Arkansas Arts

Famous Arkansans
4:47 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Author Dedicates Book About Famous Arkansans For School-Aged Children

Credit Steven Teske

A book dedicated for school-aged children just came out earlier this spring.

Natural State Notables features 21 people from Arkansas who became famous.

They include U.S. president Bill Clinton, Walmart creator Sam Walton, as well as a woman who saved Arkansas Children’s Hospital from closing during the Great Depression.

Author Steven Teske said he was inspired to write something for kids.

“We really need a book for children that tells them about people in Arkansas. Something that a 4th grade levels. Something that can be used in classrooms.”

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Native Americans Research Center
5:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

Art Collection Exhibits Stereotypes Of Native Americans

Credit Sequoyah National Research Center

A research center collecting writings and art of Native Americans hopes Arkansans will be more aware of racial issues.

Sequoyah National Research Center at UALR had just received a $20,000 grant to preserve Herschfelder-Molin Collection which depicts stereotypes of Native Americans.

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Local & Regional News
2:25 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta To Celebrate Latino Culture

The Clinton Presidential Center Park will be the site of the 15th  annual Cinco De May Fiesta Saturday, celebrating Latino culture with activities planned to attract residents from around the state.

Michel Leiderman, an organizer for the event, says in addition to appearances by local and state officials, attendees can look forward to many different activites.

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9:34 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Stieglitz Collection To Be Displayed At Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will get to display works of modernist American Art from the famed Alfred Stieglitz collection after years of court battles kept its purchase of the works on hold.

The museum owns a 50 percent stake in the collection with Fisk University in Tennessee. The state’s attorney general sued to keep the collection in the state.

Spokeswoman for Crystal Bridges, Diane Carroll, the museum will allow members of the public who would not otherwise have been able, to view the works.

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National Museum Open In Arkansas
4:13 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

U.S. Marshals Museum To Be Open In Arkansas Will Cost $50 Million


Organizers of a planned U.S. Marshals Museum in western Arkansas are getting a big boost with a big donation.

The project in Fort Smith will cost $50 million, which covers the building, exhibits, endowments, and the first year’s operation cost.

Jessica Hayes, the museum Vice President, says its goal is to honor the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency in the country.

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Southern History play
11:57 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Little Rock Play Tackles Southern History From Slavery To Civil Rights Era

Southern Cross ends its run at the Weekend Theater August 24th and 25th
Credit Malcolm Glover

Conversations about racism, discrimination, and prejudice are never easy. People are sometimes unwilling to express their true feelings on issues of race for fear of being labeled racist, militant, or just too stubborn to let go of the past. However, a group of actors in Little Rock are learning, through a play titled Southern Cross, audiences can find new ways to discuss tough topics.

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Glover Plays Dr. King
11:02 am
Mon August 20, 2012

KUAR’s Malcolm Glover Becomes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In New Play

Malcolm Glover as Dr. King in the Weekend Theater's production of Southern Cross.

Malcolm Glover, a reporter and KUAR's local host during Morning Edition, joins a group of actors in The Weekend Theater's production of Southern Cross. Glover takes on the role of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the epic play that provides a fascinating look at Southern history and culture from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. This is Glover's second time performing with the Little Rock-based theater troupe.

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google artwork
11:51 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Little Rock 5th Grader Is A National Finalist For Google Art Contest

Kouadio Kondo's artwork for the Doodle 4 Google Competition

A fifth grader from Otter Creek Elementary School in Little Rock will soon be headed to New York City, as one of only 50 state winners in the Doodle 4 Google competition. Out of more than 114,000 students who submitted entries this year, 11-year old Kouadio Kondo was selected as a national finalist due to his futuristic artist rendering of the Google logo.

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George Takei
10:46 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Actor George Takei Returns To Arkansas To Promote The Arts And Human Rights

George Takei at the Capitol Hotel in Little Rock.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Actor and activist George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek, is in Little Rock this week to perform with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

While the orchestra plays, Takei will narrate A Survivor from Warsaw, a piece written by Austrian composer Arnold Schönberg in 1947. As narrator, Takei takes on the persona of Jewish concentration camp survivor.

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Local & Regional News
12:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Robinson Center Plans Move Forward


As a newly hired design team undertakes efforts to plan a renovation of Little Rock’s Robinson Center Music Hall, future stages of the project are still in the works. The Little Rock Advertising and Promotion Commission voted Tuesday to appoint the local architecture firm Polk Stanley Wilcox to partner with Ennead Architects of New York in renovating the 73-year old concert space. 


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