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Slideshow: The Eagles at Simmons Bank Arena

Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson finished off Thanksgiving weekend with a visit to Simmons Bank Arena to see The Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 27.
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Slideshow: Five Finger Death Punch at Simmons Bank Arena

Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson caught heavy metal superstars Five Finger Death Punch at Simmons Bank Arena on Saturday, Nov. 26.
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'Fiddler on the Roof' opens Friday at Robinson

This month, the Tony Award-winning story of Tevye the milkman’s struggle to maintain his family’s traditional Jewish religious and cultural lifestyle in the wake of encroaching modern influences comes to the Robinson Center stage.

Spirit Adrift and Mammoth Caravan at White Water Tavern

One of the most influential and heavy-hitting metal bands performing today is helmed by longtime Arkansas resident Nate Garrett, and this home state show is going to be a heavy music landmark in a year full of heavy music landmarks.
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Melissa Carper at White Water Tavern Friday

Counting the minutes ’til the forthcoming full-length “Ramblin’ Soul” offers up an Odetta cover and a charming stay-at-home tune titled “Boxers on Backwards.” If the future of country is queer, can we go ahead and crown Carper monarch already?

The Transference of Pain: Riding the synth waves with The Chores

The Chores on connecting with audiences, recording with Jason Tedford and what they did during summer vacation.
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Prison Portrait Project at New Deal Salon Nov. 18-19

Portraits will be displayed at New Deal Gallery in Little Rock (2003 S. Louisiana St.) Friday, Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., with fare from Lili's Mexican Street Food. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the gallery opens at 1 p.m., and CWFA hosts a live storytelling event at 2 p.m. featuring stories from people who have been incarcerated in Arkansas.

Firelei Baez exhibit opening at the Momentary

Of her painterly and vivid works, the artist has said she doesn’t want to create “narratives of victimhood,” but rather flip the script to include beautifully subversive images of freedom. 
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Amanda Shires at Rev Room

The singer-songwriter and fiddle virtuoso graces the stage at The Rev Room, touring in support of her critically acclaimed 2022 record “Take It Like a Man.”

Clarice K. Abdul-Bey and Ameria Jones turned Edith Ware McClinton's memoir 'Scars from a Lynching' into a radio play

Clarice K. Abdul-Bey and Ameria Jones have turned an Arkansas family's story into radio theater in an adaptation of Edith Ware McClinton's account of the lynching of William Jack Ware and his twin brother Jim Ware in a small town in Calhoun County in the 1890s. The hour-long take is titled "Scars Brought Into Focus: The Silver Screen of the Mind * Images * Memories (A True Horror Story Based in Arkansas.)"
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L.A.P., Peach Blush, B.L.A.S.T. and Open Kasket at Pizza D Friday night

Badass mixed-genre show at the dive bar for the win.

Experimental music series this weekend in Fort Smith

With an aim “to champion and create space for the more experimental side of music, film, dance and visual art” across the state, this two-evening series features performances from Matt Magerkurth, Kevin Blagg, Damian Cheek, Stringsmen + BAANG, The Drowned, Job Smoot, Thomas Echols, and Leon Carlo featuring Serrano-Torres.

The first woman to hike all 11 National Scenic Trails talks at Ron Robinson Tuesday night

Did you vote yet? OK. Good. If you did, and you need a distraction from watching the Election Day midterm results roll in, Arlette Laan is giving a talk at Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater. She's the first woman to have hiked all 11 National Scenic Trails — over 18,000 miles total. 

Whoa Dakota's 'Lovin' a Cowboy' is the rodeo lament you need this weekend

"I wanted to record it because I think it beautifully expresses the feeling of being attached to someone who can't prioritize you," Ott said, "no matter how much they may want to."

Matt Pike (Sleep, High on Fire) lands at White Water Tavern with new project Pike vs. The Automaton

If you’re a fan of any of Pike’s other projects (or classic conspiracy theories), you’ll definitely want to check it out. There’s also the possibility you’ll learn of some sweet new conspiracy theories, especially if you’ve never heard of the Reptilians.

New music from Little Rock hardcore outfit Second Life

An absolutely fierce track from a band whose live performances are defined by urgency and power, whose merchandising efforts are bent toward justice and whose messages are worth getting (and staying) pissed off about. 

Slideshow: Greta van Fleet at Simmons Bank Arena

Zeppelin-esque rock revivalists Greta van Fleet took the stage at Simmons Bank Arena last night, and Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson was onsite to capture the show. 

Polish your cowboy boots, Brad Williams made a solo record

The best country music baritone in the state is doing the thing, y'all. Salty Dogs frontman Brad Williams — pride of Marked Tree, Arkansas — announced this week that he'll be putting out a solo record, "The Greatest is Love."

Writer Hanif Abdurraqib to speak at Hendrix College

Although Abdurraqib sincerely embodies a passion for popular culture, the guiding theme underneath all of his work is an unflinching curiosity toward what it means to be Black in America.

New executive director for Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute announced today that film festival programmer Ken Jacobson will be the its new executive director.
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