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Jerry Butler and the Blu-J's to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday Aug. 26

Jerry Butler and the Blu-J's to perform at KASU's Bluegrass Monday Aug. 26

(ASU) - Jerry Butler and the Blu-J’s will perform a concert of traditional bluegrass and bluegrass-Gospel music on Monday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas.  The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM.  KASU will literally “pass the hat” to collect money to pay the group.  The suggested donation is $5 per person.

Butler was raised in East Tennessee where he still makes his home, and he has been playing in bluegrass bands for nearly four decades.  He started his first band at age 12.  He has been the lead singer and guitarist for numerous groups including Pine Mountain Railroad, Lorraine Jordan’s Carolina Road, Lynwood Lunceford’s Misty Valley Boys, and the Joe Isaacs Band. 

'Barefoot in the Park' at Center on the Square

'Barefoot in the Park' at Center on the Square

Center on the Square, located at 219 West Arch Street in Searcy, continues its current season with Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. Considered the standard for romantic comedies, the story focuses around Paul and Corie Bratter, who are newlyweds in every sense of the word.

The production will open January 31 with a show-only preview night. Dinner shows are February 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16.  Pizza Playhouse is scheduled for Thursday, February 7; Sunday, February 17 will be a matinee. Dinner is served at 6:30 with the show at 7:30.  Matinee times are 12:30 for dinner and 1:30 show.  Tickets are $27.00 for dinner and show ($24.00 for seniors and students), $12.00 for show only and $15 for Pizza Night. Associate sponsors for Barefoot in the Park are Renee Taylor Travel and Lowery Drug.

Enjoy Christmas like you're in the 1800's

Enjoy Christmas like you're in the 1800's

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The village will be hosting its annual Old Fashion Christmas December 8. Take a trip to the past and experience Christmas time in the 1800's. Carolers will stroll the village singing holiday carols just for you. There will be samples of a sugar cookie recipe that is more than 100 years old. There will be many other activities for your family to enjoy.  Your FREE trip can begin any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Love the Zoo? Don't miss Christmas in the Wild

Love the Zoo? Don't miss Christmas in the Wild

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Are you looking for a unique Christmas experience? Look no further, the Little Rock Zoo will be opening their doors to Christmas in the Wild.

Christmas in the Wild will be held December 8 and 15, both days opening at 9:30 a.m. There will be arts and crafts for the family to participate in while sipping on hot cocoa. Santa will also be there to meet every child. Tickets will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Reservations are required, you can reserve your spot by calling (501) 661-7218.

‘Downton Abbey Revisited’ to air Sunday on AETN

‘Downton Abbey Revisited’ to air Sunday on AETN

 

The Academy Award-winning series “Downton Abbey” provides viewers with a special behind-the-scenes episode, “Downton Abbey Revisited,” Sunday, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN). The program will repeat at 9:30 p.m.

Fans awaiting the Jan. 6 premiere of “Downton Abbey: Season 3” may enjoy interviews with many of the series’ most popular actors – including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Siobhan Finneran – as they discuss favorite moments from seasons 1 and 2, their characters’ interactions, cast camaraderie, costuming and fashion.

Holiday Craft Fair

Holiday Craft Fair

Searcy, Ar. - Want to buy Christmas gifts that are unique and give back to your community? The Searcy Park and Recreation's Annual Holiday Craft Fair is where you need to shop. It will be held Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Carmichael Community Center at 801 S. Elm Street.

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

AETN's 'Clean Lines, Open Spaces' wins three Emmys

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — “Clean Lines, Open Spaces: A View of Mid-Century Modern Architecture,” a production of the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), received three Emmys in the 2012 annual awards competition of the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

“There is no greater sense of satisfaction than being recognized by one’s talented peers in this industry, especially those who vote in the regional Emmy Awards competition,” AETN Director of Production Carole Adornetto said.

“Clean Lines, Open Spaces,” a documentary by AETN Senior Producer Mark Wilcken, explores mid-century modern architecture through a regional lens of the American south. The film details how international influences helped shape the built environment of Arkansas after World War II.

The one-hour film was recognized with an award for Best Cultural Documentary, and Wilcken received individual awards for Best Writing and Best Editing.