Author archives: Maggie McNeary

McLarty Drives Education Through Scholarships

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McLarty Automotive Group is investing in young Arkansans’ futures by giving away over $20,000 of scholarships during the school year. Each month for nine months, a high school student will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship so that they can continue their education. The scholarships are all about “making a difference in the kids’ lives,” David Surguine of Mc[...]

Cast Your Vote for the Next Diamond Chef

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The competition for Diamond Chef Arkansas 2018 is already under way. To enter, contestants submitted short videos on Facebook to illustrate their love for cooking, which range from the serious to the silly. Public voting on the videos ends at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 6, so cast your votes soon. Click here to see the videos and to submit your vote. Brandon Br[...]

Christmas Comes to Main Street

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Christmas will come early to the corner of Capital and Main in downtown Little Rock this year. In mid-November, a 65-foot white fir will be put up in the parking lot near the intersection, a short distance away from Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill at 322 Main St. “Downtown Little Rock’s first Christmas tree is coming Nov. 14,” says Chris Tanner, o[...]

Arkansas Hotel Named One of South's Top Hotels

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Condé Nast Traveler magazine published the results of this year's Readers' Choice Awards this month, and one Arkansas hotel was featured on its list of Top Hotels in the South. 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville landed at No. 37 on the list. This isn't the first time the hotel has been recognized by a major travel publication; it was named to Travel + Leisur[...]

Nominate Your Favorites for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

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Time is running out to nominate your favorite restaurants, industry insiders and food-focused events for the Department of Arkansas Heritage Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. The final date to nominate for this year's hall of fame class is Oct. 31, 2017, according to a news release from the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Submit your favorites at arkfoodhof.co[...]

'Les Miserables' Tickets on Sale Now

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You can see the Tony Award-winning story of 19th-century France from your 21st century seat in the Robinson Performance Hall. A news release for the touring production of Les Miserables describes the musical as "an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human [...]

Miranda Lambert to Perform at Verizon Arena

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Country singer Miranda Lambert is set to perform in North Little Rock next year. The Grammy Award-winning artist will stop at Verizon Arena on Saturday, March 10, 2018 during her Livin' Like Hippies Tour, according to a new release from the venue. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. Prices range from $42.75 to $77.75. To buy tick[...]

New Private Investigator Joins Search for Ebby Steppach

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Our content partner KARK reports that a well-known private investigator has taken on the case of missing woman Ebby Jane Steppach. Ebby disappeared nearly two years ago. Since she went missing from Little Rock in October of 2015, the Little Rock Police Department and private investigator Monty Vickers have explored her case. T.J. Ward, the new private inv[...]

Arkansas State Fair Food

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AY Magazine’s very own Kat Robinson is an expert on food in Arkansas, and food at the Arkansas State Fair is no exception. Kat shared her fair food picks after attending the annual media preview and Tasty Tom Awards at the state fairgrounds. She sampled Thanksgiving tacos, salad on a stick, pizza topped with crickets, chocolate covered jalapeno poppers an[...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Announces 2018 Season

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 12th season will feature three Shakespeare productions and a musical, the organization announced last week. The selections for 2018 include The Winter’s Tale, My Fair Lady, Henry IV Part One and Much Ado About Nothing. Most of the shows will be performed on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway, while one will [...]