Slideshows

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.

CALS checks out works from the Arkansas Arts Center

The Arkansas Arts Center will close in November 2019 for a massive renovation, now estimated at close to $100 million, but that doesn't mean it won't have a presence. In a clever collaboration with the Central Arkansas Library System, 3D objects from the permanent collection will be exhibited at CALS branches, its Main Library, and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.

The Rep to reopen its doors with "Chicago"; names alley after founder Cliff Baker

In an announcement ceremony featuring song, dance and homage, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre revealed the lineup tonight for its 2019-20 “Rebuild the Rep” season.

No Small Talk, Ep. 31: Matthew Castellano

This week, Omaya talks with visual artist and Zine Night organizer Matthew Castellano, and we talk "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," Club Sway's "Rocky Horror" and more.

Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort is next-level kitsch

Outside of Prairie Grove.

Slideshow: New play area opens in Little Rock's Riverfront Park

The city has scheduled a dedication for Margaret Clark Adventure Park, a new play area in Riverfront Park near the Marriott Hotel Conference Center, for 10 a.m.

AfriCOBRA collective celebrates a half-century of revolutionary art at Mosaic Templars

A double anniversary celebration at Mosaic Templars heralds 50 years of image-making for The African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, founded by Pine Bluff native Jeff Donaldson.

'The White House Collection of American Crafts': Coming to the Clinton Center

Twenty-five years ago, first lady Hillary Clinton and Smithsonian curator Michael Monroe chose 73 works by top America artisans for exhibition in the White House. Congress and the George H.W. Bush administration had proclaimed 1993 as “The Year of American Craft: A Celebration of the Creative Works of the Hand.”

A miscellany of art: Aug. 10-16

We don't get to post all the jpegs of artwork on exhibit that come into the office, but they have more allure and tell you more about the work than what I can write about them. Hence this slideshow of work from shows opening tonight (Aug. 10) for 2nd Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. (see the To Do list for more information), and other openings and shows this weekend and in the days ahead.

Rapert's posture

We must not allow state Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) to frame the lawsuits generated against his placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds as an assault upon Christianity itself — or, as he does when he's pretending that the monument serves a secular function, an assault upon American "heritage and history."

The I-30 Speedway is a hot time

Saturday night's alright for driving.
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