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‘Excellent’ BHS Theatre students attend Arkansas Thespian Festival 

Featured image (pictured, from left): Cody Holland, Kenly Long, Rebecca Skinner, Anni Bullard Four Batesville High School Theatre students and members of Thespian Troupe #6564 attended the Arkansas Thespian Festival at Arkansas State University, Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. Three students received Excellent Ratings for their...

“The Godfather” kicks off Oaks 7 VIP Cinema/White River Now Classic Film Series Feb. 11

Before "The Sopranos," "GoodFellas," the 1983 version of "Scarface," "Casino," and the recent Oscar nominee, "The Irishman," there was the granddaddy of all American gangster dramas: 1972's Best Picture winner, "The Godfather." "The Godfather" will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at the...

Steak dinner fundraiser set for Southside’s Project Graduation

A steak dinner fundraiser for Southside's Project Graduation is coming to the Triangle Cafe, Saturday, Feb. 8. The  20 dinner includes a 12 oz. ribeye, twice-baked potato, green beans, salad, and dessert. There will be two seating times (5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) available...

‘Wild About You’ fundraiser scheduled for Saturday at Southside

The second annual "Wild About You" fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southside Middle School cafeteria. A Quarter Auction will be held, and attendees will be invited to “Shop for the Cause"  from attending vendors from...

Freezing waters await participants of Saturday’s Batesville Community Polar Plunge

Participants raising awareness and funds for a good cause will endure freezing temperatures Saturday as they make a splash in chilly waters during the 2020 Batesville Community Polar Plunge at the Batesville Aquatics Center, 1420 20th St., in Batesville. Registration begins at 10 a.m.,...

Learn all about quilting with informational meeting at Old Independence Regional Museum

Featured image: A velvet “Crazy Quilt” made by Mary E. Todd Heuer in the 1930s, gifted to OIRM by Don Heuer If you're interested in learning to quilt and enjoy sewing or crafting items from material, the Old Independence Regional Museum (OIRM) will be hosting...

Batesville Area Arts Council hosting Art-Yoga-Wine night Jan. 23

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is partnering with Yoga-7 Studio to host an Art-Yoga-Wine night on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St. BAAC said in a release the event will feature a 15-20 minute...

Main Street Batesville Winter Gala will bring back the Roaring 20s

The Main Street Batesville Winter Gala will take place on Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Loft located at 267 E. Main St., 3rd Floor. All proceeds generated by the event will benefit Main Street Batesville. This year’s event will feature...

COLUMN: White River Now’s Ken Loggains remembers Rush’s Neil Peart

Column by Ken Loggains, White River Now “Suddenly You Were Gone, From All The Lives You Left Your Mark Upon” Rush's Afterimage (lyrics by Neil Peart) Yet you remain. We now live in world without Neil Peart. Maybe if I say it enough times it will...

Exhibition featuring local artist underway at BAAC Gallery on Main; reception scheduled for Friday

The Batesville Area Arts Council is presenting Back to the Basics, an exhibition by Aline McCracken, at the BAAC Gallery on Main, 226 E. Main St., through Feb. 29. This exhibition features a series of watercolors, exploring beauty found in everyday simple objects: locally grown...

Download the new, free app from White River Now, featuring up-to-date local news, live streams

It’s now easier than ever to keep up-to-date with the latest local news and to stay connected with your favorite local radio stations. The White River Now media family has released the all-new White River Now mobile app for your iPhone and Android. The free...