Author archives: Maura Montez

Arkansas Native Gears Up for Next Album

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Elise Davis is a 28 year-old Little Rock, Arkansas native with a life-long musical passion and career—one that has in recent years taken off to land her a record deal with Thirty Tigers, and a spot in last year's lineup of popular music festival, Austin City Limits. Her most recent album, The Token has been a success. She is currently touring and gearing up [...]

Parker Lexus Voted One of the Top Lexus Stores in the World

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Little Rock, April 13, 2017 Parker Lexus was voted one of the top 12 Lexus stores in the WORLD and is up for the Lexus Brand Champion. When asked what winning the title of the Lexus Brand Champion would mean for the dealership, Bruce Gilby, general manager of Parker Lexus responded, “It’s pride. It’s being the best of the best. Mr. Dave Parker will let y[...]

Cosmetology Students to be Trained in Domestic Abuse Awareness

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This past November, I had the opportunity to interview Jajuan Archer, owner and founder of Women’s Own Worth, a foundation that offers individualized services for the victims of domestic violence, and violent crimes. Her story can be found in the online article, “Turning Tragedy into Purpose”. In January, Archer learned of a law passed in Illinois requiri[...]

Brit Floyd: Immersion World Tour 2017

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On June 5, 2017, the hotly anticipated rock event of the year, Brit Floyd, will be performing at Verizon Arena in Little Rock. Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, 'Immersion World Tour 2017’. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunn[...]

Stories of Empowerment

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Bring your tribe of women to the fourth installment of Stories of Empowerment. In honor of Women's History Month, ESSE and Women's Foundation of Arkansas are partnering with Amy Robinson of Fayetteville-based Tribe of Women for a special program on advancing gender equity, that will take place March 9th from 5-7 p.m. at Esse Purse Museum. They will engage[...]

The Oaklawn Steadfast Cont'd - Milena Erceg

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Watch out fellas — She’s got the beauty and the brains! Meet Milena Erceg of Oaklawn. Being the first employee interviewed at Oaklawn for our February feature – she made for an inviting and comfortable experience. She is a personable person with a steady demeanor; a delight to be around. Milena moved to Chicago from Yugoslavia in 1971. In 1978, she mov[...]

Arkansas Native Signed to Silverado Records

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Arkansas native and country music artist David Adam Byrnes, was recently signed to Silverado Records. He was also featured in Billboard Magazine and you may recognize his single "She Only Wanted Flowers". David Adam Byrnes says "My music is a way of showin’ respect and appreciation for the people like my mom and my dad. They built a life with their own two [...]