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Microshorts, paper rainforests and Fort Smith history at CALS Made in Arkansas Film Festival this weekend

Get out the projector (or turn on the TV); Central Arkansas Library System's Made in Arkansas Film Festival is going virtual this weekend.

Yale Drama Prize-winning author Rachel Lynett explains their theater company’s 'laugh first' ethos, what it means to write 'historical heresy' and why all their plays are love stories

The very word “play,” Lynett points out, is one we should learn to take more literally; theater exists to surprise, and one way to do that is to upend expectations or to get the audience to “laugh first” — two words which serve as a hallmark for Lynett’s eponymous theater company.
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BrunchFest pass now available to benefit Centers for Youth and Families

The Emerging Leaders, a young professionals group supporting Arkansas’s oldest nonprofit, Centers for Youth and Families, has adapted its annual BrunchFest to BrunchFest Passes that contain coupons to more than 30 area eateries.

The post-pandemic art world in Arkansas

More gallery space, more programming, more culture on tap.

Little Rock River Market's Ottenheimer Hall open for business

Ottenheimer Hall, the River Market's public food court-style market, which has been shuttered for over a year, is welcoming back vendors and the public this Saturday.

Arkansas Times Recommends: The Meyer's and "Sasquatch" edition

Strategies for the Ant Invasion of 2021, painted rocks, the gospel of "Sasquatch" and more.

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Arkansas soul gold, rescued from must and mold: Check out William Stuckey’s “Love Of Mine"

The 1979 record, laid down on tape for an Arkansas label called Symplex Records, was re-released in late January on Athens of the North, an Edinburgh, Scotland-based record label that specializes, its website reads, “in reissuing and officially licensing long lost, rare — and, above all, amazing — soul, disco, funk records.”

ASO dips its toes back into live performance with Mozart's "Jupiter" finale and Prokofiev's "Classical"

"A full-circle moment for sure,” Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Interim Artistic Director Geoffrey Robson said of the programming.

Arts and the Park kicks off this weekend in Hot Springs, with nods to Henry Glover and George Hunt

Hot Springs’ Arts and the Park, an annual 10-day spring festival meant to highlight the vibrant city’s arts scene, this year honors native artist George Hunt and native musician Henry Glover (pictured below), who would have turned 100 in 2021.

Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival starts Thursday

On the lineup, a look at the life of trans musician Billy Tipton, a feature about a young girl's gender dysphoria and a portrait of a Chinese family struggling to reconcile sexuality and tradition.
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Scenes from 'Spring on 7th,' a day festival at the Seventh Street Mural Project

Moms and dads and punk rockers and kiddos co-mingled in a quarter mile stretch of road yesterday under the Union Pacific railroad underpass.

'Minari' grandmother Yuh-Jung Youn wins Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars

Just as Yuh-Jung Youn did in the film for which she was nominated, she did at the ceremony, bringing levity and warmth and sincerity to her acceptance speech as she won the award for Best Supporting Actress.

Conway native Symone wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Symone, boy name Reggie Gavin, a drag queen from Conway, Arkansas, is America’s next drag superstar.

Helltown, born and raised: A Q&A with Bankroll Freddie

Bankroll Freddie on skirting death, homemade banana pudding and Megan Thee Stallion.
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Old State House's new Barton Coliseum exhibit goes up virtually April 25; in-person April 27

“Play It Loud” opens virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, on the Old State House’s Facebook and YouTube channels, and opens in-person on April 27. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Weekly food truck round up

Trucks will be at Simmons Bank Arena, The Rail Yard, OrthoArkansas and more.

Arkansas playwright Rachel Lynett wins 2021 Yale Drama Prize

Lynett's play "Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson)" is the winner of the 2021 Yale Drama Prize, selected this year by Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel. 

Happy birthday, Al Green

Happy 75th, Reverend.

Flyway and Stone's Throw to host screenings of "Spaceballs" and "Three Amigos" at War Memorial Stadium

Flyway Brewing Co. and Stone's Throw Brewing are hosting an '80s comedy double feature with screenings of "Spaceballs" and "Three Amigos"  Fri. May 7 at War Memorial Stadium.

Rodney Block, Joshua Asante, Tim Anthony and Suthurn Faze join drummer Brannen Temple at Afrodesia Recording Studio

This Thursday, Austin-based drummer Brannen Temple brings his band Temple Underground to Little Rock's Afrodesia Studio of Performing Arts for a live recording and concert, featuring sets from Dallas-based Suthurn Faze and from Rodney Block, Joshua Asante and Tim Anthony. 
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