Entertainment

UAMS' Dr. Cam Patterson plays guitar, and his band's new album is fully of the moment

It doesn’t seem possible cultural products produced in 2020 are going to be able to pass by without reference to the pandemic.

Crushed by Florida, Hogs hopeful against LSU

You didn’t think the Hogs’ 2020 football season was going to unfurl without at least a couple of whippings, did you?
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"The Glow with Big Piph" is your antidote to the quarantine doldrums

Season one focuses on a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a poet, a multi-multifaceted artist, art activists and a vegan chef, PBS' press release states, "pulling back the curtain on their creative processes and seeing what makes them glow."

Prajnaparadha: A Q&A with Sumokem's Jacob Sawries

We talked with Sumokem rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist Jacob Sawries about the band's latest, "Prajnaparadha."

Resilient Razorbacks: Thumping of Vols sets stage for another upset opportunity

Arkansas has followed each of its three official losses with a strong, steady victory led by Barry Odom’s defense and the lightning-in-a-bottle swagger of Treylon Burks.

Ann Nicholson of KLRE/KUAR's long-running "Arts Scene" dies

Nicholson was host of "Arts Scene" for three decades and recorded over a thousand episodes of the arts-focused radio program. 

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Hope springs up in Baker's Alley with new public art installation

The alley behind the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is home to a new installation of public art by young Arkansas artists.

Here's "This America" from Kai Coggin, voted Arkansas Times' 2020 Best Poet

Here's "This America," the latest from poet Kai Coggin, who was voted Best Poet in Arkansas Times' Best of Arkansas 2020.

Ballet Arkansas teams up with ASO for a free outdoor Sunday afternoon concert

Featuring a 4,300-square-foot mural, Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

DOT releases debut EP, "Welcome to the DOTosphere"

If your year needed a handful of new songs that cover clambakes, skinnydipping, the alienation brought about by technology and ghosts who speak through Marshall amps, you’re in luck.
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Take a Wednesday night meditation class with your local Buddhists

Sit in on a class with the Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock.

New Lucero coming in January, with murder balladry, Irish folktales and touches of classic rock

Beloved rock outfit Lucero spent two weeks (masked up) at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis in July, and the fruits of those sessions will be out in January — a full-length LP called "When You Found Me."

'Party Down': A nod to Little Beaver (and a playlist)

Forrest City native Willie George Hale became an important and widely respected R&B guitarist, both in studio sessions and as a solo artist, and his tunes later became sampling fodder for the likes of Jay-Z and Erykah Badu.

Pandemic puts live music venues on the riverfront in choppy economic waters

While barbershops and churches and gyms and restaurants across the country are easing their doors open incrementally, theaters, nightclubs and performing arts centers remain mostly dark. Worse, many of them have been deprioritized or left out altogether when it comes to monetary relief packages.
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Frea Buckler show goes up at The New Gallery

British artist Frea Buckler, whose hard-edge, saturated-color geometric works have been exhibited widely in the United Kingdom and seen in galleries in New York and Denver, brings “Loop Sequence” to The New Gallery at 1619 Scott St. starting Nov. 6.

CALS screens series inspired by Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried"

Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” an acclaimed novel set in the lives and minds of soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War, is the inspiration for a series of virtual film screenings in November from the Central Arkansas Library System and the Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock.

Hogs defense powering resurgence

Sam Pittman is a darling of the state in a way that a first-year coach hasn’t seen since Houston Nutt’s debut season in 1998.

Big Piph's "The F.A.M. Project" seeks candidates for mentorship program

The F.A.M. Project will mentor eight 10th-12th graders from Jefferson and Pulaski counties and, encouraging entrepreneurship through a hip-hop lens, ask them to dream up a project that provides “a quantitative benefit to an underserved community in Central Arkansas for their relative age range or younger.”

Watch David Hill talk about 'The Vapors' at a virtual Clinton School event tonight

I'm really excited to get to talk tonight with David Hill, the Hot Springs native and author of the fantastic book "The Vapors: A Southern Family, the New York Mob, and the Rise and Fall of Hot Springs, America's Forgotten Capital of Vice." I'm moderating a virtual discussion with him at 6 p.m. today for the Clinton School of Public Service's virtual speaker series.

‘Strangeness in the Proportion’: A Q&A with Jen Fawkes

We talk with author Jen Fawkes about her debut short story collection, "Mannequin and Wife," ahead of her appearance at Central Arkansas Library System's Six Bridges Book Festival Saturday, Oct. 17.
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