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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 19:50:00

Cardi B, Toby Keith, Gucci Mane, George Clinton, Sammy Hagar headline El Dorado's Musicfest

Cardi B, Toby Keith, Gucci Mane and George Clinton are among the headliners for Murphy Arts District's Musicfest this year.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 16:38:00

Garrard Conley memoir adapted for film

Arkansas native Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir “Boy Erased” has been adapted for film. The trailer — released this week — is already generating buzz as a potential Oscar contender.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:13:00

The Rep secure through August 14, Board reports

From the Arkansas Repertory Theatre comes news that it has received "almost 900 gifts totaling more than $422,000 and has secured two challenge grants – one from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation and another from the Windgate Charitable Foundation – valued collectively at $1,025,000."

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:07:00

Oxford American retires remainder of $700K debt to UCA

The Oxford American Literary Project’s board of directors announced this week that it retired all remaining debt owed to the University of Central Arkansas, which at one time totaled $700,000.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:06:00

Louis Jordan Memorial Highway sign unveiled

A small crowd gathered Monday morning along the shoulder of a stretch of state Highway 49 in Monroe County outside Brinkley to officially dedicate the Louis Jordan Memorial Highway, which runs from Brinkley to Marvell.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:55:00

SWOP call for entries

The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting entries to the 2019 "Small Works on Paper" traveling exhibition.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:41:00

Getting Freshii, with corrections!

A franchise of Freshii, a Canadian chain restaurant with a mantra (“Let’s eat without regret. Let’s love kale. Let’s embrace quinoa.” etc.), is coming July 17 to 1335 S. Main St. in Bentonville.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 14:26:00

Review: Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson at Verizon Arena for Outlaw Music Festival

Thank the gods it was a living legend following up Sturgill Simpson's set last night at Verizon Arena; anybody but Willie might have broken the spell.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 14:47:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 22: Yuni Wa

This week, Omaya and Stephanie talk with composer Yuni Wa about his prolific body of work, his new album "Dawn of the Black Wings" and problems with the genrification of electronic music.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 14:21:00

ZIN downtown to close; Zin West to stay open

ZIN Urban Wine & Beer Bar owners Troy Deal and Michael Puckett announced Monday that the bar’s last day of business at its downtown location, at 300 River Market Ave., will be Saturday, June 29.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 13:16:00

Tacos and $2 beer at The Meteor

The Meteor bike and coffee shop is hosting Food Truck Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This Friday’s food truck is Pinches Tacos.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:15:00

True Arkansas Eatery — TAE — opens in the Hotel Frederica

Fans of the late Southern Gourmasian food truck and its brick-and-mortar incarnation, and there are many, are able to fill bellies once again with food turned out by Justin Patterson and C.C. Key. They opened TAE (pronounced “tay” and standing for True Arkansas Eatery) this week in the Hotel Frederica at 625 Capitol Ave. (Yes, the hotel once named the Sam Peck and famous for its Bing Cherry Mold and jazz by the Art Porter Trio.)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:21:00

WWE and the human situation

It’s hard to trace precisely how I got here. Innocently enough, I began fielding questions about Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and the Macho Man Randy Savage from my eldest son. Seizing a chance to connect by introducing him, I showed him YouTube videos of The Nature Boy Ric Flair and Wrestle-Mania II.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 17:05:00

No Small Talk, Ep 21: Nate Powell

This week, we sit down with National Book Award-winning comic book artist Nate Powell and talk about his work on the "March" trilogy, 90s-era Little Rock punk and Powell's forthcoming graphic novel, "Come Again."

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 16:22:00

High spirits at Rock Town

The alcohol will really flow this weekend. In addition to the Great Arkansas Beer Festival and Queers & Beers, Rock Town Distillery gets in the spirit by celebrating its eighth anniversary with a grand opening of its new building in SoMa, at 1201 Main St.

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 16:16:00

Have yourself a beery little weekend, with GARBF, Beers & Queers

A sudsy weekend in the river cities kicks off Saturday, June 23, at the Statehouse Convention Center with the Great Arkansas Beer Festival, at 4:30 p.m. (for V.I.P. ticketholders) and 5:30 p.m. for the hoi polloi. Then on Sunday, June 24, Argenta celebrates National Pride Day with Beers & Queers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Flyway Brewing in Argenta.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 14:34:00

Rep calls town hall meeting

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre will host an open public forum at 5:30 p.m. on June 26 to hear from audiences, donors and the community.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 15:52:00

Another alley, another party, on Thursday

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership, which has been throwing parties in alleys downtown as a way to attract people to the neighborhoods, will host a party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the alley next to the Museum of Discovery on President Clinton Avenue. The party is on a gravel lot accessible by the bridge to the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 15:39:00

Morsels: Restaurant and food news

Noodle bar and a new Starbucks coming.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 14:23:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 20: Mutants of the Monster, "Unforgiven"

No Small Talk, Ep. 20: Mutants of the Monster, "Unforgiven." This week, Omaya and Stephanie chat with Christopher Terry (C.T.) of Rwake about the upcoming heavy music micro-festival, and take a look at the next film in the Arkansas Times Film Series, "Unforgiven."

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