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Trillium Salon Series goes remote with Amos Cochran concert

The album’s three solo piano tunes and five pieces for piano, violin and cello will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, and live-streamed from the Facebook page for Fort Smith’s SOL Studios.

Behind 'The Elements of a Home:' A Q&A with design historian Amy Azzarito

A conversation with art historian and former Arkansas resident Amy Azzarito about her new book, "The Elements of a Home: Curious Histories behind Everyday Household Objects."

Recommended reading: "The Overstory"

Powers' novel is an enthralling contradiction: It is a page-turner about trees and a story about the natural world that highlights what makes us human. It’s also really long, perfect for filling up your suddenly free hours.

Ten Arkansas records to buy during Bandcamp's revenue share waiver

On Friday, March 20, Bandcamp — a streaming platform known for paying artists a bigger share of profits than competitors like Spotify, is waiving its revenue share for all sales conducted between midnight Thursday, March 19, and midnight Friday, March 20. That means more money goes into the pockets of Arkansas musicians like the one on the list provided here.
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Schedule your lunch around Argenta Reading Series' mid-day dispatches

ARS Director Guy Choate’s keeping the spirit of the public series going digitally every day at 12:30 p.m. on the ARS Facebook page, by reading work from authors who have appeared at ARS in the past.

Recommended podcast: "Surviving Y2K"

Dan Taberski’s second season of his “Headlong” podcast series (sandwiched between equally interesting seasons focusing on Richard Simmons and the “Cops” television show) is a brilliant, six-episode deep dive into this strange moment in human history, one with some obvious and not so obvious parallels to today.

The ASO's "Bedtime with Bach" series is your new lullaby

Musicians, Irvin said, are “used to this process of practice, rehearse, rehearse, concert. And it’s kind of like, we need to get our fix. We need our audience. We need to be playing for people. And we don’t have that, so hopefully we can have a new way of doing it for the time being, until we can get back in the hall.”

Six off-the-beaten-path streaming services

So you’ve been “socially distanced” for a while now and have driven yourself crazy trying to find something else on Netflix, Hulu or Prime that you might want to watch. What now?
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2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase postponed until April 18

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals, now scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at the Rev Room!

Hoard local music, not toilet paper

While you're clamoring for supplies and checking in on your vulnerable loved ones, consider throwing a few bucks toward a local artist or creator.

Coronavirus precautions mean canceled concerts in Arkansas

A wave of concert cancellations is making its way through Arkansas, and we're tracking those cancellations here as we receive word of them.

Check out the trailer for 'Arkansas'

Here's the trailer for Clark Duke's directorial debut "Arkansas," based on the John Brandon novel of the same name. Duke, a native of Glenwood, shot part of the film in Arkansas and co-stars.
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Hear Hemmed In Hollow's "Find Myself" ahead of the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals

Ahead of this Saturday's showcase finals, we're giving a little preview of each of our five finalists. One of those is Hemmed In Hollow, a charming "newgrass"-ish outfit with sweet violin, even sweeter harmonies and mountain music sensibilities. Here's their track "Find Myself," featuring Hemmed In Hollow frontman Kolton Thomas.

Check out The Trashcan Bandits' "The Daily Grind" ahead of the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals

Ahead of this Saturday's showcase finals, we're giving a little preview of each of our five finalists. One of those is The Trashcan Bandits, a clarinet-centric, noir-folk throwdown that's half middle finger, half "mazel tov." Here's "The Daily Grind." 

Check out Tiny Towns' "Ottawa" ahead of the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase finals

Check out "Ottawa" from showcase finalists Tiny Towns, a quartet from Jonesboro that knocked our socks off with mathematical timing, Vulfpeck sensibilities and mad style.

Guy Choate's "Gas! Gas! Gas!" is an illustrated look at Army life

Both Choate and illustrator Evan Hallmark will be onsite at the Central Arkansas Library System's Bookstore at Library Square for Second Friday Art Night, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, March 13.

Little Rock musicians mourn the loss of Ramona Smith and Ivan Yarbrough

The Little Rock music community continues to memorialize and mourn the deaths of two of its elder statespersons: bassist Ivan Yarbrough and vocalist Ramona Smith. Yarbrough and Smith were not only collaborators with one another, but with countless other jazz and soul musicians of Central Arkansas for decades.

Buy local art, support public education at Picassos

The getting-out-of-the-house weather is here. Follow those urges and bring yourself to the Museum of Discovery from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, March 7, for Pulaski Heights Elementary's Picassos.

UA Monticello hosts Arkansas's first "musician-only" residence hall

In August, a 1967 campus building, Royer Hall, will reopen as a "co-ed living-and-learning community exclusively for students enrolled in choral and instrumental music courses."

Daydreams and Dropcloths: Five Questions with Milkdadd

"Long before I started painting faces, I painted swamps, cypress trees, old houses, wildflowers, bugs, and berries," Milkdadd told us. "I believe the south is a magical place, and I will always want things to be warm, sweet, and polite."
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