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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:29:00

Fayetteville, Fenix and art-making on Saturday

If you're in Fayetteville this weekend, you can drop in on several workshops being held by the Fenix Fayetteville artists' cooperative at the Walker-Stone House, 207 W. Center St. downtown.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 15:52:00

UALR artist Mia Hall is off to Penland: UPDATE

The Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina has announced the hiring of Mia Hall, of the Department of Art and Design at UA Little Rock, as its new director.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 14:32:00

Riverfest calls it quits

The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:54:00

New music from Isaac Alexander

New music from Isaac Alexander.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 16:42:00

Kaleidoscope Film Fest to feature Armistead Maupin, Cheryl Dunye, Chef Pink

Armistead Maupin, the author of the “Tales of the City” series and “Babycakes” and subject of the film “The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin,” will appear at this summer’s Kaleidoscope Film Festival, the Film Society of Little Rock’s LGBT-focused film event to take place Aug. 11-19 at Argenta Community Theater, South on Main and Flyway Brewing.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 16:30:00

Porter Fund Literary Prize awarded to Padma Viswanathan

Padma Viswanathan is the recipient of the 2017 Porter Fund Literary Prize.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 16:26:00

8Ball & MJG headline benefit concert at Rev Room

Memphis duo 8Ball & MJG are headlining U.N.I.T.Y. (United Neighbors in Touch with Youth), a concert set for Friday, July 14, at the Revolution Music Room organized in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Power Ultra Lounge earlier this month.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 15:59:00

Speaker on Fay Jones at the Arkansas Arts Center

University of Arkansas architecture professor Jeff Shannon, who has edited a collection of essays by colleagues, clients and friends of famed Fayetteville architect Fay Jones, will give a talk about the book Tuesday, July 11, at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:11:00

Paul Caldwell, from California to Cantrell Gallery

Paul Caldwell's highly saturated color photographs go on exhibit today at Cantrell Gallery in the show "Chasing the Light, From Arkansas to California." You can meet the Little Rock nature photographer at tonight's reception, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 09:12:00

Nate Powell just dropped 40 Soophie Nun Squad tracks on Facebook

Little Rock native Nate Powell, National Book Award-winning comic book artist, dropped 40 songs on Facebook via a Dropbox link containing songs recorded between 1994 and 2003 by the extant Little Rock DIY punk band/performance art collective Soophie Nun Squad.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:48:00

Heineken exchanging Bruno Mars tickets for crowdfunding dollars

As part of what it calls "The Cities Project," Heineken and The National Trust for Historic Preservation are giving away an allotment of Bruno Mars tickets in exchange for a contribution of $150 to one of eleven selected Indiegogo campaigns.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:32:00

Walton Arts Center 2017-18 season features Taj Mahal, David Sedaris, Bela Fleck

The Walton Arts Center announced the programming for its 2017-18 season earlier this week.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 09:59:00

Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest names interim director

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) has named Jennifer Gerber as its interim executive director.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 09:57:00

Tedeschi Trucks Band lands at Robinson Center in September

The 12-piece, Grammy Award-winning band led by spouses Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks announced this morning that they'd include a September stop at Robinson Center.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:15:00

Guns 'N' Roses launches SiriusXM channel

Guns 'N' Roses fans anticipating the band's arrival at War Memorial Stadium with Sturgill Simpson August 5th can tune in to the GNR-centric Sirius XM station for a pre-show primer.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 10:50:00

Kirsten Johnson's documentary memoir screens at Riverdale tonight

"Cameraperson," cinematographer Kirsten Johnson's documentary memoir, screens tonight at part of the Arkansas Times Film Series.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:31:00

'Here in Body': Birdcloud subverts and transcends convention

Birdcloud plays Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack Tuesday, June 20 with fellow Nashville band Thelma and the Sleaze, 8 p.m., $10-$12. The duo talked with us from the road ahead of that performance.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 16:30:00

Kris Kristofferson headlines Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess

Kris Kristofferson — former boxer, Rhodes scholar, Golden Globe winner, U.S. army helicopter pilot and author of seminal songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down" — has been announced as part of the lineup for the inaugural Johnny Cash Heritage Festival, to be held October 19-21 in the cotton field next to Cash's (restored) boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 08:58:00

The Same River Twice: A Q&A with "45RPM" Director Juli Jackson

"45RPM" screens at Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater Friday, June 16 as part of the Butler Center's Arkansas Sounds series. Soundtrack contributors Adam Faucett, Whale Fire and Justin Vinson perform at 6 p.m., and at 7 p.m., the film screens, followed by a panel discussion with Jackson, Arkansas garage rock consultant Harold Ott, "45RPM" Music Supervisor Mike Poe and lead actor Jason Thompson.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 16:17:00

Tuesday To-Do: Kiril Laskarov's "Stradivarius Tuesday" at Wildwood

Wildwood's the move for tonight. Your ears probably need serious rehabilitation after hearing Attorney General Jeff Sessions utter the words "I don't recall" roughly 1,245 times today, so consider the drive westward for an aural detox in the form of the ASO concertmaster playing a super rare violin.

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