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'Oppressors are not that creative': A Q&A with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Alisa Coffey playing the harp

'A Fascinating Machine:' ASO harpist Alisa Coffey talks shop

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The To-Do List: May 2019

Previews of May events to-do in Arkansas, including "Native Gardens" at The Rep, Leon Bridges at The Amp, Bea Troxel at The Undercroft, Big Freedia at the Rev Room and more.

KOKY's long history of amplifying black voices in Little Rock

KOKY has served as a beacon for black listeners from its beginning in 1956, establishing itself as a source for music, updates and community that African Americans in Little Rock — and across the state — couldn’t get anywhere else, particularly in the limited media landscape for black listeners in the mid-20th century.
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Shop local at Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud

A preview of the Arkansas Made-Arkansas Proud event, which showcases craftspeople who create Arkansas goods.
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Make plans to attend the Arkansas Times Margarita Festival May 2

Come savor the season with salsa moves and swill at the third annual Arkansas Times Margarita Festival, presented by Milagro Tequila, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 2, on the field of War Memorial Stadium.

For Catherine and Michael Fothergill, ballet is both art and business

A Q&A with Ballet Arkansas's co-directors.
Carlos Santana

Sunday To-Do: Santana at Walmart AMP

a person with a book for a head, carrying a giant pencil on their shoulders, with the words "Arkansas Literary Festival"

The Everyman's Guide to the Arkansas Literary Festival

The Arkansas Literary Festival used to intimidate me. While I like books as much as the next Little Rocker, the vast array of affiliated events overwhelmed me. “Pub or Perish,” “Author! Author!,” “Writers in the Schools,” cooking classes, writers workshops, the book sale, family events, and — oh, yeah—five or six dozen writers from across the globe speaking on a variety of panels about a variety of different subjects.
comedian Stef Bright at the White Water Tavern

'The future of comedy is diverse': Catch a lineup of women comics at the White Water Tavern tonight

Comedian Stef Bright of Comedians NWA talks misogyny in the comedy club ahead of a showcase at the White Water Tavern tonight.

Big Smith back at George's Majestic Saturday night

Big Smith returns to the stage at George's Saturday night.

Little Rock Winds turns 25; celebrates with a throwback concert

To ring in the band's silver anniversary, they'll open Thursday night's concert with the very same opening number as LR Winds' debut concert on February 8, 1994: Camille Saint-Saens’ "Marche Militaire Francaise."

Wednesday To-Do: Reception, book-signing with Higgins Bond

Hearne Fine Art, 1001 Wright Ave., will host a reception and book-signing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Apri 24, with book illustrator Higgins Bond, a Little Rock native who has the distinction of being the first African-American woman to illustrate a U.S. Postal Service Stamp.

Hot Springs Gallery Walk focus: John Lasater at Justus Fine Art

John Lasater of Siloam Springs says his work is a "language for my gratitude" of the blessings of life. Justus Fine Art Gallery will show what Lasater means when it highlights his work in an exhibition that opens Friday, May 3, with the Hot Springs Gallery Walk, 5-9 p.m.
Heather Massie playing Hedy Lamarr in her one-woman show

Thursday To-Do: Heather Massie's "Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr"

We talk with Heather Massie about her one-woman play, "Hedy! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr," approaching its 100th performance.
David Arquette

David Arquette's new "horror comedy" in production in Jonesboro

David Arquette's project "12-Hour Shift," described as a "dark horror comedy" about a "group of nurses stealing organs and selling them on the black market" — is in production in Jonesboro.

Calling all artists: LR downtown alley doors need you

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership has never met a downtown alley it doesn't like, as evidenced by its series of alley parties. Now, the DLRP is launching "Between the Bricks," a public art project to cover alley doors with original art reproduced in vinyl.
bassist Victor Wooten

Tuesday To-Do: Victor Wooten at George's Majestic Lounge

There are good bassists, there are great bassists, and then there is Victor Wooten.

'Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea' at the Clinton Center

A walk along the Oregon shore, where trash was washing in, inspired the creation of sculpture made entirely of garbage from oceans and waterways.

Saturday To-Do: Ben Dickey at White Water Tavern

Dickey performs Saturday night at the White Water Tavern, where he debuted “Sexy Birds & Salt Water Classics” in 2016, before he became an indie film darling.