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Arkansas Country Music Awards honors legends and up-and-comers alike

Arkansas Country Music Awards (ACMA) held its annual ceremony Monday night, June 3, presenting signed and unsigned Arkansas musicians and singer-songwriters, heralding the talents of country music talent from sound engineers and entertainers to radio promoters to dobro players.

Judas Priest and Uriah Heep rock against the rolling river in Little Rock

As the river encroached the park, lapping against the bricks of the back of the amphitheater, its brisk current often matched the blistering tempos. Geese wandered about near the backstage equipment like hopeful groupies.
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Street style: Snapshots of Little Rock's best-dressed

Some of our favorite Little Rock fashionistas don their beloved springtime duds.

Review and slideshow: Alabama and Charlie Daniels Band at Verizon Arena

Fort Payne, Ala. country superstars Alabama made a greatest hits concert out of their stop at Verizon Arena Saturday night.

2019 Women to Watch touring; next at HSU

The Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the arbiter of "women to watch" in various media, is touring its fifth group of distinguished Arkansas artists, women who work in metal to produce mixed media jewelry, sculpture, conceptual pieces and small constructions.

Fishing, floating, the rural scene: the "Arkansas Territory Collection"

A juried exhibition of 78 works by 63 artists that opens March 28 at John Brown University commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Arkansas Territory.

Recap-Slideshow: 2019 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase Finals

In a marathon of pedal effects, fog and melody at the Rev Room Friday night, we wrapped the 2019 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase up in a bow, and crowned a winner: Willowack of Siloam Springs.

33 Arkansas artists selected for Arts Center's "Delta"

The 61st (and last until 2022) "Delta Exhibition" at the Arkansas Arts Center, on exhibit May 3-June 30, will feature 50 artworks by 49 artists, 33 from Arkansas.

Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years

Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1,567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as the first recurring art event in Hot Springs on Feb. 1, 1989.

Review and Slideshow: James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at Verizon Arena

Taylor's connection with the audience was palpable and he created the communal, tribal sensation that powered so much of ‘60s popular music and made musicians near cultural gods.

Adventureland wins Round Four of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase; Willowack wins "wild card" spot

The last semifinal round of the 2019 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase brought bouncy literary rock with mad drum fills, a band that very well might be the only Little Rock ensemble that boasts two accordion players, clever commentary paired with mandolin and reimagined reggae from Fayetteville.

A super show at Crystal Bridges: 'Men of Steel, Women of Wonder'

You might think the recently opened exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder” is a celebration of comic book art and aimed at a particular group of superhero aficionados. It is that — includes a rare first issue of the Superman comic — but it is much more.

Review: Luke Combs at Verizon Arena

Combs' 14,000+ crowd at Verizon Arena was pretty impressive, especially compared to attendance numbers for these terrific artists: Keith Urban, 11,558; Shania Twain, 11,118; Thomas Rhett, 11,045; Miranda Lambert, 10,318; and Brad Paisley, 5,665.

Illusionaut wins Round Three of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Dynamite blues riffs from the virtuosic Akeem Kemp Band, endearing singalongs from indie rock darlings Willowack, driving dulcimer-peppered rock from trio Kid City and dark, drum-forward anthems from Illusionaut.

Performance Peace: How a Little Rock artist is transforming mural into protest under the 7th Street bridge

Undeterred by artistic opposition, a Little Rock artist is creating — and recreating — political art under the 7th Street bridge.

White Mansion wins Round Two of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

The second round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase was as wildly varied as the first, with sets that shifted from from dark wave to front porch harmonies to pop anthems to sax-seasoned geeksta rap.

The Mad Deadly wins Round One of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

The first round of the 2019 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase — in its 27th year — was an exercise in the motley. A southern country-rock outfit made way for a gutsy woman-fronted pop-punk assembly, followed by a venerable soprano sax-led jazz quintet and a brainy instrumental rock band with a huge collective crush on wild time signatures.

'Photographing Frida,' the artist as art: coming to the Arts Center

Frida Kahlo was every much an artist as her on-again, off-again husband, Diego Rivera, but her personal glamor has gotten as much, if not more, attention as her paintings. The Arkansas Arts Center is exhibiting images of the artist in "Photographing Frida," opening Feb. 1.

Slideshow: Justin Timberlake at Verizon Arena

On tour in support of his "Man of the Woods" album, pop prince Justin Timberlake took the stage at Verizon Arena last night.

Indomitable: African American artists in 'On Their Own Terms' at UA Little Rock

UA Little Rock is, once again, proving the folly of ignoring African-American art, with the exhibition “On Their Own Terms,” which opens Jan. 17 at UA Little Rock’s Windgate Center of Art and Design.

What Leila Dockery learned during her three-year journey walking every street in Little Rock

Leila Dockery, 62, recently completed a three-year walking journey during which she walked every street in every neighborhood in Little Rock. And she's got a map to prove it.

Photos from Frank Scott inauguration day events

Brian Chilson was on hand for the Jan. 1 inauguration of Frank Scott Jr. as Little Rock mayor and the "Unite Little Rock: The People's Party" in the William Grant Still Ballroom of Robinson Center Performance Hall.

The year in Central Arkansas in photos

Here’s a look at the year 2018 in Little Rock through the lens of Arkansas Times photographer Brian Chilson.

Raw bunch

The major Arkansas programs continue to get one meaningful opportunity to take their talents to the center of the state each season and the pre-Christmas squaring off between the basketball Hogs and a generally inept foe has become tradition.
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