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Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 15:54:00

Food truck Friday lineup: Cajun, Korean, and you get eggroll

The lineup for the Sept. 29 Food Truck Fridays event at Fifth and Main streets.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 15:49:00

Thea's Blue Plate: It's special, and it's for the arts

It’s not too soon to buy tickets to the Thea Foundation’s annual art-supporting feast, the Blue Plate Special, to be held Monday, Oct. 16, at the Capital Hotel. Ten chefs and two mixologists have been lined up for the wining and dining; artists, musicians and comedians will provide the evening’s cultural sustenance.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 15:38:00

Opening the Vault: New restaurant for the Spa City

It’s a tall drink of water, the seven-story building housing the Vault restaurant, to open later this fall in the 1909 Citizens Building at the corner of Central Avenue and Bridge Street in Hot Springs. The restaurant gets its name from the building's original purpose: It was Citizens National Bank.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:33:00

Art in the Park: Wildwood exhibits work by UA Little Rock profs, students

Two- and three-dimensional works by students, former students and faculty of the Department of Art and Design at UA Little Rock are on exhibit at Wildwood Park for the Arts, which hosts a reception tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with music by university students.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:17:00

CeDell Davis remembered

CeDell Davis, Helena-born slide guitarist and juke joint legend, died Wednesday at age 91.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:04:00

What to see now in Arkansas galleries: A random tour

Just for fun, I pulled together images of some of the works now on exhibit in various Arkansas galleries, including Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Justus Fine Art in Hot Springs, the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff, the Argenta Gallery and Little Rock venues. It's a diverse grouping, a tiny example of the reach of art.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:42:00

A glimpse of the "Little Rock Nine" opera at UCA

Composer Tania León and historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. spoke last night to an enthusiastic and plentiful crowd at University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall last night, preceding the performance of four excerpts from León's in-progress opera "Little Rock Nine," with a libretto by scholar and playwright Thulani Davis. The performance and lectures were followed by a conversation with Gates and León, moderated by UCA's Dr. Donna Stephens.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 10:08:00

Vote for your favorite bars, beer and booze today!

Now's the time to relay your favorite bars and locally brewed beers from around the state in our annual Toast of the Town survey on local bars, beer and booze.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 17:07:00

Frank Frazier at Hearne Fine Art: Tribute to the Nine

Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Ave., is featuring on social media every week an artist from its 29th anniversary exhibition, "XXIX Prime." This week's focus is Frank Frazier,

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 09:43:00

Review: The Secret Sisters at South on Main

The night was all wide fifths and aching minor thirds the likes of which would have made the Everly Brothers proud, paired with softshoe melodies that wielded dark bits and daggers.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:51:00

Matt Damon to portray LR charlatan famed for goat testicle implants

John Romulus Brinkley is one of Arkansas's greatest frauds, famed for his claim, fatal for some, that surgery to implant goat glands into testicles would restore virility. Thanks to the upcoming movie "Charlatan," we might get to see Matt Damon handling goat gonads, reports.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:34:00

Janet Jackson at Verizon Arena: A Review

Her dance abilities had clearly diminished, as they naturally would over two decades. I mean, she's 50. And has a newborn. I get it, but it's like they're grasping at recreating 20 year-old Janet instead of focusing on what makes 50 year-old Janet amazing, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t terribly disappointed.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 10:29:00

'Definitely a Barb': a Q&A with Shannon Purser of "Stranger Things"

Ahead of Purser’s appearance at the Hot Springs Spa-Con Sept. 23, we find out what it’s like to be thrust violently into the spotlight and why she believes she’s “definitely a Barb.”

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 17:29:00

This Weekend: A To-Do List

A handful of recommendations for getting out and about this weekend.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:29:00

Alley parties returning downtown

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership will host its first Alley Party of the fall at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at 409 Main St., in the open lot between the Little Rock Technology Park and KATV. Arkansas Rice Depot and the tech park are sponsors; the Buh Jones band will perform and Stone’s Throw Brewing will serve craft beer and wine. Things will wrap up around 8:30 p.m. The Alley Parties are a project of the partnership to promote life downtown.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:22:00

For pop-up tacos, visit Viva Vegan

Viva Vegan is now serving its tacos, nachos and Strawberry Cheezecake from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fridays from an order window at the in-the-works brick and mortar restaurant it will lease at 4601 W. 12th St., on the corner of 12th and Adams streets.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:13:00

Make way for dumplings: Three Fold sets Main Street opening

Dumpling and noodle maven Lisa Zhang said last week that her Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. will open in bigger digs at 615 Main St. on Monday, Sept. 25. Three Fold will grow 1.5-fold, from 80 seats at its 215 Center St. location to 120 seats on Main and will offer something new: breakfast, featuring bao, steamed and filled buns. Residents of the AR Democrat Lofts, with which the restaurant shares the building, along with Three Fold’s many fans, should be thrilled.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 13:58:00

Alice Walton creates foundation to promote art sharing

Alice Walton, the Walmart heiress and founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, has created a nonprofit foundation, Art Bridges, to promote the collaboration between museums large and small to share art and fund exhibitions.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:57:00

30 works, 30 years: Criswell at M2

Warren Criswell is not a legend. He's real — a real, live, erudite artist, a sometime illustrator of sexy scenes, a sometime animator, and he's been at it for 30 years. Starting Saturday, M2 Gallery in the Pleasant Ridge Town Center will exhibit more than 30 of Criswell's works made during that three-decade career.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 13:08:00

Kathleen Turner named honorary chair of 2017 Hot Springs Doc Fest

Oscar-nominated actress Kathleen Turner will serve as the Honorary Chair of the 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the HSDFF announced today, and will present the festival's opening night film, "LADDIE: The Man Behind the Movies," on October 6.

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