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From the Arkansas Blog

Compare the Republican candidates

Contrast and compare the Republican candidates. If you like horror movies.

Pandemic pooches power pet food industry

A dog's life is good news for Arkansas.

Win a Ford® F-150!

Simply join the Saracen Casino Resort's free Q Club in the month of August and play to win your share of up to $100,000 in prizes, including a Ford® F-150!

Little Rock mayor announces process to fill vacant Ward 1 seat

But city hall watchers expecting fireworks, or perhaps some sort of public discussion of the failed city sales tax vote or the turmoil surrounding Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey, didn't get any of that Tuesday night from Mayor Frank Scott Jr. or any of the directors at the city board meeting.

Fire breaks out at a Little Rock recycling center, attacks surrounding properties

A fire threatened multiple businesses on the city's southeast side.
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Bloody marys, mimosas and brunch food beckon, get your Bloodies, Bubbles & Brunch tickets now

Spend a fall Sunday with friends at Bloodies, Bubbles & Brunch in Argenta Plaza.

Today's news: Could be worse

The governor stays on the sunny side.

UAMS asks staff for help in house cleaning duties

All hands on deck for trash pickup at UAMS.

Coronavirus today: Governor emphasizes positive trends

The governor's weekly news briefing:

State commission endorses 3 percent pay raise for state officials and legislators

Yet another pay bump for Arkansas legislators and state constitutional officers.
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From Rock Candy

Actor Jessica Chastain is bringing new film "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" to Little Rock's Filmland in the Park

Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain is headlining Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland in the Park on Sat. Oct. 2 with her new biopic "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," which tells the story of the "rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker."

"Like a magpie," new storytelling project at Hendrix collects vignettes from underexplored Arkansas communities

We talk to Hendrix College professors Maxine Payne and Tyrone Jaeger about their "AV Arkansas" storytelling project and the value of stories in our small, complicated state. 

Local podcasters release digital music compilation to benefit The Van

The Shadow Transmission, a local podcast, is releasing "Out From the Cold" a digital compilation featuring 17 music artists from Arkansas. One hundred percent of all profits from the project will go to homeless outreach nonprofit The Van.

A weekend To-Do List: Outsider art up at UA Little Rock, Erika Wennerstrom at Stickyz and Control, a free show from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and more

New exhibits up at UA Little Rock and Hendrix College, a free livestream from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in the Dunbar neighborhood and more.

Rickie Lee Reynolds of Black Oak Arkansas fame dead at 73

Rickie Lee “Ricochet” Reynolds, 73, guitarist and “The Wizard of Oak” in the band Black Oak Arkansas, died of kidney failure and cardiac arrest on Sept. 4, 2021, while being treated for COVID-19.
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Check out Yebba's Tiny Desk Concert

Ahead of her debut album release on Friday, West Memphis native Yebba gets an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. 

It's Yebba's week/year

The West Memphis native's much-anticipated debut album drops Friday.

Heavy hitters: A Q&A with Brett Campbell of Pallbearer and Stan Liszewski of Terminal Nation

We brought together two of the state’s chief metal-leaning movers — Stan Liszewski of Terminal Nation and Brett Campbell of Pallbearer — and asked them to interview each other ahead of their respective appearances at the Mutants of the Monster Festival, a three-day heavy music fest held at Vino’s and the historic Dreamland Ballroom.

Good Noise for a Bad Year: A 2021 Arkansas music roundup

Thirty-two releases from Arkansas-connected musicians that caught our ears thus far this year.

Go, go, Retro Rose: Record store in Benton sprung up during a pandemic surge

Having already rented a space for a property business, McAnally and her boyfriend Brandon converted her office into Retro Rose, a vinyl record store in Benton. 
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Local architecture firms face off in cake design challenge

The second annual Dessert Before Dinner With Bubbles and Bon Bons, a fundraiser for the Alex Foundation, will be held at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs on October 3.

Vote in the final round of Toast of the Town

Have you weighed in on Toast of the Town, our semi-annual survey of booze and bars? Voting in the final round continues through Sept. 29. Make sure you cast your vote for your favorite beer or bar today.

Little Rock Zoo's Wild Wines returns this weekend, and you can win a painting by Babe the Elephant

If drinking wine amongst the wildlife at the Little Rock Zoo is on your bucket list, this weekend's your chance. And the online auction, which includes a trip to Costa Rica, a Game of Thrones tour and a mystifying variety of surgical equipment, is not to be missed.

Natural State Beer Company wins gold at 2021 Great American Beer Festival

Natural State Beer Company, a microbrewery and taproom located in Rogers, was recently awarded a gold medal at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival, the world's largest commercial beer competition.

It's Negroni Week for charity at Fox Trail Distillery and beyond

For the remainder of the week, Fox Trail Distillery in Rogers will be celebrating Negroni Week by riffing on the classic cocktail. A dollar will be donated to Little Free Library for every Negroni sold.
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Make plans to attend the Arkansas Times' Bloodies, Bubbles & Brunch

The Arkansas Times' hit parade of events continues. If you liked our Margarita Festival, got buzzed at Pig & Swig and plan to do it up big at this Thursday's Tacos & Tequila — or you've missed out and are looking to correct the error of your ways — we've got an event for you: Bloodies, Bubbles & Brunch is slated for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Argenta Plaza in North Little Rock.

Several South Main restaurants participating in Blue Jeans & Bubbly event in SoMa

South Main will be closed off to traffic between 13th and 15th streets on Sat. Oct. 9 from 4-8 p.m. for Blue Jeans & Bubbly, an inaugural event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.

Ciao Baci releases fall menu

Ciao Baci unveiled its fall menu yesterday. We plan on stopping by on a brisk night to sit outdoors and partake of the smoked beef brisket chili.

More from Razorback twitterverse dunking on Arkansas "classic" cocktail featured in Garden & Gun

Classic reactions from Arkansans who came together in woo pig sooie-like fashion to reveal what really fills our red party cups, Sonic cups and koozies on game day.

Make plans for Tacos & Tequila

It’s a match made in late-summer heaven.
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