Author archives: Maggie McNeary

The "Oxford American" Celebrates 25 Years

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Party with the folks at the Oxford American magazine as they celebrate 25 years of Southern literature. The nonprofit literary magazine will host its 25th anniversary fundraising gala, Books, Bourbon & Boogie, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, according to a news release. The party will be at CHARTS Theatre on the UA – Pulaski Tech campus at 3000 Wes[...]

"Southern Living" Loves These 2 Arkansas Towns

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Southern Living magazine lists El Dorado and Fayetteville in its compilation of "15 Affordable Small Towns We Love." In Fayetteville, Southern Living highlighted First Thursdays, the Razorback Greenway, the town's "dog-friendly breweries" and more. For El Dorado, the magazine wrote about the new Murphy Arts District and the El Dorado Promise, a program[...]

Little Rock Marathon Registration Opens

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Registration for the Little Rock Marathon opened this week. The Race Weekend will be held March 3-4, 2018. For runners who want to train for the 2018 race, a “build-up” training phase begins Aug. 7 and official training starts in mid-September. Training is free, but runners have to register. Registrations will be available online at littlerockmarathon.[...]

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Cancel Verizon Arena Concert

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The Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Devin Dawson concert that was scheduled for Thursday, August 3 has been canceled, according to a news release. "Under doctor’s advisement, Faith Hill has been put on two days of vocal rest and unfortunately, the Soul2Soul show in North Little Rock, Arkansas at the Verizon Arena tomorrow night is being cancelled," a release f[...]

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[...]