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From the Arkansas Blog

Medical Marijuana Commission approves four changes in dispensary ownership

The Commission approved change in ownership requests for four dispensaries, including the total sale of THC Rx in West Memphis. 

Arkansas cities get low marks in Human Rights Campaign's LGBTQ equality index

Arkansas cities lag behind in Municipal Equality Index.

LRSD superintendent Mike Poore says parents care more about improving schools than local control

Poore said he believes the district can get out of Level Five support by next year, and shared his concerns about the 2020 school board election. 

Farmer sentenced to 33 months for false statements on loan applications

Farmer Marcus Sweetin was sentenced to 33 months in prison for making false statements on loan applications, federal prosecutors announced today. 

Paternity test reveals that Hunter Biden is father of Arkansas baby

A court filing in Independence County today reveals that DNA testing has established that Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas baby. 
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Houston Nutt on Razorback coaching searching

Former Razorbacks football coach Houston Nutt said on Little Rock's KABZ 103.7 The Buzz that the University of Arkansas athletic department had contacted him to "touch base." 

Rapert refers Satanic Temple leader to Kanye West

Faced with online barbs from his rival from the dark side, Rapert is now countering with the light of prayer.

Mary L. Good, 1931-2019

The retired special adviser to the chancellor for economic development at UA Little Rock and founding dean of the university's Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, died this morning.

Today's video: More trouble for Trump and new heat in a Pulaski election dispute

Trump sinks deeper in the mire in today's video, plus some hot political action in Pulaski County.

When Ken Starr goes wobbly .... Sondland's 'blockbuster' testimony

Ambassador Gordon Sondland is delivering the goods against Donald Trump this morning -- affirming to the House Intelligence Committee that Ukraine understood it would need to meet Trump's desire to smear Joe Biden to get favors from the U.S. And look who's taking note.
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From Rock Candy

Tedeschi Trucks Band made a "joyful noise"

The Jacksonville, Fla., 12-piece outfit delivered a two-hour set of all-the-music Nov. 16, from the take-you-to-church, gospel-inflected “Joyful Noise” to the closer, a Motown-flavored “I Want More” that morphed into the Santana instrumental classic, “Soul Sacrifice.”

Five dances, five moods in Ballet Arkansas’s “Debut”

Orson Welles once said that the enemy of art is the absence of limitation. Perhaps Michael Fothergill had a similar adage in mind when he drew up the rules for Ballet Arkansas’s most recent evening of new works.

The benefit of shamelessness: A Q&A with "That's What She Said" cofounder Leigh Wood

A Q&A with Leigh Wood, cofounder of the Northwest Arkansas live storytelling series "That's What She Said." We talk about the series, what makes a good story, and the benefit of shamelessness.

A twin city "Delta Exhibition" for 2020

The annual juried show will find a home in two Argenta galleries and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

Cannabis comedy: A Q&A with Matt Besser on his stoner stand-up special, 'Pot Humor'

A Q&A with comedian and Little Rock native Matt Besser about his new stand-up special "Pot Humor," which explores stoner culture, pot semantics and parenthood.
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Library Kitchen and Lounge: Book it for January

The new restaurant, in the old Gusano's location, will have a streetside to-go window, a "yard" at the front for lounging and live music on the weekends.
Picture of men at a bar at Coletta's Italian restaurant, an Elvis favorite in Memphis.

A music lover's guide to Memphis

Set the radio dial to WEVL-FM, 89.9, Memphis' all-volunteer local radio station. We’re about to drive you to the spots in the town that gave birth to rock ’n’ roll and is full of soul.

Marko Monroe on Styling Pop Culture’s Feel-Good Goddess Lizzo

A Q&A with the Little Rock native and stylist to rapper, singer and flautist Lizzo.

Feeding strangers on the Pig Trail: Martin Philip's "Baker Maker Roadshow"

How Martin Philip left Fayetteville for a career in opera, ended up head baker at King Arthur Flour instead, and returned home with a bike full of biscuits.

Another wall, another muralist: Joel Boyd

Joel Boyd, a native of Rector, has been chosen to paint the Downtown Little Rock Partnership's latest mural, at the southeast corner of Sixth and Spring streets, the Simmons Tower parking garage.
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Library Kitchen and Lounge: Book it for January

The new restaurant, in the old Gusano's location, will have a streetside to-go window, a "yard" at the front for lounging and live music on the weekends.

Copper Grill gets new owner

Dan Kovach, the former manager of Cajun's Wharf, which closed June 1, and business partner Lelan Stice are the new owners.

Plant-based pub grub: Add Ester's to the list of vegan hot spots in Little Rock

Alleged consumer confusion has never tasted so sweet. Long may the plant-based option grow in Arkansas.

Dos Rocas relaunches as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos

Dos Rocas, which opened at 1220 S. Main St. in January, officially relaunched as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos on Thursday. Jack Sundell and Corri Bristow-Sundell, who own The Root Cafe, are now the sole owners of Mockingbird, which Sundell said will be taking an Arkansas local food approach to Latin American cuisine.

Ai Sushi I Chirashi Sushi Bowl- Hot Springs, Arkansas - FeastMode!

Sushi Chef Phin Liu shows us how he creates the Chirashi Sushi Bowl.
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Here are the 152 brews you can try at the Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival

The fun (and the foam) kick off at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Diamond Bear Brewing (600 N. Broadway in North Little Rock), and proceeds benefit the Argenta Arts District.

2019 Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival Preview

Clear your calendar, beer lovers. The party of the year is just around the corner. The Arkansas Times Craft Beer Festival returns to North Little Rock on Friday, Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.

Sacred and secular breweries in Arkansas wine country

Welcome to Arkansas beer country.

Sneak peek at new Oyster Bar menu

We ran into new owner Chris Tanner there last week and got a look at the new menu: Blue crab cakes. Fish tacos. Smoked salmon chowder. And more.

Check out photos from Arkansas Times R&B Cook

Our annual event took place on Saturday in Argenta.
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