First Annual LITfest Promises a Cool Return to the Rock

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced today the dates of the first-ever LITfest, Little Rock’s newest festival: October 7-9th. LITfest is meant to be a celebration of Little Rock, featuring not only live music by local musicians but also “cultural programming and panelists on various topics from technology to economic growth.” Mayor Scott has…

Food Bites: Threefold West Opening, Rock N’ Roll Sushi in Conway, Yarnell’s Ice Cream Festival and More

We have no shortage of food news throughout Arkansas, so each week, we’ll provide you with a snapshot of the goings-on inside the culinary world, from events to specials to restaurant openings to awards. Do you have news to share? Please email our writer, Akira Hudson, at ahudson@aymag.com.   Fayetteville residents should be on the…

Heaping Spoonful Podcast Pours Praise on Arkansas Food Scene

Ben E. Keith is a pretty familiar name in Arkansas, especially if you work in or know someone who is involved in the local food industry. Over the years, the food and beverage distribution company has sponsored songwriting festivals in Hot Springs and has been generally supportive of the evolving food scene culture in Arkansas…

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts Advances Towards Spring 2023 Grand Opening

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (AMFA) yesterday announced plans for a Spring 2023 grand opening. “We look forward to opening our doors this spring,” said AMFA Executive Director Dr. Victoria Ramirez. “The new building will offer a fresh look at how the public engages with and experiences art. Central to the re-envisioning of programming…