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This week's 'Hip Hop Hello' radio show welcomes Springdale rapper Kevin Contra

This week’s interview guest is Springdale rapper Kevin Contra, who joins “Hip Hop Hello” to chat about his new album, “Hit the Fuse,” and his journey as a hip-hop artist in Northwest Arkansas who grew up in Los Angeles.
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Celebrate 50 years of Little Rock Public Radio at The Rep today

A live taping of NPR's Code Switch podcast is sold out, but the public is welcome to the events beforehand and no tickets are required.

Arkansas native T.J. Holmes spills on romance with co-anchor in new podcast

T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach, former co-anchors on "GMA3: What You Need to Know," launched a podcast yesterday where they parse the details of events that happened when their relationship was revealed. It's cute, informative and a little bit dark.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center gets noticed by Forbes

Little Rock’s Mosaic Templars Cultural Center unveiled a new permanent exhibition space last weekend to help celebrate its 15th anniversary, and it’s getting national attention.

Bangin' In The Rock metal fest returns to Rev Room this weekend

There will be beards, there will be beer, there will be many black T-shirts with unintelligible fonts and there will be ample opportunity to test the quality of your earplugs.

Gar Hole-idays Winter Showcase to feature Nick Shoulders, Dylan Earl, Bonnie Montgomery and more

The lineup for the second annual Gar Hole-idays Winter Showcase features two consecutive nights of music by four members of the Gar Hole roster — Nick Shoulders, Dylan Earl, Bonnie Montgomery and Chris Acker — as well as a handful of other acts billed as part of the label’s extended family.

Little Rock illustrator Sally Nixon's new book will revel in the '80s

"Let's Go to the Mall" is a nostalgic, pastel-infused twist on the wondrous formula Nixon established with 2017's "Houseplants and Hot Sauce."

John Paul White of The Civil Wars is coming to White Water

John Paul White, soulfully strained singer-songwriter and formerly one half of The Civil Wars, is coming to White Water Tavern for two nights in a row on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27.

All of my eyes are open: Hot Springs poet Kai Coggin finds purpose in speaking truth to power

Back during her turbulent teenage years, when poetry was a solitary comfort while she came to terms with her queerness, Kai Coggin made a vow. “My soul made a promise,” Coggin said. “If I made it through, I’d hold space for others.” Now she cultivates community wherever she goes. 

Didn't get a weekend pass for White Water's Holiday Hangout? Here's what you can attend

Weekend passes are now sold out, but White Water hopes to have a few tickets available at the door each night. Even if you aren't able to snag a last-minute ticket, there are free and walk-up friendly events on Saturday and Sunday.

New live EP from Fayetteville folk wonder Jude Brothers

Fayetteville folk wonder Jude Brothers has dropped a new EP, "looking for water / finding home!," which bundles four live songs all performed with the harp as accompaniment.

Trade donations for late fee forgiveness with CALS' Food for Fines program

For every non-perishable food item or personal hygiene product donated during the week of Dec. 10-16, CALS will knock a dollar off any late fees you've accrued, up to $25.

'Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)' at The Weekend Theater

Stuffed with an abundance of recognizable characters, narratives and songs, the play is a reckless mashup of all things Christmassy, performed by just three actors in a revolving door of costumes, as if the goal is to court chaos.

Gerard Matthews' new documentary 'Present Tense' screens at Ron Robinson Theater Thursday

The film, which is available for streaming beginning Friday, Dec. 1, tells the story of Oxford, Mississippi, musician Andrew Bryant (of the band Water Liars) and the making of his album "Prodigal."

Jen Fawkes' fabulist, Civil War-era debut novel is available for pre-order

The publisher describes the book as "an epic novel about Civil War-era Nashville’s 'public women,' a secret society spanning millennia, and the earth-shaking power of the female." And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Salute 15 years of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center with a weekend-long reopening celebration

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center turned 15 back in September, but the real fanfare is coming the first weekend of December, when the museum will debut its newly updated permanent exhibition space following a $3.5 million renovation.

'Corduroy' opens at AMFA this weekend

Adapted from the Don Freeman picture book of the same name, “Corduroy” is the story of an adorable teddy bear in green overalls who’s missing one of his buttons.

CALS Ron Robinson Theater is bringing Christmas classics to the big screen

December's picks include "Elf," "Die Hard," "It's a Wonderful Life" and more.

Gossip is reuniting for their first new album in 11 years

Gossip, the much beloved dance-rock project of Judsonia native and queer powerhouse Beth Ditto, will release "Real Power" on Friday, March 22. The album was produced by Rick Rubin.

Pre-game Thanksgiving with Rodney Block at White Water on Wednesday

Depending on how strained your Thanksgiving dinner table conversations tend to get, a Rodney Block show high could be the perfect preface to the feasting holiday. Plus, the man knows how to read a room — a skill that might come in handy navigating family tensions the next day.