Music and musicians that changed the world

Elvis. Johnny. Jerry Lee. Carl. Four names that would shape the face of music around the world. On Dec. 4, 1956, four young musicians got together at Sun Studios in Memphis and had an impromptu jam session. Johnny Cash, Elvis

New “Radio CALS” is an auditory exploration of Arkansas

A new weekly radio program from the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will allow listeners to explore Arkansas without even leaving the house. Radio CALS, which debuts on KABF 88.3 Friday, Jan. 8, at noon, is a two-hour show that will

Start the NEW 365 at Crystal Bridges

If you think art museums are stuffy, think again. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is anything but, especially on New Year’s Eve when it celebrates the coming year through an immersion of art, fantasy, and inspiration set

Blues Hall of Famer “Sunshine” Sonny Payne to be Celebrated on Dec. 1 in Historic Helena

Legendary radio broadcaster and Blues Hall of Fame member “Sunshine” Sonny Payne will be honored on Tuesday, Dec. 1, as he is presented with the 2015 Cecil Scaife Visionary Award; friends and family will also gather to celebrate his 90th

Making Holiday Memories in November

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, spend some fun time with the kids, making memories that will last a lifetime. Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin hosts Casqui Foods on Nov. 14. While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin didn’t have

Fall Festival at The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs

Here’s a fun alternative to the classic take on Halloween: The Great Passion Play’s Fall Festival on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, in Eureka Springs. The Fall Festival takes place on the last two performances of the season.

A BOO-tiful October in the Arkansas Delta

Ahhh…October! There’s a crisp in the air, pumpkins on the porch and “ghosts” and “goblins” all around! In the Arkansas Delta, it also means fun and fabulous festivals and events! In Piggott, it’s the 23rd annual Pumpkin Hollow Pumpkin Patch

An Insider’s Guide to the 30th Annual King Biscuit Blues Festival

30 Things to Do at the 30th KBBF – Enjoying the Sights, Sounds and Smells of The Biscuit “Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance.” Wynton Marsalis Every October, for the past

Walnut Ridge Celebrates the Town’s Musical Heritage with Beatles at the Ridge Festival on Sept. 18-19

It started in September 1964. Four young men from Liverpool needed some rest and relaxation. It had been a stellar year for the guys – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. In August, the foursome, known worldwide

KBBF Barbecue Cook-off Now Sanctioned by Kansas City Barbecue Society

The barbecue cook-off at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena-West Helena has always been a fun, popular, and downright tasty part of the annual event. But this year, it’s going to be even better. This October’s cook-off has been