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New movement challenges party politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Tired of congressional deadlock and political games, the Free and Equal Elections Foundation is kicking off a national campaign right here in Little Rock.

Christina Tobin, founder of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation says she brought several people to the capitol steps in Little Rock Saturday to fight the government games.

"The two-party system has essentially rigged the electoral system to where we can't make any change," says Tobin.

Dugan King, a political activist for more than twenty-five years says national change will only come when the two-party political system is broken.

"We need more choices. We need more voices. We need to break this two party lock on our elections," says King. "It's a dialectic control system. If you study the money, if you follow the money you'll find that both parties are owned and controlled by Wall Street."

"Pass the Biscuits. It's King Biscuit Time!" at Tales From the South

"Pass the Biscuits. It's King Biscuit Time!" at Tales From the South

Since 1951, "Sunshine" Sonny Payne has been the host of the King Biscuit broadcast in Helena, Arkansas, the longest-running blues radio show in the United States. He will be the featured guest for a very special Tales from the South 3rd Annual Delta Music Show on Tuesday evening, April 23, 2013.

Heritage Hog Roast Features Craft Beer & Wine Garden

Heritage Hog Roast Features Craft Beer & Wine Garden

The Craft Beer & Wine Garden at the Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast will feature several varieties of Schlafly Beer, a popular craft beer brewed in St. Louis. The Beer & Wine Garden opens at noon & closes at 10 PM. $5 for beer or wine, $2 for soft drinks or water. For more information or to order tickets, http://www.arktimes.com/general/splash/heritagehogroast/index.html. The Arkansas Times Heritage Hog Roast is presented by Ben E. Keith Co. http://www.benekeith.com/home and benefits the Argenta Arts District www.argentaartsdistrict.org

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - April 27: "Last Night at Orabella's" An original comedy by the Main Thing. Performances at The Joint every FRIDAY and SATURDAY at 8 p.m. Admission is $20, reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased at The Joint's cabaret theatre, call 501-372-0205, visit www.TheJointInLittleRock.com.

Now - 24: The Joint Venture is an improv comedy act performed Wednesdays at The Joint in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock at 8 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. Visit www.TheJointInLittleRock.com call 501-372-0205.

April 17: Live Entertainment!
The Joint Venture Improv Group at The Joint

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - April 27: "Last Night at Orabella's" An original comedy by the Main Thing. Performances at The Joint every FRIDAY and SATURDAY at 8 p.m. Admission is $20, reservations are recommended. Tickets can be purchased at The Joint's cabaret theatre, call 501-372-0205, visit www.TheJointInLittleRock.com.

April 10 - 24: The Joint Venture is an improv comedy act performed Wednesdays at The Joint in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock at 8 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge. Visit www.TheJointInLittleRock.com call 501-372-0205.

Bill would allow vote to change dry areas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KTHV) - Some Arkansas communities may get a chance to go from being a dry area to wet one if a proposed bill clears the legislature this session.

Senate Bill 374 has already cleared the Senate, and it's on the House agenda on Tuesday. If approved, it will allow specific areas that are dry in an overall wet county to let voters in those areas decide on a change, and the areas include the Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock.

La Salsa Mexican Restaurant in North Little Rock's Park Hill neighborhood is one of the few places in this community where folks like Kevin Cates and wife can have a beer with dinner.

"We like to have a drink every once in awhile. The membership thing is a little bit inconvenient. It seems like it's just kind of this formality that they could kind of avoid," Cates said.

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

Artist INC Live Argenta Applications Available

In partnership with the Arkansas Arts Council, Artist INC, and the Argenta Arts Foundation, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is now accepting applications from artists of all disciplines for Artist INC Live Argenta.

Artist INC Live Argenta is a cutting edge training program that addresses the specific business needs and challenges of artists.