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

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.

Rust Never Rests: buZ blurr's art is an exercise in "time stoppage"

buZ blurr's forthcoming exhibition “Wait of World” runs from April 12-May 2 at CALS Bookstore at Library Square, with an opening reception Friday, April 12, 5-8 p.m.
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An interview with Esmé Weijun Wang

She navigates mental illness in 'The Collected Schizophrenias.'

Liana Finck and her shadow

An artist, her shadow, create a memoir.

Plan to check out the 2019 Arkansas Literary Festival

Interviews and a guide to festival highlights.

Arkansas Literary Festival: Highlights

See arkansasliteraryfestival.org or a full schedule of author talks, workshops, special events and children's activities.
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Rhett Brinkley's 'I Want to Stare at My Phone with You' is a love letter to Little Rock

An interview with the author in advance of his Arkansas Literary Festival appearance.

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Since 1983, Little Rock's Nichols & Simpson Organbuilders has built a reputation for uncompromising excellence.

Perfectionism, patriarchy and paradox: A Q&A with Iris Dement

Without her nomadic life’s timeline as accompaniment — the youngest of 14 kids, catapulted from Northeast Arkansas to coastal California at the age of 3 — you might hear Iris Dement’s inimitable voice and assume she never left the American South.

Not just a fluke: Wednesday Night Poetry celebrates 30 years

Wednesday Night Poetry celebrated its 30th anniversary on Feb. 6, commemorating 1,567 consecutive Wednesdays of weekly poetry readings since it began as the first recurring art event in Hot Springs on Feb. 1, 1989.
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Like Velvet: history in black hairstyles in Arkansas

How a kitchen cosmetologist built — and handed down — a 90-year legacy of black hair care.

Indomitable: African American artists in 'On Their Own Terms' at UA Little Rock

UA Little Rock is, once again, proving the folly of ignoring African-American art, with the exhibition “On Their Own Terms,” which opens Jan. 17 at UA Little Rock’s Windgate Center of Art and Design.

Making a mint at Springdale's Shire Post

Where the speciality is fantasy coins.

Rambler's reverie

An 87-year-old folk legend casts his spell at the White Water Tavern.

Making the abstract come alive

UA instructor and ceramicist Linda Lopez didn't visit an art museum until college. Now she's in demand across the country.

Haxton Studios aims for analog warmth

Beyond ones and zeroes.
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