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Maddy Morphosis, the Fayetteville contestant on season 14 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," makes debut

In which much was made of Maddy's straight cisgender male-ness, who in turn played an electric guitar with her tongue.

Little Rock Zoo holds a vote to name this baby eastern black rhino

Want to help name a baby eastern black rhino? Vote in the Little Rock Zoo's naming contest until January 17.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announces new $9 million facility on grounds of Heifer International

Following a short performance from its Quapaw Quartet, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announced this morning in a press conference at the Clinton Presidential Center that it would be moving from its 25-year home in Byrne Hall to a new facility on the grounds of Heifer International in downtown Little Rock.

Maya Angelou becomes first Black woman to be depicted on U.S. quarter

Maya Angelou, who spent some formative years in Stamps in South Arkansas, is the first Black woman to be featured on a U.S. quarter.

'Black Alchemy': A Q&A with photographer Aaron Turner

In Aaron Turner's photography, black is far from being a single hue.

2022 is pretty awful so far; check out these free weekday meditation sessions from UAMS

Free meditation and mindfulness sessions at noon on weekdays from UAMS.

Arkansas Arts Council offers grant money for flash fiction, graphic novel writing, Delta Blues songwriting and more

A welcome boost, especially in a moment like this one, where artists are staring down yet another year of monetary and artistic uncertainty.

Check out The Studio Theatre on CNBC talking about grant denials for shuttered venues

The Studio Theatre was denied funding from the Small Business Administration's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, a $16 billion pot of money aimed at providing relief for an ailing live entertainment industry. The reasons for the grant denial, executive director Shelby-Allison Hibbs and treasurer Amanda Kennedy say, remain a mystery.

Speaking of architecture, here's the Sandwiching in History tour schedule for the year

With stops at the Hinderliter Grog Shop, the Historic Climber Motor Car Factory and La Petite Roche, the city of Little Rock's namesake.

Check out this New Yorker-featured short doc on Crater of Diamonds State Park

Caitlyn Greene's 16-minute movie looks at the passion behind those digging in Murfreesboro soil in search of diamonds.

UPDATE: CANCELED Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts opening reception for 2022 'Small Works on Paper'

The 35th annual "Small Works on Paper" exhibit begins its tour around various galleries in the state with an opening reception Thursday, Jan. 6, at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

Ahead in the Arts: The calendar is full, though omicron looms

A look at what's on the calendar for February and March — virus willing.

Ten Arkansas Times playlists for when you're not singing Auld Lang Syne

Change of plans for New Year's Eve: We're all staying in, sipping a beverage of our own inclination and blasting playlists from the Arkansas Times archives.

This photo of Symone as the goddess Libertas is a Christmas gift to us all

The gift we didn't know we needed.

Little Rock contestant competes on HBO Max's "Finding Magic Mike"

Little Rock contestant competes on HBO Max's "Finding Magic Mike."

Author Ayana Gray follows up "Beasts of Prey" with "Beasts Of Ruin"

Ayana Gray, a Little Rock resident and U of A Fayetteville grad whose speculative novel "Beasts of Prey" has been picked up by Netflix, announced today that she'll release the next book in her fantasy series, "Beasts of Ruin," in July of 2022.

Razorback basketball team faces off against UCA Bears, Hofstra Pride at Simmons Bank Arena

Razorback basketball double header at Simmons Bank Arena Saturday.

Nick Shoulders at White Water Tavern Saturday night

Boot scootin' reverie at the White Water Tavern Saturday night.

Check out the creepy baby ceramics, winter candles and Abbi's Teas & Things collab on Bang Up Betty's holiday gift list

Jeweler Stacey Bowers' Argenta storefront, airy and filled with light, is a delight, and this all-Arkansas gift guide is, too. Check it out. 

'In the meantime': A Q&A with Hayes Carll

“You Get It All” opens with a satirical peek at Planet Earth from the perspective of a disappointed female God and then settles in with relationship songs: the highlight being “In the Meantime,” a duet with Brandy Clark that calls to mind peak George Jones.