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.…

Hot Springs

Hot Springs’ Spa-Con V Canceled for 2020

One of Hot Springs’ top annual events has been canceled due to COVID-19.   Spa-Con V, a comics and popular culture convention, will not be opening during 2020. The convention was scheduled for September 18-20.   According to local officials, the cancellation was motivated by numerous factors, which tied back to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.…

Arkansas Life Closes Doors Due to Economic Crisis

Arkansas Life will be closing its doors due to economic factors.   The monthly print and digital magazine, published by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, announced that Monday, July 13 that it will be its final day of operation. Via social media platforms, Arkansas Liferepresentatives said the closure is a “financial necessity resulting from the current economic crisis.”…

Crystal Bridges Reveals Exhibitions Planned for 2021

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville brings back the joy of carefully-curated art with the announcement of its 2021 temporary exhibition schedule and updated 2020 exhibition schedule.    Crystal Bridges announced today that three temporary exhibitions are heading to Bentonville in 2021. The three presentations will include Crystal Bridges-organized exhibitions Crafting America and…

Little Rock

Little Rock Expands River Market Entertainment District’s Boundaries, Creates Temporary SoMa District

Little Rock is expanding the bounds of an existing entertainment district and creating a new temporary district in the South Main (SoMa) neighborhood.   The City of Little Rock board of directors has approved expanding the River Market Entertainment District’s boundaries. The district has been expanded to the south by one block, stretching from Rock…