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Buddy Guy To Open Reynolds Season On Sept. 20

CONWAY – Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy will perform live at Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Guy has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished …

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Local Community Foundation Names Mehl Executive Director

Local Community Foundation Names Mehl Executive Director and Four Local Advisory Board Members Conway, Ark. (July 25, 2018) – The Faulkner County affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation today announced the appointment of Shelley Mehl as Executive Director and four new members to join the existing 20-member board. Mehl replaces Gloria Cheshier who recently retired. Bobby …

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Conway Scene Internship

Interns for Conway Scene in the Fall 2018 needed

Are you a college student looking for experience in the local media publishing industry? Are you good at writing stories and interviews? Are you organized and able to create a social media calendar? Are you comfortable with using WordPress and social media? These are the things that Conway Scene is looking for. Conway Scene is …

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UCA raises record amount, Coding Academy to relocate

UCA raised a record amount of money in 2018. The Division of Advancement hit several goals. A press release reads as follows: CONWAY–The University of Central Arkansas raised a record total of $10,252,463 for 2017-18, which is a 66 percent increase over last year’s total. The total also surpassed two previous fundraising goals the university’s …

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Author Jamille Rogers Thomas, Susan Blue and the book illustrator, Monica Garcia

Jamille Rogers Thomas Releases Children’s Book

Jamille Rogers Thomas releases  Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero.  Using kindness to overcome adversity is definitely what the world could use more of these days.  Arkansas author, Jamille Rogers Thomas, recently released a new children’s book entitled:  Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero.  The story walks through the young life of an African-American male baby boomer; …

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Pictured in RCT Shrek 1 (left to right): Adeeja Rochele' (Little Rock) as Donkey, Joshua Steen (Corinth, MS) as Shrek, Cesiley Trevino (Little Rock) as Princess Fiona, and Daniel Cathers (Conway) as Lord Farquaad

Red Curtain Theatre to Present Shrek

Conway, Arkansas – Red Curtain Theatre will present the hilarious stage spectacle, Shrek The Musical, August 3 rd through the 12th at Staples Auditorium on the Hendrix College campus. The musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation smash hit film. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage …

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Gallery Grapevine

Gallery Grapevine announces Watercolors with Lois Giorgis

Gallery Grapevine, the new art gallery in Conway founded by Ray Oglesby and Sherita Herring, has announced a watercolors painting class led by Loris Giorgis. According to the website, Join Lois Giorgis, an award-winning artist, for the first painting class (Watercolor) at the NEW Gallery Grapevine. Whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, Lois can walk you …

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Arkansas Shakespeare's performance of Music Man

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre To Present Sensory-friendly Performance Of ‘much Ado About Nothing’

CONWAY—Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold a sensory-friendly performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” 2 p.m. July 5 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The family-friendly adaptation runs June 28 through July 7. Working in conjunction with UCA’s occupational therapy department, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre designed the July 5 performance to be …

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Gallery Grapevine

Gallery Grapevine to host open house this weekend

This Saturday, June 30, 2018, Gallery Grapevine will host its Official Grand Opening from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, at 740 S. Salem Road, Suites 100/101, Conway, AR  72034 (see www.gallerygrapevine.org). From musical selections by the Conway Symphony Orchestra Quartet, to the confirmed attendance of Judge Jim Baker, Twin Groves Mayor Namon Goff, and so many other political …

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Tacos 4 Life

Free Tacos! Tacos 4 Life Celebrates Hunger Hero Day

Arkansas-based taco restaurant Tacos 4 Life dedicates a day to guests to show its appreciation CONWAY, Ark. (June 13, 2018)—Nothing says thank you like a free taco on Taco Tuesday! In honor of its everyday heroes, Arkansas-based taco franchise, Tacos 4 Life, will host its inaugural Hunger Hero Day on Tuesday, June 26 to celebrate …

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