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UCA’S Reynolds Performance Hall Announces 2019-20 Season

By News | May 14, 2019

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — This year marks the 20th season of the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall, which opened on Sept. 15, 2000, with a performance by the legendary Ray Charles. The 2019-20 season will kick off on Sept. 20 with a performance by country star Sara Evans and will continue with “Jersey Boys,” the Arkansas premiere of the Broadway hit “The Spongebob Musical” and crowd favorite Straight No Chaser, along with many other events throughout the year. In celebration of the 20th season, Reynolds Performance Hall will feature 28 shows, including …

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Two Conwegians remember their mothers for Mother’s Day

By Todd E Jones | May 11, 2019

Who is your favorite TV mom? Growing up, I remember Richie Cunningham’s mom, Marion. She was one of those that we all wish we had. Who do you remember? Maybe it’s one of the 16 moms mentioned in this article. This Sunday is the day we celebrate moms exclusively. This year for Mother’s Day, we decided to let a couple of our Conwegians honor and celebrate their mother. We can often see our own mother in others. Sarah Wilson, Conway Ministry Center “I actually grew up with two moms, and they both played a major role in who I am …

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Tickets On Sale Now For Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 13th Season

By News | May 8, 2019

Performances kick off June 7 with “The Comedy of Errors.” CONWAY — Tickets are on sale now for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 13th season, which will run June 7-July 7 at the University of Central Arkansas, with four shows playing in repertory, exploring themes of fate and chance. The season will open at 7:30 p.m. on June 7 with “The Comedy of Errors” on the lawn of UCA’s McAlister Hall. “Guys and Dolls” will open in UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall the following week on June 15, and “Macbeth” will open on June 21. AST’s family-friendly adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” will …

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Toad Suck Daze

Toad Suck Daze Gallery 2019

By Todd E Jones | May 5, 2019

If you spent some time at Toad Suck Daze, you know how much fun you can have, but you also know how tired you can be. We roamed around on Friday and Saturday and found some great shots including bands The Salty Dog Boys, Sons of Valor (from the Conway Institute of Music), Bree Ogden, Get off My Lawn, and Erin Enderlin. We caught up with some of the volunteers, swung by the Toad Dome (a time or two), watched some circus displays, and some Toad Races. We may have got a corndog or two as well. I even hung …

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Ultimate Guide to Conway Events in May 2019

By Lauren Norris | April 29, 2019

Every month we curate your Ultimate Guide to Events in Conway, a post filled with a handy schedule of (probably) everything going on in Conway that month. We scour dozens of sources, calendars and websites so you don’t have to. Know when each month’s event schedule is released PLUS get a weekend-only version sent straight to your email each week by subscribing to the Conway Scene newsletter. We strive to keep this post as current as possible, but please check with the event host before attending or purchasing tickets in the case of changes. Got an event to add? Send the info to events@conwayscene.com. WEEKLY …

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Toad Suck Daze

Toad Suck Daze musicians include Conway native Erin Enderlin

By Todd E Jones | April 28, 2019

This year’s Toad Suck Daze music lineup is a mixture of up and coming artists, local favorites, and Grammy Award-winning musician, Steve Earle. You are sure to find a band or musician who’s style you will enjoy. All performers will be either at the Main Stage of Simon Park or King’s Live Music. We have the complete schedule on our Toad Suck Daze page. Here is a little information on the musicians coming to Toad Suck Daze, including Conway native Erin Enderlin. Steve Earle Steve Earle has won three Grammy Awards. Is he Southern Rock, Country, or “rock-a-billy?” It’s hard …

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Toad Suck Daze 2019 Community Events

By Todd E Jones | April 28, 2019

The 38th Annual Toad Suck Daze (TSD) is this coming weekend – May 4-6. If you don’t know what Toad Suck Daze is, then you will want to learn more about Conway’s most popular event. You can see the events schedule and find our Spotify playlist here. There is so much to experience at Toad Suck Daze! Our family-friendly festival has something for all ages: concerts, shopping, carnival rides, children’s activities, and of course, the World Championship Toad Races starring our amphibious friends. (Yes, you read that right.) To top it off, admission is FREE. ~ Toad Suck Daze One of …

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How did Toad Suck get its name? We have the scoop!

By Sandra Carter | April 26, 2019

Arkansas doesn’t have a shortage of funny and unusual town names. There’s Fifty-Six, Pickles Gap, Greasy Corner and Goobertown, but you will always get people’s attention when you mention Toad Suck. In 2012, FindMyPast.com surveyed its users in seven English speaking countries and asked them to pick the “most embarrassing or unfortunate town name” from a short list of 11 American towns. Toad Suck came out on top, beating out other heavy contenders such as Monkey’s Eyebrow, Belchertown and Hooker.  (For some perspective on the entries, Hell and Intercourse didn’t even make the top 10.) So we’re seriously famous now. …

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