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…

Southern Food & Wine Festival Returns this Weekend

The fourth Southern Food & Wine Festival will be held this weekend at El Dorado’s Murphy Arts District. The festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, and will coincide with a concert by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell. Isbell’s performance will be Saturday, May 5, at the Griffin Music Hall. On Friday,…