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Artists want shared creative space; mayor wants artists

Mayor Frank Scott Jr. declared Wednesday night that the city of Little Rock is “ready to go all-in” to partner with nonprofit developer Artspace to promote arts as an economic generator.

Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton to take over South on Main

Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton -- who currently operate Dugan's Pub, Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro and Stratton's Market -- are taking over as owners at South on Main.

The Aggressive Forest: A conversation with Anaïs Dassé

"I always felt the way we display the information — the viewer in front of it — everybody is filling gaps. In the end, they [the curators] can tell you whatever they want. This is also the question of colonialism: In these narratives, the 'winner' is the one talking. It’s not just missing information; it’s about how we write history. Who are the 'savages'?" 

‘Clown With the Golden Voice,’ Puddles Pity Party, To Open Spa-Con V With Concert September 18

Puddles Pity Party, described as “The Clown With a Golden Voice” and “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch,” will perform Friday, September 18, as the opening night concert at Spa-Con V in the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Perrion Hurd: Mosaic Templars' signature artist

The painter/printmaker hopes the banners he's painted for the exterior of the downtown museum of African-American life in Arkansas will inspire community mural projects.

Announcing the semifinalists for the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Inaugurated in 1993 by the now-defunct Spectrum Weekly and handed over to the Arkansas Times around 1997, the showcase has been reliably eclectic in its third decade, offering sets from seasoned local ensembles, side projects from longtime music veterans and talented upstarts honing their stage offerings for the first time.

Arkansas filmmakers Daniel Campbell and Graham Gordy to write Courteney Cox's "Last Chance U" drama

Arkansas filmmakers Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell, who co-wrote 2018's feature film "Antiquities," are now the co-creators for Courteney Cox's "Last Chance U," a drama based on the Netflix documentary series of the same name.

Artspace Arts Market Study results to be released

The national nonprofit developer of housing and studio space for artists and arts organizations will present the results at an event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
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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.

"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.
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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.

'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?”

"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.
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