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Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 15:46:00

Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase Round 1: The best and the freshest

A recap of the 25th Anniversary of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, Round 1.

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Friday, January 27, 2017 - 15:42:00

Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase: Meet Our Judges

We think it's high time you meet our panel of four judges, to be supplemented each week with a surprise fifth guest judge. Catch them at our three remaining semi-final rounds at Stickyz Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16 and at our final round at Rev Room, March 10.

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Friday, January 27, 2017 - 11:25:00

ESSE, Mosaic Templars collaborate on women's exhibit

ESSE Purse Museum and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will open their collaborative exhibit, "Reflections: Images and Objects from African American Women, 1891-1987" on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at ESSE, 1510 Main St.

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Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:11:00

Arkansas filmmaker Abbasi's 'Dayveon' sells after Sundance premiere

North American distribution rights to Arkansas filmmaker Amman Abbasi's debut feature "Dayveon" have sold to distribution company FilmRise after a Jan. 19 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:11:00

Bryan Borland's "Dig" receives Stonewall Book Award

Bryan Borland of Little Rock's Sibling Rivalry press has received accolades from the American Library Association by way of a Stonewall Book Award, "given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience."

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 16:55:00

Art for social change: Amplify it

The Amplifier Foundation calls itself an "art machine for social change." It was created to fund a collaboration between artists and communities to create expressions — and amplify them — of democratic desires, or our better angels, as Abraham Lincoln once said. You saw the posters by the Obama "Hope" artist Shepard Fairey everywhere during the women's marches that just took place around the globe; a Kickstarter campaign allowed the foundation to buy full-page ads of the We the People campaign posters in the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:51:00

Stone's Throw, Kent Walker join up to feed brewery fans

Stone's Throw Brewing fans will be able to nosh daily on panini sandwiches, salads and soups from a "satellite kitchen" supplied by Kent Walker Artisan Cheese, the businesses have announced.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 14:25:00

Oxford American and Arkansas Times contributors up for National Magazine Awards

Oxford American contributor Zandria F. Robinson and Arkansas Times contributor Kathryn Joyce both scored nominations for the 2017 National Magazine Awards.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:25:00

Ben Dickey starring in Blaze Foley biopic directed by Ethan Hawke

Little Rock native Ben Dickey will star in “Blaze,” a feature film directed by actor and director Ethan Hawke, Deadline Hollywood reports.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 11:14:00

Negga earns Oscar nomination for 'Loving'

Ruth Negga received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in “Loving,” the latest film from Little Rock director Jeff Nichols.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 16:02:00

Ready your muffin tins: Soup Sunday is this weekend

Soup Sunday, the annual jam-packed benefit for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, celebrates its 36th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 29, with the largest number of soup venders ever (more than 40 restaurants are participating), sides and desserts, and silent and live auctions.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 16:15:00

McSwain's departure as head of Historic Preservation confirmed

As mentioned in the previous post about the new Arts Council director, which was prepared before the official announcement, the Department of Arkansas Heritage announced today that Missy McSwain, longtime director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has resigned. Her resignation takes effect March 15.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 15:52:00

Arts Council gets a new director: Patrick Ralston

The word is out that Patrick Ralston, who has been an analyst with the Legislative Bureau of Legislative Research and previously worked with the Department of Arkansas Heritage in the Historic Preservation Program, is the new Arkansas Arts Council director.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 16:44:00

Three new restaurants for downtown

News of three new eateries downtown has surfaced: Ira's, Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe and Potbelly Sandwich Shop.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 16:01:00

Capers closed thanks to flood damage; will reopen with new menu

Pipes feeding the sprinkler system at Capers Restaurant, 14502 Cantrell Road, froze during the extraordinarily cold weekend in early January, and when the broken lines thawed, water flooded the ceilings and drenched the furniture.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 15:40:00

I repeat, more coffee for downtown: Blue Sail

Blue Sail Coffee Roasters of Conway will open a coffee shop in the Little Rock Technology Park in mid-March, owner Kyle Tabor said Thursday. The park's first building, at 417 Main St., is to open Feb. 24, but Tabor said he was reluctant to open before construction, on the first floor of building, is complete.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:53:00

Watch the trailer for 'Shelter,' the Renaud Bros. new doc on homeless kids in New Orleans

Check out the trailer for "Shelter," the Renaud Bros. new feature-length documentary about homeless teens navigating life on the streets of New Orleans with the help of Covenant House, the longstanding French Quarter shelter for homeless kids.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 16:49:00

Miami to Little Rock: Artists of Spectrum at Boswell Mourot

Boswell Mourot is exhibiting works by the Arkansas artists of Spectrum: Anais Dasse, Delita Martin, Jeff Horton, Dennis McCann, Keith Runkle and Kyle Boswell.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 12:34:00

Townsend Wolfe, 1935-2017

Max has posted on the Arkansas Blog the news of Townsend Wolfe's death. The photo Max chose is a great one, but I also wanted to put up this one of Wolfe with his trademark brown cigarette. A More cigarette? A Tiparillo? I don't remember, but I do remember that Wolfe was seldom seen without one. The last time I interviewed him, after the ill-fated "World of the Pharaohs" exhibit, he had quit smoking, but out of long habit patted his shirt pocket, where he'd always kept his cigarettes, from time to time thinking he'd find a pack there before remembering he'd given them up.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 11:08:00

'Sigh-Fi' Artist Lap Le gallery talk tonight at UALR

Lap Le, an artist in the UALR exhibition "Sigh-Fi," which gallery curator Brad Cushman describes as a show that "embraces the cognitive dissonance that underscores science fiction," will give a talk at 6 p.m. tonight in Room 161 of the Fine Arts Center.

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