Category archives: Arts & Culture

Top 10 Things To Do In December

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1. AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BOTTI FAYETTEVILLE DEC. 2 Baum Walker Hall at Walton Arts Center will fill with the sounds of the world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist Chris Botti’s romantic melodies. With a loyal fan base grown over 40 years, his melodious trumpet will treat listeners to classics such as What A Wonderful World, Summertime and Over the Rain[...]

How The West Was Redone

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Fort Smith reinvents itself as a cultural center while paying respect to its past. By Kody Ford :: Photography by Janet Warlick     f you had stepped foot in downtown Fort Smith a few years ago, you would have seen a very different town. While it was a city with its amenities, it seemed to be focused on its past, rather than its future.[...]

Crystal Clear Creations

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By L. Lamor Williams :: Photography by Jamison Mosley     It's a vanishing art form. Literally. It begins with a 300-pound ice block. Crystal clear, its value as a diamond would be immeasurable due to its clarity, lack of imperfections and sheer size – 40 inches tall, 20 inches wide. The eruption of a chainsaw heralds the ice block’s[...]

Downtown's Crowned Jewel

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By Brigette Williams If you’ve driven through downtown Little Rock in the past couple of years, chances are you’ve noticed the transformation of the Robinson Auditorium into the new Robinson Center. While the exterior revisions are evident, the interior work will be unveiled Nov. 19 with a grand reveal. A monumental landmark on the corner of the busy[...]

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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On Thursday, October 12, 2016 Bob Dylan was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature for giving life to new ways of poetically expressing American song. With his raw, gravelly vocals, and intermittent wailing harmonics-he became the father of folk-rock. His lyrics moved generations and gave tangible meaning to the experiences and emotions of so many. So[...]

Art Scene: Documenting 25 Years Of Film

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. With the city’s spa culture, colorful history and cool vibe, it’s an ideal setting for a destination festival. Photography courtesy of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Top photo: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise won the Audience Award for best feature a[...]

Reynolds Performance Hall Tickets on Sale

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It’s true that all the world’s a stage, but sometimes the best shows can be found right in your backyard. Luckily for Central Arkansas dwellers, the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall serves as a stronghold for a variety of performances. Since the first of August, tickets for the 2016/17 season have officially been on sale to the public. “We’ve had a gre[...]