Ozark Foothills FilmFest receives NEA grant, annual event to be held in April

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to Ozark Foothills...

Ozarks Sports & Outdoor Expo coming to Fulton County Fairgrounds

The Fulton County Fair Association and the Salem Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Ozarks Sports & Outdoor Expo on March 24 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem, Ark. Vendor space is available to rent. Both inside and outside spaces are available. Inside space will...

‘Masters of Soul’ coming to UACCB Feb. 22

A celebration of the legendary songs and performers of Motown and soul music called “Masters of Soul” will be presented Thursday, Feb. 22 in Batesville. First Community Bank and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) are sponsoring the concert to be performed in...

Blake Shelton shocks Fort Smith with surprise show Thursday night

Country star and a judge on NBC's The Voice, Blake Shelton, surprised Fort Smith residents with an impromptu and free concert at a local nightclub last night. Shelton tweeted the surprise show news around noon yesterday. KFSM-TV has the details.

Parent company of Dolly’s ‘Dixie Stampede’ drops the ‘Dixie’

World Choice Investments, a company which operates dinner attraction venues in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Branson, Mo., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. for Dolly Parton, has announced their "Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede" properties will now be known as "Dolly Parton's Stampede" for the 2018 season. "Our shows...

Main Street Batesville’s Winter Gala scheduled for Feb. 2

Main Street Batesville has planned their Annual Winter Gala for Friday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at The Main Street Loft inside the Barnett Building located at 267 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville. The theme for this year’s event will be "Urban Cowboy" with an...

HBO’s ‘True Detective’ adds Dorff to cast; series to be filmed in Fayetteville

Variety magazine is reporting actor Stephen Dorff has been cast alongside recent Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali in season three of HBO's True Detective. The anthology crime series, co-executive produced by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, is scheduled to be filmed in northwest Arkansas this year....

HBO to begin production on season 3 of ‘True Detective’ in Fayetteville

Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will play Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hays The third installment of the HBO crime anthology True Detective created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas, beginning in early 2018, according...

American Spiritual Ensemble to perform in Jonesboro

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the American Spiritual Ensemble in the Riceland Distinguished Performance Series Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The American Spiritual Ensemble is a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of some of the finest singers in the classical music...

New life for Dogpatch USA property?

InsideFortSmith.com reports the long-closed Dogpatch USA near Jasper might be home to a new tourist destination. Click here for all the info.  

New Southside restaurant celebrates opening with Chamber ribbon cutting

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill, Thursday, Nov, 30. Oscar’s Smokehouse & Grill is located 39 Jones Dr. in Southside. Jones Drive is directly past the Southside Harps Foods location on Batesville Boulevard. Oscar’s Smokehouse &...