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

Texarkana to Dedicate Elvis Presley Plaque on January 8

Texarkana will be celebrating Elvis Presley’s 81st birthday with a plaque dedication January 8 at the Walk of Fame Park outside the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium at East 3rd and Walnut Street. The dedication will take place at 11:30 a.m. and will

Cornbread Had its Special Day in Little Rock

One of the foods most recognized as true Southern is cornbread.  However, we go owe Native Americans a big thank you since they are credited with creating the first versions of this popular quick bread. You can celebrate this popular

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

Wilson Hosts Fall Festival on Sept. 26

The city of Wilson‘s beautiful downtown square is the site for the Fall Festival on Sept. 26. The free event features live entertainment, a kid’s zone, a beer tent, a variety of vendors, and food trucks. Live entertainment from Star

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

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

Triple Threat Lives Up to Their Name

I recently had the opportunity to hear the vocal group from Benton, Triple Threat, perform in person at the Arkansas Press Association convention. The trio has appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent television show and will be on again tonight.