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UAMS leader Patterson has music bona fides

Somewhere in this stuffed-to-the-gills life, UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson’s not-so-secret identity as a hardcore music fanatic and music maker has emerged with clues dropped along the way, including the photo of Big Star’s "#1 Record" on his Twitter profile. He answers all our music-related questions.

Amy Garland, Mandy McBryde, Joe Sundell and more on for John Prine tribute concert in SoMa

Local musicians pay tribute to Prine's memory for the benefit of Washington Elementary School.

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More Chris Maxwell and Elegant Too: 'Bob's Burgers' greenlit for 12th and 13th seasons

"Bob's Burgers" fans can plan to hear a lot more from Arkansas songwriter Chris Maxwell and his duo Elegant Too.

Graham Gordy to pen series adaptation of "Florida Man"

Arkansas-based screenwriter and producer ("Quarry," "True Detective," "Antiquities") Graham Gordy will pen a limited series based on Tom Cooper's novel "Florida Man."

2020 Living Treasure Warrick to be honored with virtual event

Tune in to the Arkansas Arts Council's social media platforms for video and interview.

Double dose of David Arquette coming with a Filmland screening and "12 Hour Shift," filmed in Jonesboro

Actor, producer, director and professional wrestler David Arquette has found a lot of reasons to stay connected to Arkansas, his marriage to Hope native Christina McLarty Arquette not least among them, and he'll be popping up on screens in Arkansas in October for his work in two films: "You Cannot Kill David Arquette" and "12 Hour Shift." 
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Jeff Nichols is making a podcast about 'Hank the Cowdog' and Matthew McConaughey is the cowdog

Arkansas filmmaker Jeff Nichols ("Loving," "Take Shelter," "Mud") is writing, directing and producing a podcast adaptation of "Hank the Cowdog," a children's mystery series based on books by John R. Erickson, Deadline says, with Nichols' "Mud" colleague Matthew McConaughey as the titular sleuth. 

Fundraising reaches $122.7 million for new Arts Center

The 2019-20 fiscal year was one for the books.

"Ansel Adams in Our Time" opens at Crystal Bridges

More than 100 photographs by the man who defined American photography are accompanied by works contemporary artists.

Recommended reading: Olly Neal's autobiography "Outspoken"

“You might not believe that an inexperienced health clinic director could become a civil rights bogeyman or hero depending on who you were talking to," Neal's summary reads. "I was. And it all happened in a flash.”
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Melba Pattillo Beals speaks at Sept. 23 installment of Oxford American's Landmark Series

"No Tears Suite" gets a release on Sept. 25, and you can catch a discussion with Melba Pattillo Beals and the musicians on Sept. 23 at Oxford American's Landmark Series.

More support for UA Little Rock from the Windgate Foundation

The foundation has provided the university $3 million for maintenance of the Windgate Center of Art and Design.

Monumental at the Momentary: Nick Cave's "Until"

The artist behind the sound suit creates installations addressing the question: "Is there racism in heaven?"

Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland goes drive-in this year

Arkansas Cinema Society takes its film fest offerings outdoors to MP Outdoor Cinema, a 180-car theater with a 36-foot screen at 6700 Allied Drive Way in Little Rock.
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Rwake and Terminal Nation lend tracks to anti-racist Bandcamp compilation

Forty-six metal, noise and punk outfits are throwing their music behind a Bandcamp compilation titled "Shut It Down: Benefit for the Movement for Black Lives," and two of those 46 are Arkansas's own Rwake and Terminal Nation.

Buffalo Gals' "Where the Heart Wants to Go" is a rural queer quarantine dream

There's a lot more to the new Buffalo Gals album than its quarantine soundtrack qualities, particularly its treatment of matters of rural queer identity.

New music coming from Pallbearer

Here's director Ben Meredith's video for the title track, which, promisingly, wanders the turf between Descarte's Dream argument, molecular gas clouds and classic Sabbath.

Creators' Village hosts songwriting camp in Northwest Arkansas

Dazzmin Murry's nonprofit, Creators' Village, is hosting a songwriter's camp in Bentonville, Friday Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13.

UA Pulaski Tech's CHARTS 2020-2021 season features Bobby McFerrin, Minnijean Brown-Trickey, Asleep at the Wheel, Ani DiFranco, Jane Lynch

The lineup of performances/events begins Jan. 6, 2021.

Recommended reading from a local author: Caroline Earleywine's "Lesbian Fashion Struggles"

In which Nancy Drew rolls up to a Pride parade in a blue convertible blasting Melissa Etheridge’s “Come to My Window.”
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