Schedule

45 RPM

45 RPM

Friday, June 16, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: FREE and open to the public

A screening of a movie by Arkansan Juli Jackson, filmed in Arkansas and featuring many Arkansas bands and musicians.

45RPM is a comedy that extends the world of the classic American road movie into multiple mediums while exploring rich Southern history. Drawing on Arkansas' unique musical history, showcasing local artists and featuring original music, 45RPM pulls together a wealth of untapped modern talent as well as Southern music legends like bluesman CeDell Davis, rockabilly pioneer Joyce Green, and early garage rockers like The Coachmen and The Spyders.

Dave Rosen Big Band

Dave Rosen Big Band

Friday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: FREE and open to the public

Dave Rosen's Big Band returns for a patriotic concert featuring jazz, swing, and pop songs especially arranged for the big band.

Spike Lee

40 Acres & a Block – A Spike Lee Tribute

Thursday, July 13, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $5 for film; $10 for concert

On Thursday, July 13, we'll have a screening of Lee's Do the Right Thing. On Friday, July 14, attend a Rodney Block Collective concert featuring music from Lee's films.

Do the Right Thing depicts what happens when the hottest day of the summer exacerbates the racial tensions simmering in one Brooklyn neighborhood. Written and directed by Spike Lee, this 1989 comedy-drama was nominated for Golden Globes and Oscars, as well as the Palme D'Or at Cannes. In 1999, it was selected by the National Film Preservation Board for inclusion in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry.

Rodney Block is an Arkansas native and classically-trained jazz musician whose work blends traditional jazz, gospel, hip-hop, bebop, funk, and soul.

Greasy Greens

Greasy Greens

Friday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $15

The Greasy Greens: An Hysterical Perspective (The Older We Get, The Better We Were) in a reunion performance of the legendary Arkansas "Band of Opportunity."

Dazz & Brie and the Emotionalz

Dazz & Brie and the Emotionalz

Friday, August 18, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $10

Join us for a concert with the 2017 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase winners in support of their debut album, "Can't Afford California."

sounds in the stacks

Sounds in the Stacks

Sounds in the Stacks is a series of free piano concerts at branches of the Central Arkansas Library System. Concerts are Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. This program is sponsored in part by Piano Kraft and KATV 7.

Upcoming concerts:

Chris Parker & Kelley Hurt, jazz/pop musicians and vocal duo
June 15 • Rooker Library

Ned Perme, piano
July 27 • Maumelle Library

Tim Anthony, R&B/jazz piano and vocals
August 29 • Dee Brown Library

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