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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 foodie scene. She likes to eat food, and if it’s good, enjoys photographing it as well. She agrees with Virginia Woolf – “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
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What does Arkansas need in the way of the arts? They need more individuals like Amman Abbasi who is chasing his passion, attempting to bring a project together in the form of film. The 26-year-old, although born in New England, has lived in Arkansas most of his life and considers …

If you’re not headed to Wakarusa this weekend, you probably still need some live music in your life. Add some flair to your weekend routine and head to one of the following shows: Friday Afterthought – Handmade Moments – 9:00 – $7 cover, $12 reserved seats Rev Room – Casey …

You’ve heard the buzz about the big names coming to Riverfest this year: Sheryl Crow, 311, Girl Talk and more. But what about the local talent playing in this annual shindig? We’ve highlighted them by date, stage, and time so you can pick your favorites and give our local musicians …

After a full week of films, parties, and music, the 9th annual Little Rock Film Festival comes to a close. Saturday night at the Ron Robinson Theatre, awards were given to the top films from the week in each category (see a full list below). This year’s iteration of the …

Beyond being an extremely affordable film festival, the Little Rock Film Festival provides a juncture for all genre of artists to meet. The fest isn’t just for cinematography enthusiasts and actors. Musicians make their way in as well. Before the Tuesday screening of “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk In …

Ever wonder what powers a local jewelry line? Stacey Bowers, the gem behind Little Rock’s own Bang-Up Betty, can tell you running a local brand is not for the faint of heart. Especially one that embodies a certain moxie and outspoken humor mixed in with aesthetically pleasing designs. Looking back, …

In its 9th year, the Little Rock Film Festival covers the gamut in film, provides a forum for the arts, and throws a week-long party in the process. The arts meet the economy in one of Little Rock’s premier events. Initially conceived in a partnership between Owen Brainard, Jamie Moses, …

While live shows and local musicians are a huge part of a healthy music scene, so are neighborhood music shops. Ask most Arkansans, and chances are good that, if they’re vinyl collectors, they’ll direct you to Arkansas Record & CD Exchange in North Little Rock. Owner Bill Eginton has been …

Although counterintuitive, the craft movement and the Internet go hand in hand, and if you don’t believe me, you haven’t visited Etsy lately. Etsy offers a market space for those selling vintage or handmade items, but local Little Rockians have worked to extend this virtual market to a physical reality …

Nestled among countless amps, guitars and a sea of chords, Sarah Stricklin sits in Fellowship Hall Studio, readying herself for rehearsal. In the background, the sound of muted guitars and brash cymbals combine as one by one, band members begin trickling in. Bad Match, a relatively new group, comes on …

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