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Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 16:36:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 16: Bash-O-Bash, McElroy House

This week, Omaya and Stephanie talk with Bryan and Meredith Martin-Moats, the parents behind the Bash-O-Bash cast of animated characters and behind McElroy House, a rural community organization for cultural resources in Dardanelle.

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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 13:49:00

3rd Friday in Argenta means Art Walking

There's new public art in Argenta that celebrates the North Little Rock's once-hated, now-embraced moniker "Dogtown." The sculpture was designed by Terry Bean and fabricated of steel. The Argenta Arts Foundation provided the photo above, plus information on tonight's art offerings, 5-8 p.m. on Main Street:

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Friday, May 18, 2018 - 13:22:00

Walton grant creates Delta youth program

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena/West Helena will offer a yearlong program for youth, the DCC Arts and Cultural Education Program, thanks to a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 15:55:00

Last call at Esse, Hot Springs; N. Scott found; new show at Gallery 26

Here's a roundup of exhibitions that are closing this weekend, plus some continuing and new shows:

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 15:51:00

On live film scoring, and the ASO's "Raiders of the Lost Ark: In Concert"

The "Raiders" score is such a democratic score, too; over its course, each section has a very memorable, important moment — even if the first thing we think about when recalling the score to the film is the horn fanfare in the 'Raiders March.'

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 13:05:00

$1 million for the Bradbury Museum at ASU

The Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs, which has awarded many millions of dollars to Arkansas universities in the past several years to advance the arts, has made a grant of $1 million to the Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 15:50:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 15: Rah Howard, Trust Tree, Spa-Con, "White Material"

This week on "No Small Talk," the arts and entertainment podcast for the Arkansas Times, Omaya Jones and Stephanie Smittle talk with videographer/musician Rah Howard about his new album, "Let There Be Light," round up some entertainment news in the area and look forward to the next film in the Arkansas Times Film Series, Claire Denis' "White Material."

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 15:01:00

Samantha's again wins the Arkansas Times Second Annual Margarita Fest

Congratulations to Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill for winning the Arkansas Times Second Annual Margarita Festival presented by Don Julio Tequila last night. The Pizzeria was the runner-up. Thanks to the 600 people who came out to the sold-out event, proceeds of which benefited the Downtown Partnership.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 16:17:00

The Rock of the New: Gallery-goers guide May 10-16:

Here are some things to do that you won't have read about in the print version of the Arkansas Times.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 14:35:00

Cathead's Diner's 'love letter to the South' on its way

Cathead's Diner, a "love letter to the South" from chef Donnie Ferneau and baker Kelli Marks, is close to being opened, Marks said today. City inspection is tomorrow; she says if all goes well, those big cathead biscuits will be ready to be served in a couple of weeks.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 12:10:00

Preserve Arkansas lists 2018 Most Endangered Places

Preserve Arkansas has announced the 2018 Most Endangered Places in Arkansas.

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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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