Category archives: Arts & Culture

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Announces 2018 Season

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 12th season will feature three Shakespeare productions and a musical, the organization announced last week. The selections for 2018 include The Winter’s Tale, My Fair Lady, Henry IV Part One and Much Ado About Nothing. Most of the shows will be performed on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway, while one will [...]

Making A.R.T. with Easterseals Arkansas

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From her wheelchair, Kristen Martin held a laser and pointed to various locations on the canvas to indicate where she wanted painted splattered next. Her tracker, as they’re called, is Mary Lynn Nelson, the dedicated volunteer who brought this painting program to Easterseals Arkansas. The two were preparing a piece of art to be auctioned at the 14th annual A[...]

The Reality Show: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Returns with Hollywood Icons Werner Herzog and Kathleen Turner

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or over a quarter of a century, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has served as a cultural touchstone for nonfiction filmmaking. In the past, the festival has hosted films by icons like George Takei. This year, they plan to turn up the heat. Hot Springs native and filmmaker Jennifer Gerber recently took over as the festival’s interim executive dir[...]

Actor/Singer Robert Davi To Close Out 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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Second weekend also features doc about famed actress Rose Marie As a character actor, Robert Davi has appeared in 137 films. He is most recognizable as FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in Die Hard, Bond villain Franz Sanchez in License to Kill, and opera-singing bad guy Jake Fratelli in The Goonies. His singing in The Goonies was no coincidence. Davi orig[...]

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson to Receive Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Career Achievement Award

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Documentarian Stanley Nelson will be at the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th to add another award to a film career already steeped in recognition. He has six Emmys, including one for Lifetime Achievement, a Peabody Award, and received the National Medal for the Humanities from President Obama. When Nelson comes t[...]