Author archives: AY Staff

Here's Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse

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No need to watch this astronomical event alone. People are getting together all over the state to watch Monday’s solar eclipse. Plus, with the shortage of eclipse glasses, one of these parties might be your only chance to grab a pair. Northwest Arkansas Winthrow Springs State Park Devil’s Den State Park Lake Fort Smith State Park Fort Smith Public[...]

Shania Twain to Perform in Little Rock

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Shania Twain announced Thursday that she'll stop at Verizon Arena next summer on her Shania Now Tour. Twain will play in North Little Rock on June 12, 2018. Tickets for the show go on sale at the Verizon Arena box office Friday, August 25 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $29.95 to $149.95. To purchase tickets, call 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. T[...]

Celebrate the King at Elvis Week

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Elvis Week 2017, which marks the 40th anniversary of Elvis’ death, kicks off today. Thousands of Elvis fans descend upon Memphis for Elvis Week each year, and Elvis Presley Enterprises expects this celebration to attract the largest crowd to date. For more on the 40th anniversary and tips on where to stay, check out the cover story of our August issue. So[...]

Artists Host Classes at South Arkansas Arts Center

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The South Arkansas Arts Center will host a beginners’ pastel workshop class taught by Kelly Campbell on Saturday, August 12. Join Campbell from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and learn the basics of using soft pastels on sanded paper. Students will also learn to do underpainting and the basics of using different kinds of soft pastels to create an original painting. Co[...]

El Dorado Welcomes Star-Studded Lineup to Launch Murphy Arts District

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Executives from Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, House of Blues, and more answer the call to ‘the pride of South Arkansas’ for $100 million revitalization EL DORADO, ARK.  – Once known for its booming oil industry, El Dorado, Arkansas is looking to hit a gusher again by focusing on arts, music, culinary and culture to drive an unprecedented revitalization. The[...]

Fox News Features AY’s August Issue

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AY Magazine Publisher Heather Baker talks to Fox News about the great features in our August issue, like our Intriguing Men series and the places Elvis visited in Arkansas. It’s on newsstands now. Watch the video here. Want more AY? Read the stories from our new issue and check out the digital version of the magazine. You can also subscribe to our e-n[...]

Intriguing Men: Scott McGehee

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Culinary Arts Scott McGehee Executive Chef/Partner Yellow Rocket Concepts cott Thomas McGehee was born in Fayetteville and raised in Little Rock. As a boy, he was inspired to be a cook by both his great-grandmother Ruby Thomas (of the Red Apple Inn) and his father, Frank McGehee (Blue Mesa Grill, Juanita's). After attending the University of Arkansas, [...]

Intriguing Men: The Class of 2017

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Our list of "Intriguing Men" in Arkansas features modern Renaissance men, who march to the beat of their own drum and are successful in everything they do. They also possess a cool factor we can’t quite place. While they serve our state in high-profile positions, oftentimes their service and philanthropic work is performed quietly and without ceremony. W[...]

Intriguing Men: Bruce Trimble

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Advocacy Bruce Trimble Director of Business Development for The BridgeWay Hospital, Inc. ruce Trimble is an avid mental-health advocate and award-winning public relations strategist and writer with extensive professional management experience in the public and private sectors, specializing in health care. As the director of business development of The [...]

Intriguing Men: Charles Blake

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Civil Servant Charles Blake Arkansas State Representative Minority Whip/State Representative  Dist. 36/President of CenArk Transportation/Business Consultant harles says he is “Little Rock born and raised.” He attended Central High School as a teenager, then went to Grinnell College in Iowa, a private liberal arts school. After graduation, he returned to [...]