Posts by Author: Kim Williams

What do Johnny Cash, Louis Jordan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Conway Twitty, Howlin’ Wolf, Charlie Rich, and Al Green have in common? In addition to becoming musical legends in various genres, each of these trailblazers was born or lived in eastern Arkansas. The region’s roster of “musical alumni” is impressive: William Warfield; Levon Helm; Albert King;  …
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful!” It may not actually be frightful, but February in The Natural State can be chilly and damp. So…we move the fun inside! Check out the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro. It’s a fun and insightful way to learn more about Crowley’s Ridge, its geography and topography, and the …
Just because it’s January doesn’t mean we can’t grab the kids and head outdoors for some fun! The average temperature in January in Arkansas is 29.3 degrees…while that it a bit nippy, it’s not too cold to enjoy the beauty of winter in The Natural State! So grab some gloves, a scarf and your coat …
January is a great time to enjoy the beauty of The Natural State. Why not start a new  tradition of spending time in an Arkansas State Park cabin? In the Arkansas Delta, you have great choices of park cabins, ranging from Village Creek to Moro Bay State Park to Crowley’s Ridge to Lake Chicot. Each …
Elvis grew up listening to her music. Bob Dylan, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, Tina Turner, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Lee Lewis and even fellow Arkansan Johnny Cash cited her as a musical influence. Her guitar playing appealed to legendary guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck. She’s been called “the Godmother of Rock …
For me, the holiday season means many things. But the thing I hold dearest in my heart…the thing I’ve been doing since I was a wee lass (yes, my grandfather’s family was Irish!)…is gazing adoringly at holiday lights! It’s a tradition my parents started with me before I could probably walk…and it’s still one of …
This December, the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center in Forrest City invites you to bring the entire family and celebrate the holiday season with two special events. On Dec. 2, join the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra for a concert filled with music of the holiday season. No matter the weather, this holiday performance will …
Thanksgiving may be all about the turkey…but the day AFTER Thanksgiving, in the Arkansas Delta, it’s all about the duck! Stuttgart welcomes thousands to the annual World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest and Wings Over the Prairie Festival, which celebrates 82 years in 2017. The festival officially kicks off on Friday, Nov. 24, but related events …
The holiday season is upon us! It’s a great time to get out and have some fun with the entire family. On Nov. 18, head to Parkin Archeological State Park in Parkin for Casqui Foods Day. Sample foods that would have been enjoyed by the ancient inhabitants of Casqui. While the ancient inhabitants of Parkin …
Ohhhh, October! How we love you! In The Natural State, October means cooler temperatures, fall color, and great festival fun. In McGehee, it’s the 11th annual Owlfest on Oct. 6-7. The citywide festival features free entertainment the entire weekend, plus events like a 5K run/walk, street dances, the Owl Hoot contest, a petting zoo, a …