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Thompson Library screens AETN Community Cinema

Thompson Library screens AETN Community Cinema

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) and UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 invite the public to a free screening of "Welcome to Shelbyville" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m. at Roosevelt Thompson Library in Little Rock.

"Welcome to Shelbyville" is a rare, inside look at America at a crossroads. In a small Tennessee town in the heart of the Bible Belt, a community grapples with rapidly changing demographics. Just a stone’s throw away from Pulaski, Tenn.

New Movies: Bridesmaids, Miral, Potiche, Priest

New Movies: Bridesmaids, Miral, Potiche, Priest

In theaters this week: Judd Apatow's girlie comedy Bridesmaids plus Julian Schnabel's Palestinian drama Miral, Cathereine Deneuve in French comedy Potiche, and vampire thriller Priest.

Arkansas Flyer at Wildwood Park for the Arts

Arkansas Flyer at Wildwood Park for the Arts

Live variety show Arkansas Flyer will celebrate the state's culture and music at 6 p.m. today (May 12) Wildwood Park for the Arts, 20919 Denny Road, Little Rock. Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and younger.

LR Film Festival around the corner

LR Film Festival around the corner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –The Little Rock Film Festival is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Little Rock Film Festival to be held on June 1, 2011 – June 5, 2011.

The Little Rock Film Festival is an annual film and cultural event held each year in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, based in the thriving historic River Market District.  Back for its fifth year, the festival showcases the best in narrative, documentary and short films from local Arkansas filmmakers, as well as films from all around the world.  Every film in competition at the festival makes its Arkansas premiere during the festival, with many films being regional, national or world premieres as well.

The festival has hosted more than 350 films from over three dozen countries and brings together notable actors, directors, and producers from all around the globe. They also conduct daily educational workshops for all ages that consist of panels with industry leaders.

Upcoming events at Mosaic Templars museum

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center of Little Rock is all about sharing Arkansas history through the arts.

The "Southern Journeys" exhibit, which runs through August 2011, is one way they're doing this. But according to Quantia Fletcher, director of education at the museum, there's more than one way to get into the act.

I caught up with "Key" at the museum earlier this week. Hear what she had to say about the Mosaic Templars' upcoming events.

Expanding minds through music

Expanding minds through music

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Pulaski County Youth Services, under the direction of Mr. Charles Mobley, is eager to announce its second annual six-week music program which will begin Monday, June 20, 2011. The Our Club Music Program will be located at Hall High School and has established partnerships with the Little Rock School District, SAIED Music Company, Potluck Food Rescue, and consultant Sterling Ingram.

Family-friendly concert Saturday in NLR on the river!

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Considered by many to be the founding fathers of Southern Rock, Arkansas' own music pioneers Black Oak Arkansas will come to Central Arkansas this weekend for a one-night-only performance as they headline a new all-day family concert benefit event called A Dandy Day at the Park.   A Dandy Day at the Park will take place on Saturday, May 7, on the north banks of the Arkansas River at Riverfront Park in North Little Rock and will feature seven top rock, blues and folk bands from all around Arkansas, Memphis and Texas.
The concert event, the first in a new planned series this summer by Blue Collar Concerts, is meant to provide an affordable day of high-quality entertainment for families who are watching their wallets.