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Art to see in Little Rock this week: A slideshow

Here's a preview of what's coming Thursday, Jan. 16, to the Windgate Center for Art + Design at UA Little Rock.

JeanFo, 1931-2020

The sculptor JeanFo, formerly of Hot Springs, has died in France.

Lori Petty to appear at Spa-Con!

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Lori Petty, known to comics fans for her portrayal of Tank Girl in the movie of the same name and for her starring role more recently in the hit TV show, “Orange Is The New Black,” will be a celebrity guest at Spa-Con V in Hot Springs September 18 – 20.

"Beaker Street" is back

With Clyde Clifford's retirement from a decades-long day job in the rearview mirror (barely), beloved rock radio bulletin "Beaker Street" is slated for a revival on Arkansas Rocks.
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"Uncut Gems" is feverish and inspired

"Uncut Gems” builds a genre-busting tale of crime and debt and chutzpah around an instantly indelible character named Howard Ratner, absolutely the last person in the world you’d want to play chicken against.

Popular: Five Questions with Allison Bailey of "Wicked"

Allison Bailey's Glinda is fabulously polished, countering Suskauer’s wry Elphaba with physical humor and playful vocal delivery. We caught up with Bailey ahead of performances of "Wicked" in Little Rock, which run at Robinson Performance Hall through January 19.

Art to look forward to: A slideshow preview

A look at what's coming to Central Arkansas galleries in January.

The inclusive museum: Crystal Bridges adds more work by women

Work by Amy Sherald, Marie Watt, Lorraine O'Grady and Dyani White Hawk joins the collection.
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'The Rise of Skywalker' disappoints

The cast is fine. The effects are fine. The sense of wonder and adventure and beauty are all fine. What’s missing is any sort of payoff that suggests the keepers of these stories cared about them as anything other than an ATM.

Outlaw nation: Professional bull riding's new rockstar is from Hamburg, Arkansas

When Chase Outlaw (that’s really his name) goes into the bucking chute now, the announcers broadcast the story of his infamous comeback across the arena, and an X-ray of his mutilated face flashes on every screen, projecting an image of his eye socket looking like a chewed up piece of tobacco.

Kari Faux's latest is for "the 501"

Just in time for the holidays, rapper, singer and Little Rock native Kari Faux has released "Chattin Shit," a new song that asks us to mind our own business and not give credence to trash talkin'.

Baumbach's "Marriage Story" is a romance about divorce

Watching the typical Baumbach family, you wonder, “How did they ever make it, these terrible people?” But watching “Marriage Story,” you think the opposite: “How did they ever fail?”
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"The Mighty Mississippi: Heart and Soul of the Delta" at Clinton Center

A show about the music and art of the Delta packs a big punch in a little gallery at the Clinton Presidential Center.

ASO's Geoff Robson: collaborator-in-chief

“From the beginning," Robson said, "I realized that the orchestra is an organization that operates in a way that really values teamwork and the collective production of ideas."

Goon des Garcons is on a post-apocalyptic spree

Just in time to resonate as some post-apocalyptic Christmas cheer, Goon des Garcon's new EP extrapolates on the premise that humans have managed to bungle things up enough environmentally that we're living in "Hell City," a ravaged, water-starved and oxygen-deficient disaster zone.

Straight Outta Marked Tree: Five Questions with Brad Williams of The Salty Dogs

We caught up with Williams following the release of "Gold," a 29-track retrospective from Max Recordings featuring three new tracks with assists from Buck Trent and Lloyd Green, along with some of the barroom gems that have made The Salty Dogs a Little Rock treasure for the decade-plus across which the collection spans.

Kensuke Yamada: putting the 'ma' in art

UA Little Rock sculptor’s ceramic figures both invite, keep a distance.

"Small Works on Paper" artists announced

Thirty-nine artworks by 35 Arkansas artists have been selected.

Meteor leaving LR landing spot

As Allied Cycle Works goes, so goes The Meteor.

Tedeschi Trucks Band made a "joyful noise"

The Jacksonville, Fla., 12-piece outfit delivered a two-hour set of all-the-music Nov. 16, from the take-you-to-church, gospel-inflected “Joyful Noise” to the closer, a Motown-flavored “I Want More” that morphed into the Santana instrumental classic, “Soul Sacrifice.”
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