Author archives: AY Staff

Survivor Stories

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Karen O'Dell Age: 59 | Years Survived: Went through final radiation treatment Aug. 18 2017 Karen O’Dell is a strong, family-oriented cancer fighter. Her experience with Highlands Oncology Group has been absolutely wonderful. She says her family has constantly prayed for her and that has been her biggest blessing. “We are very thankful this happen[...]

Opening the Vault: Timeless Fine Dining Coming to Hot Springs

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he stone building nestled in a corner of downtown Hot Springs’ Central Avenue is fairly unassuming. With its gray archways and wrought iron door there’s not a lot to make its traditional facade stand out. Unknown to many outside the Hot Springs area, the building constructed in 1909 was home to First Federal Bank and then Citizens Bank. Thanks to a local tea[...]

Top 10 Events in September

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1 ALL-STAR SPECTACULAR LITTLE ROCK September 7 Dance the night away at Little Rock’s Dancing with Our Stars 10th Anniversary Spectacular. The fundraising event benefits the Arkansas chapter of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Alumni stars and new stars will compete for this year’s Mirror Ball trophy. Sponsorship prices vary but individual tickets are $[...]

Publisher's Note: Empower, Educate and Explore

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This month, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of Runway for the Cure, a fundraiser benefiting the Arkansas affiliate of Susan G. Komen. We are proud to be the founding sponsor of this impactful and important event. We’re bringing you a sneak peek of some of the models who will walk in this year’s show as well as other survivors who are brave enough to stand[...]

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[...]