Pharoah Sanders, Influential Jazz Saxophonist, Dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pharoah Sanders, the influential tenor saxophist revered in the jazz world for the spirituality of his work, has died, his record label announced. He was 81. Sanders, who launched his career playing alongside John Coltrane in the 1960s, died in Los Angeles early Saturday, said the tweet from Luaka Bop, the … Read more

Entertainment district proposal brought before Harrison, Ark. city ​​council

HARRISON, Ark. (KY3) – Harrison city council is presenting a proposal for an entertainment district at its meeting Thursday. The council initially introduced the idea in 2020. The council defeated the proposal by one vote. Many are showing support to revisit the idea with the departure of city hall from downtown and similar action eminent … Read more

Folk Art Museum offers donors naming rights to CEO’s title

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Folk Art Museum, unlike many other arts institutions, managed to avoid layoffs and other cutbacks in the two years after the pandemic through a mix of fundraisers and increased donor contributions. On Tuesday, the museum plans to announce its largest and most unusual recent gift — a $5 million … Read more

NCAA Baseball Regionals: Sunday Results – OSU scores 43 runs in two games; Tech sent home; TCU plays an epic elimination game.

The Road to Omaha sure got crazy on Sunday. The numbers over the weekend have been mind-blowing. The first two days saw 212 total home runs, shattering the previous high of 180+. Box scores have looked like football games, not baseball games, based on the runs scored. Sunday was no exception. Oklahoma State played an … Read more

Black Oak Amp to welcome Heath Sanders, Easton Corbin | Entertainment

The Black Oak Amphitheater will play host to three country music superstars as audiences gather in Lampe on Saturday, June 24. In less than a week, Sawyer Brown, Easton Corbin and Heath Sanders will make their way to southwest Missouri to perform live from the BOA. Sanders, who was born and raised in the small … Read more

Rocker Ronnie Hawkins, Dies at 87, Patron of Canadian Rock | Entertainment News

TORONTO (AP) — Ronnie Hawkins, a brash rockabilly star from Arkansas who became a patron of the Canadian music scene after moving north and recruiting a handful of local musicians later known as the Band has died. His wife Wanda confirmed to The Canadian Press that Hawkins died Sunday morning after an illness. He was … Read more

TopGolf Entertainment is Coming to Little Rock

Whether you like to play golf on a tough course or whack the ball at a putt putt windmill, everyone I know that has ever been to a TopGolf Entertainment Center loves it. Well, guess where they’re putting one next, just 2 hours up the road in Little Rock, Arkansas. If you have played at … Read more

North Little Rock honored for finishing No. 12 in SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 national boys basketball rankings

By Nate Olson | Photos by Tommy Land NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The North Little Rock boys basketball team racked up a long list of achievements during its historic state championship season this winter. One of those was finishing No. 12 in the SBLive/Sports Illustrated Power 25 national high school boys basketball rankings sponsored by … Read more

Walmart Heirs Launch New Music Festival in Bid to Make Arkansas an Art Destination | Smart News

The FORMAT festival will be held on 250 acres of open green land just a few miles outside of Bentonville, Arkansas. Zak Heald / Courtesy of FORMAT Some travelers know the Ozarks for the region’s forests and caves. Now, a new festival seeks to put Bentonville, Arkansas—home to Walmart’s headquarters—on the cultural map for something … Read more

Storm mangles museum, library in Lepanto, Ark.

LEPANTO, Ark. — Clean up from Wednesday’s powerful and destructive storm system continues in many Arkansas communities. In the town of Lepanto in Poinsett County, winds ripped the roof off the town’s museum and sent it crashing down on the local library. Four downtown buildings were damaged, but quick work saved thousands of library books … Read more