Advertisement
Advertisement

AE News

Arkansauce, Erin Enderlin, The Salty Dogs among winners at 2021 Arkansas Country Music Awards

The Arkansas Country Music Awards, held Monday, June 7 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, paid tribute to The Natural State's legacy of country music with performances from Amy Helm, Bonnie Montgomery, Shawn Camp, Mark Currey and others.

Check out this illustrated history of Louisiana's first Black lieutenant governor, penned by UA Little Rock prof Brian Mitchell

Mitchell worked with editor Nick Weldon and illustrator Barrington Edwards on the book, which follows Dunn as he was born into slavery, emancipated at age 10, elected lieutenant governor of Louisiana in 1868 and died mysteriously in 1873, just as he was poised to become Louisiana's first Black governor.
Advertisement

Bobby Bones crushes a school bus and dangles above the Grand Canyon for new Nat Geo show

Garland County native and radio/TV mogul Bobby Bones has a new show on the National Geographic channel called "Breaking Bobby Bones."

New director, new Smithsonian exhibit at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Quantia "Key" Fletcher, who joined Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in 2008, has been named as museum director as an expansive Smithsonian exhibit gets installed across two floors of the museum.

'Parklet' in Hot Springs named for Henry Glover; plaque installed on the city's Walk of Fame

A plaque and a park for Hot Springs music mensch Henry Glover.

The Rep is back in July with a play about Sister Rosetta Tharpe

First up in "The Rep Outdoors" series: "Marie & Rosetta," playwright George Brant's 2017 play about Cotton Plant, Ark. native Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her relationship with contralto Marie Knight.

50 Cent is hanging out by the champagne fridge at Warehouse Liquor in SoMa

Warehouse Liquor on Main St. has a 50 Cent special today.

Microshorts, paper rainforests and Fort Smith history at CALS Made in Arkansas Film Festival this weekend

Get out the projector (or turn on the TV); Central Arkansas Library System's Made in Arkansas Film Festival is going virtual this weekend.

Kaleidoscope LGBTQ+ Film Festival starts Thursday

On the lineup, a look at the life of trans musician Billy Tipton, a feature about a young girl's gender dysphoria and a portrait of a Chinese family struggling to reconcile sexuality and tradition.

Scenes from 'Spring on 7th,' a day festival at the Seventh Street Mural Project

Moms and dads and punk rockers and kiddos co-mingled in a quarter mile stretch of road yesterday under the Union Pacific railroad underpass.
Advertisement

'Minari' grandmother Yuh-Jung Youn wins Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars

Just as Yuh-Jung Youn did in the film for which she was nominated, she did at the ceremony, bringing levity and warmth and sincerity to her acceptance speech as she won the award for Best Supporting Actress.

Conway native Symone wins 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

Symone, boy name Reggie Gavin, a drag queen from Conway, Arkansas, is America’s next drag superstar.

Old State House's new Barton Coliseum exhibit goes up virtually April 25; in-person April 27

“Play It Loud” opens virtually at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, on the Old State House’s Facebook and YouTube channels, and opens in-person on April 27. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Arkansas playwright Rachel Lynett wins 2021 Yale Drama Prize

Lynett's play "Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson)" is the winner of the 2021 Yale Drama Prize, selected this year by Pulitzer winner Paula Vogel. 
Advertisement

Just give Symone the 'Drag Race' crown already

With an as-yet-unannounced number of episodes left, anything can happen, but put my money on the the queen from Conway. 

Pharoah Sanders collaborates with London Symphony Orchestra on first new album in over a decade

The nine-movement piece for saxophone, strings, keyboards and electronics is called "Promises," composed by a British composer/producer/DJ named Sam Shepherd.

'Minari' is a major Oscar contender with nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score and more

As anticipated, Lee Isaac Chung’s “Minari,” a Sundance darling and Golden Globe winner that’s set in rural Northwest Arkansas, is officially an Oscars favorite this year.

"Minari," set in rural Arkansas, takes home Best Foreign Film at Golden Globes

"Minari," Arkansas native Lee Isaac Chung's semi-autobiographical film about his childhood in rural Washington County, took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in a Foreign Language.

‘Dreamland Shakedown’ event this Saturday is ‘making history sexy’ with a tribute to vintage Black art

Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles and Duke Ellington have all performed in the Dreamland Ballroom at Taborian Hall, which has stood at Little Rock’s West Ninth St. for over 100 years now, and this weekend, a lineup of local Black performers hits the stage for “The Dreamland Shakedown: A Celebration of Vintage Black Art.”

Arkansas film 'Minari' snags 10 Critic's Choice Awards nominations

Sundance darling "Minari," set in rural Arkansas, scored 10 nominations from the Critic's Choice Awards. Arkansas Cinema Society hosts a virtual screening of the film Thursday night.
Advertisement
Advertisement