Category archives: Arts & Culture

Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith

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Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith:  Second Movement, 1945-1995 opened on June 30, 2016 with an exhibit opening and volunteer concert featuring local and regional performers, and will remain in place until June 2017 at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Thank you to Fort Smith native and longtime musician, Dave Matthews for invaluable assistan[...]

BFF Opens With Drama "3 Generations"

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The Bentonville Film Festival is proud to announce its 2017 schedule of events. The Festival will take place May 2-7 in Bentonville, Ark., and will host 38 feature-length documentary and narrative films, in competition. In addition, the Festival is excited to expand this year’s competition to include 18 short films and four pieces of episodic and web series [...]

The Graduate, The Studio Theatre

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Adapted by Terry Johnson from the 1967 cult classic film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, The Studio Theatre in Little Rock brings you The Graduate, April 20-30, 2017. The original Broadway production opened in 2002 and starred Kathleen Turner as Mrs. Robinson, Jason Biggs as Benjamin Braddock, and Alicia Silverstone as Elaine Robinson. The fil[...]

Bentonville Film Festival

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The time is nearing, for the third annual Bentonville Film Festival, to take place May 2-7 in Bentonville, Arkansas! The festival will host 38 feature-length documentary and narrative films, in competition. Co-founded in 2015 by Academy Award Winner® Geena Davis, founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Trevor Drinkwater, Preside[...]

Artosphere : Arkansas' Arts & Nature Festival

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Spring is prime time for the arts in Northwest Arkansas and one annual event surpasses them all - Artopshere:  Arkansas’ Arts and Nature Festival. In its eighth year, Artosphere brings communities in Washington and Benton Counties together through a variety of events from music to visual art that celebrate artistic individuals who find inspiration in the wor[...]

Motorcycle Memories, Fort Smith

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During the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally, join the Fort Smith Museum of History for an exhibit and a program on local and regional motorcycle history.  The exhibit will be in place on the museum's second floor, May 2-6, featuring vintage motorcycles, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia.  A program is scheduled for Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 [...]

Arkansas Literary Festival

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Readers of all ages and levels of devotion to the written word look forward to the end of April for the Arkansas Literary Festival, presented by the Central Arkansas Library System. This year’s festival is April 27-30 at numerous locations around Little Rock, including the Central Arkansas Library System’s main campus in the River Market. One of the specia[...]

Queen Sugar

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A California girl, Natalie Baszile, spent more than a decade, reconnecting with her family roots in Louisiana to produce a critically acclaimed novel centered on an African American family. The novel is brought to life into millions of homes and to rave reviews, as an OWN series, Queen Sugar. Baszile speaks to her personal connection to the characters, her n[...]

Embracing Arkansas Outdoors

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2017 Bolo Bash Speaker Georgia Pellegrini   aptist Health’s Bolo Bash Luncheon is one of the most sought after events each year, noted by standing room only attendance. The luncheon not only raises valuable funds for community projects, it also presents guests with a diverse, entertaining and inspiring time with fascinating nationally rec[...]

Border Cantos, Crystal Bridges

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Border Cantos, a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore and humanize the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, who has photographed the border since 2004, documents landscapes and objects, including things l[...]