AMFA hosts artist talk with LaToya M. Hobbs, Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Dario Robleto

Getting to hear just one of these world-class artists speak would be enough to justify attendance, so the fact that all three of them will be in the same room means you’ve got no excuse. Come out on Thursday, June 1.
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Disc golf is becoming all the rage, and Arkansas is at the center of the new movement

James Lecy, a 20-year veteran to disc golf, said he was hooked from day one.

Playing into a trance: Joshua Asante's origin story

Before Joshua Asante was even born, the idea that he was chosen followed him around. After learning by way of pure intuition that she was pregnant with Joshua, his mother attended a tent revival where a minister passed her by, stopped in his tracks and then turned around. “He touched her womb and kind of lost his shit,” Asante said. Because his mother hadn’t yet told anyone about the baby, she took the clergyman’s gesture as an affirmation that all the mystical energy she’d been feeling around her gestating child was something to take seriously. These expectations shaped his creative life.

New country-tinged record from Isaac Alexander

"Country McGee" was recorded at Cinderella Sound — a space with shag carpet on the walls that just happens to be Nashville's oldest running independent studio — with the accompaniment of legendary session players like Wayne Moss, Lloyd Green, Charlie McCoy and Hargus "Pig" Robbins.

National Book Award-winning Nate Powell announces his next graphic novel

"Fall Through," releasing via Abrams ComicArts, is described by Powell as "an interdimensional 1990s punk soap opera."

Bright Eyes flirted with the peculiar and the profound at The Hall last week

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst’s music is often unabashedly political, and there are plenty of messed up things going on in the world of Arkansas government that are worth riffing on, but Oberst chose instead to devote much of the stage banter at his recent Little Rock show to confusing, faux-conspiratorial rants.

AMFA announces inaugural concert series

Though absent any Arkansas musicians, the schedule of nearly-monthly shows they're bringing to the AMFA is robust, with much Southern representation and a healthy dose of jazz, soul, blues and singer-songwriter sensibilities. 

Little Rock mermaid Brittany Sparkles is featured in Netflix docuseries

Little Rock's Brittany Sparkles is featured in "MerPeople," a four-episode Netflix documentary series on professional mermaiding that comes out today.

Buddhist retreat center in the Ozarks written about by The Guardian

Located in Parthenon, an unincorporated area near Jasper, the center was founded in 2007 by Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche, a monk from the Nyingman school of Tibetan Buddhism.

ACS is bringing Diane Ladd and Laura Dern to Little Rock next week

Mother/daughter acting duo Diane Ladd and Laura Dern will be in Little Rock at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 to talk about their new co-written book, "Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding)," which was released via Grand Central Publishing in April.

Dave Van Horn's steadiness propels Arkansas baseball

It’s been two full decades since “DVH” became the unofficial acronym of Arkansas baseball.

Arkansas Times Film Series screens 'F for Fake' (1974) Tuesday night

The second-to-last film completed film by Orson Welles, the director behind “Citizen Kane,” “F for Fake” is a trailblazing, video essay-esque exploration of essential themes at the heart of artmaking, like authenticity and authorship.

The lone Everyone Asked About You LP is once again available for streaming

This fall, Numero Group will put out a double vinyl of the entire EAAY discography, including both the LP and songs that could previously only be found on various EPs and 7 inches. In the meantime, the remastered version of "Let's Be Enemies" is waiting for you on Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

John Cusack will be in Little Rock and Fayetteville this fall

Actor John Cusack, perhaps best known for his boombox-wielding moment in "Say Anything... ," is coming to the Robinson Center on Friday, Sept. 15, and the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville on Sunday, Oct. 29. Cusack will speak at a screening of "Sixteen Candles."

Jude Brothers has no secrets on their new, searingly intimate breakup album

Every song on the sophomore release from Fayetteville solo artist Jude Brothers concerns the excruciating ending of a long-term, life-altering romantic and creative partnership, but it’s no typical breakup album. The grieving process is rendered with such allegiance to even the most ephemeral moments of emotional honesty that no discrete chapters can be found.

Artwork by Japanese-American internment camp prisoners at CALS

Many of the pieces were created by children and adults in classes taught by Mabel Rose Jamison "Jamie" Vogel, a white woman who preserved a remarkable amount of art and artifacts by her incarcerated students.

Sylvan Esso hits Little Rock in September

Sylvan Esso makes music that's probably best described as electronic and pop, but the duo manages to sound like pretty much no one else who traffics in keyboards, beats and melody.

FreshGrass Festival returns to Bentonville next weekend

The list of headliners promises a master class in how ideas around country and traditional music forms are being reconsidered and revived, with sets from Mavis Staples, Del McCoury, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Ferrell and more.

Listen to previously unrecorded music by Florence Price

Previously unrecorded choral pieces by the seminal Little Rock composer are now out in the world thanks to Hill Records, a student-run record label at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville.

Wednesday will bring scruffy indie rock to Stickyz next Friday

Wednesday, Asheville's scruffiest indie rock band, has an unflinchingly specific, contemporary and bleak way of describing the American South. Listen for yourself at Stickyz Rock ’n’ Roll Chicken Shack on Friday, May 19.