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"Vietgone" playwright Qui Nguyen speaks Friday morning for Murphy Arts District event

El Dorado native Qui Nguyen talks about his theater, playwriting and screenwriting career with Murphy Arts District tomorrow morning via Facebook Live.

A Q&A with David Hill on his new book 'The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America’s Forgotten Capital of Vice'

A son of Hot Springs writes about the mob and gambling.

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Baroque 2.0: Soprano Elijah McCormack makes ancient music feel new again

For male soprano Eli McCormack, ancient music has everything (and nothing) to do with gender identity.

'Tell My Mama I’m Back': Joshua Asante on depression, diamonds and keeping his new single 'as Black and as spacey' as he could make it 

Tracked and mixed in spaces adjacent to Fellowship Hall Sound in Little Rock, Asante's new pair of songs make a pretty clear case for why he calls his music “astral soul.”

Yuni Wa's single "Dark Matter Theory" is part physics, part social science

We caught up with Yuni earlier this week about the single, and about his take on tackling systemic racism.

Ante Yana talks prayer, protest and next steps

Little Rock-based rapper Ante Yana has big plans for turning protest into an enduring platform.
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Juneteenth at Mosaic Templars: The Clark Sisters, Rodney Block, Bijoux and a "Savage" TikTok challenge

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is celebrating Juneteenth with performances from gospel group the Clark Sisters, trumpeter Rodney Block, vocalist Bijoux, magician Tommy Terrific, comedian Jay Jackson, and a family TikTok challenge.

Paint as protest: A conversation with the George Floyd muralists

We talk to painters X3mex [also known as Ch3mex] and Eats about their mural of George Floyd, and to educator Johnny Laine about Friday's march.

'We don't want problems. We do want changes': A Q&A with Solo Jaxon

Little Rock native and hip-hop artist Solo Jaxon is finding himself behind the megaphone in Los Angeles demonstrations.

Buy a Pallbearer album today on Bandcamp; support BLM

Pallbearer, The Natural State's darlings of symphonic doom metal, are donating 100 percent of all proceeds from Bandcamp sales on Friday, June 5 to the Black Lives Matter global network.
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Thrones for the Stoic: Kat Wilson’s Quarantine Habitats reframe self-portraiture and identity

Kat Wilson's Quarantine Habitats project extends the invitation to anyone with a camera to view themselves in a new light through the composition of a self-portrait in an intimate space.

New music from Crystal C. Mercer, Joshua Asante, Amos Cochran, Princeaus, Ben Brenner

A new EP and short film, "Black Glow Matters," is out from Crystal C. Mercer, along with music from Amos Cochran, Joshua Asante, Princeaus and blues performer Ben Brenner.

Check out Downtown Little Rock Partnership's pandemic Billy Joel parody

A pandemic parody from Downtown Little Rock Partnership and a host of local musicians.

What's the deal with those two Arkansas standoffs mentioned at the end of "Waco?"

Arkansas gets two mentions in a speech that caps off Netflix's mini-series "Waco."
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Stay-at-Home To-Do List: Join the Central High book club, catch some curbside theatre and more

June additions for your stay-at-home calendar.

Stay-at-home To-Do List: Shop a native plant market, tour Junction Bridge with historians and more

Stay home if you can, be safe, do stuff like this.

Quarantine, "Backroads"-style: A Q&A with Amy Garland

We caught up with Amy Garland Angel in between her gigs as DJ, musician, entrepreneur and mother, and then called her for a follow-up when the pandemic hit. 

Bookselling in the time of COVID-19: Arkansas shops turn the page during the pandemic

Bookstores in Arkansas are learning to deal with a new no-touch normal in the visual, but also historically tactile, world of books. 

North Little Rock Drive-In to screen Pallbearer, Pink Floyd and Adam Faucett concerts, anthology horror and dueling pianos

James Snyder the event promoter behind Metroplex Live and Juanita's Entertainment, has teamed up with vocalist/concert promoter Chris Terry (CT) to screen concert films, horror flicks and live performances in North Little Rock, drive-in movie style.

Arkansas Cinema Society and Hot Springs Doc Film Fest resurrecting the drive-in movie

Central Arkansans won't have to drive all the way up to the Kenda to catch a movie from the safety of their car: the Arkansas Cinema Society, Metroplex Live and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival are putting two flicks up on the big screen the next two weekends.
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