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Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:59:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 25: Kaleidoscope

This week, William Moon stopped by to talk about the selections for the 2018 Kaleidoscope Film Festival. Plus, a new TV series from Graham Gordy, Levon Helm's boyhood home gets recognized on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places and Low Key Arts announces the lineup for October's Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:50:00

A miscellany of art: Aug. 10-16

We don't get to post all the jpegs of artwork on exhibit that come into the office, but they have more allure and tell you more about the work than what I can write about them. Hence this slideshow of work from shows opening tonight (Aug. 10) for 2nd Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. (see the To Do list for more information), and other openings and shows this weekend and in the days ahead.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:09:00

Not so far out: Wingstock coming Aug. 18 and tickets are on sale

Tickets have gone on sale for the second annual Wingstock, which is like Woodstock except all the performers are restaurants, their talent the chicken wing and the event is at Verizon Arena instead of Max Yasgur’s farm.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:03:00

The Poke News: Ohia is here, Fresh Bowl rolling downtown

The raw fish craze in Little Rock is scaling up, with new poke restaurants opening in the Promenade at Chenal and the River Market food hall.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 15:00:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 24: Filmland

This week, we talk with Matt DeCample of Arkansas Cinema Society about Filmland, an ACS event that's bringing Richard Linklater, Mary Steenburgen, Kristen Schaal, David & Christina Arquette and many others to town for screenings and conversation with filmmaker/Board Chair Jeff Nichols.

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Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:32:00

Faulkner Chamber Music Festival tunes up young musicians

No matter how dedicated the instructor, there's a lot that young musicians don't learn in the course of their private lessons. Faulkner Chamber Music Festival fills in some of those gaps with a ten-day chamber music camp each summer.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:23:00

Architects design Food Truck Mondays

The folks at Cromwell Architect Engineers at 1300 E. Sixth St. have drawn up plans to truck in chow to the East Village location on Mondays "while weather permits," starting Aug. 6.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:04:00

Beef on a biscuit? That's right, at Delta Biscuit Co., coming in the fall

Union Pacific conductor-turned biscuit-maker Hayne Begley says his Delta Biscuit Co. food truck should get rolling in Little Rock by the end of October or first of November.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:41:00

No Small Talk, Ep 23: Omaya and Stephanie Recommend

This week on "No Small Talk," we catch up on some arts and culture news and implore you to get outside this weekend.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:45:00

Richard Linklater, Jeff Nichols, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen in Little Rock for Arkansas Cinema Society's "Filmland"

Richard Linklater, Christina and David Arquette, Phoenix, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and more are on Arkansas Cinema Society's star-studded lineup for “Filmland,” its annual film festival, set Aug. 23-26.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 13:50:00

Less Cowbell: Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult at Magic Springs

A dozen years or so separated visits to the Timberwood Amphitheater for me and my son. But one thought was the same, and at the same time reminded me that a dozen years of watching your kid grow up flies by like a flash. That thought: Man, I wish Little Rock had an outdoor music site like this.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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

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

Cardi B, [CANCELLED] 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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