Maxine's Tap Room Bartender Wins Competition

A Northwest Arkansas bartender walked away with winning title at the ROX STAR Bartender Competition finals, held at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock earlier this week. Jorge Prado of Maxine’s Tap Room, located at 107 N. Block Avenue in Fayetteville, competed against Merrick Fagain of Trio’s Restaurant (Little Rock), Courtney Stowers of the Capital…

Top 5 Events in July

1. Journey & Def Leppard July 7 – 7 p.m. Verizon Arena Tickets start at $49.50 Known for their 1980s rock anthems, these two American and British rock ‘n’ roll icons have sold more than 150 million records combined. 2. Janet Jackson – State of the World Tour July 13 – 6:30 p.m. Walmart AMP…

Lisa Fischer: The Next Chapter

Photography by Jamison Mosley It all started her freshman year in high school when she was on the high school newspaper staff. That was a natural segue to her senior year, when she was named editor. Lisa Fischer has always liked to communicate through the written word. The spoken word is where she might be…

El Dorado’s Renaissance

By Mel White | Photography by James Smith Readers of the El Dorado Sunday News on Sept. 29, 1929, couldn’t miss the double-page announcement for the opening of the $250,000 Rialto Theatre, a vaudeville venue with 1,400 seats, the latest in fireproof construction and the “Most Expensive and Perfect Sound Equipment in the World.” The Rialto’s owners…

American Idol is Coming to Little Rock

American Idol is coming to Arkansas this summer. The hit ABC show will return to the state’s capital, according to a Wednesday press release. The singing competition will visit Little Rock on Sept. 12 for live auditions. The official start time and location of auditions have not yet been announced. Tryouts have previously taken place…

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Inside Arkansas’ Maddening Mental Health System

By Alex Gladden Photography by Meredith Mashburn Arkansas, a state with a consistently poor reputation for its handling of mental health issues, is undergoing major changes at almost every level of its mental health care system. Mental Health America ranks Arkansas the 35th-worst state in terms of its mental health care for 2017, worse than its position of 41st in 2016 and 47th the year…