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"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. 

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.
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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.
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Arkansas 2021 football preview: the first six games

Sam Pittman’s level-headed and right for the job, but he’s facing the ever-long odds of a beastly schedule and a roster that’s always a couple of blue-chips shy of national creditworthiness.

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.
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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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To-Do List: "Beautiful" at Hearne Fine Art, an anniversary for Big Silver, Mutants of the Monster and more

Plus, soprano Keely Futterer gives a recital in North Little Rock, gongs and singing bowls from Embassy of Sound, a free concert from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, The Quebe Sisters perform at Hot Springs Village's Woodlands Auditorium and more.

Jazz in the Park is back in September

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau revives its annual series of free outdoor concerts in September, with performances from Genine LaTrice Perez, Rodney Block, Tonya Leeks and more.
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Chris Maxwell fans: new Bob's Burgers box set is ready for takeout

New tunes from Chris Maxwell's TV writing duo, Elegant Too.

Watch RuPaul interview Symone on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Don't let the smooth taste fool ya, Symone was on fire last night on late night TV.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre is back in 2021-22 with Sondheim, 'Designing Women' and 'School Girls, or The African Mean Girls Play'

After an inventive and abbreviated season outdoors, and "after what feels like an eternity," Executive Artistic Director Will Trice said, The Rep is back, and the lineup is incredible.

Arkansas Razorbacks football position preview

For Sam Pittman and his staff to build upon the modest, but meaningful successes that emerged in 2020, they’ll need some post-COVID magic right out of the gate.

Yola, Ledisi, Tab Benoit and Samantha Fish on the schedule for new West Ninth Street venue

The Hall, a new performance venue opening in October at 721 W. Ninth St. in Little Rock, announced a portion of its opening calendar today, with concerts scheduled from singer Yola, Granger Smith and more.

Weekly To-Do List: 'Scalia/Ginsburg,' 'Primating,' 'Pippin,' and a beer & ice cream family social

Opera and theater continue a cautious return in Central Arkansas this week.

Filmmaker Thomas James Deeter, ceramicists Kensuke Yamada and Aaron Calvert among 2021 Arkansas Arts Council fellows

Arkansas Arts Council announced today the recipients of its annual Individual Artist Fellowships.

A weekly To-Do List: Jason Isbell's shows go vax card-only, "Gone to Seed" at Historic Arkansas Museum and more

Plus, "Pride and the Power of Love" at ESSE Purse Museum and the Professional Bull Riders throwdown at Simmons Bank Arena.

Slideshow: 2,199 turn out for Foreigner at Simmons Bank Arena

With a half-sized "theater set-up" at Simmons Bank Arena, Foreigner played to a crowd of 2,199 last night.

Best of Arkansas 2021 Editor's Picks: Dazz & Brie for Best Pandemic Portfolio, AR'Ts for Best T-Shirt to Wear in Yell County

We throw a couple of editor's picks into the mix for our annual Best of Arkansas poll.
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