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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 17:07:00

Walton, Ford foundations to give $6 million to increase diversity in museum jobs

The Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation announced yesterday that they are committing $3 million each — a total of $6 million — to a new program, the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, to increase minority numbers in curatorial and administrative museum staff.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 16:35:00

Art partying on Friday night: McLeod's, Museum School sale preview, New Deal, Argenta Art Wall

Matt McLeod Fine Art is celebrating its 2nd anniversary from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 106 W. Sixth St. See paintings by Cindy Holmes, alabaster sculpture by Bryan Massey and more, plus blown glass ornaments and art, and hear Rena Wren sing and play guitar. You will be plied with snacks and drinks, too.

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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:42:00

Review and slideshow: Chris Stapleton and Marty Stuart at Verizon Arena

Don't get me wrong: Chris Stapleton is wildly accomplished and in complete command of his voice. He’s probably the closest thing, vocally, that we have to Chris Cornell on this earth, but somewhere there must be an unwritten rule that the headliner is to be afforded the luxury of a superboosted presence; something that lets the audience know, as I knew when my entire body began to rumble seismically upon his grand entrance, that things were cranking up to eleven, that we were “really gonna party now.”

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 17:06:00

Announcing the inaugural Central Arkansas Music Awards

In partnership with Arkansas Sounds, a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Arkansas Times presents the first ever Central Arkansas Music Awards, a ceremony of recognition to take place at the Ron Robinson Theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 23.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 17:14:00

Over the river and through the woods, to a Thanksgiving meal you didn't cook

f you’re not up for cooking a Thanksgiving dinner this year, the Capital Bar and Grill in the Capital Hotel will take you, no reservations needed.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 16:34:00

Dissent, in black and white: Show at New Deal Gallery

This troubled, Trumpian world we live in, and the unrest it has spawned, has provided lots of fodder for photographers. An exhibit this weekend at New Deal Gallery, "We Dissent: An Exhibition of Protest Photography," shows the work of five local photographers who've been on the scene of the many shows of protest by the public in 2017.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 16:07:00

Forks down

OBITUARIES: The restaurant business is a tough one, even if you have been in business for years.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:50:00

Kumquat may, Big Orange is open

Big Orange, the Yellow Rocket Concepts eatery that has two locations in Little Rock, asks via Facebook, “Orange you glad we’re finally open?” at its new Rogers location.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:48:00

A Little Rock backdrop in season finale of "Nathan For You"

“Finding Frances,” the biting season finale of Comedy Central’s “Nathan For You,” doubled as a tour through downtown Little Rock.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:39:00

Jimmy looks serious about Cox Center sandwiches

Seen at the Cox Center’s Bookends Cafe wielding a measuring tape: Jimmy Weisman, founder of “Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches,” the home of the famed "Garden Sandwich."

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:29:00

Agāsi 7: Rooftop dining atop the Hilton Garden Inn coming soon

The day after Thanksgiving, when you’re tired of turkey, you’ll be able to gobble at a new place: Agāsi 7, the rooftop bar and kitchen atop the Hilton Garden Inn that opened in September at 322 Rock St.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 15:13:00

New at the Butler Center: Arkansas Pastel Society's national show

The juror for the Arkansas Pastel Society's 7th National Exhibition told viewers assembled at the Butler Center Galleries during 2nd Friday Art Night for the awards presentation said pastels were considered second to paintings and other fine art, and the artists in the crowd nodded their exasperation.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 13:20:00

Get out your pocketbooks: Collectors show is open

The Arkansas Arts Center's annual Collector's Show and Sale, artwork for the discerning buyer, both new and experienced, priced between $500 and $85,000, opens today at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:50:00

Clear skies, fine art, craft beer, shopping: It's 2nd Friday Art Night

It's not raining, Christmas is coming early (judging by the advertising, it's been moved up from Dec. 25 to sometime next week), and it's the second Friday of the month. So check out the downtown galleries open for 2nd Friday Art Night, where you'll find plenty to see, buy and imbibe.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:00:54

More Core, for SoMa: Correction! Escape Room is still open!

Core Brewing & Distilling Co., headquartered in Springdale, will open its second Central Arkansas bar at 1214 Main St., in the South Main Historic District, perhaps as soon as mid-December.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:52:00

A $25,000 sandwich, from Quitman cook

Tiffany Aaron of Quitman put turkey, sweet potato, honey, mustard and watercress between two pieces of bread and won $25,000, the grand prize in the Oroweat company's annual sandwich contest.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:50:00

Whimsy Cookies coming to LR, Fayetteville

A Whimsy Cookie Co. bakery and party space is coming to 401B S. Bowman Road in December — just in time for Christmas — and to Fayetteville in mid-February next year, according to the company’s owner, Pink Laurie Brands.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 11:32:00

How Vino is my Alley: beer, pizza, art Thursday

Bundle up: Tomorrow is the final Alley Party of the year, and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership event will feature not just comestibles and drinkables but a pop-up art event.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 07:05:00

One Year Later: An Election Day Playlist

Earlier this fall, some arts and entertainment editors from alternative newspapers around the country got together and created a giant playlist, each recommending a piece of protest music from an artist in their city. On this, the anniversary of Election Day 2016, we offer that collaboration in all its multi-formatted glory.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 16:44:00

Springtime in Hillcrest: A no-smoking Fountain Bar in the works

Come mid-March, The Hillcrest Fountain bar will have a larger back deck featuring an enclosed area and seating atop the enclosed area, owner Daniel Bryant says. But the bigger news is that the front of the bar will be SMOKE-FREE.

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