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September movie screenings at Ron Robinson Theater

September picks include "The Goonies," "Stand By Me," "The Blues Brothers," Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" and the monthly screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
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New music from Kyle Mays

Titled "Burnout," the tune will be on his second full-length album, "Cedar Heights," out on Friday, Sept. 15.

Blue collar comics: A morning (and an afternoon) with Layet Johnson

While chatting with Layet Johnson about his journey from the world of high art to working-class cartooning, the interview takes an unexpectedly adventurous turn.

Metal legends Pallbearer and Rwake at Rev Room on Sunday

Pallbearer's last gig in Central Arkansas felt like "a hit to the chest by a bulldozer," to borrow a phrase from our review.

This week's 'Hip Hop Hello' radio show takes a deep dive into FORMAT Fest

In the latest episode of "Hip Hop Hello," a weekly radio program on Bentonville Community Radio, host Clint Schaff shines a lot on what rap lovers have to look forward to at next month's FORMAT Festival.

Arkansas Shake Shakers are bringing burlesque karaoke to Legacy Lounge

Yes, you read that right — if you're brave enough to ironically or sincerely sing your tipsy heart out in front of strangers and friends, you'll be joined on stage by some of the sexiest and most confident dancers in Arkansas.

The Libras and Dave Easely at White Water on Thursday

When he's not behind the board at Fellowship Hall Sound, the studio he runs in Little Rock, producer Jason Weinheimer gets up to his own noisemaking in The Libras, a Wilco-esque folk pop outfit.

Two chances to catch the return of Little Rock's I Was Afraid this weekend

Tonight, they'll perform at Vino's, with support from Morbid Visionz, Zashed, Second Life, Stressor and The Chores. Tomorrow, they'll hop over to White Water Tavern, where they'll be joined by Colour Design, Peach Blush, Pett and Zilla.

Bonnie Montgomery is back with new single, album to come in November

So many songs have been written about the hardships and complications of a life spent on the road that one forgets that being a nomad can actually be unadulterated fun. Montgomery's new song reminds us of that fact.

Arkansas Times Film Series screens 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' (2019) Tuesday night

Though many of writer and director Céline Sciamma’s films interrogate the complicated act of looking, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” takes direct aim at the notion of the artistic muse, a tension that’s heightened by a backdrop of forbidden queer romance and the female gaze.

This week's 'Hip Hop Hello' radio show spotlights Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins

In the latest episode of "Hip Hop Hello," a weekly radio program on Bentonville Community Radio, host Clint Schaff interviews Chicago-based rapper Mick Jenkins about his forthcoming fourth studio LP, "The Patience."

Tiny Towns, Frailstate and Salon Blonde at Vino's

There’s something about the way their sadness and oomph flourishes under the influence of too many beers and the nebulous possibility of the wee hours.

Comedian Fortune Feimster at Robinson Center

Here's hoping that the comedian brings her ruthless impression of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Robinson Center.

CALS Main Library will close for renovations starting September 1

Though Main isn't expected to reopen until mid 2025, its operations will immediately move next door to the first floor of the Bobby L. Roberts Library of History & Art, previously home to the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square.

Country singer-songwriter Summer Dean at Stickyz

Subtle truths litter Summer Dean’s work, so don’t let yourself get too swept up by the silver wail of the pedal steel and forget to listen carefully.

Harlequin heats up Arkansas with thrillers set in The Natural State

They're not your traditional "crotch novels" (Sorry, Aunt Mary Lane!), but these Arkansas-themed Harlequin paperbacks aren't half bad.

AMFA to exhibit work from Picasso, Braque and Whitfield Lovell

Many of the exhibitions that accompanied the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts' reopening are already approaching their expiration date. As "Together," the museum's premiere exploration of diversity and connectedness, leaves on Sunday, Sept. 10, and three other exhibitions trickle away by the end of the year, what will succeed them?

MacArthur 'Genius' Nicole R. Fleetwood to speak at Ron Robinson Theater

Fleetwood has dedicated a large portion of her career to studying what she calls “carceral aesthetics,” lending the often unseen artistic expression of inmates the spotlight and analysis it deserves.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra breaks ground on Stella Boyle Smith Music Center

The facility — an $11.75 million, 20,000 square foot building — will be the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s first permanent headquarters since it was incorporated in 1966. The Stella Boyle Smith Center is expected to open in Sept. 2024.

Singer-songwriters Florist and Skullcrusher to bring sorrow and wonder to Fayetteville

While Florist and Skullcrusher give off entirely contradictory energy, both are pseudonyms for exceedingly sensitive and sonically compatible acoustic projects led, respectively, by Emily Sprague and Helen Ballentine.