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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:33:00

Soulful: 'Art in the Age of Black Power' at Crystal Bridges: Update

If you saw the 2017 exhibitions “Here.” at the Arts & Science Center of Southeast Arkansas and “AfriCOBRA NOW” at Hearne Fine Art, shows that highlighted Chicagoans and others working during the height of the civil rights movement, you’ll know right away why “Soul of a Nation” opening Saturday, Feb. 3, at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a must-not-miss show. If you didn’t see those exhibitions last year, then you really must not miss “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.”

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 16:56:00

First Listen: Bonnie Montgomery's "Comets," plus "No More"

We take a first listen at "Comets" from Bonnie Montgomery's February 16 release, "Forever."

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 15:31:00

Announcing the 2018 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase Semifinalists

The competition among submissions for the 2018 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase was stiff, and the semifinalists are.....

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 13:04:00

No Small Talk Ep. 3: Stories about incarceration in Arkansas

On this week's "No Small Talk," we're discussing the upcoming event "Barred: True Stories of Incarceration," hosted by The Yarn (a storytelling group) and decARcerate (an advocacy group working to reduce Arkansas's prison population).

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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:14:00

Becoming aware of John Marin, at the Arkansas Arts Center

John Marin’s watercolors are so atmospheric that if you have only seem them online or even in a book, they might seem a bit insubstantial, lacking in punch.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 14:46:00

2018 Central Arkansas Music Award winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Central Arkansas Music Awards.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:51:00

Coming to CHARTS: Photos of protest, peace

UA Pulaski Tech, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, opens an exhibition of photographer Danny Lyon's work, "Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement" and multimedia exhibition is "A Peace of My Mind: American Stories," with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in its Center for the Humanities and the Arts.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 13:40:00

Ben Dickey and 'Blaze' draw strong reviews after Sundance premiere

"Blaze," the new bio-pic-ish feature film about cult singer/songwriter and Arkansas native Blaze Foley, and its star, Little Rock native Ben Dickey, are earning critical praise after the new film debuted Sunday at Sundance.

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Monday, January 22, 2018 - 08:50:00

Alan Jackson at Verizon Arena: "It's Been A Crazy Bunch of Years"

The federal government was shut down and the flu bug was hitting hard all over the nation, but a little after 10 Saturday night it was “five o’clock somewhere” and all was right at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 11:15:00

No Small Talk Episode 2: CAMA, The Post and Beth Ann Fennelly

Week Two of "No Small Talk" takes on: CAMA and The Post. Jacob, Stephanie and Omaya welcome in Arkansas Times staff writer David Koon to talk about the latest Spielberg film and a love of Linotype. As always, we've got recommendations for great stuff to do in Central Arkansas this weekend.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 14:08:00

2018 Small Prints: Big show at ASU

The "2018 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition," a juried show of contemporary small printmaking by artists from across the country, opens today with 60 works in four galleries at Arkansas State University's Bradbury Art Museum with a 5 p.m. reception.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:21:00

Kontiki introduces African food to Central Arkansas

Rice akara (banana, sugar and rice flour with spicy red pepper sauce). Fried plantains. Skewers of beef and peanut butter. Cassava-based soup with beef, smoked turkey, tripe and smoked fish. Peanut-based soup with steamed basmati rice, chicken and beef. No, we are not in Kansas anymore. We are in Arkansas, though, at the Kontiki African Restaurant, on state Highway 111 in Alexander.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:39:00

The full list of Central Arkansas Music Award nominees

We've had several requests for this, so here is the complete list of nominees in the 22 categories judges considered for the inaugural Central Arkansas Music Awards just around the corner on Jan. 23 at CALS' Ron Robinson Theater.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 18:42:00

Here it is: The Rock Candy podcast "No Small Talk"

Everybody, come hear the good news. The Rock Candy blog — where we host all our arts and entertainment coverage here at the Arkansas Times — is starting a podcast.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 12:36:00

Slideshow: Katy Perry at Verizon Arena

Katy Perry put on an elaborate show last night at Verizon Arena.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 15:55:00

Magnetometers at Robinson Center, First Security Amphitheater, Statehouse Convention Center

The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a new set of security screening procedures at all LRCVB-managed properties, to begin January 21.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 13:28:00

Beth Ditto at the Rev Room March 7

Beth Ditto kicks off her North American tour in Little Rock with a show at the Rev Room.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 16:47:00

John Oates came to Arkansas, wrote a song about it

John Oates, of former Hall & Oates fame and current 'former Hall & Oates fame', will release his new album "Arkansas" next month. Its title track was inspired by a visit to Wilson.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 11:18:00

Deadline extended for 2018 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Got a band? We want to hear you! There's still time to enter the 2018 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 10:22:00

Spa's got a SQZBX: Roorda/Smith pizzeria opens

If you were in SQZBX Brewery and Pizza Joint in Hot Springs last Wednesday, you might have gotten to hear music by “Larry the flugelhorn player.” That is something you might expect at a restaurant started by Cheryl Roorda and Zachary Smith of the polka duo The Itinerant Locals, and judging by Facebook reviews, you can expect good pizza and homebrewed beer, too.

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