Author archives: AY Staff

Criminal Justice in Crisis: The Intersection of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Care

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"We have neglected the mental health challenges in our nation for far too long." - Asa Hutchinson On March 8, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Act 423 of 2017, the Criminal Justice Efficiency and Safety Act. Sponsored by Senator Jeremy Hutchinson and Representatives Clarke Tucker and Matthew Shepherd, this bipartisan legislation was the product of two y[...]

Zac Brown Band to Walmart AMP!

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The Zac Brown Band is bringing its Welcome Home 2017 Tour to the Walmart AMP on Thursday, Sept. 14 as the latest addition to the 2017 Cox Concert Series! Three-time Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum artists Zac Brown Band are kicking off their North American tour on May 12, the same day that their fifth full-length album of the same name releases. Every [...]

Oaklawn Rewards Launches May 1

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 Oaklawn patrons asked and we listened. To better serve guests, Oaklawn Rewards, a three-tiered program that rewards customers based on their play, will launch Monday, May 1. Oaklawn players will now qualify for Silver, Gold or Elite status based on their level of play over the course of one calendar year. Among the benefits all membership levels will re[...]

Women Build Week

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Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas is proud to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-13. We invite Central Arkansas women to devote at least one day to help repair a home for a local single mother. Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for[...]

Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith

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Roots, Rhythm and Rock-Music That Moved Fort Smith:  Second Movement, 1945-1995 opened on June 30, 2016 with an exhibit opening and volunteer concert featuring local and regional performers, and will remain in place until June 2017 at the Fort Smith Museum of History. Thank you to Fort Smith native and longtime musician, Dave Matthews for invaluable assistan[...]

Luke Bryan to Verizon Arena!

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Luke Bryan, Huntin', Fishin', and Lovin' Every Day Tour, with special guests Brett Eldredge and Seth Ennis will be at Verizon Arena North Little Rock on Friday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m.! Ticket prices: $75 and $49.75 plus applicable service charges. (There is a 6 ticket limit per household) Tickets available[...]

Unmentionable, Arkansas Literary Festival Reading

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Thursday, April 27 from 6:30 to 8:30, Esse Purse Museum will host "Unmentionable", a humorous reading from Unmentionable by Therese Oneill about the hidden secrets of Victorian femininity, such as how women went to the bathroom, what they wore under their dresses, and how they managed menstruation. Find out details no one ever dared to write down. FREE AD[...]

AY's Best Plastic Surgeon, Michael Spann, M.D.

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What makes Dr. Spann one of the best plastic surgeons? Was it blue collar upbringing in a farm family? Or his full-ride, academic scholarship to college? Maybe it's annually being in the top 1% of Surgery residents or completing a true Plastic Surgery program with over 2000 cases. Or that over 50% of those cases were focused on aesthetics? Or annually [...]

March For Science

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Hurrah for Science! Let's make sure that our lawmakers know that we value science, and that they should prioritize good science in their decision making. We will meet on Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 p.m., at the corner of Capitol & Pulaski Streets in Little Rock and march to the Capitol steps. We'll have several great speakers there, each emphasizing ho[...]