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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 16:13:00

Pizza, sandwiches and lunch: the new Vesuvio

Vesuvio Bistro, at 1315 Breckenridge Drive, has a new look, a new menu and new hours, all with an eye to family-friendly and casual service, letting folks enjoy a good meal out without having to put on the dog.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 17:29:00

'Break Glass' and start talking again: V.L. Cox in Virginia

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, Va., is just a little over an hour down the road from Charlottesville, but it approached Little Rock artist V.L. Cox about her "End Hate" artwork assemblages before the racist, anti-Semitic crowd (Trump: Some very fine people among them, he was sure) descended with their tiki torches and chants and killer driver on Thomas Jefferson's hometown.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:33:00

Illustrator Nathalie Lecroc coming to Esse

Esse Purse Museum hosts “Petite Anthologie de Sacs: An Evening with Nathalie Lecroc,” with the French illustrator of women's handbags and their contents, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. At the event, Lecroc, who has been illustrating purses for two decades, will reveal the contents of museum founder Anita Davis' purse and draw live at the event.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 11:57:00

Mandela photographer to give talk

Matthew Willman, who was South African President Nelson Mandela's documentary photographer, will talk at the Clinton Presidential Center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1. The talk is in conjunction with the Clinton Center exhibit, "Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu," about the life of the extraordinary leader, which runs through Feb. 19, 2018.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 13:54:00

A Halloweekend To-Do List

If you're on the fence as to how to spend the tail end of October, here are a handful of ideas.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:57:00

Pulaski Tech says 'Boo!' with art at CHARTS

The Halloween mood set in sometime last November for lots of us. But Pulaski Technical College's Center for the Humanities and the Arts is adding a soothing artistic touch to the scary season with its "Boo! Images of the Macabre," a show coming from "the darkest corners of the vault of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts," the school has announced.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 16:56:00

Review: Bruno Mars at Verizon Arena

Mars is sort of a modern-day Carmen, sauntering through his set as if "That's What I Like" were a rehash of Bizet's famed "Habanera" and blending cocky swagger with a pleading, vulnerable sensuality.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 09:22:00

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "French Connection" tackles Milhaud, Weill, Ravel and Debussy: A Review

The repertoire for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's "French Connection" is a lively mix, alternately voluptuous, inquisitive and goofy.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 14:02:00

Guest Playlist: Alex Flanders of KABF-FM 88.3's "GIRLS!" gives a primer in advance of tonight's benefit show

Courtesy of Alex Flanders, host of KABF's GIRLS!, 27 tracks of further proof that women are behind some of the most inventive rock being made today.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:10:00

Fountain Fest sculpture reveal tonight at the Arts Center

You'll have to go to the Arkansas Arts Center's Fountain Fest tonight to see how Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects' winning sketch was carried out as the temporary sculpture in the Carrie Remmel Dickinson fountain. The party, with food, drink and music, gets going at 5:30 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:55:00

Guest Playlist: Flap Jones of "Not Necessarily Nashville" schools us on real country music

"Not Necessarily Nashville," which airs on KUAR-FM 89.1 every Saturday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., celebrates three decades of the "best of the rest of country music" Saturday, October 21 at the White Water Tavern with Brad Williams of The Salty Dogs & The Creek Rocks, and we asked host Flap Jones to curate a playlist for us ahead of that anniversary celebration.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:09:00

Jason Aldean at Verizon Arena: A Review

Just 12 days after his performance at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas ended in tragedy, Aldean played to a crowd of 10,222 at Verizon Arena Friday night.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 15:14:21

Come with the Arkansas Times to the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival

After several years of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro hosting benefit concerts to raise money for the restoration of Johnny Cash's boyhood home, this year the Johnny Cash Heritage Festival debuts in Dyess just outside the Cash homeplace. And of course the Arkansas Times is chartering a bus to be there. The lineup is spectacular: Kris Kristofferson (one of the greatest songwriters of all-time easily), Rosanne Cash, Joanne Cash and Tommy Cash and Buddy Jewel.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 14:12:00

Lost Forty Brewing takes silver in 2017 Great American Beer Festival

Lost Forty Brewing took home a silver medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival, the largest commercial beer competition in the world.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 14:08:00

Blue Canoe to open new brewing and gaming space

Blue Canoe Brewing Co. is opening a 20,000-square-foot brewing and gaming space at 1637 E. 15th St., the old PC Hardware warehouse. Macie Fellows, who described herself as a “brand ambassador,” said the space, which Blue Canoe has remodeled “from the ground up,” will be Blue Canoe’s primary brewery.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:59:00

Katt Williams' "Great America Tour" brings 5000 plus to Verizon Arena

Katt Williams brought a broad but pleasing show to a crowd of 5,276 at Verizon Arena.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 15:06:00

Sister Rosetta Tharpe nominated for the Rock Hall of Fame

Less than a week after a sign was unveiled in Cotton Plant to honor the rock pioneer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a first-time nominee for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 16:02:00

Big reveal: 'Hidden No More' at Mosaic Templars

Works by 11 African-American artists whose works are in the Creativity Arkansas collection of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth St., will be revealed at a reception Thursday, Oct. 5, when the museum opens "Hidden No More."

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 15:31:00

Forty Two at the Clinton Center getting a redo and a numeral

Forty Two, the restaurant at the Clinton Presidential Center, is getting a redo, expanding its space, extending its meal service and changing its name to 42 bar & table, the Clinton Center announced today.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 15:19:00

Crave it? Here's your favorite: The annual Food Truck Festival is Saturday

For the seventh year in a row, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership is bringing food trucks by the dozens to Main and Capitol streets. This year, the partnership is dubbing the festival, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, Crave the Culture.

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