Famous Arkansans

May is definitely “merry,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month, it’s absolutely “musical!” Village Creek State Park in Wynne hosts the annual Pickin’ in the Park on May 3-6. There will be music throughout the day each day. Everyone is invited to bring their instrument and sit in with any of the bands playing …
Lum and Abner was a popular radio show in the U.S. that aired from 1932 to 1954. Chester Lauck played Lum and Norris Goff played Abner. Both Lauck and Goff moved to Mena in 1911 and lived there until their move into show business. In the show they played the co-owners of the Jot ’em …
You’re probably familiar with William Grant Still as a major figure in the world of classical music and opera. Still, who grew up in Little Rock, broke barrier after barrier in his career as an African-American composer: first to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, first to conduct a major orchestra himself, and …
Visitors to Little Rock’s Museum of Discovery have long appreciated Kevin Delaney’s special brand of “scientainment.” As the museum’s director of visitor experience, he’s responsible for making sure your kids have a blast hanging out at the museum and marveling at demonstrations wherein he blows things up, sets things aflame, sends things flying and even creates …
The Harlem Globetrotters will make a stop in El Dorado January 30 during their 2017 World Tour. They are set to play at the El Dorado Wildcat Arena at 2000 Wildcat Drive at 7 p.m. El Dorado native, Globetrotter and Basketball Hall of Famer, Goose Tatum will be honored prior to the game. Tatum was …
“I have ever had the single aim of justice in view… ‘Do equal and exact justice,’ is my motto, and I have often said to the grand jury, ‘Permit no innocent man to be punished, but let no guilty man escape.'” -Judge Isaac C. Parker, 1896 Since the 1940s, Wild West stories of Fort Smith, …
“The Olympic spirit—the spirit of good will, friendship, understanding and unity across all the lines that divide us—that can propel us into an even brighter era of respect and success.” — President Bill Clinton, in remarks to 1998 United States Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in Brazil from August …
Famous Arkansan and singer Glen Campbell is set to be honored with a special Career Achievement Award during the 10th annual ACM ( Academy of Country Music) Honors this fall in Nashville, Tennessee. A native of Delight in Pike County, Campbell is considered a pioneer in the field, harnessing accolades such as multiple Grammy Awards …