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Hear from Mike Brown, the Fort Smith venue owner hosting first live COVID-era concert

Governor Hutchinson's May 4 directives on the re-opening of indoor and outdoor venues indicate closures will be lifted on May 18, but that's not what the event calendar at Fort Smith's Temple Live says.

Second Friday Art Night goes digital

Downtown Little Rock's longstanding monthly date with its art-loving community is going virtual, with art tours from Central Arkansas Library System, Nexus Coffee and Creative, Historic Arkansas Museum and more.

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Fort Smith's Temple Live hosts May 15 indoor concert with "COVID operating protocol"

A Fort Smith venue plans to host what might be the state's first real COVID-19-era concert.

'Arkansas' director Clark Duke talks timing, barbecue, and The Flaming Lips

Glenwood native Duke's directorial debut never got a chance to ring across a receptive room at its corona-canceled SXSW debut, but its May 5 release on streaming platforms means, at least, that it has a fighting chance of finding that audience anyway, even without a red carpet rollout.

More quarantine entertainment: Livestream local bands, Shelter-in-place Film series, dive into Openculture.com

Livestream local bands, set your calendar for the Shelter-in-Place Film Fest, or take a deep dive into openculture.com.

Check out Barbershop Books' storytime series, ASO's Mid-Day Music Moments and more

Need to shake up your calendar? Check out Librivox, Barbershop Books' storytime series and more.
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Quarantine To-Dos: Drums By Distance, Ubu.com and a virtual community quilt

A few additions to your quarantine entertainment calendar.

Ballet Arkansas, Opera in the Rock and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra pay artists amid canceled performances

Canceled performances and lost revenue mean big pivots for arts organizations in Little Rock, several of which are scrambling more furiously than ever to be sure their performers get paid and that their organizations stay afloat.  

Six Bridges Book Festival rescheduled for Oct. 8-11

Many of the authors who would have been here this weekend will attend in fall.

An online preview of an online "Delta Exhibition"

The annual juried show of work by artists from Arkansas and contiguous states opens digitally on June 19.
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Quiet Contender: Joshua Asante and Seth Baldy on launching a record label during a pandemic

Joshua Asante and Seth Baldy talk about the mission for Quiet Contender, a Little Rock-based record label they founded together this spring.

Author and fiber artist Crystal C. Mercer secures funding from PEN America and Dramatists Guild Foundation

Poet, author and fiber artist Crystal C. Mercer talks resources and ingenuity in the era of COVID-19.

Shoog Radio's got your weekly livestream calendar

Shoog Radio's amplifying local musicians through the airwaves every Tuesday afternoon on KABF, and now they're listing local bands' livestreams.

God willing, Mavis Staples will headline King Biscuit

Summer festival plans have all but evaporated in the name of mitigating the spread of COVID-19, but at least for now, plans for Helena-West Helena's annual King Biscuit Festival are full speed ahead.
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Clark Duke's "Arkansas" is a Southern neo-noir with a road trip vibe

We review Glenwood native Clark Duke's directorial debut, "Arkansas," which hits streaming services May 5.

Shortest St. Paddy's Parade Rescheduled

The people of Hot Springs deserve a parade, so mark your calendars on October 17th for the First-Ever 2nd 17th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Tune in to Arkansas Youth Poetry Day readings at 10 a.m. Saturday morning

A host of young poets will read their work this morning at 10 a.m. on the Wednesday Night Poetry Facebook page in celebration of Arkansas Youth Poetry Day.

Arkansas Arts Council gets $441K in form of relief grant from NEA

The Arkansas Arts Council will receive $441,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of Congress' coronavirus relief package.

Songs to Social Distance To: A Quarantine Playlist

Arkansas Times contributor Daniel Ford offers quarantunes for your quarantine.

Arts Center announces furloughs

Thirty-six percent will lose their jobs temporarily, but not their health insurance or retirement contributions.
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