Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:20:00

White Water Tavern named among Esquire's "24 Best Bars in America"

Along with Austin's Half Step, NYC's Slowly Shirley and D.C.'s Columbia Room, Little Rock's favorite railroad dive gets a shout-out from Esquire this morning.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:57:00

Molly McCully Brown named inaugural Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow

Molly McCully Brown has been named the inaugural recipient of The Oxford American Literary Project’s Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, to be accompanied by a $10,000 stipend, housing and a nine-month editorial apprenticeship at the magazine in support of McCully Brown’s debut work of creative nonfiction.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:53:00

Forrest City native wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

Forrest City native Patricia Spears Jones was announced as the 11th winner of the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:45:00

Guns N' Roses and Sturgill Simpson land at War Memorial Stadium August 5

In an extension of the "Not in This Lifetime" tour, Guns N' Roses will land at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock Saturday, August 5, with special guest Sturgill Simpson.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:09:00

Bentonville judges choose 'Red Dirt Rug' for ArtPrize

A panel that included Arkansas arts professionals met Monday night at 21C Museum Hotel in Bentonville to listen to five pitches for an ArtPrize award to create public art in Grand Rapids, Mich. The jury — Dayton Castleman, museum manager at 21c Bentonville; Don Desmett, curator of the Western Michigan University ArtPrize venue; Shannon Dillard Mitchell, independent curator; Lauren Haynes, curator of contemporary art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; and Marc Mitchell, curator and director of exhibitions, co-director of graduate studies, and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas — chose Rena Detrixhe's "Red Dirt Rug," a 1,000-square-foot rectangle of red dirt she'll imprint with carved shoe soles, for the $5,000 prize. You can see read more about the ArtPrize winner here and see a video of the presentations in Bentonville here.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:13:00

U of A grad's "Damnation" slated for series with USA Network, Netflix

“Damnation,” the Depression-era drama from University of Arkansas graduate and “Longmire” writer Tony Tost and “Hell or High Water” director David Mackenzie, has been ordered to series by the USA Network, and is expected to premiere in October.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:11:00

Check out Phillip Rex Huddleston's "Southern Writers" prints

Little Rock-based composer, artist and educator Phillip Rex Huddleston has created a “Southern Writers” series of prints, featuring portraits of Eudora Welty, Maya Angelou, Ralph Ellison, Mark Twain and others.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:16:00

Justin Bryant: 'Color in Space' at Arts & Science Center

"Justin Bryant: Color in Space" at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, in Pine Bluff, features work by a native of that city who's gotten much deserved attention in the pages of the Arkansas Times, which featured him in last year's Visionary issue and in a cover story about the exhibition "Here. African American Art from the Permanent Collection of the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas."

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 13:44:00

"Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" at Arkansas Times Film Series tonight

Before you dive in to "Twin Peaks: The Return" Sunday, catch Lynch's contentious 1992 prequel, "Fire Walk With Me" at Riverdale 10 Cinema tonight, screened as part of the Arkansas Times Film Series in partnership with Film Quotes Film.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:45:00

Waldron native Jayme Lemons launches new film company with Laura Dern

Waldron native Jayme Lemons announced the launch of a partnership with Laura Dern on a film and television production company, Jaywalker Pictures.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 08:15:00

Review: Postmodern Jukebox at Clear Channel Metroplex

The band’s shows cover most of the songs that have either been Youtube viewing sensations or are already album classics with that PMJ touch, such as Taylor Swift’s “Shake, Shake, Shake” and Radiohead’s “Creep.” Consider us blown away though by the show’s main set concluding number of The Postal Service/Ben Gibbard-penned “Such Great Heights” done as if by the Jackson 5 in an “I Want You Back” styling.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 17:37:00

Alice Cooper at Robinson Center: Review and Slideshow

Alice is a cautionary tale, someone who dies for his (our?) sins, night after night, only to then rise from the dead in a gold suit, “Eighteen” again.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 14:27:00

Check out the new !!! (Chk Chk Chk) video

A new video from dance disciples !!!, pioneered in part by Little Rock native John Pugh.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 10:18:00

Friday in Hot Springs: 'Place Holders' at Justus

Hot Springs' monthly Gallery Walk on Friday, May 5, should lead you to Justus Fine Art Gallery, 827 A Central Ave.,  where work by a number of Arkansas artists will be featured in a show called "Place Holders."

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 12:59:00

$10,000 awarded to Little Rock native's Barbershop Books program

The National Book Foundation announced Barbershop Books as the winner of its Innovations in Reading Prize, to be accompanied by a $10,000 award, which founder and Little Rock native Alvin Irby plans to fund reading spaces in Little Rock barbershops.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 21:00:00

Janet Jackson coming to Verizon Arena in September

Following the delay of her "Unbreakable" tour last year to focus on the arrival of her baby boy, Ms. Jackson is headed out on tour again, an announcement preceded by a mysterious countdown clock on the icon's website.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:38:00

Review: Boston at Verizon Arena

As it was, nobody left the arena and into a suddenly chilly April night saying, “I wished they’d played [song name].” Boston played it all, whether you wanted it or not.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:12:00

Jonathan Demme's Arkansas connection

With news of Jonathan Demme's passing, Arkansas Times movie reviewer Guy Lancaster noted the acclaimed director's work on a film called "Fighting Mad," which was filmed in parts of rural Washington County, with scenes shot in Fort Smith, Clarksville and Fayetteville.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:44:00

'Disturber of the Silence': A Q&A with Marita Golden

I talked with Marita Golden – teacher, lecturer, author, literary activist and co-founder/President Emeritus of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation – ahead of her appearance Thursday, April 27 at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 6:30 p.m. as part of the Arkansas Literary Festival.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:29:00

Sculpture chosen for Southwest Community Center

Stephen Shachtman's proposed sculpture "A," a 16-foot-high steel and bronze work, won the $60,000 commission awarded at the weekend's Sculpture in the River Market event. (See full news release on jump.) Best in Show went to Ted Schaal for his work "Shard."

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