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Arkansas Arts Council awards nine fellowships

The Arkansas Arts Council announced the recipients of its annual Individual Artist Fellowships, a group of unconditional, non-matching awards of $4,000 each, awarded to nine artists in rotating categories.

Dreamland Film Series to screen HBO's "Insecure," host panel with producers

The Arkansas Cinema Society's Dreamland Film series will begin on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a two-hour screening of HBO's "Insecure," followed by a panel moderated by Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and columnist Philip Martin with producers Deniese Davis and Jayme Lemmons.

Slideshow: KISS at Verizon Arena

Arkansas Times photographer Brian Chilson was on the floor at last night's KISS concert to catch the action.

From the oil fields to the art gallery: Five Questions with Gerry Snyder

The University of Arkansas’s School of Art in Fayetteville is in expansion mode, and the person tasked with overseeing that expansion is Gerry Snyder, a self-described small town Idaho boy who came to academia later in life, after working a bunch of non-traditional seasonal jobs so he could carve out more time to paint.

'It's a rock and roll play:' A Q&A with the cast of The Rep's 'Million Dollar Quartet'

The Arkansas Times sat down with the four stars of “Million Dollar Quartet," which premieres on Friday, Sept. 6 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 6, to talk about their famous characters, performing in the South and playing their own instruments in the show.

Hogs' lackluster opener

Chad Morris bragged of the speed with which his offense would operate. There was this incredulous moment at which the used and dingy Buick Skylark that represents Razorback football would suddenly veer into the passing lane and the Skylark would accelerate appreciably. You know, as if a blunt instrument was hitting the Earth with force. You might remember a certain prior Hog coach who spouted off some sort of huckstering nonsense about how he was presiding over the construction of a national champion, and then John L. Smith became infamous for equating urine temperature with success.

2019 Razorback football preview, part 1

Chad Morris knows that whatever grace period he might’ve garnered as a first-year coach of a rebuilding program housed in a vicious division is now gone. A 2-10, 0-8 season in which the team was disjointed, outmanned, and ultimately just plain bad hastened the trial by fire.

Remembering 'Smilin' ' Bob Lewis

James Robert Lewis — better known to his peers and fans as “Smilin’ Bob” — was born in Paris, Arkansas, and died at his home in Van Buren. Those facts, taken alone, might give the impression that Lewis lived only one life. If half of the stories people tell about him are true, though, Lewis lived several lives in succession, and yet all at once. 

One-Fiddle Woman: Five Questions with Rebecca Patek

We asked Patek about her can't-live-without albums, about her go-to fiddle and about her new instrumental project, Austie, in a new series we're calling "Five Questions." 

Jonathan Lethem, John Yau to visit University of Arkansas

Grammy-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta is a multi-hyphenate of the classical music scene, with a biography that ventures far beyond the...

Channeling Damascus: A Q&A with Kholoud Sawaf

We talked to playwright Sawaf ahead of four performances of "10,000 Balconies" — a love story set in contemporary Damascus.

Slideshow: Chris Stapleton, Brent Cobb at Verizon Arena

Our staff photographer Brian Chilson was at tonight's Chris Stapleton concert at Verizon Arena, part of the "Tennessee Whiskey" singer's All American Road Show tour with Brent Cobb and the Marcus King Band.

Opera in the Rock pays homage to the airwaves

Breaking fourth walls as often as its foley artist Erick Saoud  broke glass, a compact cast of singers and pianist/songwriter John Willis put up Menotti's 1939 radio opera "The Old Maid & The Thief" at The Studio Theatre this weekend. 

Guest Playlist: Pete Campos

Campos, who hails from the outskirts of a one-stoplight town called Mangham, La., put together a 24-track guest playlist, “The One with the Songs,” for the Arkansas Times.

Summer music from Dylan Earl, Tsukiyomi, John Burnette, Bonnie Montgomery and more

Volume on. There's new Dylan Earl, Tsukiyomi, Bonnie Montgomery and more.
starry sky on the Bufffalo River at Grinder's Ferry

Let's Talk Lumens: A Q&A with Bruce McMath of the Arkansas Natural Sky Association

"Utility companies wanting to sell electricity off-peak at night and politicians wanting simple solutions to complicated problems have sold light as an antiseptic to crime," McMath said, "which it decidedly is not."

"Ann," "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" and "Bye Bye Birdie" up at The Rep in spring of 2020

"Ann," Holland Taylor's play about legendary Texas governor Ann Richards, goes up Jan. 29-Feb. 16; Simon Stephens' visually spectacular "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" plays April 1-19; and the classic musical comedy "Bye Birdie" goes up July 8-26. 

Here's the 'Dolemite Is My Name' trailer

Here's the trailer for Netflix's upcoming "Dolemite Is My Name" film, starring Eddie Murphy as Arkansas native . It'll have its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and then come to Netflix sometime in the fall.

Razorback football 2019 preview, part one

Before we get into the meat of the 2019 schedule and assess whether Chad Morris’ second season on the sideline will be demonstrably better than his forgettable first one, we deal with the usual array of burning questions about the program as it tries to once again rescue itself from the dregs of the SEC.

Arkansas Cinema Society opens Filmland with 'Troop Zero'

The girls in ACS' Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls are part of ACS' opening night screening, premiering the flicks they made as part of the eight-week project earlier this year.