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Martin Luther King Day

UCA celebrates MLK legacy with annual Prayer Breakfast

By News | January 8, 2023

CONWAY–The University of Central Arkansas Office of Diversity and Community will host the annual MLK Prayer Breakfast Friday, Jan. 13, in the Ronnie Williams Student Center Ballroom. The official program begins at 9 a.m., and breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Pastor E.C. Maltbia, Senior Pastor of True Holiness Saints Center, and UCA Board of Trustees member. The breakfast is held each year to celebrate the spiritual legacy and moral courage that King brought to the social justice movement. This year’s theme is “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Natural State Update: Episode #12

By Christina Muñoz Madsen | December 23, 2022

  Jason Pederson interviews Ronnie Williams who talks more about the book he wrote which shares the devastating detail of his brother’s brutal murder. Anne Jansen introduces us to an artist who credits his artwork and journaling to his own survival after losing his wife. Amanda Horton gives us all the entertainment options for December and there are LOTS of Christmas-themed performances. And Scott Inman gives us a wrap up on the year in financial terms. I also share about my 2023 Bible study where I lead a group through the entire Bible in a year so if you want …

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Natural State Update: Episode #11

By Christina Muñoz Madsen | December 21, 2022

  Learn more about the Center for Humanities and Arts at UA Pulaski Technical College, more about the new event venue space in Conway called The Max, and more about all the entertainment options during November in central Arkansas.

University of Central Arkansas

Marshall Charloff presents a celebration of Prince with Purple Piano

By News | December 21, 2022

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes “Purple Piano” on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Purple Piano is a unique one-man celebration, created by Marshall Charloff, which is dedicated to the artistry and music of the legendary Prince. Before Prince’s death, he had embarked on a one-man show “The Piano and a Microphone” in which he traveled the country featuring shows with just him, his purple piano and his incredible catalog of legendary songs. Purple Piano is a heartfelt show which provides an intimate evening of celebrating these performances and incredible music. Marshall has performed worldwide – …

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City of Hope Outreach

Hope Village: Spreading Hope during the Holidays

By Katy Reagan | December 18, 2022

The Progression of Conway’s Hope Village Hope Village, a community of ten quality homes being built to address the problem of homelessness in the Conway community, is the latest initiative of the City of Hope Outreach. CoHO is a community development organization in Central Arkansas led by Dr. Phillip D. Fletcher, the founder and executive director. Dr. Fletcher is the driving force behind Hope Village and hopes to see the project completed by this time next year. Hope Village has come in response to the overwhelming need for change through compassion and care in Conway. From 2015 to 2016, two …

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will debut the all-new “AST Education LAB”

By News | December 15, 2022

CONWAY – The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will debut the all-new “AST Education LAB” this January with four classes: Middle School Acting, High School Acting, “Bard Babies” (a class for ages 4 through 6), and a stage combat class. The middle and high school classes will focus on acting and performance; the Bard Babies class will lead students through imaginative play with games, improvisations, and creative expression with a classical twist; and the stage combat class will focus on unarmed combat. Teaching artists for the Education LAB have credits from all over the country. “We are blessed to have such high …

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Conway Christmas Lights

The 2022 Conway area Trail of Christmas Lights

By Todd E Jones | December 4, 2022

See our Holiday Gift Guide here! We started the Christmas Lights Trail in 2020 during the Covid pandemic when people weren’t able to gather for Christmas parties. It was a fun way to celebrate and look at lights. We continued last year in 2021 and have brought back our list for this year. So, grab your friends and family and pile in the car, run by your favorite coffee shop, grab a hot cup of cocoa (or latte) and pull up this article for a list to your Trail of Christmas Lights in the Conway area. Conway Lights Conway Area …

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Coffee Holiday Gift Guide

The Coffee Holiday Gift Guide for that hard to shop for coffee lover

By Guest Author | November 28, 2022

Brought to you by It is that time of year again- the days are shorter; the air is brisk, and Christmas is right around the corner. There is no better Christmas gift for a coffee lover than some coffee and brewing supplies, but where do you begin? Here is the Round Mountain Coffee 2022 recommended buyer’s guide for the coffee enthusiasts. $ – cheap option $$ – moderate price $$$ – expensive price Coffee Grinders I recommend that every new coffee enthusiast invests in a grinder. A good grinder is the best way to start dialing in the perfect home …

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