Author archives: Maggie McNeary

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Announces New Season

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The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas will present its 2017-18 season at the Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall beginning in October, according to a news release. Tickets for the shows at 495 W. Dickson Street in Fayetteville are on sale now. The first concert of the season, directed by Music Director Paul Haas, will take place Saturday, October 14. The s[...]

The Story Behind The Unexpected

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hree people stand taller than all the rest in the Arkansas border town of Fort Smith. Last month, AY Magazine showcased the convergence of the Unexpected Festival and the Peacemaker Music Festival; in 2017, for the first time, the two events came together to hold an art and culture extravaganza in Fort Smith during the weekend of July 28-29. Three murals [...]

5 Things to Do on a Summer Day in Central Arkansas

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The northwest region of the state doesn’t have a monopoly on outdoor recreation in Arkansas. Check out our list of things to do right in our capital city and the surrounding area. 1. Pickin’ Peaches Did you know that Pulaski County has its very own peach orchard? If you love fresh fruit, it doesn’t get any fresher than this. Take your friends – or your[...]

Zin Wine Bar Opens Second Location

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Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar’s second location opened this month. Zin West is situated in the Market Place Shopping Center at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. The original location is at 300 River Market Avenue. Business hours are the same at both locations: Sunday 5-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 4[...]

Arkansas State Fair Announces Concert Lineup

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The 78th Annual Arkansas State Fair will take place from October 12-22. General Manager Ralph Shoptaw said in a news release that the state fair tries to include lots of different musical acts during the event. “We are excited about our headliner concerts this year,” Shoptaw said in the release. “We’re bringing in some great classic rock performers, so[...]

Riverfest Suspended After 40 Years

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Little Rock’s annual music festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in June, has been suspended, officials say. “We can no longer deliver the experience that Riverfest fans have come to expect,” DeAnna Korte, Riverfest’s executive director, said in a news release. “Rising costs of performers’ fees, coupled with a greater number of competing festiva[...]

KARK Features Molly Miller, Mental Health Guide

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KARK featured former Little Rock City Director candidate Molly Miller and BridgeWay CEO Jason Miller on "Arkansas Today" Monday afternoon. Molly was on the cover of this year's Mental Health Guide. She spoke to AY Magazine about her fight against anxiety and depression and her journey to treatment, as well as her decision to withdraw from the city directo[...]

Drink Up at the Great Arkansas Beer Festival

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If you love beer, there’s no better place to be Saturday than the Great Arkansas Beer Festival at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. With more than 100 breweries and over 400 beers at the festival, there will be something for everyone. Local favorites like Flyway Brewing, Ozark Beer Company, Blue Canoe Brewing Company, Lost Forty Br[...]

8 Arkansas Restaurants Win Wine Spectator Awards

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Several Arkansas restaurants were recognized in the 2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards. Most are clustered in Little Rock, but a few winners hail from Northwest Arkansas and south-central Arkansas. Wine Spectator magazine has three award levels: Award of Excellence, Best of Award of Excellence and Grand Award. CENTRAL Cajun’s Wharf – Award of Excellence[...]