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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.
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'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.

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Why an Arkansas film called "Minari" is in the Golden Globes' foreign-language category, and why that's a problem

It's official. "Minari," the acclaimed new film from director and former Arkansas resident Lee Isaac Chung, is nominated for a Golden Globe — in the Foreign Language category. And for many, that's a problem.

Meet Nia Renée, the Central High School senior appearing on the season premiere of 'American Idol'

Central High School student Nia Renée appears on the premiere episode of “American Idol,” to air 7 p.m., Feb. 14 on ABC. 

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. 

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.
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