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Due to the national emergency, we are suspending the series until further notice. If you have purchased tickets you will be hearing from us in the very near future.
An Evening with KaToya Fleming
March 26, 2020Doors open at 6pm | $35
KaToya Ellis Fleming is the 2019-2020 Oxford American Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow. She holds a BA in English from Spelman College and an MFA in Narrative Nonfiction Writing from the University of Georgia. She is currently at work on her debut nonfiction book, a bibliomemoir entitled Finding Frank. Her work focuses on race and culture in the American South.
with Musical Guest Tim Anthony
Tim Anthony is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and follows a rich musical heritage started by his father, Lee Anthony, whose tenure as owner of Soul Brothers’ Record Shop and music producer of Little Rock’s “True Soul” record label recently inspired the re-issue of his collective work for release on Now-Again Records. Anthony is an Alumni of Parkview Fine Arts Magnet High School and holds a Bachelor's degree from Webster University, St. Louis, MO in Commercial Music with emphasis in Jazz Studies. Since graduating in1992, he has been actively involved in the community as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur...Learn More
An Evening with Jane Hankinswith musical guest Bec & The Boys
April 23, 2020Doors open at 6pm | $35
Witty, whimsical, wonderful. These words and more describe the creative world of Little Rock, Arkansas artist Jane F. Hankins. Born in Jonesboro, Jane has been a strong presence in the Arkansas artists community for over two decades. A visual artist, specializing in sculpture in porcelain and stoneware as well as drawing and painting, she is a designer for nationally marketed sculpture reproductions. An Arkansas native, Jane studied at the Memphis Art Academy, Arkansas State University, and the Arkansas Arts Center. She is a technically talented artist, who doesn't take herself too seriously.With musical guest The Salty Dogs Started as a lark retro-country act, the quartet immediately found chemistry, along with a lot of joy, as they dug into their craft. Their sound has expanded over a decade and a half, from uber-twang and purist classic country to equal parts 1954 Nashville, 1961 Bakersfield, and 1972 Everywhere.
For its May production, The Yarn will celebrate the unsung heroes of our everyday lives. Mothers are the bravest among us, as they nurture, protect, and mold Earth's newest humans. Each new generation redefines how mothers are regarded in our society, and today particularly, more stories come to light about those who wish to be mothers, choose not to be mothers, or boldly go into the unknown future as new mothers. On May 28th, hear true stories about Motherhood - authentic and unfiltered - from the Yarn Stage.
An Evening with Travis Short of Farm Girl Meatswith musical guest Stephanie Smittle
June 25, 2020Doors open at 6pm | $35
Wholesome meat from the happiest animals. We have always felt that real food, the kind that nourishes a person to the bones and floods the senses, is a gift from the land by way of happy animals. We do our best to raise these critters with a light touch in a natural environment. Oh boy, do we love the way happy tastes! All of our products are raised and processed in accordance with the stringent standards of Animal Welfare Approved.
With musical guest Stephanie Smittle
Stephanie Smittle performs southern sludge rock with Iron Tongue, sacred music as a cantor and chorister at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Ashkenazic folk music with the Meshugga Klezmer Band, and songs of politics and Arkansas history with duo Stephen and Stephanie. Smittle has recorded two albums of genre-hopping original material with The Smittle Band, and her opera roles include Fiordiligi in Mozart's “Cosi fan tutte” with Opera in the Ozarks, Queen Anne and Queen Elizabeth Woodville in the premiere of Karen Griebling's “Richard III: A Crown of Roses, A Crown of Thorns,” and Virginia Clinton in Bonnie Montgomery's “Billy Blythe.” Stephanie Smittle is culture editor for the Arkansas Times and an advocate for The Natural State's rich history of musicians and artists.