Ballet Arkansas Presents 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular

Ballet Arkansas’ 40th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular takes the stage at the Robinson Performance Hall this December 6 – 9 for four main stage performances and two student matinee performances. The largest holiday production in Central Arkansas, Ballet Arkansas’ Nutcracker has been a tradition in Little Rock for decades. A two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius…

Larry West Jr.: A Christmas Story

by Larry West Jr. Growing up in the 1960s in a small Arkansas Delta town, as I did, creating “pretty” Christmas décor required a lot of patience and an extreme amount of imagination. Options were limited, to say the least. But we did our best. Our small town (population 369) was sprinkled with a few…

Celebrate Oktoberfest Tomorrow at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College

University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the opening of its Little Rock – South site on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The open house event is 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. with a short program at noon. The facility is located at 13000 I-30 Frontage Road in Little Rock on the Pulaski and Saline County border. The Oktoberfest-themed…

Former Stax Records Owner Al Bell to Speak at University of Arkansas

Al Bell, the visionary music business leader, producer, Grammy Trustees Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Arkansas Business Hall of Fame Inductee, is hosting two upcoming free University of Arkansas-sponsored events, including a film screening on Sunday, Oct. 28, and a lecture on Monday, Oct. 29. Bell is the university’s 2018-19 McIlroy Family Visiting Professor in…

Where Hope Lives

Photography by Melissa Imagine the life-changing words, “you have cancer” and then the bleak prospect of paying for housing while you seek treatment for radiation and chemotherapy. Since most of the state’s medical facilities are in central Arkansas, that is a real challenge both financially and emotionally for patients outside the area. That is why…