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Blood donation events in/near Conway for Feb.

Blood donation events in/near Conway for Feb.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 3, 2014) — Like a hospital emergency room, the American Red Cross must be prepared to provide blood for patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. It’s the blood already on the shelves and readily available that can be lifesaving for people like Chris Salinas.

Chris was a horse trainer who was seriously injured in an accident when a horse pinned him to the pavement. He and his family said they credit the multiple blood transfusions he received with helping him recover.

Type O negative blood is especially needed right now. O negative is the universal blood type and can potentially be transfused to patients with any type. To make an appointment to donate blood and help ensure the shelves are stocked for patients in need, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

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'In the Heights' opens Feb. 7 in Cabot

'In the Heights' opens Feb. 7 in Cabot

CABOT, Ark. (CAPAA) – The award winning young artists of the Central Arkansas Performing Arts Academy present the Tony Award winning musical, “In the Heights”. This is the first time this modern musical has ever been presented in Arkansas. The show opens February 7 and runs through February 9, 2014.


Danelle Hoffer, Executive Director of CAPAA, said “This musical is an important accomplishment for our young performers. “In The Heights” is an artistically challenging, uplifting and beautifully written story about life in Washington Heights in New York City. We are proud to present our amazing work to the arts community and showcase our up and coming actors and their efforts.


In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City.

Candlelight vigil for fallen officer McGary set for Saturday

Candlelight vigil for fallen officer McGary set for Saturday

A candlelight vigil in memory of officer William McGary will be held at Simon Park on Saturday, marking a year since his death.

McGary was out of his patrol car directing traffic around a vehicle crash scene when he was fatally injured by another driver. He had been with the Conway Police Department for about two years.

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Charles B. Pierce Film Festival seeking entries for inaugural competition

Charles B. Pierce Film Festival seeking entries for inaugural competition

TEXARKANA, Ark. (CBPFF) – Submissions for feature-length and/or short films are being sought for the first Charles B. Pierce Film Festival, to be held June 12-14 in Texarkana. The festival will showcase stories told with creativity and imagination by filmmakers demonstrating exceptional skill. Entry forms and festival details can be found at www.charlesbpiercefilmfestival.org.

An independent filmmaker with roots in Arkansas’s southwest region, Charles Bryant Pierce’s films have deep, local roots. The films were made in Arkansas with local actors, and drew their inspiration from Arkansas themes. Many have become cult classics.

Jay Russell to continue UCA's visiting filmaker series

Jay Russell to continue UCA's visiting filmaker series

By Holly Morrison

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

 

CONWAY (UCS) — North Little Rock native Jay Russell will continue the University of Central Arkansas’s visiting filmmaker series next week.

Russell will be on campus Tuesday, Jan. 28, for a film discussion and screening of his film “The Water Horse: Legend from the Deep”.

Russell follows Eric England, the filmmaker from Russellville who was on campus Jan. 21.

“We’re very lucky to have both Jay Russell and Eric England coming to UCA,” said Dr. Bruce Hutchinson, director of graduate studies and associate professor of digital filmmaking. “Jay is a well established director who has a wealth of filmmaking knowledge to share with our students. Eric is an up-and-coming director who is only a couple of years older than our students.”

'Life in Scale' Exhibit at ASU Beebe

'Life in Scale' Exhibit at ASU Beebe

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers are ringing in the new year with an exibit at the England Center Art Gallery at ASU Beebe. "Life in Scale" presents modeling works of military vehicles, automobiles, horror and fantasy figures, dioramas, space vehicles and science fiction pieces. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday 8 - 4:30. The exhibit is open January 13 until the 24th. There will be a reception Friday the 24th from 6-8 PM with several of the artists present. The gallery and reception are open to the public and is located on the Arkansas State University-Beebe campus in Beebe, Arkansas.  The photos below are of the set-up for the show.

Community Cinema offers free screening of ‘Las Marthas’ in North Little Rock Jan. 7

Community Cinema offers free screening of ‘Las Marthas’ in North Little Rock Jan. 7

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free screening of “Las Marthas” as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library’s auditorium.

“Las Marthas” enjoys unprecedented access to an exclusive border celebration in honor of George Washington, where Mexican American debutantes dress as American Revolutionaries. Every February, one of the largest celebrations of George Washington’s birthday in the world takes place in the border town of Laredo, Texas. This 116-year-old tradition has evolved into an entire month of inventive reenactments and bicultural celebrations, many of them involving Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, their sister city across the border. The most preeminent event of them all, however, is the invitation-only Colonial Ball hosted by the elite Society of Martha Washington.