Author - Kim Dishongh

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Arts and Economics in Arkansas

Arts and entertainment can bring more than fun and recreation. It can deliver a big economic boost to communities. The Americans for the Arts released results of its national Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 study recently, showing that 23 of Northwest Arkansas’ nonprofit arts and culture industry...

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Moviemaking in Arkansas

Slingblade was filmed in Arkansas in 1996, but people still call the Arkansas Film Commission office to ask for directions to the Old River Bridge in Saline County that was used in the movie. And Big Banjo Pizza Parlor in Dumas was made famous by the movie Mud, filmed in 2012. “We haven’t hit...

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Arkansas Cinema Society Premieres in Little Rock

The credits have rolled on the Arkansas Cinema Society’s premiere weekend and its exhausted creators are already eager to press play again. The series featured films and conversations with filmmakers Thursday through Friday at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock. Adam Driver, best...

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Yellow Rocket Concepts Expands to Northwest Arkansas

Folks who live in the northwest corridor of the state will soon be able to enjoy the same signature farm-to-table fresh salads, burgers, shakes and craft tacos that central Arkansans have been lining up to get for for years. Yellow Rocket Concepts has two Big Orange restaurants in Little Rock and...

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Little Rock’s ITT branch dark and quiet

No one answered the phones at Little Rock’s ITT Technical Institute on Tuesday, and ITT’s website is gone, a surprise to the 8,000 employees and 35,000 students around the nation who now find themselves with extra time on their hands.  The Los Angeles Times is among the news...