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Review: Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson at Verizon Arena for Outlaw Music Festival

Thank the gods it was a living legend following up Sturgill Simpson's set last night at Verizon Arena; anybody but Willie might have broken the spell.

Don't forget to get your Arkansas on, at Arkansas Made

Dine on grilled brats, throw back a bloody Mary and make the rounds tomorrow at the second annual Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud Market at War Memorial Stadium.

Citizens group protests GOP congressional tax plan at Arkansas Capitol

The Citizens First Congress, a coalition of Arkansas community organizations, hosted a rally against the GOP tax bill at the state capitol in Little Rock. Times photographer Brian Chilson was on the scene.

Review and slideshow: Chris Stapleton and Marty Stuart at Verizon Arena

Don't get me wrong: Chris Stapleton is wildly accomplished and in complete command of his voice. He’s probably the closest thing, vocally, that we have to Chris Cornell on this earth, but somewhere there must be an unwritten rule that the headliner is to be afforded the luxury of a superboosted presence; something that lets the audience know, as I knew when my entire body began to rumble seismically upon his grand entrance, that things were cranking up to eleven, that we were “really gonna party now.”

New at the Butler Center: Arkansas Pastel Society's national show

The juror for the Arkansas Pastel Society's 7th National Exhibition told viewers assembled at the Butler Center Galleries during 2nd Friday Art Night for the awards presentation said pastels were considered second to paintings and other fine art, and the artists in the crowd nodded their exasperation.

What to see now in Arkansas galleries: A random tour

Just for fun, I pulled together images of some of the works now on exhibit in various Arkansas galleries, including Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Justus Fine Art in Hot Springs, the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff, the Argenta Gallery and Little Rock venues. It's a diverse grouping, a tiny example of the reach of art.

Review: The Secret Sisters at South on Main

The night was all wide fifths and aching minor thirds the likes of which would have made the Everly Brothers proud, paired with softshoe melodies that wielded dark bits and daggers.

Janet Jackson at Verizon Arena: A Review

Her dance abilities had clearly diminished, as they naturally would over two decades. I mean, she's 50. And has a newborn. I get it, but it's like they're grasping at recreating 20 year-old Janet instead of focusing on what makes 50 year-old Janet amazing, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t terribly disappointed.

ASU opens season with faculty work, posthumous show of paintings by Roger Carlisle

The Bradbury Art Museum at Arkansas State University's fall exhibition season that opens Aug. 30 includes "Vivid Life," an exhibition of works by the late Roger Carlisle, a member of the university's art faculty for 40 years. Carlisle, the recipient of several awards, is known for his colorful landscapes; "Vivid Life" covers several decades of his work.

Review: Guns N' Roses at War Memorial Stadium

Saturday, August 5th, 2017. “Guns N’ Roses Day” in Little Rock. The entire show was completely gold.

Collectors, it's time: Arts Center show and sale opens Friday

The 48th "Collectors Show and Sale" opens tomorrow (Nov. 11) at the Arkansas Arts Center with about 150 works from New York galleries, all selected by the arts center's Collectors Group in its September trip to the Big Apple.

Fire at Midtown Billiards

Few details yet, but the photo we've received suggests some damage to Midtown Billiards, the popular after-hours tavern on Main Street.

What to see in "Van Gogh to Rothko" at Crystal Bridges

Van Gogh, Picasso, Kahlo, Rousseau, Modligliani, Dali, Motherwell, Pollock, Lichtenstein, Rothko: Works by these and other masters in the collection of the Albright-Knox Museum in Buffalo, N.Y., will come to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Saturday as part of a national tour. The exhibition includes more than 70 masterworks, including paintings and sculpture.

Calling all cell phone photographers: 'Explore Arkansas' instagram show coming to Mugs Cafe

Mugs Cafe in Argenta is hosting an exhibition of Instagram photographs made by the members of @ArkMoPhs through July 17; catch them during regular cafe hours or at Argenta ArtWalk, 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 20.

A night in the life of a drag performer

Miss Kitty's Saloon closed recently after its landlord opted not to renew the lease. Times photo intern Matt Amaro was on hand the final weekend to capture photos of the last drag performances. See his photo slideshow below. Longtime performer and advocate Sandy Sarlo (Justin Case) was also there. He offers a behind-the-scenes look at what its like to perform.

Matisse, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec coming to Crystal Bridges

William S. Paley's collection includes more than 60 works; the exhibition opens March 15.

The greatest beards of Arkansas

Check out photos from the second annual Root Cafe/Arkansas Times Beard Growing Contest, including several of KUAR's Nathan Vandiver and a man whose beard touches the ground.

Arkansas Times photo intern shoots the drag queens of Sochi

As part of Ball State University's BSU at the Games, Arkansas Times photo intern Matt Amaro covered the culture of Sochi during the Winter Olympics. Along the way, he became part of the news in a Sochi gay bar.

The British are coming: "Crossing Borders" at OA

An exhibition of work by six artists opens July 31 at "South on Main."

Folk art at Rogers Historical Museum

Carvings by "ol whittler" Roy Harris and other artists.

Police shooting inspires instant protest in Little Rock

Frustration over the Trayvon Martin case boils into a protest at 12th and Jefferson.

Fatal police shooting followed by angry protests as crowd gathers

Details are sketchy at the moment, but Fox 16 reports a suspect has been killed by police gunfire near 12th and Jefferson Streets.

Photo essay: A hog farm for the Buffalo River watershed

Don Nelms, a former Fayetteville auto dealer, political candidate, environmentalist and photographer, has taken up a roost near Jasper overlooking the Buffalo River.

Starting from the top, in Argenta

North Little Rock's Main Street revitalization got a head start on Little Rock's, thanks to Argenta Community Development Corp., whose work to restore 100 houses in the historic neighborhood starting in 1993 and create a more stable residential area was a catalyst for Main Street improvements.
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