little Rock Restaurant Month continues, we take a look at some of our favorite deals from West Little Rock.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 10:49:00

New Music from Pepperboy, Bigwig, The Gebharts, itsjusbobby and more

This is from Little Rock rapper itsjusbobby's latest record, "Anybody But Bobby," which I missed last month. Maybe not the obvious stand-out, but it's moody and confessional and desperate-sounding and good.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 08:11:00

Maddie's Place makes a believer out of a skeptic

After a long hiatus, I return to Maddie's Place in Riverdale and find the food is a lot tastier than I remembered.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:11:00

Signal Media responds to Heartbeat 106.7 feedback: Not about 'playing great music'

There has been an overwhelming response to the loss of Heartbeat 106.7 FM since the station changed formats last week, renaming itself 106.7 The Ride and shifting to a New Country format. As we noted Friday, a Facebook group had been started in protest, "Bring Back Heartbeat 106.7." When I spoke to program director Mike Kennedy, he seemed unconcerned about this perspective — noting that the group had only "58 likes."

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 10:00:00

Little Rock Restaurant Month: Savor the City picks in the Heights and Hillcrest

Restaurant month is going strong, and we've selected a few of our favorite deals from Hillcrest and the Heights.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 13:43:00

Katie Connally Confections expands offerings

Local baker ups her game when it comes to baked goods in both savory and sweet.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 13:38:00

Vote for your favorite booze and bars in Arkansas

What's your favorite Little Rock watering hole? What about in Fayetteville, Hot Springs or anywhere else in Arkansas outside of LR/NLR? What about your favorite locally brewed beer? Best spot to get a martini? Let us know. Vote in Toast of the Town.

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