Posts by Author: Kim Williams

April is a great time to get out and explore the Arkansas Delta. From food to music to outdoor fun, you’ll find all that and more this month in the Upper and Lower Delta regions of The Natural State. The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie hosts the 9th annual German Heritage Festival on April …
April brings fun and fantasy for kids of all ages to the Arkansas Delta On April 1-4, the Forum Theatre in Jonesboro offers Rapunzel & Robin Hood: A Double Feature. Rapunzel features a rapping cast telling the story of the long-haired beauty, and Robin Hood and his merry men bring a comical edge to the …
We love music in the Arkansas Delta! The region has a rich history, and our musical heritage ranges from blues to gospel to rockabilly and everything in between. From Johnny Cash to Albert King to Conway Twitty to William Warfield, the eastern region of Arkansas was home to musicians who changed music. In March, two …
Fun is just around the corner during March in the Arkansas Delta. From live theater to exploring the stars to making campfire treats, kids of all ages will delight in the entertaining activities offered this month. The Enchantment Theatre Company celebrates Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday with a new and original production of Peter Rabbit Tales …
There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” That quote perfectly describes a group of gentlemen from McGehee and the surrounding area that …
In 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson mentioned to Dr. Ruth Hawkins that Rosanne Cash, daughter of the legendary “Man in Black,” was one of his favorite performers. Hawkins, the moving force behind Arkansas State University’s Arkansas Heritage Sites, including Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, saw a wonderful opportunity for a fundraiser for the …
Norwood Creech isn’t an Arkansan by birth…she is an Arkansan by choice! Born in Kansas City, MO, Norwood made her way to Arkansas after living on both coasts, and a few places in between. Her last stop before Arkansas was Memphis. While living in Memphis, Norwood crossed the Mighty Mississippi for a visit to Arkansas …
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 Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins (who was the only one actually at Sun …
Everyone seems to love a train, young and old alike. And there’s no place better in The Natural State to enjoy “all things train” than the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff. If you’ve never been to the Arkansas Railroad Museum, you’re missing a treat. Located inside one of the former Cotton Belt Railroad shops, …
Start your New Year by spending some time at one of the great Arkansas State Parks in the Arkansas Delta region. On New Year’s Day, 34 Arkansas State Parks throughout The Natural State will be hosting a total of 53 First Day Hikes. In the Arkansas Delta region, this includes Cane Creek State Park in …