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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.

Open handgun carry walk cancelled for rain

Open handgun carry walk cancelled for rain

An open carry demonstration in Conway has been cancelled. 

An organizer of the event called the Conway Police Department today to say that it looked like Saturday’s constitutional carry walk was going to be rained out, but another date would probably be picked.

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Broadway on Ice set for Jan. 21

Broadway on Ice set for Jan. 21

By Callie Sterling

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will feature Broadway on Ice at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

Broadway on Ice is a unique show that is unlike anything that has ever been brought to Reynolds,” Director of Public Appearances Amanda Horton said. “The audience won't want to miss the opportunity to see amazing skaters and talented musicians perform the great hits of Broadway.”

The show will mark the first time that Reynolds has ever been turned into an ice-skating rink.

“The stage will literally be made into an ice skating rink for the performers,” Horton said. “We will even have the Steinway grand piano on ice. It is a very technically challenging show with the building of the ice set.

The event is sponsored by 501 Life magazine.