Arkansas Arts

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
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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

Credit littlerockmeetings.com

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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ARK things considered blog
9:31 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

KUAR’s Malcolm Glover Reflects On Pippin Role

Malcolm Glover performing in the Weekend Theater's production of Pippin.
Credit Liz Clarke

After a little over three weeks of intense rehearsals, the Weekend Theater’s production of Pippin is underway with performances and a plot that are both entertaining and enlightening. I must admit, I’m a little biased, because I’ve been a part of the phenomenal team of cast and crew who have labored day and night to bring this musical to life.

My long journey from auditions, to practices, and even to the bows during curtain call on opening night has been an awesome experience that I shall always treasure.

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