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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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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 11:58:00

Delta Exhibition winners: A slideshow

Dawn Holder's porcelain blades of grass, in "Grass Variation (Mown Path)," won the Grand Award in the Arkansas Arts Center's 59th Delta Exhibition that opened last Friday. The award is worth $2,500; juror Betsy Bradley, director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, chose the Grand Award and Delta Award winners; members of the Arts Center's Contemporaries group chose the winner for the Contemporaries Award. The Delta Awards were $750; the Contemporaries Award was $250.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 17:13:00

Architects see challenges for Arts Center redesign

The layout of the Arkansas Arts Center, with its two entrances, confusing connectivity and a crazy quilt of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, presents a number of challenges for its renovation and expansion, architects from the Studio Gang firm told the board of directors today.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 16:55:00

Joel Edgerton to direct adaptation of former Arkansan Garrard Conley's memoir about surviving conversion therapy

Actor/director Joel Edgerton ("Loving," "The Gift") has adapted Garrard Conley's memoir, "Boy Erased," and will direct the story of Conley, who grew up in Arkansas and later survived conversion therapy, Deadline reports.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 13:25:00

Cinemax cancels "Quarry" after first season

“Quarry,” the eight-episode series based on the work of author Max Allan Collins andco-created by Michael Fuller and Little Rock native Graham Gordy, will not return to Cinemax for a second season.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 13:19:00

ASO Associate Conductor Geoff Robson makes Carnegie Hall debut tonight

Violinist and conductor Geoffrey Robson, associate conductor of the Arkansas SymphonyOrchestra since 2008, was awarded the first Respighi Prize for Conducting this week, bestowed by the Chamber Orchestra of New York to honor the legacy of Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936).

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 11:39:00

Brit Floyd at Verizon Arena

Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd brought its Immersion tour to the north shore Monday. Blame it on post-Riverfest musical exhaustion or the earliness in the week, but the perennial arena favorite played to a smallish crowd of 1,218 with a few rowdy flashes.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 13:31:00

Parable/Paragon: A review of The Rep's "Godspell"

If you've ever seen a production of "Godspell," you'll be familiar with the juxtaposition of flower children and holy scripture, conceived originally as a thesis by a Carnegie Mellon music student in 1970. Bell-bottom-clad actors regale us with the perils of worshiping both God and money. Someone pretends to smoke pot, probably. The hair is big, the costumes are bigger, and Judas' betrayal of Jesus gets the "Soul Train" treatment. Almost always, the feeling is one of looseness, liberality, improvisation. That's not the case with this "Godspell," in which nearly every second of the musical is tightly choreographed, leaving no room for error.

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 09:43:00

Riverfest 2017: flute solos, fireworks and fidget spinners

Whether you had a good time at Riverfest largely depends on when you were there. We've yet to get a report of the attendance numbers, but eyeballing the crowds this year in comparison to last year's tells us the intermittent rain deterred plenty of potential Riverfesters.

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 08:35:00

Wiz Khalifa brings the party

Wiz Khalifa throws a party in his headlining set for Riverfest.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:33:00

Delta Regional Authority launches seed investment program for arts projects

The Delta Regional Authority announced this week that it will partner with ArtPlaceAmerica, the Rural Policy Research Institute, the National Association of Counties, the National Association of Development Organizations, Springboard for the Arts and others to contribute nearly $460,00 to the Delta Creative Placemaking Initiative, an effort to spur economic growth through seed investments in the Delta’s arts and culture sectors.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:25:00

Dotty Oliver: August 7, 1949 – May 29, 2017

We note the passing of Dotty Oliver — former editor of the Little Rock Free Press, environmental activist and author of “Mistress of the Misunderstood."

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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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