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WALNUT RIDGE — The Williams Baptist University Theatre program will begin its 2021-22 season with Laura Eason’s adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” Oct. 29-30 at 7 p.m. in Startup Chapel on the WBU campus.

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JONESBORO — Kevin Kresse, an Arkansas painter and sculptor chosen to design and create the statue of hall-of-fame musician Johnny Cash in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol, will join the lineup of talent at the virtual 2021 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival. The festival is scheduled fo…

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CONWAY — Arkansas PBS has earned eight regional Emmy Award nominations from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Winners will be announced Saturday, Oct. 23.

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Heather Scudder and her son Reed look over the works of Jeffrey Swain, the September Artist of the Month at the Greene County Public Library. According to information from the library, Swain has had a passion for art since childhood. He grew up in western New York where his mother encouraged…

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LITTLE ROCK — The Division of Arkansas Heritage is pleased to announce the application period is now open for the Arkansas Arts Council American Rescue Plan (ARP) Grant. This grant will aid 501(c)(3) arts groups based in Arkansas that have experienced financial hardships or loss of program c…

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My prepandemic summers were always packed with travel – trips to Europe for work and play, and, most recently, a road trip across the American West. At the end of a sweltering day of activities, I’d routinely wind down with some social drinking.

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East Arkansas Community College will present the award-winning country music icon and Grand Ole Opry member, Crystal Gayle, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m.

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On Friday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and First Lady Susan Hutchinson will host Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps, live and in concert at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock.

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“Almost Elton John and the Rocketmen” will perform at The Ritz Theatre, 306 W. Main Street in Blytheville on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.

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Senath, Missouri will celebrate the fifth Sunday of August with the gathering of churches to sing God’s praise. On August 29 at 5 p.m., everyone is invited to the Fifth Sunday Sing sponsored by the Senath Ministerial Alliance at First Assembly of God, 601 South State Street in Senath.

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JONESBORO — Tickets will go on sale Sunday, Aug. 15, for the virtual 2021 Johnny Cash Heritage Festival according to the Arkansas State University Heritage Sites and The Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Boyhood Home. The festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, returns after the…

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East Arkansas Community College announces the upcoming 2021-22 Performance Season’s schedule of events to be held in the EACC Fine Arts Center. Season ticket packages for the 2021-22 Season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 16th.

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This Fall, award-winning author and Washington Post KidsPost Sports Columnist (“The Score”) Fred Bowen is back with more soccer action – and a new mystery – in Soccer Trophy Mystery (Peachtree Publishing).

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LITTLE ROCK — The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will present a discussion with Candacy Taylor, the award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian who created a multidisciplinary project based on “The Green Book,” in an in-person event at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the museum.

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Tara Reid burst onto the scene as the flawless blue-eyed babe of the iconic 1999 camp comedy American Pie, a Fast Times at Ridgemont High for twenty-something Gen-Xers and precocious Millennials. Her flawless all-American looks led to films from cult favorite The Big Lebowski, to Urban Legen…

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POCAHONTAS — The Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas is set to stage its first production since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The theater will reopen July 10 with the popular musical, “Always ... Patsy Cline.”

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Erik Wright is the recipient of the Lola Homsher Research Grant, which is funded by the Wyoming State Historical Society and an endowment from Homsher.

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The Greene County Tech Senior High Choirs recently competed in the Arkansas Choral Directors Association State Festival. All three competition choirs earned the highest rating of “Superior” and the ArkCDA Sweepstakes Trophy.

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JONESBORO — The 2021 Senior Art Exhibition at Arkansas State University will open with a public reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Bradbury Art Museum (BAM). Admission is free.

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JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center will present the A’lante Flamenco Ensemble in an admission-free public performance at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 9.