A live music event is planned for this month to celebrate the history of Little Rock’s True Soul Records.
A panel discussion will accompany the performance at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave. in downtown Little Rock.
Lee Anthony started True Soul Records in Little Rock in 1968, according to a news release about the event, which describes him as a pioneer of Little Rock soul music.
Anthony opened up the first black-owned record store in Arkansas, Soul Brothers, in 1966. The store is said to have anchored Little Rock’s soul and funk scene at the time.
True Soul Records operated from 1968 to the mid-1980s.