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Seis Puentes holds Hispanic Heritage Month Art & Food Festival this weekend

Ballet Quetzalli, Oscar Gomez, Mariachi Arrieros, DJ Miguel Gomez and more.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre gives a free performance of "The Fantasticks" at Murray Park

To conclude its 2021 “Rep Outdoors” series and usher in an official return to the theater next season, The Rep offers a one-night-only, outdoor, free performance of Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt's musical "The Fantasticks" at Murray Park 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.
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Ballet Arkansas gives free performance at Southwest Community Center in October

“Movement in the Parks ensures all within our community have access to world-class dance performances in stunning outdoor settings, free of charge,” said Michael Fothergill, Ballet Arkansas’s executive and artistic director.

Catch SocietyCon, an expo for makers and entrepreneurs, at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds this weekend

Check out SocietyCon, an expo at the state fairgrounds this weekend that gathers together local makers across the fields of art, entertainment, business and tech.
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'Don't box yourself in': Dylan Turk wants to spark an art economy that works for everyone

Dylan Turk, special projects editor of architecture and design at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and co-founder of KIN, talks about the creative economy in Arkansas and democratizing access to art.

Judsonia's own Beth Ditto will star in "Monarch," a forthcoming musical drama from Fox

Beth Ditto — fashion icon, earth-shattering vocalist for the group Gossip, actor and crafter extraordinaire — will join Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins in FOX's forthcoming musical drama "Monarch," to premiere in January 2022.
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Actor Jessica Chastain is bringing new film "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" to Little Rock's Filmland in the Park

Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain is headlining Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland in the Park on Sat. Oct. 2 with her new biopic "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," which tells the story of the "rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker."

"Like a magpie," new storytelling project at Hendrix collects vignettes from underexplored Arkansas communities

We talk to Hendrix College professors Maxine Payne and Tyrone Jaeger about their "AV Arkansas" storytelling project and the value of stories in our small, complicated state. 
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Local podcasters release digital music compilation to benefit The Van

The Shadow Transmission, a local podcast, is releasing "Out From the Cold" a digital compilation featuring 17 music artists from Arkansas. One hundred percent of all profits from the project will go to homeless outreach nonprofit The Van.

A weekend To-Do List: Outsider art up at UA Little Rock, Erika Wennerstrom at Stickyz and Control, a free show from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and more

New exhibits up at UA Little Rock and Hendrix College, a free livestream from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in the Dunbar neighborhood and more.
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Rickie Lee Reynolds of Black Oak Arkansas fame dead at 73

Rickie Lee “Ricochet” Reynolds, 73, guitarist and “The Wizard of Oak” in the band Black Oak Arkansas, died of kidney failure and cardiac arrest on Sept. 4, 2021, while being treated for COVID-19.

Check out Yebba's Tiny Desk Concert

Ahead of her debut album release on Friday, West Memphis native Yebba gets an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. 

It's Yebba's week/year

The West Memphis native's much-anticipated debut album drops Friday.

Heavy hitters: A Q&A with Brett Campbell of Pallbearer and Stan Liszewski of Terminal Nation

We brought together two of the state’s chief metal-leaning movers — Stan Liszewski of Terminal Nation and Brett Campbell of Pallbearer — and asked them to interview each other ahead of their respective appearances at the Mutants of the Monster Festival, a three-day heavy music fest held at Vino’s and the historic Dreamland Ballroom.

Good Noise for a Bad Year: A 2021 Arkansas music roundup

Thirty-two releases from Arkansas-connected musicians that caught our ears thus far this year.

Go, go, Retro Rose: Record store in Benton sprung up during a pandemic surge

Having already rented a space for a property business, McAnally and her boyfriend Brandon converted her office into Retro Rose, a vinyl record store in Benton. 

To-Do List: "Beautiful" at Hearne Fine Art, an anniversary for Big Silver, Mutants of the Monster and more

Plus, soprano Keely Futterer gives a recital in North Little Rock, gongs and singing bowls from Embassy of Sound, a free concert from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, The Quebe Sisters perform at Hot Springs Village's Woodlands Auditorium and more.

Jazz in the Park is back in September

The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau revives its annual series of free outdoor concerts in September, with performances from Genine LaTrice Perez, Rodney Block, Tonya Leeks and more.

Chris Maxwell fans: new Bob's Burgers box set is ready for takeout

New tunes from Chris Maxwell's TV writing duo, Elegant Too.

Watch RuPaul interview Symone on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Don't let the smooth taste fool ya, Symone was on fire last night on late night TV.
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