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46th annual daffodil festival in bloom at Wye Mountain

Spending an afternoon frolicking through fields of flowers is a great excuse to make the 33-mile trip out of Little Rock for the day.
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9 stellar ways to celebrate the solar eclipse in Central Arkansas

Sure, full totality only lasts for a handful of minutes, but the days and hours leading up to the big moment are stuffed with an ever-growing number of events and festivities, especially as out-of-state tourist estimates climb into the millions.
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Native artists Doug Hyde and Frank Buffalo Hyde at AMFA on Wednesday

The father and son pair will speak about the significance of the museum's newest exhibition, "Action/Abstraction Redefined: Modern Native Art, 1940s to 1970s."

Melissa Carper announces new trio, the Wonder Women of Country

Arkansas-connected musician Melissa Carper has announced yet another project: the Wonder Women of Country, a trio she's formed with singer-songwriters Brennen Leigh and Kelly Willis.
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We're mere days away from Stevie Nicks' arrival at Simmons Bank Arena

The inimitable Stevie Nicks performs in North Little Rock on Wednesday, March 6, and tickets — starting at $60 — are still available. Vanessa Carlton is set to open.

'Let's cut that narrative': A Q&A with hip-hop artist Avian Alia

Lake Village native Avian Alia is blending hip-hop and neo-soul to create a style that's all her own.
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21 Savage, John Legend and Cage The Elephant among upcoming shows at the AMP and Momentary

Hozier, Maggie Rogers, Deadmau5, Jon Batiste and more are also on the calendar.

Sake, sumo wrestling and more at the Arkansas Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday

In addition to musical performances, traditional carnival games, an anime cosplay contest and a haiku competition, the Hot Springs festival boasts workshops and lectures about tea, sake, samurai swords, furoshiki gift wrapping, manga, the yukata summertime kimono and the Buddhist symbolism behind cherry blossoms.
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Recent episodes of "Hip Hop Hello" radio show feature Q.G. The BlacKnight, François K and more

In the latest two episodes of "Hip Hop Hello," a weekly radio program on Bentonville Community Radio, host Clint Schaff interviews Central Arkansas rapper Q.G. The BlacKnight and pioneering DJ and producer François K, among others.

Little Rock illustrator Sally Nixon gets a write-up in Vogue

Vogue reports that Nixon's foray into drawing nostalgia-infused scenes of food courts, stores and escalators was inspired by Park Plaza Mall, the Little Rock shopping center she frequented as a kid.
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Fayetteville band Resting traffics in dream-pop desperation on debut single

Through wavy guitar effects and a powerful percussive backbone reminiscent of “Disintegration”-era The Cure, Resting's first single drips with numbness and desperation.

Ron Robinson Theater is putting badass women on the big screen throughout March

Picks for March include both volumes of “Kill Bill,” “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” “Thelma & Louise” and more.

'Jesus Christ Superstar' at Robinson Center this weekend

Now on its 50th anniversary tour, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has four showings at Robinson Center — 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Author Danielle Dreilinger unearths 'the secret history of home economics' at CALS Ron Robinson

Author Danielle Dreilinger, as a guest of The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, will tackle the underexplored history of home economics in a talk drawn from her book, “The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live.”

McKay Coppins to speak about Mitt Romney biography Thursday

Coppins published "Romney: A Reckoning" in October 2023. The New Yorker called the book a “rare feat in modern-day political reporting."

Arkansas filmmaker Amman Abbasi's latest debuts at SXSW

Pakistani-American filmmaker Amman Abbasi, who attended Hall High School and Central High School as a teenager, will premiere his 2024 film "Yasmeen's Element" at this year's South by Southwest Festival in Austin.

‘Action/Abstraction Redefined’: A first look at AMFA’s new exhibition of modern Native American art

“Action/Abstraction Redefined” features 36 artists and over 50 works of art from the Institute of American Indian Arts' permanent collection across the movements of abstract expressionism, color field and hard-edge painting, showing how Native artists culled inspiration from traditional designs while co-creating and responding to new waves of artistic expression. 

Close out Black History Month at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

A lecture on historic West Ninth Street, an afternoon of family-friendly STEM activities and a concert by the Marian Anderson String Quartet finish out the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center's celebration of Black History Month.

New songs by Gossip, Funkanites, Kin & Company and more

Our latest track roundup includes new releases by Gossip, Funkanites, Ike Peters, Yuni Wa, Kin & Company, Silas Carpenter, Hot Toddy Karate and Trevor Bates.

Ballet Arkansas delivered striking 'Swan Lake' performance at Robinson Center

“Swan Lake,” the famous ballet scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, hadn’t been performed at the Robinson Center for 20 years, and Ballet Arkansas attracted nearly 4,000 people to see the show over the weekend.
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