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Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 15:15:00

Win VIP tickets to see Los Lobos at the Bentonville Film Festival

The annual Bentonville Film Festival kicks off May 1, and while the lineup is crammed full of hundreds of films you'll want to see, there's also a strong concert series throughout the event, which culminates with a performance by legendary rockers Los Lobos Sunday afternoon.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 18:04:00

Art in its Natural State at Winrock: Sculpture to be revealed tomorrow

Nine temporary installations by sculptors from Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and Missouri will be unveiled on Petit Jean Mountain Saturday — seven on the grounds of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and two in Petit Jean State Park — amid a day of arts-related activities.

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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 15:58:00

Come get lit with the Arkansas Times

This Saturday, April 28, the Arkansas Times is proud to once again sponsor the Pub or Perish event connected to the Literary Festival at Stickyz Rock n Roll Chicken Shack in Downtown Little Rock.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 22:56:00

Declining ticket sales and "capital needs" contribute to The Rep's suspension

In upcoming months, a committee of board members and past board members will evaluate The Rep's future, and “fundraise for and conceptualize a reimagined Arkansas Repertory Theatre." “Everything is on the table,” Board Chair Brian Bush said.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 16:06:00

Arkansas Repertory Theatre to suspend operations immediately

“The inability to reach its projected goals for charitable giving and ticket sales, and the change in the theatre landscape in Little Rock have created a perfect financial storm for The Rep,” Board Chair Brian Bush said. “The Rep’s ticket sales have been on a downhill slope for several years. Our community is on the verge of losing an amazing arts organization and tremendous asset to our city. Closing The Rep will have a devastating impact on the redevelopment of Main Street and the creative corridor.”

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 20:11:00

Bob Dorough dies at 94

Bob Dorough, native of Cherry Hill, Arkansas, had a decades-long career in jazz.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 16:42:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 14: Jasmine Blunt of "The Influence"

This week, we talk with Jasmine Blunt about  her work on The Influence Radio, highlight some arts and entertainment news and make some recommendations for your weekend.

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Friday, April 20, 2018 - 13:50:00

Gallery guide: New shows, Argenta Art Walk

Tonight's the third Friday of the month, which means that you can see lots of art on and off Main Street in Argenta, which is holding its after-hours Art Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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Friday, April 20, 2018 - 10:50:00

Guitarist Ed Gerhard's lyricism lands on spellbound ears at The Joint

Gerhard's delivery is au naturale; he sits in a chair atop an elevated riser, surrounds himself with his guitar, his Weissenborn and a few accoutrements - a small mixer, an electronic tuner, a hot microphone and a nail file for mid-show maintenance of the long, acrylic-capped fingernails that double as picks on his right hand.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 14:10:00

Revolution to close its restaurant, but music continues

Owner-operators Chris King and Suzon Awbry announced yesterday that while live music venue Rev Room will remain open, they will close the restaurant portion of Revolution, the taco lounge at 300 President Clinton Ave. in downtown Little Rock's River Market area.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 15:46:00

Food Truck Friday feeds start this week

Food Truck Fridays, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership's project to use food to lure folks to enjoy the Creative/Technical Corridor on Main Street, kicks off its season Friday, April 20, at Fifth and Main streets. Hours are 10:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Food trucks will continue to serve at the spot every Friday through May 18.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 14:26:00

Sculptor Kaminsky is new Arkansas Living Treasure

Sculptor and jeweler Hank Kaminsky, 79, of Fayetteville, has been named the 2018 Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Arts Council.

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Monday, April 16, 2018 - 12:00:00

Ciao on the river: first Italian Food & Cultural Festival is Saturday

Starting at 4 p.m. Friday, April 20, the first Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival will bring food, Baggo and bocce tournaments (for cash prizes!), food, a grape stomp challenge, food, an Italian car exhibition, food, and live entertainment to the North Shore Riverwalk Park in North Little Rock.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 18:06:00

The freeze comin' open line

Over to you.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 23:57:00

Painter Barry Thomas channels "Pastorale" at ASO's Beethoven concert

The accompanying painting was, by agreement between the artist and the musicians, not predetermined. Structures emerged and then disappeared behind a broad brushstroke, with Thomas pausing between each movement when the music stopped momentarily. It was, as Mann put it, “an immediate result of the sound that he hears. None of us know what it will look like and tomorrow, he’s gonna do it again and it’ll be a completely different painting.”

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 15:07:00

On second thought, no Afterthought renovation, Mylo announces

Mylo Coffee Co. put a notice on its Facebook page today that it has abandoned its project to redo The Afterthought space adjacent to the bistro.

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Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:18:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 13: "Fitzcarraldo" and Florence Price

This week, we talk about Werner Herzog's opus "Fitzcarraldo" — the next film up in the Arkansas Times Film Series; Little Rock native composer Florence Price's legacy; and check in on new music from Silver Anchors, Pallbearer and The Uh Huhs.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:43:00

Florence Price posthumously honored by music teacher's association that once denied her membership

“Florence Price was a determined, tremendously talented musician,” pianist Linda Holzer said. “She did not let the discrimination slow her down. She went on to achieve so much as a composer and pianist and organist and teacher. I think about the movie ‘Hidden Figures’ that came out last year about accomplished but hidden women in math and science working behind the scenes at NASA. Similarly, I feel like Florence Price’s contributions were minimized during her lifetime.”

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 11:09:00

Historic Arkansas Museum teams with Mary Beth Ringgold on colonial Arkansas-inspired cuisine

Mary Beth Ringgold, chef and restaurateur behind Cajun's Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill, was the latest chef to participate in the Historic Arkansas Museum's "History is Served: Arkansas Foodways Dinner Series." Ringgold cooked food that colonial Arkansans might have found familiar.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 13:48:00

Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder at Verizon Arena: A Review and Slideshow

Even sans a "Mr. Roboto," the dad rock set at Verizon Arena did not disappoint.

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