Whether you’re in it for the close encounters with livestock, the blue ribbon quilts or the dizzying centrifugal force of the Gravitron, you’re in luck, because the state fair is back after being canceled in 2020.
Theo Witsell is an ecologist and chief of research for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, and Jennifer Ogle is a botany consultant and the collections manager at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s herbarium. Witsell and Ogle are co-authors of “Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas.” Catch Witsell and Ogle at Central Arkansas Library System's Six Bridges Book Festival 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
Ayana Gray is a Little Rock resident, a “lover of all things monsters and magic,” and author of the forthcoming work of fantasy, “Beasts of Prey.” Catch her at Central Arkansas Library System's Six Bridges Book Festival, 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.
In notices for a 2009 show with late Little Rock conga player Joe Cripps, Chesne was described as “like Dr. Dre meets Johnny Cash." If the through line here is extreme songcraft coupled with unpredictable performance, there are less apt comparisons.