The Rep’s final production of the 2022-2023 season is another look at what happens behind the scenes among co-workers, but the setting this time is the kitchen of a truck stop diner outside of Reading, Pennsylvania.
In addition to convincing doom metal luminaries Pallbearer to play their first hometown gig in over two years, Mutants of the Monster is bringing an insane amount of talent to venues across North Little Rock this weekend.
Getting to hear just one of these world-class artists speak would be enough to justify attendance, so the fact that all three of them will be in the same room means you’ve got no excuse. Come out on Thursday, June 1.
Before Joshua Asante was even born, the idea that he was chosen followed him around. After learning by way of pure intuition that she was pregnant with Joshua, his mother attended a tent revival where a minister passed her by, stopped in his tracks and then turned around. “He touched her womb and kind of lost his cool,” Asante said. Because his mother hadn’t yet told anyone about the baby, she took the clergyman’s gesture as an affirmation that all the mystical energy she’d been feeling around her gestating child was something to take seriously. These expectations shaped his creative life.
"Country McGee" was recorded at Cinderella Sound — a space with shag carpet on the walls that just happens to be Nashville's oldest running independent studio — with the accompaniment of legendary session players like Wayne Moss, Lloyd Green, Charlie McCoy and Hargus "Pig" Robbins.
Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst’s music is often unabashedly political, and there are plenty of messed up things going on in the world of Arkansas government that are worth riffing on, but Oberst chose instead to devote much of the stage banter at his recent Little Rock show to confusing, faux-conspiratorial rants.
Though absent any Arkansas musicians, the schedule of nearly-monthly shows they're bringing to the AMFA is robust, with much Southern representation and a healthy dose of jazz, soul, blues and singer-songwriter sensibilities.
Mother/daughter acting duo Diane Ladd and Laura Dern will be in Little Rock at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 to talk about their new co-written book, "Honey, Baby, Mine: A Mother and Daughter Talk Life, Death, Love (and Banana Pudding)," which was released via Grand Central Publishing in April.
The second-to-last film completed film by Orson Welles, the director behind “Citizen Kane,” “F for Fake” is a trailblazing, video essay-esque exploration of essential themes at the heart of artmaking, like authenticity and authorship.