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Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 17:42:00

New book documents the work of visionary instrument-maker Ed Stilley

Ed Stilley is one of those special, extraordinary visionaries who are driven to create. In Stilley's case, God was the driver and He told Stilley in 1979 to build acoustic  instruments for children.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 - 16:55:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: The Weather Edition

Arkansas Times Recommends is a series in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying this week.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:31:00

Power out at the Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center was closed today, due to a power outage in MacArthur Park, and the MacArthur Museum of Military History was likely closed as well. Phones at the latter were being answered by machines.It's a good thing it was today and not next Thursday, Aug. 4,  when the Arts Center is holding an open house for architectural firms interested in applying for the planned renovation and expansion will be held. The Arts Center announced in June its Request For Qualifications for a design architect was ready for interested parties.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 16:14:00

Amman Abbasi named among "25 New Faces of Independent Film"

Filmmaker Magazine named Little Rock's Amman Abbasi, the son of Pakistani immigrants living in Arkansas, among "25 New Faces of Independent Film."

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 13:37:00

Trans activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy to attend Kaleidoscope Film Festival

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, longtime trans and civil rights activist, is scheduled to attend the closing screening of Little Rock Film Society's Kaleidoscope Festival, Annalise Ophelian's "Major."

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 16:02:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: The Food Edition

Arkansas Times Recommends is a series in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying this week.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 14:50:00

Eat My Catfish surfaces in Little Rock

Eat My Catfish, which has locations in Benton and Conway, held its grand opening Tuesday in a jazzy new spot at 10301 N. Rodney Parham Road.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 14:45:00

Pickled! Preservation Libations fundraiser is Friday

Drinks of the roaring ’20s will be bottoms up as Preserve Arkansas hosts its second annual Preservation Libations Master Mix-Off starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, in the Albert Pike Masonic Temple. Set in the auditorium of the grand 1924 structure, guests will imbibe and vote on competing bartenders’ twists on historic cocktails, all of them delightfully quirky and plenty stiff.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 14:30:00

Kari Faux's stunning new video for "Fantasy"

Little Rock rapper Kari Faux just dropped a stunning new video for her single, "Fantasy."

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:07:00

Checking in with Hard Pass

Shayne Gray talks with Mitch Vanhoose and Chad Conder of Hard Pass (formerly Cosby) ahead of the band's album release on July 22.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:49:29

A latesummer festival round-up

Like the Pompeii worm or the heat-loving cockscomb, late summer festivals are undeterred by the blistering sun.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 09:21:00

Sandy Longhorn awarded Porter Fund Literary Prize

Poet and professor Sandy Longhorn joins the ranks of 30 writers to be awarded the prestigious Porter Fund Literary Prize.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 10:57:00

Kaleidoscope Film Festival announces full lineup

The Kaleidoscope Film Festival, which will be held Aug. 18-21 mostly at the Argenta Community Theater and The Joint in North Little Rock, has announced its full lineup.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 14:25:00

"March: Book Three" set for August 2 release

Little Rock’s Nate Powell’s triptych depicting the struggle of civil rights activist U.S.Rep. John Lewis, is slated for release on August 2.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:59:00

Brad Neely weighs in on Taylor Swift

From Fort Smith's Brad Neely, an alternate theory on Taylor Swift's power that has nothing to do with Hiddleswift or who's winning in the Taylor/Kim/Kanye/et al beef.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10:31:00

Mortuus Pater Pictures films "Antiquities" in Arkansas

We talked with Graham Gordy and Gary Newton about their new production company, Mortuus Pater, and their plans to expand Daniel Campbell's Charles B. Pierce award-winning short "Antiquities" into a full-length feature film shot in Arkansas.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 09:55:00

Arkansas Times Film Series Presents "Night of the Hunter"

In concert with Film Quotes Film and Riverdale 10 Cinema, Arkansas Times Film Series presents Charles Laughton's grim fairy tale, "Night of the Hunter."

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 09:16:00

A Q&A with Nikki Hill

We spoke with North Carolina belter Nikki Hill on her way from Canada to New Mexico in advance of her show Saturday, July 23 at the White Water Tavern.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 14:46:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: The Water Edition

Arkansas Times Recommends is a series in which Times staff members (or whoever happens to be around at the time) highlight things we've been enjoying this week.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 15:28:00

The trailer for Jeff Nichols' 'Loving' looks great

The latest from Little Rock's Jeff Nichols hits theaters Nov. 4. It's Nichols' telling of the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose marriage led to the landmark civil rights case Loving v. Virginia, which ended laws preventing interracial marriage. Ruth Negga's performance as Mildred Loving generated Oscar talk after the film debuted at Cannes.

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