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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 14:07:00

Enter the 25th anniversary edition of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Time is ticking to enter the 25th Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, which kicks off on Jan. 26. The submission deadline is Sunday, Jan. 8. Performers will compete for an array of prizes worth over $2,500. Acts must perform 30 minutes of original material. All styles are welcome.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 08:00:00

Gaga for Gourmasian

I never ate at The Southern Gourmasian during it’s exclusively food-truck days, and I hadn’t yet made it to the storefront location at 219 West Capitol.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 08:00:00

For the love of Big Orange

Big Orange has been around for just long enough that it’s not always fresh on my mind.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 08:00:00

Little Rock Oyster Bar an institution

The Oyster Bar, established in 1975, has been around for long enough that’s it’s hard to imagine a Little Rock without it.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 11:39:00

Tripping the light fantastic at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges sends holiday greetings with video of Rod Bigelow channels Fred Astaire through the museum on his way to "The Art of American Dance."

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 09:52:00

Fornetti brings pastries and breads to Arkansas

Fornetti, an international bakery, will soon be offering pastries and breads via in-store locations in Road Runner convenience stores across the state and into Oklahoma.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 09:45:00

Heifer Cafe delights

The Café@Heifer, located at Heifer International’s headquarters in downtown Little Rock, doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:53:00

36 artists in 'Small Works' juried show

To get into the "Small Works on Paper" show, you have to prove you can make fine art no larger than 18 by 24 inches. Here are the 36 artists who satisfied the Arkansas Arts Council's judges for the 30th annual traveling exhibition, which opens Jan. 3 at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center in Forrest City:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 14:18:00

On Friday: Bill Dunlap and Barry Thomas are Argenta ArtWalk draws

"William Dunlap, Landscape and Variable, Recent Works" opens Friday, Dec. 18, at Greg Thompson Fine Art, one of 11 venues open 5-8 p.m. Friday for Argenta ArtWalk. Dunlap is a Virginia painter whose work reflects on Southern culture and history; the show runs through Feb. 11. Thompson is at 429 Main St.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 13:55:00

JR's Lightbulb Club closes after 27 years

The Fayetteville Flyer reports that after 27 years in business, club owner Benton Bandy reports that JR's Lightbulb Club will be booking farewell shows over the next few weeks before it closes its doors for good.

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 10:06:00

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers come to Verizon Arena April 23

Tom Petty announced in a sketch on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last night that he and his longtime band The Heartbreakers, will be reuniting for a 40th anniversary tour with Joe Walsh, and the tour will stop at Verizon Arena April 23, 2017.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 16:18:00

Support Central High School's art program: Shop tonight

Call it #givingThursdayto Central High: The art faculty and students at Central High School are selling their work TONIGHT to raise money to buy art supplies for the school. The prices range from $1 up! There will also be a silent auction of work by Central High instructors Jason McCann, Amanda Heinbockel, Leron McAdoo, Loni Rainey, Stacey Mitchell, Don Enderson, Karen Terry and Rex DeLoney, and LRCH alumni Laura Raborn, Jennifer Perren, Lizzie Gillum and others.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 09:59:00

Santa-sized 2nd Friday Art Night: Richard Leo Johnson, Rex Deloney, McLeod anniversary, the Nog-Off and more

Prepare for a busy 2nd Friday Art Night tomorrow night, where folks will be celebrating Matt McLeod Fine Art's first anniversary, listening to the Arkansas Chamber Singers at the Old State House Museum, prefacing a performance by Richard Leo Johnson with an exhibition of his photographs at the Butler Center Galleries, hearing a talk and demonstration by Robert Bean about his creative process at Arkansas Capital Corp., and slinging back eggnog while seeing new works by Rex Deloney at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Read more about Johnson, the Chamber Singers and 2nd Friday Art Night here.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 16:44:00

A Q&A with guitarist-photographer Richard Leo Johnson

Richard Leo Johnson gives a concert at the Ron Robinson Theater as part of the Arkansas Sounds Music Series Friday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m., preceded by a reception at the Butler Center celebrating the opening of Johnson’s photography exhibit, “Once Was Lost.”

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:36:00

U of A launches new podcast program

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville launched a new podcast series called “Short Talks From the Hill,” featuring research from the university’s graduate students and professors.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:22:00

Grand opening of Club 27 in River Market marks new home for salsa community

Club 27, the new home for Little Rock’s salsa community in the former location of Juanita’s at 614 President Clinton Avenue, held its grand opening Friday night, filling the remodeled space with what co-owner Sarah Catherine Gutierrez estimates was “a little short of 300 people.”

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 15:36:00

Pantry's Bohm buys Hillcrest Artisan Meats

Tomas Bohm, owner of Czech and German eateries The Pantry in West Little Rock and The Pantry Crest in Hillcrest, will take over the space now occupied by Hillcrest Artisan Meats at 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd. next year. Brandon Brown and his wife, Tara Protiva-Brown, will continue to operate H.A.M. until the end of the year; Bohm hopes to reopen under a new name sometime in February.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 11:19:00

Central High National Historic Site holds watch party for "Hairspray Live"

The Little Rock Central High National Historic Site is sponsoring a watch party tomorrow night, Dec. 7, for NBC's live musical adaptation of "Hairspray," the 2002 Broadway musical based on John Waters' 1988 film of the same name.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 17:52:00

Arkansas Times Recommends: A Gift Guide

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. This week, a gift guide.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 13:57:00

Filmmakers with Arkansas connections selected for Sundance

"Dayveon," the Arkansas-set debut feature film from Little Rock's Amman Abbasi, has been selected to premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19-29 in Utah. Joining it is the latest documentary from North Little Rock High school graduate Adam Sobel, "The Workers Cup."

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