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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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Although Cutty Rye sounds like something from the top shelf, it’s actually the name of a folksy bluegrass band based out of Fayetteville, Ark. The band creator, Chooch Meisenbacher, says the name doesn’t have a much of a backstory before adding, “I used to be known for drinking large amounts …

You never know what you’re going to get at the Whitewater Tavern, but I can guarantee in terms of music, it’s always a good show. The stage nestled in the corner of the room may seem underwhelming, but it’s an institution. From international names like English folk artist Billy Bragg …

A young Claire Holley knew she loved to sing, and today that early curiosity has bloomed. The artist now resides in Los Angeles, making music as her career and traveling the country as a solo performer. Holley didn’t grow up on the coast, however, and calls Jackson, Miss., her hometown. …

Born and raised in Little Rock, John Bush traces his foray into music back to his mother and father, as well as the local, tight-knit jazz community he discovered. “My mother played piano and my uncles and older cousins all played instruments and were in bands,” he recalls. He first …

What happens when a bunch of UALR music majors get together? They come up with a versatile cover and improv band. Cue That Arkansas Weather, a band that spans the genres – jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, pop. You name it, they can play it. Back in the fall of 2013, …

We continue our Local Live spotlight by chatting with Chuck Dodson and Joe McMahan, this week’s show on the South on Main stage. Dodson is well known in Central Arkansas as a musical mainstay on the piano, and McMahan is a Nashville-based guitarist, who is very much a part of …

Little Rock powered through icy roads last Friday night to check out the Arkansas Times Musician Showcase at The Rev Room in the River Market. I was among those brave souls, although truth be told, this is the first time I’ve been out to this particular event in a few …

Good food, great drinks, and epic music. These are the things you can expect when you attend South on Main’s Local Live night. Born out of an ArtPlace grant received in 2012, the nonprofit arm of the Oxford American has since developed a one-stop location on South on Main’s stage …

“If you build it, they will come.” That’s a line from a movie I saw once. The guy built it, the people showed up. Great story … but what if … ? What if we built a stage for Little Rock’s musicians? Would they show up and play? Because honestly, …

Whether you call it Valentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day, time is running out for securing the perfect amount of sweet for your special someone. Forget the overdone box of chocolates and roses, opt for something a little more creative this holiday that is every bit as sweet – soap and …

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