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Conway songwriter is making tracks: A Q&A with Erin Enderlin

How Conway native Erin Enderlin's tunes have landed on the lips of Reba McEntire, Terry Clark, Randy Travis and Lee Ann Womack — and where Enderlin's going from here.

Arkansas Times Film Series: Omaya Jones talks "City of God"

We talk with Arkansas Times Film Series curator Omaya Jones about Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund's 2002 Academy Award-nominated crime film "City of God," next up in our screening series.

'There's a little bit of Brad inside all of us': A Q&A with Barry Bostwick

"I always wanted to play Frankenfurter," Bostwick told us. "But I think everybody does because he’s such a combination of masculinity and surety, meanness. He was compassionless. He was selfish. He was all about him. Basically, he was Donald Trump. It was always, 'I’m the greatest, look at me.' "

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.
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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.
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Arkansas Times Recommends: Beet tartare, 'The Pope's Long Con,' The Pantry's negroni

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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

"She Show" returning to M2 Gallery

"She Show" returns with work by 27 women artists.
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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.

DLRP seeking more public art

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership has issued two RFPs seeking murals for two sites.

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. 
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