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A breakdown of art, culture and entertainment in Central Arkansas. Each week, Stephanie Smittle and Omaya Jones discuss inventive film, music, theater and art happening in the Greater Little Rock area, and invite guests to sit in on the conversation.

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A breakdown of art, culture and entertainment in Central Arkansas. Each week, Stephanie Smittle and Omaya Jones discuss inventive film, music, theater and art happening in the Greater Little Rock area, and invite guests to sit in on the conversation.

    No Small Talk, Ep. 33: His Girl Friday

    No Small Talk, Ep. 33: His Girl Friday

    This week, we talk Quinto Poder, 607 and Levelle Davison's new holiday album, as well as Howard Hawks' 1940 film "His Girl Friday," the next up in the Arkansas Times Film Series.

    • 18 min
    No Small Talk, Ep. 32: Charlie Hunter

    No Small Talk, Ep. 32: Charlie Hunter

    This week, we make some recommendations and talk with Charlie Hunter, a brilliant jazz/blues guitarist who lands at CALS Ron Robinson tonight as part of the Arkansas Sounds series.

    • 21 min
    No Small Talk, Ep. 31: Matthew Castellano

    No Small Talk, Ep. 31: Matthew Castellano

    This week, Omaya is joined by visual artist and Zine Night organizer Matthew Castellano, and they talk "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," Club Sway's "Rocky Horror" and more.

    • 30 min
    No Small Talk, Ep. 30: "Tampopo."

    No Small Talk, Ep. 30: "Tampopo."

    This week, we talk arts news and peer into the brothy underbelly of Juzo Itami's ramen western "Tampopo," the next film in our Arkansas Times Film Series.

    • 23 min
    No Small Talk, Ep. 29: A Steinway at the ASO

    No Small Talk, Ep. 29: A Steinway at the ASO

    This week, we talk with Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Music Director/Conductor Philip Mann, longtime ASO Principal Keyboardist Carl Anthony and Steinway technician/gallery owner Stephen Wirges about a paragon of a piano that's been gifted to the Orchestra, just in time for the ASO's season opening this weekend.

    • 47 min
    No Small Talk, Ep. 28: Arkansas Times Film Series: "All That Jazz"

    No Small Talk, Ep. 28: Arkansas Times Film Series: "All That Jazz"

    This week, we dive into the hat-tipping, jazz hands-waving life of renowned dancer/director/choreographer Bob Fosse, and the dark sense of burlesque and vaudeville in Fosse's semi-autobiographical 1979 fantasy, "All That Jazz."

    • 27 min

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