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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 15:05:23

Trevor Bennett exhibition opens tonight at Boswell Mourot

Since I got a date wrong in this item when I posted it previously, here goes again! Boswell Mourot Fine Art is hosting an opening reception tonight (Tuesday, Nov. 3) for its new exhibit of charcoals by Trevor Bennett, "Drawing Value." The reception is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 15:57:00

Staff Picks: Walmart, the Smell of Death, Streetcar Parties and more

So here's a Halloween thing to do: Listen to an Arkansas Tech University professor of psychology talk about the smell of death! Ilan Shrira was a guest on NPR's "Science Friday" today, talking about putrescine, a compound found in decaying corpses. You know you want to hear it, so go to their website and hear him talk about his experiments on campus. (Guess what he discovered! People run from the smell of death of rotting corpses!)

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 14:29:00

Warrick, Hussey tapped for La. Purchase sculpture

Michael Warrick, professor of sculpture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the creator of several public sculptures in Little Rock, and Louisiana sculptor Aaron Hussey have been commissioned to create a piece commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase. The work, "Straight Lines on a Round World," will be 20 feet tall and installed in front of the Statehouse Convention Center.

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Friday, October 30, 2015 - 11:19:00

Cheese Dip Festival moves, Milford Track moving, Dia de "Lost" Muertos, Whole Hog Roast and more

Dia de Los Muertos Beer and Bicycle Event is Sunday, November 1st from 2-5:30 at Lost 40.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 09:30:00

I Love Juice Bar is great for healthy food

There's more than just juice at I Love Juice Bar. Spring rolls, salads and soups round out a healthy menu full of local goodies and delicious flavors.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 12:59:00

Wasabi's new management is a great improvement

Reopened just this month under new management, Wasabi Bar & Grill serves up a tasty lunch.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:55:00

Watch 'Peace in the Valley,' a new documentary about the Eureka Springs civil rights ordinance

"Peace in the Valley" is a new, 15-minute documentary short directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher and produced by The Intercept, the online publication launched last year by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill. The film was commissioned as part of the Intercept's Field of Vision series. "They said — so there’s this town, there’s this vote, and there’s this big Jesus on a hill,” Palmieri said in an interview. “And we said OK.”

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 11:21:00

MacArthur Museum's WWI posters to go on view

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History has completed a four-year project to conserve 50 World War I propaganda posters donated to the museum by Dr. Florence Bush in 1999 and will celebrate with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. The museum's posters were originally owned by Bush's father, Thomas Clapham of Little Rock, who collected them from 1917 to 1919, when he was a teenager.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 10:03:00

Pie Five Pizza is coming soon to Benton

Pizza in five minutes? That's what Pie Five is promising at their new store in Saline County.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 09:23:06

Experience the sweet side of sorghum with the Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County

Learn all about sorghum molasses, a vital food throughout the history of Arkansas at Sorghum Fest in Mount Ida.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 09:23:03

Smoothies and superfoods are delicious ways to eat healthy at I Love Juice Bar

There's more than just juice available at Midtown's new Juice Bar—come check out the tasty selection of smoothies for a healthy alternative. And learn more about all the "superfood0" additions you can use to make a healthy treat just for you!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 14:36:00

Eliza Borné is named editor-in-chief of the Oxford American

The Oxford American, the quarterly literary magazine based in Little Rock, announced this afternoon that interim editor Eliza Borné will take over as editor-in-chief, the magazine's third since it was founded in 1992. A Little Rock native, Borné has been an editor at the magazine since 2013, and previously worked at the Nashville publication Bookpage.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 - 13:21:00

A rich exhibition: 'Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art'

Frank Romero's painting "Death of Ruben Salazar" (above), which memorializes the police killing of the Chicano journalist in a bar he'd ducked into after covering a march against the Vietnam War, exemplifies why you should go to "Our American: The Latino Presence in American Art" at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 - 10:31:00

Dispatches from the galaxy: notes on worlds real and imagined

Sometimes you have to get out of Arkansas, and when you do you gotta really make it count.

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Monday, October 26, 2015 - 09:41:00

Scenes from the Arkansas Times Beer Fest

Our own Brian Chilson brings us pictures from the Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 16:21:00

Saturday: Pop Up in the Rock

The people of Pop Up in the Rock will rock and pop tomorrow, rain or shine, on West Ninth Street, to demonstrate what this venerable street could look like with forward-thinking development. The event runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at Broadway and Izard, just past Little Rock Flag and Banner, once a street that was hopping with all manner of African-American-owned businesses.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 16:04:00

Halloween Staff Picks: Candy guide, Oakland Cemetery, China Mieville, Ganksta N-I-P and more

The irony of people thinking there's ghosts in the cemetery, somebody told me once, is that while there are plenty of dead folks in your average boneyard, very few of them probably shuffled off their mortal coil INSIDE the cemetery — which, if I remember my superstitious bullshit correctly, is how ghosts get attached to a place to begin with. That said, the dead do speak, and if we want to understand where we're going as a city, a community and a species, we should probably listen. To that end, my Halloween pick is the free cell phone tour of the storied Oakland & Fraternal Cemetery, at 2101 Barber Street in East Little Rock.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 13:01:00

Rain can't tame these tacos from the Beast

No amount of rain could stop my craving for tacos—only chorizo from Beast Food Truck could help.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 11:42:00

New music from The Hacking, Saeuce Millz, Bad Match, Billy Von and more

I'm pretty sympathetic toward any attempt at making a Little Rock anthem, and this one isn't bad as far as it goes. "Bangin' in the Rock ain't dead," Ekko Muzic says, which is both an obvious gesture and a deeply subversive one — to point out that the past isn't the past, the city's old issues and tensions and divisions remain urgent and troubling, which seems inarguable and worth mentioning occasionally. Local anthems are necessary and positive by definition — it's good to talk about your surroundings, even if "try not to get shot" is the message you come up with.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:30:00

National Endowment for the Arts honors Pharoah Sanders

North Little Rock native and free jazz legend Pharoah Sanders has been named as one of the recipients of a 2016 Jazz Masters Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, along with vibraphonist Gary Burton, saxophonist Archie Shepp and Wendy Oxenhorn, director of the Jazz Foundation of America. Sanders, who turned 75 last week, will receive "a $25,000 cash award and perform a free concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 4 that will be streamed live on arts.gov."

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