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Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:36:00

Enamelist Thom Hall wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Artist Thom Hall, architect Reese Rowland and writer and folk historian Freda Cruse Hardison are the winners of the 2017 Governors Arts Awards, sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council.

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Monday, October 31, 2016 - 15:20:00

Photo Gallery: Tool at Verizon Arena

If you missed the Tool concert at Verizon Arena Saturday night because you were collecting samples at the Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival like they were Pokemon, here are some highlights from the show's opening number.

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Monday, October 31, 2016 - 14:46:00

Pick up free tickets tomorrow morning to hear the ASO in the new Robinson Center

As a thank you to Little Rock voters for approving a bond referendum in 2013 that allowed a portion of the city's 2 percent hospitality tax to be used toward funding the renovation of the Robinson Center Music Hall, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is giving away tickets for a concert in the new space Wednesday, November 30, 7 p.m.

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Monday, October 31, 2016 - 13:21:00

Istanbul is a palate pleaser

From apps to dessert, Istanbul hits the spot.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:04:00

Big Piph releases "The Legacy Project" app for iPhone and Android

If the list of things you dig includes the music of rapper-activist Big Piph (Epiphany Morrow) and the myriad capabilities of your own iPhone or Android device, go grab the free interactive app that launched last night in iTunes and Google Play to accompany his album of the same name, "The Legacy Project."

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:53:00

Say, it's sweet potato pie contest time again!

An ingredient that shaped Little Rock's culture for years was Robert "Say" McIntosh's famous sweet potato pies. The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center pays homage to Say and his pies with its annual "Say It Ain't Say's" sweet potato pie baking contest, now in its fifth year.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 10:38:00

New music from Late Romantics, Youth Pastor and The Uh Huhs

New music from Late Romantics and new videos from Youth Pastor (formerly Comfortable Brother) and Arkansas Times Musician's Showcase champions The Uh Huhs.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:38:00

Leg room soon at The Root Cafe

People who love dining at The Root Cafe but shy away because of the crowds will be happy to learn that the new dining area likely will be open by the end of next week. Corri Bristow Sundell, who owns and operates the Root Cafe with her husband, Jack Sundell, said the restaurant is waiting on the city plumbing inspector for the second bathroom the restaurant was required to install when it added three shipping container units.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:29:00

Cheese dip champs, highest hog roasters: Here are the winners

The city's sages in the secrets of great cheese dip and whole hog roasting showed off last weekend, at the 6th annual World Cheese Dip Championship, held last Saturday, Oct. 22, at the River Market pavilions, and the 4th annual Arkansas Times Whole Hog Roast on Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:07:00

Rock Candy Ticket Giveaway: Collective Soul

The Stockbridge, Ga. band that penned "Shine," "December" and "The World I Know" is on tour in support of its ninth studio album, "See What You Started by Continuing," and we've got two tickets to give away to a concert this Saturday at Choctaw Casino in Pocola, Okla., 8 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 15:44:00

From the mind of Sol LeWitt: Crystal Bridges 'Loopy Doopy': A correction

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is installing Sol Lewitt's 70-foot eye-crosser "Wall Drawing 880: Loopy Doopy," waves of complementary orange and green, on the outside of the Twentieth Century Gallery bridge. You can glimpse painters working on it from Eleven, the museum's restaurant, museum spokeswoman Beth Bobbitt said

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:33:00

Sibling Rivalry closes open submission period, selects four manuscripts

Sibling Rivalry Press, a Lambda Literary Award-winning independent press based in Little Rock’s Stifft Station, selected four manuscripts this week following its open submission period, including one from an Arkansas author, Randi Romo, a collection of poetry, short stories and essays called “Distractions of Living.”

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 10:16:00

Ballet Arkansas moves to Creative Corridor

In a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, Ballet Arkansas celebrates its move to a new studio space at 520 Main Street along the Creative Corridor, and begins rehearsals for “The Nutcracker” and "Paquita" in the space only a half hour later.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 17:07:00

Jeff Nichols returns to Little Rock for Arkansas premiere of "Loving"

Director Jeff Nichols returns to his hometown Monday, Nov. 14, for the first Arkansas screening of “Loving,” Nichols’ depiction of the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple whose civil rights case resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court’s invalidation of all race-based legal restrictions on marriage.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:54:00

Coming to McLeod: Hursley and Simmons, land and dreamscapes

Heads up for Thursday, Oct. 27: Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery opens "Landscapes/Dreamscapes: At the Crossroads of Observation and Memory," an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Little Rock artists Jeanie Lockeby Hursley and  Dominique Simmons. 

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:52:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: Indian Grocers, nerdcore documentaries, "Pepe the Frog" explainers, Anne Carson and more

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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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 14:01:00

Good Weather, outdoors and in (Elliott Earls)

If you read this week's Arts and Entertainment feature on Good Weather Gallery, you are probably wanting to know a little bit more about the show opening tomorrow, Oct. 22: Elliott Earls' "Death of a Salesman."

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:26:00

Making Minor Arcs: Bear Colony's Matthew Putman on long-distance collaboration

From four members of Bear Colony comes "EP01," the new release from Minor Arcs, a four-track, visually-leaning sampling project. If you've already been enjoying the fruits of that collaboration, here's a peek into the group's long-distance creation process, how it all started, and where it might be headed next.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:35:00

New frontiers in space: NASA scientist talks exoplanets, Hubble's successor and more

An in-depth interview with Arkansas native Amber Straughn, who is on NASA's project science team designing the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:13:00

White Water gets Southern Salted

Lauren McCants, the Southern Salt Co. food truck founder and chef, is now serving food at the White Water Tavern Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday. On the menu: hamburgers and cheeseburgers (of course) as well as deep fried pork tenderloin sandwiches, deep fried chicken sandwiches, a smoked bologna and over-easy egg sandwich (real good, she says), chicken nachos and a special, like coconut curried chicken. There are vegetarian options, as well: Deep-fried tofu sandwiches, prepared with avocado and like a fish taco; and sweet potato and avocado tacos.

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