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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:44:00

Molly McCully Brown's book of poetry lands on New York Times best of the year list

The New York Times names "The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems" by Jeff Baskin Fellow Molly McCully Brown among the best books of the year.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:13:00

Ethan Hawke's Blaze Foley biopic bound for Sundance

“Blaze,” the Ethan Hawke feature film about Malvern native Blaze Foley starring Little Rock native Ben Dickey, is bound for the Sundance Film Festival in 2018 in the American drama category.

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Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:58:00

Little Rock native Ashlie Atkinson to star in new Spike Lee film

Little Rock native and Hendrix College graduate Ashlie Atkinson is to join the cast of the next Spike Lee film, “Black Klansman,” a biopic about a black detective in Colorado Springs, Colo., who climbed the ranks of the local Ku Klux Klan chapter.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:58:00

"Perfectly Purple Pie" takes the prize at Mosaic Templars

Celebrity judges at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center’s sixth annual “Say It Ain’t Say’s” sweet potato pie contest on Sunday awarded first place to Kelli Marks of Cathead’s Diner for her “Perfectly Purple Pie,” and second place to Anne Woods of Honey Pies for her “Bubba’s Sweet Potato Meringue Pie.”

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:48:00

Hanaroo moving to old Three Fold spot

Hanaroo Sushi Bar, operated by restaurateur Chang Yu for many years at 205 W. Capitol Ave., closed at that location the day before Thanksgiving and plans to open Thursday or Friday this week in the former home of Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co. at 215 Center St.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:10:00

Checking in with Collin vs. Adam, Big Piph and Osyrus Bolly

Dig "Valet," "Chills" and "Supernova."

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:11:00

Tonight: Meet Sonny Kay, the new director of Low Key Arts

Sonny Kay, visual artist and vocalist in some seminal experimental and punk rock outfits (Angel Hair, The VSS, Year Future) is the new director of Low Key Arts, and you can swing by Spencer's Corner on tonight's gallery walk in downtown Hot Springs to meet him and check out his work.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 17:07:00

Walton, Ford foundations to give $6 million to increase diversity in museum jobs

The Ford Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation announced yesterday that they are committing $3 million each — a total of $6 million — to a new program, the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative, to increase minority numbers in curatorial and administrative museum staff.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 16:35:00

Art partying on Friday night: McLeod's, Museum School sale preview, New Deal, Argenta Art Wall

Matt McLeod Fine Art is celebrating its 2nd anniversary from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 106 W. Sixth St. See paintings by Cindy Holmes, alabaster sculpture by Bryan Massey and more, plus blown glass ornaments and art, and hear Rena Wren sing and play guitar. You will be plied with snacks and drinks, too.

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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:42:00

Review and slideshow: Chris Stapleton and Marty Stuart at Verizon Arena

Don't get me wrong: Chris Stapleton is wildly accomplished and in complete command of his voice. He’s probably the closest thing, vocally, that we have to Chris Cornell on this earth, but somewhere there must be an unwritten rule that the headliner is to be afforded the luxury of a superboosted presence; something that lets the audience know, as I knew when my entire body began to rumble seismically upon his grand entrance, that things were cranking up to eleven, that we were “really gonna party now.”

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 17:06:00

Announcing the inaugural Central Arkansas Music Awards

In partnership with Arkansas Sounds, a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Arkansas Times presents the first ever Central Arkansas Music Awards, a ceremony of recognition to take place at the Ron Robinson Theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 23.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 17:14:00

Over the river and through the woods, to a Thanksgiving meal you didn't cook

f you’re not up for cooking a Thanksgiving dinner this year, the Capital Bar and Grill in the Capital Hotel will take you, no reservations needed.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 16:34:00

Dissent, in black and white: Show at New Deal Gallery

This troubled, Trumpian world we live in, and the unrest it has spawned, has provided lots of fodder for photographers. An exhibit this weekend at New Deal Gallery, "We Dissent: An Exhibition of Protest Photography," shows the work of five local photographers who've been on the scene of the many shows of protest by the public in 2017.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 16:07:00

Forks down

OBITUARIES: The restaurant business is a tough one, even if you have been in business for years.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:50:00

Kumquat may, Big Orange is open

Big Orange, the Yellow Rocket Concepts eatery that has two locations in Little Rock, asks via Facebook, “Orange you glad we’re finally open?” at its new Rogers location.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:48:00

A Little Rock backdrop in season finale of "Nathan For You"

“Finding Frances,” the biting season finale of Comedy Central’s “Nathan For You,” doubled as a tour through downtown Little Rock.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:39:00

Jimmy looks serious about Cox Center sandwiches

Seen at the Cox Center’s Bookends Cafe wielding a measuring tape: Jimmy Weisman, founder of “Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches,” the home of the famed "Garden Sandwich."

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:29:00

Agāsi 7: Rooftop dining atop the Hilton Garden Inn coming soon

The day after Thanksgiving, when you’re tired of turkey, you’ll be able to gobble at a new place: Agāsi 7, the rooftop bar and kitchen atop the Hilton Garden Inn that opened in September at 322 Rock St.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 15:13:00

New at the Butler Center: Arkansas Pastel Society's national show

The juror for the Arkansas Pastel Society's 7th National Exhibition told viewers assembled at the Butler Center Galleries during 2nd Friday Art Night for the awards presentation said pastels were considered second to paintings and other fine art, and the artists in the crowd nodded their exasperation.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 13:20:00

Get out your pocketbooks: Collectors show is open

The Arkansas Arts Center's annual Collector's Show and Sale, artwork for the discerning buyer, both new and experienced, priced between $500 and $85,000, opens today at the Arkansas Arts Center.

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