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Becca Bona

Becca Bona
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A native of Little Rock, Becca Bona is extremely proud of the area’s emerging music and foodie scene. She currently serves as the managing editor of the Daily Record, and agrees with Virginia Woolf – “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
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Don’t know about Electric Ghost Screen Printing? Chances are, you’re probably pretty familiar with the local operation without even knowing it. Operated by Brooks Tipton and Shannon Shrum, Electric Ghost services t-shirt needs for a fair few local businesses and national ones at that. Locally, think Lost-40, Loblolly, The Bernice …

If you’ve never sat down and had a chat with Carmen Alexandria Thompson, a simple “Allie” to her family and close friends, you’re missing out. With the opening of DRAWL Southern Contemporary Art Gallery, the Little Rock native recently had some of her artwork exhibited for the first time. Thompson …

Stepping through the front door of Hillcrest’s Gallery 26, you can’t help but feel like you’ve entered the cozy studio or study of an avid art collector. From ceiling to floor, art of all styles hang, waiting to be examined by patrons. Owner, artist and collector Renee Williams looks at …

Last week marked the opening of “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art” at the Arkansas Arts Center, an exhibit organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Consisting of modern and contemporary art, the display is expansive and covers all media – from film to painting to sculpture, among …

Although technically born in a desert town on the West Coast, Spencer Purinton has lived over half his life in the Natural State, and is comfortable with calling El Dorado, Ark., home. “I married a Southern Flower,” he laughs, “So, here I am.” Even though El Dorado is his home …

Performing is second nature to local singer Jessica Lauren, who has was steeped in music from an early age. Even as a small child, she exhibited a certain spunk from her homemade stage, her parents acting as her audience. The Little Rock native laughs as she mentions VHS tape recordings …

An ongoing exhibit at the Arkansas Art Center – “A Little Poetry: The Art of Alonzo Ford” – features a variety of the artist’s work and will be open to the public for viewing until Oct. 25. Before heading to the exhibit, get to know the artist below. Born in …

Nashville is only a five hour drive away from Little Rock, but has much bigger chops when it comes to music. Commonly called Music City, it’s known for honky-tonks and has a  history entwined with music that goes all the way back to the first days of the Grand Ole …

You may have heard her performing South on Main’s stage or gracing other local arenas, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about Heather Smith. Born in Norman, Okla., Smith never stayed in one place for too long. “My father is a chorale conducter and we moved for his …

If you ask M2 Gallery’s Mac Murphy about how he got into the business, he’s likely to tell you that opening a bookstore was too expensive for him, so he chose an art gallery instead. “Those were my two interests – art and books,” he says. The decision to chose …

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