JONESBORO — A passion for music and appreciation for his alma mater has led Bob Bidewell of Little Rock to make another major gift to Arkansas State University.

JONESBORO — Broadway’s Matt Cavenaugh and Jenny Powers will perform Thursday in The Link Theatre Company’s outdoor livestream concert, “Jonesboro Strong in Song,” at Gamble’s Shop Local Park, 24 Craighead 912. This is a free public event.

LITTLE ROCK — In a creative reimagining, the Arkansas Arts Center’s 62nd Annual Delta Exhibition will be hosted in a digital format during this time of ongoing social distancing.

BLYTHEVILLE — The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., is seeking area artists who would be interested in presenting their work as a featured artist in the Ritz Gallery.

BLYTHEVILLE — The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., is seeking area artists who would be interested in presenting their work as a featured artist in the Ritz Gallery.

JONESBORO — Keeping the arts alive even in difficult times, the Foundation of Arts will host dance, drama, and art classes/camps this summer while following state health guidelines as well as some online/zoom options for ages 4-18.

MOUNTAIN VIEW — “After the annual Arkansas Folk Festival was postponed and eventually cancelled, we decided we had to get creative and try to honor the music that has become synonymous with Mountain View,” said Kevin Compton, chairman of Stone Bank, which is based in the Stone County seat.

JONESBORO — Senior graphic design students who are finishing their Professional Practice for Design and Portfolio Capstone courses at Arkansas State University are showcasing their work online for a virtual version of the annual “Branded” show, now at brandedshow.com.

LITTLE ROCK — The 2020 Small Works on Paper (SWOP) traveling exhibition is now available online. Small Works on Paper is the Arkansas Art Council’s annual juried exhibition. More than 300 artworks by Arkansas artists are submitted each year but only up to 40 pieces are selected by an out-of-…

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LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas theater said Thursday it will postpone a country-rock concert that would have defied the state's ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, days after health officials ordered the show shut down.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The big budget musical "Frozen" will not reopen when Broadway theaters restart, marking the first time an established show has been felled by the coronavirus pandemic.

JONESBORO — Arkansas State University students are getting creative with their theater production amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

JONESBORO — Bradbury Art Museum in partnership with the Department of Art and Design has created a new virtual exhibition space to showcase the work of the class of 2020.

LITTLE ROCK — The creativity of Arkansas students statewide will be on view in the Arkansas Arts Center’s Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition May 9 to Aug. 2. This popular annual exhibition and associated events will move to a digital format to maintain social distancing.

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LONDON (AP) — A preliminary hearing opened Friday at Britain's High Court in the Duchess of Sussex's legal action against a British newspaper that published what she describes as a "private and confidential" letter she wrote to her father.

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JONESBORO -- In response to in response to federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations aimed at reducing or eliminating the spread of COVID-19 a number of venues have canceled or modified scheduled events.

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JIM LITTLE will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at The Recovery Room, 223 S. Main St., Jonesboro. Reservations are recommended.

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RAY CHARLES & COMPANY: A TRIBUTE will be 6:30 p.m. today at East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. For tickets, visit eacc.edu or call 870-633-4480, ext. 352.

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UA PINE BLUFF VESPER CHOIR will perform at 12:30 p.m. today at the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City. For tickets, visit eacc.edu or call 870-633-4480, ext. 352.

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LITTLE ROCK -- High school students interested in competing in Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation competition, can learn from top ranked poets during a special, free workshop to be held at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 at Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North St., Little Rock.

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BENTONVILLE -- Who controls the frame, controls the narrative. Combining familiar images from sports and advertising with histories of art and politics, conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas examines popular culture, and how art can raise awareness in the ongoing struggle for social justice a…

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JONESBORO -- Through a compelling assortment of photographs, television clips, art posters and historic artifacts, a traveling exhibition at Arkansas State University will trace how images and media disseminated to the American public transformed the modern civil rights movement and jolted A…

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TRIPPP, MARYBETH BYRD, CORY JACKSON AND VIKKI MCGEE,will be among the performers from 5 to 8:15 p.m. today at Lost Pizza, 906 Southwest Drive in Jonesboro. The event is an EP release party for Trippp. All tips and 15% of net sales will be donated to the Jonesboro High School Make-A-Wish Mid-…

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TRIPPP will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Rector Community Museum, 310 S. Main St. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the band and the museum.

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Today -- "Love Letters to Bear Creek Lake" will be exhibited through Feb. 29 in the Mississippi River State Park visitor center, 2955 Arkansas 44, Marianna. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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FORREST CITY -- East Arkansas Community College will present Exile at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the EACC Fine Arts Center, 700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City.

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Today -- "Love Letters to Bear Creek Lake" will be exhibited through Feb. 29 in the Mississippi River State Park visitor center, 2955 Arkansas 44, Marianna. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The park will be closed Jan. 1.

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Today -- "Love Letters to Bear Creek Lake" will be exhibited through Feb. 29 in the Mississippi River State Park visitor center, 2955 Arkansas 44, Marianna. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Christmas Eve hours are 8 a.m. to noon. The park will be closed on Dec. 25.