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BAAC holding youth exhibition from ‘Art Box’ participants

Featured image: Hodge Cox holding up his favorite projects from the Summer Art Box Students, grades K-6th, enjoyed creating projects in the Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) Summer Art Box. This year, students learned about artists René Magritte, Paul Gauguin, Antoni Gaudí, Amedeo Modigliani, and William...

Arts Council hosting “take home” summer art camp

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host a “take home” summer art camp for kids this month. The council is busy putting together art kits, which include all supplies needed to create fice outlined projects and many more. Students will learn about a variety of...

‘Voice’ contestants Cory Jackson, Marybeth Byrd performing at Salem Civic Center July 24

Tickets are now on sale for Arkansas’ own contestants on the NBC-TV program, "The Voice," Cory Jackson (pictured above, right) and Marybeth Byrd (left), performing in concert on Friday, July 24, at the Salem Civic Center, located at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem...

Free movies in the Citizens Bank Pocket Park begin this weekend

Citizens Bank and Main Street Batesville are teaming up to bring "Toy Story 4" to Citizens Bank's Pocket Park on Main Street, Friday, June 26. Attendees are encouraged to bring the entire family to enjoy the shops and restaurants, and then around dusk, "Toy Story...

Memphis music festival, barbecue cooking contest canceled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Beale Street Music Festival, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, and other “Memphis in May” events have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in the Tennessee city. Both the music festival and the barbecue cooking contest are the cornerstones...

Oaks 7 VIP Cinema: New movies, classics on tap for this week

The recently renovated Oaks 7 VIP Cinema in Batesville is open and features a slate of new releases and classics. And until further notice, the admission for all shows is $5.50. Beginning June 5 through June 11, the following movies are showing at the Oaks...

Most-attended outdoor play opens in Arkansas amid pandemic

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas play that has been dubbed as the nation’s most-attended outdoor drama opened its season with strict social-distancing guidelines in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Friday night's opening of the Great Passion Play, which depicts the last days...

Independence County Fair canceled for 2020

The board of the Independence County Fair unanimously voted last night to not have a 2020 Independence County Fair due to COVID-19 concerns and guidelines. Linda Baxter, the president of the board, told White River Now's Gary Bridgman this morning that after consulting with the...

Oaks 7 VIP Cinema reopens; ‘E.T.’ shows tonight as Classic Film Series resumes

Batesville's Oaks 7 VIP Cinema, 2250 Harrison St., has reopened after a few weeks of closure during the statewide COVID-19 shutdown. Currently showing at the Oaks 7 VIP Cinema this week: "I Still Believe," "Bad Boys for Life," "Spider-Man: Far from Home," "Trolls World Tour,"...

Jamey Simpson talks to White River Now about her new children’s book

"Have You Ever Seen a Noopadoop?" That's the question local author and illustrator Jamey Simpson has for readers of her new children's book of the same name. Simpson, the wife of Southside Head Football Coach Kenny Simpson, recently visited the White River Now family of radio...

Independence County still providing services through pandemic

The chairman of the Independence County Library, Bill Walmsley, issued a statement today reminding everyone the library is still offering services at this time. "On behalf of our board, Director Vanessa Adams, and our staff, I would like to inform the people of Independence County...