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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.
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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.

'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. 

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.

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!
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