Keeping it Real

Hollywood’s best blockbuster movies tell stories filled with action, comedy, suspense and deep emotion. Audiences fill gigantic theaters across the world to catch the latest installment of “superhero” escapades or romantic longing.

And for 10 days in October, those exciting elements will be ...

Justin Moore

Country music star Justin Moore said he’s got “a pretty good job,” but when he thinks of professional anglers who fish for a living, he said, “That may be one of the only jobs I’m actually jealous of.”

Moore will headline a ...

Tricking audiences into laughter

Entertainer Scott Davis says he doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be tricky — as a magician, that is.

The Benton native began his hocus-pocus journey at age 14, then took lessons at a Little Rock magic shop and ...

Summer of Art

With the rigor of school-day schedules on hiatus for these warmest months, many children want nothing more than to have fun in the sun. But with summer camp opportunities at Emergent Arts, fun can be had at the same time artistic learning takes ...

‘Guys and Dolls’

With Hot Springs’ colorful past, filled with gangsters, gamblers and good-time girls, the town is perfect to host stagings of the hit musical comedy “Guys and Dolls.” And with the commitment to excellence held by the producing body, The Muses Creative Artistry ...

Upcycled Treasures

Cereal boxes. Soda bottles. Whipped cream cans and lids. The list sounds like items in a landfill, but thanks to Amelia Houser and her propensity to reduce and reuse, mounds of potential trash have been upcycled into art.

“The way I was raised, ...

Creative License

Author Courtney Frazier Jones has been writing since her childhood days, spent on Magnet Cove. “My mother said I was a pathological  liar and needed to write stories down,” she said with an eye-roll.

But she didn’t think about her penning of ...

‘Stewards’ of the City Art Collection

Spa City residents and visitors to the downtown area may have noticed works of art in public buildings and spaces. Paintings, photographs and sculptures bring color, vitality and wonder to places including the Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs Farmers & Artisans ...

Artistic Roots

Patrick Cunningham comes from Scotch-Irish descent on both sides of his family tree. His particular leaf also holds the artist’s Irish name, Giolla Patraic — the latter translating to “Patrick,” with the former meaning “the quality of being young.”

Although Cunningham’s youth ...

Teaching a passion

In just her second semester as dance teacher for Hot Springs middle and high schools, Amy Bramlett has already witnessed tremendous growth in her students.

“When I first walked in, they were sitting on the wall, not wanting to get up, not wanting to ...