Meet “Sunshine” Sonny Payne

We use the word “legend” so easily these days…but I’m about to use it and, in this case, it’s VERY deserving. “Sunshine” Sonny Payne, host of the award-winning King Biscuit Time radio show, is a legend. That’s just the truth.

Celebrating 50 Years of Jacksonport State Park

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Jacksonport State Park in Newport hosts a 50th birthday celebration in honor of the park’s creation in 1965. The day will feature guest speakers from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism as well as the

Official Poster for 30th King Biscuit Unveiled

The King Biscuit Blues Festival celebrates 30 years this October in historic downtown Helena. King Biscuit is, of course, recognized for the hottest sounds in contemporary and traditional blues music. But the event is also known for its annual collectible

King Biscuit Blues Festival Turns the Big 3-0 This October

If you listen closely, you can hear it…the sound of a wailing guitar and a gruff voice proclaiming the troubles he has faced and the women who have done him wrong. It’s the blues, and it has become the heartbeat

King Biscuit Blues Festival Lineup Unveiling Scheduled for April 27

Organizers of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena-West Helena have announced that the public is invited to a very special event on Monday, April 27. Beginning at 5 p.m., the event will serve as the unveiling of the world-renowned

Meet Artist Norwood Creech

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

Newport Hosts 7th Annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Feb. 28

The Blue Bridge Center for the Delta Arts in Newport hosts the 7th annual Delta Visual Arts Show on Feb. 28. One of the largest fine arts shows in The Natural State, the event features the work of over 190

Lower White River Museum State Park Hosts Exhibit Opening Sunday

The Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc hosts an exhibit opening of “War on the Water, Gunboats on the White River” on Sunday, Feb. 8. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit uses

Delta Cultural Center Hosts New Program Series

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena debuts a new program entitled “Delta Drop-in” each Saturday in February. The programs  will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m. These informal programs will be presented by DCC staff members, and will

February Brings Great Performances to the Arkansas Delta

February may be the month of “love,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month it also means great music and performing arts. On Feb. 13, the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro presents Ryan and