Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:38:00

Review: Boston at Verizon Arena

As it was, nobody left the arena and into a suddenly chilly April night saying, “I wished they’d played [song name].” Boston played it all, whether you wanted it or not.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:12:00

Jonathan Demme's Arkansas connection

With news of Jonathan Demme's passing, Arkansas Times movie reviewer Guy Lancaster noted the acclaimed director's work on a film called "Fighting Mad," which was filmed in parts of rural Washington County, with scenes shot in Fort Smith, Clarksville and Fayetteville.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:44:00

'Disturber of the Silence': A Q&A with Marita Golden

I talked with Marita Golden – teacher, lecturer, author, literary activist and co-founder/President Emeritus of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation – ahead of her appearance Thursday, April 27 at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 6:30 p.m. as part of the Arkansas Literary Festival.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:29:00

Sculpture chosen for Southwest Community Center

Stephen Shachtman's proposed sculpture "A," a 16-foot-high steel and bronze work, won the $60,000 commission awarded at the weekend's Sculpture in the River Market event. (See full news release on jump.) Best in Show went to Ted Schaal for his work "Shard."

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 14:18:00

Slideshow: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Verizon Arena

The Red Hot Chili Peppers landed in Little Rock Saturday night for a show at Verizon Arena.

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 12:47:00

Tom Petty and Joe Walsh at Verizon Arena

In amber Aviators and varying stages of radiant purple formal attire, Tom Petty proved last night that it wasn't too soon, after all, to return to Little Rock and, as he put it, to "thank our friends for showing up for forty years." 13,551 friends, in this case.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 15:43:00

Big night in Argenta: Harringtons at Laman, a Southern spring at Greg Thompson

Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Jed Jackson, Alan Gerson, Dolores Justus, Stephano Sutherlin: Those are six reasons — and there are many more — to head over to Argenta tonight for the monthly ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 15:06:00

Louise Halsey chosen 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure

Weaver Louise Halsey of Oark, who creates fine art, rugs and dolls, and whose weavings of houses on fire ignited such admiration that she was included in the 2012 Women to Watch exhibition at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., has been named by the Arkansas Arts Council as the 2017 Arkansas Living Treasure. The annual award goes to a dedicated craftsperson who has helped preserve the craft by teaching to others.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 14:40:00

New videos from The Wildflower Revue and Couch Jackets

New music videos from The Wildflower Revue and Couch Jackets.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:50:00

"Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street" premieres on AETN tonight

"Dream Land: Little Rock's West 9th Street," an hour-long documentary on the storied street by the Arkansas Education Television Network, premieres tonight at 7 p.m.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 09:53:00

New music from Beth Ditto, Sumokem, Pallbearer

A harbinger of former Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto's forthcoming debut solo album, the long-awaited follow-up to Pallbearer's "Foundations of Burden" and a new single from Sumokem.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 17:05:00

More Delta news: The artist lineup

The 59th Annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center, to open June 9, will feature 73 works by 57 artists from seven states, the Arts Center announced today. Read the news release here. Of the 57 artists, 41 are from Arkansas.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 14:53:00

Riverdale 10 Cinema joins Trump protest with a screening of "1984"

Riverdale 10 Cinema is among the hundreds of independent theaters screening "1984" today in protest of the Trump administration's policies.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 15:02:00

10th Annual Designers Choice Fashion Preview: A slideshow

Timmons Arts Foundation's 10th Annual Designers Choice Fashion Preview was the last for designer Korto Momolu, who has been involved with the show since its inception.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 16:56:00

Cantrell Gallery is open! See Jeffery Nodelman, "Doug" there

The remodeled Cantrell Gallery opens today with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for an exhibition of work by Jeffery Nodelman, “The Making of an Artist: Creative Inspirations.”

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 16:46:00

59th annual Delta Exhibition preview: Thanks, Facebook! UPDATES

Pleased as punch artists have been posting on Facebook the good news that their artworks have been accepted into the 59th annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. Here's a slideshow of works posted by accepted artists.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 16:02:00

Butler, Beasley and Williams-Smith: Non-traditional artists at reception at Hearne

Fabric artist Bisa Butler, collage artist Phoebe Beasley and metalpoint artist Marjorie Williams-Smith will be at a reception at Hearne Fine Art tonight in conjunction with the  exhibition, "Beyond Magic," reviewed here. The reception is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; tomorrow, at 2 p.m., the artists will gather for a panel discussion on the show, which features women artists working in non-traditional mediums, including the glass and found art works by Lillian Blades (see image above) and the wire mesh sculptures of Anyta Thomas.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:22:00

New highway designations honor Johnny Cash, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Levon Helm and Louis Jordan

HB 2179, a bill sponsored by Rep. Chris Richey (D), designates "portions of various state highways" to honor one of the state's chief assets and cultural exports - its music.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 09:31:00

TheatreSquared asks Fayetteville A&P Commission to match city's $3.1 million commitment

The Fayetteville Flyer reports that TheatreSquared Artistic Director Bob Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller met with the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Committee Monday morning, asking for a $3.1 million match to the city's pledged funding in the same amount as part of a five-year economic development plan, Fayetteville First.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:18:00

Arkansas Times Film Series presents 'Bunny Lake Is Missing' tonight

In concert with Film Quotes Film and Riverdale 10 Cinema, Arkansas Times Film Series presents Otto Preminger's 1965 suspense “Bunny Lake is Missing."

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