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Holiday Lights Return to Garvan Woodland Gardens

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Taking in the beauty of Holiday Lights is a tradition for many in the state. During this annual event, around 4.5 million bulbs transform Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs into a whimsical holiday display.  The event takes place Nov. 18 - Dec. 31 this year. "Holiday Lights is an o[...]

Preserve Arkansas Recognizes Historic Hot Springs Buildings

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(Hot Springs, AR) October 27, 2017 – Preserve Arkansas announced today that three historic buildings in downtown Hot Springs received Preservation Awards honoring their outstanding achievements in historic preservation. Hot Springs received more recognition than any other city in the state. Award recipients included the Thompson Building/The Waters Hotel, th[...]

The Reality Show: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Returns with Hollywood Icons Werner Herzog and Kathleen Turner

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or over a quarter of a century, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has served as a cultural touchstone for nonfiction filmmaking. In the past, the festival has hosted films by icons like George Takei. This year, they plan to turn up the heat. Hot Springs native and filmmaker Jennifer Gerber recently took over as the festival’s interim executive dir[...]

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson to Receive Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Career Achievement Award

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Documentarian Stanley Nelson will be at the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th to add another award to a film career already steeped in recognition. He has six Emmys, including one for Lifetime Achievement, a Peabody Award, and received the National Medal for the Humanities from President Obama. When Nelson comes t[...]

Kathleen Turner Named Honorary Chair of 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

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Two-time Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner will serve as Honorary Chair of the 2017 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and will help present the festival’s opening-night film, LADDIE: The Man Behind the Movies, on Oct. 6. Turner won Golden Globes for her roles in Romancing the Stone and Prizzi’s Honor. She was also nominated for Body Heat, War of the[...]

Spa-Con Returns to Hot Springs

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place Sept. 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of V[...]

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[...]