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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.
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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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Emily J. Lordi and DJ Lyneé Denise talk Janelle Monae, Nina Simone and more on Oxford American's Landmark Sessions tonight

Tonight on Oxford American's Landmark Sessions: OA Managing Editor Danielle A. Jackson moderates a discussion with Vanderbilt professor Emily J. Lordi and DJ Lyneé Denise called "The Meaning of Soul."

Comedy nights continue at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse; theater raising funds to survive the pandemic

The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse remains the comedy hub of the riverfront area, and the 100-seat cabaret theater in Argenta is raising funds to help it weather the economic storm that's devastated live performance calendars everywhere.

Calling all women artists for the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts' artist registry

Women artists, get yourself on the registry with Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA).

Amy Garland, Mandy McBryde, Joe Sundell and more on for John Prine tribute concert in SoMa

Local musicians pay tribute to Prine's memory for the benefit of Washington Elementary School.
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More Chris Maxwell and Elegant Too: 'Bob's Burgers' greenlit for 12th and 13th seasons

"Bob's Burgers" fans can plan to hear a lot more from Arkansas songwriter Chris Maxwell and his duo Elegant Too.

Graham Gordy to pen series adaptation of "Florida Man"

Arkansas-based screenwriter and producer ("Quarry," "True Detective," "Antiquities") Graham Gordy will pen a limited series based on Tom Cooper's novel "Florida Man."

Double dose of David Arquette coming with a Filmland screening and "12 Hour Shift," filmed in Jonesboro

Actor, producer, director and professional wrestler David Arquette has found a lot of reasons to stay connected to Arkansas, his marriage to Hope native Christina McLarty Arquette not least among them, and he'll be popping up on screens in Arkansas in October for his work in two films: "You Cannot Kill David Arquette" and "12 Hour Shift." 

Jeff Nichols is making a podcast about 'Hank the Cowdog' and Matthew McConaughey is the cowdog

Arkansas filmmaker Jeff Nichols ("Loving," "Take Shelter," "Mud") is writing, directing and producing a podcast adaptation of "Hank the Cowdog," a children's mystery series based on books by John R. Erickson, Deadline says, with Nichols' "Mud" colleague Matthew McConaughey as the titular sleuth. 
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Melba Pattillo Beals speaks at Sept. 23 installment of Oxford American's Landmark Series

"No Tears Suite" gets a release on Sept. 25, and you can catch a discussion with Melba Pattillo Beals and the musicians on Sept. 23 at Oxford American's Landmark Series.

Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland goes drive-in this year

Arkansas Cinema Society takes its film fest offerings outdoors to MP Outdoor Cinema, a 180-car theater with a 36-foot screen at 6700 Allied Drive Way in Little Rock.

Buffalo Gals' "Where the Heart Wants to Go" is a rural queer quarantine dream

There's a lot more to the new Buffalo Gals album than its quarantine soundtrack qualities, particularly its treatment of matters of rural queer identity.

New music coming from Pallbearer

Here's director Ben Meredith's video for the title track, which, promisingly, wanders the turf between Descarte's Dream argument, molecular gas clouds and classic Sabbath.

Creators' Village hosts songwriting camp in Northwest Arkansas

Dazzmin Murry's nonprofit, Creators' Village, is hosting a songwriter's camp in Bentonville, Friday Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13.

UA Pulaski Tech's CHARTS 2020-2021 season features Bobby McFerrin, Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Asleep at the Wheel, Ani DiFranco, Jane Lynch

The lineup of performances/events begins Jan. 6, 2021.
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