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Faulkner County drag queen Symone sparkles on season premiere of 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

No "porkchop" for Symone.

RIP country star and Crossett native K.T. Oslin

Kay Toinette Oslin, a Grammy-winning pioneer in country music and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. She was born May 15, 1942, in Crossett, Ark., and grew up in Memphis and Houston.
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Arkansas Cinema Society hires NWA program director; plans to open ACS office in the region

From the Arkansas Cinema Society today comes news that Kody Ford, a Fayetteville resident, UCA/University of Arkansas graduate and founder of The Idle Class magazine, will become ACS' director of statewide outreach and educational programming/NWA program director.

Little Rock's former drag darling Symone lands on 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Arkansas has a queen on the RuPaul runway. Go, Team Symone!

Ballet Arkansas and SoNA collaborate for virtual 'Sleighride Together'

Ballet Arkansas is teaming up with Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) for two world premieres choreographed by Ballet Arkansas's Executive and Artistic Director Michael Fothergill and contemporary choreographer Madison Hicks.

Meet Black Paper Party, the Arkansas company shaking up the digital gift wrap aisle

Check out Black Paper Party, an Arkansas-based wrapping paper company launched by three Black women to introduce more Black representation in wrapping paper imagery.

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Low Key Arts' Arkansas Shorts goes up, drive-in style, Jan. 2

The festival will showcase films created by participants in LKA's Inception to Projection filmmaking program

UPDATE: Holiday Hangout turns ten with a virtual bash on Dec. 11-13

Under a slightly revised title — “Holiday Hang In There” — Hill has put together a lineup of beloved Holiday Hangout musicians in virtual form, to be screened on the Arkansas Times YouTube channel Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12.

"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."

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.

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."

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.
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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.”

RIP Bob Boyd (1936-2020)

We mark the passing of an Arkansas music educator, performer, entrepreneur and mentor Bob Boyd (May 26, 1936-Oct. 8, 2020), whose proprietorship of the Boyd Music store fostered a love of music among young Central Arkansas musicians for 38 years.

Pandemic music from Rodney Block, Yuni Wa, Bonnie Montgomery, Princeaus, Brad Byrd and more

New music, out and forthcoming, from Rodney Block, Bonnie Montgomery, Bailey Bigger, Yuni Wa, Princeaus, and Brad Byrd.

"Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President," "9 to 5: The Story of a Movement" and more at the Hot Springs doc fest drive-in

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the longest-running documentary film fest in North America, is putting on a virtual/drive-in hybrid of an event this year, with a total of 110 films (50 feature-length, 60 shorts); 50 percent of which are directed by women and 47 percent made by filmmakers of color.

Six Bridges Book Fest kicks off today, and the lineup is stacked

Central Arkansas Library System’s Six Bridges Book Festival, nee Arkansas Literary Festival, is upon us, and it’s stacked as ever, virtually so this time around.

"Beetlejuice" and "Poltergeist" up in double feature for "Ales from the Crypt" Oct. 24

Two local breweries, East Sixth Brewing Co. and Stone's Throw Brewing, are teaming up for "Ales from the Crypt," a fall beerfest at war Memorial Stadium with a double feature showing of "Beetlejuice" and "Poltergeist," 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.
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