Jim Harris

What a great, fast eight years

Eight years. I’ve really been “at the job” of newspapers for much longer, it just focused on entertainment during these past eight years. Starting next week, it will focus on sports. Again. Where I started eons ago.

Mickelson goes by the numbers

It's all in the short game, Phil Mickelson says s at Alotian.

Back to what I really love

Where was I, the sports lover, the guy who couldn’t wait for Dickey-Stephens to open, a few of you may ask? I was checking out one of my other loves: a local, original music show at Juanita’s that the University of Central Arkansas Honors College had pull

First festival of the season

Maumelle Family Fest, a week from Saturday, hopes to draw from the region with musician Jim Jamison and fun events.

Windsong looks for ‘Little Rock Star’

Talented vocalists from Arkansas ages 15 to 35 will have a chance to be a “star,” and it won’t be an all-or-nothing premise like winning “American Idol” or “Nashville Star.”

Stan Heath had his chance

Never lose sight of the fact that with Broyles and the UA athletic department, it’s first about money, then wins.

Spring cleaning, plenty to do

Here are some last words on some recent happenings before we move on to an exciting couple of weeks of big events around the area.

TSO without tuxes and pyro

Fans of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra touring Christmas music show have a non-seasonal chance next week to see their favorite musicians in their alter-ego project, O’2L.

Showcase goes into ‘Orbit’

Cooper's Orbit takes the top prize in the Musician's Showcase.

Still loving Ray Charles

"I Can't Stop Loving You," the smash hit London musical that pays tribute to Ray Charles, comes to Robinson Center Tuesday, March 6.

Coyote ugly in Fayetteville

UA Athletic Director Frank Broyles was nudged out the door last week. So, what do we do now?

Filling Sticky’s to the walls

As expected, last week’s lineup was packed with outstanding talent in every act, the kind we’ve come to expect in past finals but that’s rare in most clubs on a single night.

Talent rises to the top

If Oaklawn Park-style handicappers were giving odds on the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase, Chris Henry’s band Cooper’s Orbit would likely have opened as the favorite in the Morning Line.

Damn Bullets fire away first

Round 1 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase went off without a hitch, starting with a sensational performance by Damn Bullets.

You couldn't make this up

Remember in 2002 when Nolan Richardson fired off what amounted to a “pay me and I’ll leave” statement in Lexington, Ky., the one that directly finished him as University of Arkansas basketball coach just a few days later?

20 bands land in showcase

We'll go with 20 strong bands for this year's Musicians Showcase at Sticky Fingerz, starting Jan. 25.

Who’s the best band around?

The deadline to enter the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase is hours away.

AETN preemption bites Trout Fishing

AETN drops Trout Fishing in America show; no notice given.

Calling all bands

Want to bring your band acclaim and a few bookings? Enter the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase contest, scheduled to begin in late January at Sticky Fingerz.

Taylor’s fans step up

After a little worry among promoters and a little pleading from some sectors of the media to support Jermain Taylor, Central Arkansas showed up nicely for Taylor’s middleweight title defense against Kassim Ouma on Saturday at Alltel Arena, to the tune of