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"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. 

The 1980s in Arkansas art: UA Little Rock, Mitchell Williams pair up

The Mitchell Williams Corporate Collection joins artworks from the UA Little Rock collection to create "Paired Collections: Contemporary Art in 1980s Arkansas.

Here's the 'Dolemite Is My Name' trailer

Here's the trailer for Netflix's upcoming "Dolemite Is My Name" film, starring Eddie Murphy as Arkansas native . It'll have its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival next month and then come to Netflix sometime in the fall.

Arkansas Cinema Society opens Filmland with 'Troop Zero'

The girls in ACS' Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls are part of ACS' opening night screening, premiering the flicks they made as part of the eight-week project earlier this year.
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'From Dixie with Love': A Q&A with Trae Crowder, The Liberal Redneck

While the South continues to serve as the primary scapegoat for the rest of the United States when matters of race and exploitation come to the fore of public consciousness, Crowder sees it as part of his mission to complicate that image — to show that someone from a rural, impoverished background can embody cosmopolitan values and progressive ideals.

George Takei’s “They Called Us Enemy” exhumes Rohwer, comic book-style

In “They Called Us Enemy,” the “Star Trek” actor’s new graphic novel memoir from Top Shelf, Takei tells the story of his family being removed from their homes in 1942 and sent by train to an internment camp — a euphemism, Takei notes archly, for imprisonment — in southeast Arkansas.

Jeff Nichols’ Filmland captures an industry in transition 

M2 Gallery's second exhibition to highlight women artists, including an artist whose work is part of the collection of Crystal...

Lynyrd Skynyrd returns to Little Rock in October

Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform at the First Security Amphitheater October 12.
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Oak Ridge Boys, Gin Blossoms, Zac Dunlap Band, Dazz Band at Arkansas State Fair this year

Locals DeFrance, Willowack, the Zac Dunlap Band and others are among the lineup for the Arkansas State Fair this year.
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Shakey Joe Harless is Alpena's harp mic hero

How an Alpena transplant's microphones have landed in Steven Tyler's hands — and in David Bowie's dreams. 

'Bebop is the original trap': QNote & Philli Moo

“It’s the gumbo,” Moo said. “You’ve got everything. There’s a whole bunch of stuff in it. Yet, it’s still real good.” 

What's on the walls, and in the rest of the galleries, rounded up here

The digital magic that allows the Arkansas Times to put up long-running art shows on our To-Do page has hit a bump, so here's a rundown on current exhibitions:
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Beth Ditto dolls up as Divine in new short doc series

White County punk rocker/fashionista/actor Beth Ditto is the subject of The Face Magazine's new series debut, "Superfan."

Premiering: Doc on Gov. Beebe: Correction and update

Mike Beebe, who carried all 75 counties in 2010 in his first gubernatorial campaign, is the subject of a documentary to be screened Aug. 21 at CALS Ron Robinson Theater.

July 27 To-Do: Waddle and Thomas at Gallery 26

Gallery 26, 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., opens a show today (July 27) of paintings by Jeff Waddle and drawings by Henry Thomas.

Reviving the Rockwood: A Q&A with Mark Risk

With real estate prowess and access to private collections of memorabilia, Mark Risk and his team hope to revive Fayetteville's legendary Rockwood Club — and to establish a museum that testifies to its legacy of live music.

Eddie Murphy to portray Fort Smith native Rudy Ray Moore

Eddie Murphy will potray Fort Smith native and pioneering comedian Rudy Ray “Dolomite” Moore in an upcoming biopic on Netflix, Deadline reports. Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock and Keegan-Michael Key also star.

Slideshow: World's largest Tesla coil bolts into Little Rock

Our photographer Brian Chilson was onsite to catch California scientist Greg Leyh's creation in action. 

Former Times art director, UA Fort Smith grad becomes Vietnamese reality TV star

Quan "Jason" Ho was the art director at the Arkansas Times from 2017 to 2018 after graduating from UA Fort Smith. We knew him as a quiet, talented designer, who dressed way cooler than any of us. Now, he's a reality star in Vietnam.

'Nature's Nation' at Crystal Bridges: How artists portray our environment

Valerie Hegarty’s melted image of Bridal Veil Falls (“Fallen Bierstadt,” 2007) that hangs next to Albert Bierstadt’s painting of the Yosemite landmark (Bridal Veil Falls, ca. 1871-73) serves as a not so abstract abstract for the message of “Nature’s Nation: American Art and the Environment.”
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