Sky of the Month: Stargazing in August 2020

Every month, AY About You outlines the night sky in these easily digestible guides. And stargazing in August is another one for the books.   This month features local astrophotography from Arkansan Tony Milligan. You can find more of his spectacular photos on his website, Captured in Time.   Moon Phases Full Moon: Aug. 3*…

The Show Must Go On

One of the latest in the long line of pandemic-related reschedulings is the Arkansas Country Music Awards (ACMAs), already forced into unprecedented measures in just the third year of its existence. Originally slated for a June 1 night of ceremony, it was announced in April that this year’s festivities would be pushed back to Aug.…

Dog Daze of Summer

By Dustin Jayroe // Photography By Jamison Mosley   No Place like home   There are few emotions that can match a greeting from a dog. Sure, we humans like to think we’ve mastered the art of salutations with our pandemic fist bumps, handshakes, head nods, bows and, in another time, curtsies. But a pooch does not…

A Fight to End The Fight

By Madeline Burke and Dustin Jayroe Photos by Ebony Blevins, Ian Lyle and Jamison Mosley   On June 19, 1865, the holiday of Juneteenth was originated, which is now an annual commemoration of the emancipation of those who had previously been enslaved in the United States — namely, the freeing of African Americans after the…

Lighting the Path

By Dustin Jayroe | Photos By Jamison Mosley A cheerful face with a beaming smile provides a warm greeting at the World Services for the Blind headquarters in Little Rock. “Come on back,” the tender soul and president and CEO of the organization, Sharon Giovinazzo, invites. She serves as the guide down the hallway and…

Six Feet

Six Feet Apart

By Dustin Jayroe The afternoon of March 11, 2020, formalized Arkansas’ annex in the fight against the novel coronavirus, as the state’s patient zero was announced in Pine Bluff. Our public health forces assembled alongside those in the rest of the country and the world as the attention of all persons set sight on the…