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If you’ve never been to the Arkansas Literary Festival (or even if you have!), here are 13 reasons—in no particular order—to give it a try. You’re a foodie “Literary” doesn’t only mean “about literature.” From a lunch-time journey through the Pork Belt to an exploration of African-American and Latina foodways, flavor-forward sessions are a perennial hit …
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smG0s20IUQg   Grammy Award-winning artists will headline The Road to Essence Festival at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at Orchards Park in Bentonville. You’ll get to experience R&B and Gospel Artists Maxwell, Estelle, Trey Songz and Hezekiah Walker at this free concert. The park, which is east of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, …